Articles tagged Louis Rosier

Page 13 of December 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1956

Continental notes

The end of October and throughout November saw a great deal of activity among Grand Prix teams, preparatory to the 1957 season, and most encouraging for the British followers of the Sport is the fact that Stirling Moss has joined the Vanwall team. The Vanwall has been tested at Silverstone and OuIton Park and while it still suffered from small troubles, connected with brakes, suspension and the...

Page 17 of January 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1954

Racing-Car Transports

Key to pictures on page 28 (1) European Ambassador. — The best-known English racing van on the Continent must surely be the much-travelled H.W.M. team's green A.E.C. Specially built and given to John Heath by an appreciative enthusiast, it carries the three H.W.M. racing cars and all the equipment the length and breadth of Europe. (2) Personal Transport. — Louis Rosier uses this large blue...

Page 38 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1997

Lucky strike

If Juan Manuel Fangio's first race at Monaco was stunning, his first race lap was unbelievable. Shaun Campbell recalls Fangio's 'lucky' debut win. Juan Manuel Fangio called it luck. A simple word, expressed with a shrug, to explain how he remained alive when so many of his friends and rivals didn't. It seems a hopelessly inadequate explanation, but then luck means different things to different...

Page 3 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, June 1949

Matters of the Moment

Popular Motor Racing A particularly interesting announcement has been made recently by the British Racing Drivers' Club, to the effect that its meeting at Silverstone on August 20th will have the backing of the Daily Express newspaper. The plans are ambitious, embracing as they do a full-length Grand Prix race in which the leading British and foreign drivers are expected to compete, preceded by a...

Page 40 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1976

Looking back with Paul Frere

Just occasionally, to keep a sense of perspective over the subject about which they are writing, motoring journalists try their hand at active motor ,racing. Some in recent years have achieved a fair degree of prowess in saloon car racing categories (including one of our number at Standard House) while others have contented themselves to "dip their feet" from time to time, usually retiring a...

Page 5 of February 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1950

Reports of Recent Events

North London E.C.C. Christmas Trial Held on December 18th, the results were not to hand in time for the last issue:—   Best Performance of the Day.—D. D. Render (Allard), 50.1 marks lost. First-Class Awards.—A. W. Richards (Austin), 64.8 marks lost; C. J. Abbott (Austin), 69.9 marks lost. Highest Placed Saloon Car.—Mrs. J. W. Evans (Austin), 95.9 marks lost.   Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C....

Page 40 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1990


As we saw in Part Two 4502 remained almost unchanged through to 1949, apart from the engine capacity being reduced to 3 litres for the Indianapolis rules. It then almost lost its identity when the Granatelli brothers changed it into a Grancor, installing a 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine and making a completely new body bearing no resemblance to the original Maserati one. The Maserati engine went...

Page 15 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 1999

Pointing the way

Sir, Your series of 'Forgotton Epics' was quite superb. Surely there are many more from the past, and I look forward to more of this feature. May I suggest that Sommer's incredible drive in the 1950 Belgian GP only confirmed what Enzo Ferrari and Aurelio Lampredi had already figured out a year earlier. Louis Rosier's Talbot won the 1949 Belgian GP non-stop from Ascari and Villoresi in...

Page 50 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, January 2008

Argentina's other hero

Big, brawny and tough, José Froilán González beat compatriot Fangio to bag Ferrari’s first GP – and he’s still involved with cars By Tony Watson He’s one of Argentina’s living motor racing legends – well, sporting legends in general – but what always strikes one about José Froilán González is that he’s always been so approachable. No side to this man whatsoever; no wonder his friendship with Juan...

Page 50 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1972

Books for Christmas

"Morgan—First and Last of the Real Sports Cars" by Gregory Houston Bowden. 191 pp. 10 in. x 7¼ in. (Gentry Books Ltd., 55-61, Moorgate, London, EC2R 6BR. £3.95.) The Morgan, as the foremost three-wheeler and one of the sole surviving hand-made sports cars, is deserving of a full and accurate history. This reviewer did his best to record the vintage years of the three-wheelers in a 50p book (...



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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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