Articles tagged Luigi Chinetti

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A renowned and sucessful endurance racer and busienssman, Luigi Chinetti was both Enzo Ferrari's great friend and adversary Enzo Ferrari was a man with few friends. One of the most enduring – on-again/off-again love/hate relationships over many years – was with Luigi Chinetti. The enigmatic American Ferrari importer – as he became in the 1950s – was absolutely out of the same mould as Il Drake of...

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Road car news

Lost tango in Paris French showcase lacks a little of its usual fizz | by Andrew Frankel I’d like to tell you that this year’s biennial visit to the Paris Motor Show produced the usual wall-to-wall orgy of new models as manufacturers jostled to get their latest ideas in front of the media, but I can’t. It was a somewhat subdued affair, populated more by concepts and fresh iterations of existing...

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"Imagine being protested by your own team..."

In an extract from John Surtees’ new book, we look back at the 1963 and ’64 seasons. The Englishman might have become the first racer to take world titles on two wheels and four, but it wasn’t all plain sailing The option of going back to Italy had been hard to resist, but before this I took part in the six-race Tasman series, starting off the season well with two wins and a second place in the...

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Three colours red

Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari flew the flag for Italy with elegant style – and success. How they did it, so rapidly after the ravages of war, is a remarkable tale grounded in politics and passionWriter Richard Williams Alfa Romeo’s team of cherry-red Tipo 158s took the first three places in the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship at Silverstone on May 13, 1950, with Nino Farina...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Rising star Vettel shows shades of Prost– Spa penalty protest brings no surprises– The legacy left by American champ Phil Hill– Bernie’s tribute to his friend Stuart Lewis-Evans Leaving aside Monaco, where his profile was ultra-low during a brief visit to the paddock, Max Mosley chose Monza, the last European Grand Prix of the season, for a first ‘public appearance’ since his unusual...

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Oh Cropley!

In Autocar recently Steve Cropley, whose page I always read first, in establishing which was the first car to win Le Mans on its initial appearance there, called Lord Selsdon "quite a duffer behind the wheel" because he drove for only two hours of that race in which this claim was substantiated, letting Luigi Chinetti do the remainder, to win at 82.27mph. I must emphatically disagree. As the Hon...

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Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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1965 - The old man and the plea

The car was slow, then it broke down, then Enzo Ferrari asked for a rival to win. But, as Doug Nye recalls, not even this could stop the NART 250LM Winning the Le Mans 24 Hours race was not about prize money – in 1965 first place paid only 60,000FF – it was about pride, prestige, and promotion. None valued victory higher than Ford Detroit. Its very fast prototype Ford GTs had failed to Ferrari...

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Marquis De Portago

The other day I listened again to an interview, recorded in early 1957, with the Marquis Alfonso de Portago. Originally put out on a Riverside LP, it was reissued on CD by Ace Records just a few years ago. More than anything, I was struck by how serious racing has become. "You'll find," says Portago, "that the drivers are a very happy lot of people I think they appreciate life more than the...

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Pebble Beach

Track tests  You may know it better for golf and the concours d'elegance, but in the Fifties this lush resort introduced road racing to America's West Coast. By Colin Goodwin All we have to go on is a crumpled circuit map that Editor Fearnley pressed into my hand back in England. That and the knowledge that, each year from 1950 to '56, a race meeting was held at Pebble Beach. You enter the estate...



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