Articles tagged Louis Renault

Page 46 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1971

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work."

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work." Edited by Ronald Barker and Anthony Harding. 374 pp. 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. (David & Charles, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4 4s.) At first this weighty tome seems to cover an odd selection of designers, because engineers of the calibre of Sir Henry Royce, Laurence Pomeroy, Georges Roesch, Louis Coatalen, Ernest Henry, Ettore Bugatti...

Page 29 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1952

Sideslips by "Baladeur"

I have happened upon an entry of a La Buire streamlined saloon in the 1924 Touring Grand Prix at Lyons," writes a correspondent, "to be driven by the veteran Szisz"; and he goes on to ask whether this is the great Szisz of 1906 Grand Prix fame. I have every reason to suppose that it was, and while I do not know whether M Szisz is yet with us, I heard of him some considerable time after 1924 when...

Page 37 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1983

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters The 1902 Renault For many years now, motor racing historians who are accustomed to regarding Gerald Rose's Record of Motor Racing as an impeccable source of information for the period up to 1908 have been puzzled by an obvious anomaly contained in it with regard to the Renault racing voiture légère of 1902. Writing of the car which won the Paris-Vienna race,...

Page 84 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1999

The Greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Part three of Mark Hughes' examination of the hundred greatest Grand Prix drivers from a century of motor racing features no fewer than ten of the twenty-seven Formula One World Champions and a smattering of pre-war stars with a string of achievements no less impressive. Part 3 (60-41) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

Page 31 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1951

SIDESLIPS by "BALADEUR"

SIDESLIPS by " BALADEUR 7 7 c-W-) S0 much has already been written about Paris-Madrid that it would • seem to be a work of supererogation to write any more.; but a correspondent has recently asked me a question with regard to this race, which is still so famous although it was run as long ago as May 24th, 1903, and the answer to this question involves. points which proved to be of so much...

Page 103 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, June 1994

Hidden treasures

We visit the Raymond E Holland Automotive Art Collection, home of some extraordinary riches, least ways for the time being . . . It's hard to think of many reasons to visit Allentown, a small town in rural Pennsylvania, USA, but when a senior US collector and the editor of one of the most prestigious American car magazines both offered to make arrangements for me to visit a private collection...

Page 10 of August 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1928

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. XIV. RENAULT. By E. K. II. KARSLAKE. IT was towardsthe end of last century when the two ,1;rothers, Marcel and Louis Renault, began to build motor cars, and founded the firm which has now become one of the most famous in the whole.French industry. In those days, however, the Renault brothers had very distinct ideas about the lay-out of cars, and when they began to race, it...

Page 46 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1969

Book Reviews

"Louis Renault", by Anthony Rhodes. 235 pp. 8½ in. x 5¾ in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 45s.) Some years ago a book was published about Renault and I complained that, interesting as it was, and fresh ground that it broke, it did not tell the story of the Renault car so much as that of the Renault brothers and the tragic end of Louis Renault. Since then Renault...

Page 58 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 2006

Theory of relativity

It's an old game for racing enthusiasts to try comparing, say, Alonso with Fangio. But there is a way of assessing their cars. Mark Hughes explains How would a 1906 Renault or a 1939 Mercedes fare against last year's McLaren MP4-21? How would they relate to each other? Would a current car have as big a lap time advantage over the Merc as that car had over the Renault? This and similar questions...

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The greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Welcome to part two of Mark Hughes' assessment of the top 100 greatest racing drivers of all time. On the following pages you will discover the winners of seven World Championships, two current Formula One drivers and two or three whose names you may not even recognise. Part 2 (80-61) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

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