Articles tagged Luigi Villoresi

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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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Cleared for take-off

Necessity rendered this one of the briefest ‘decades’ in the annals of motor sport, yet it would also be one of the most pivotal in Britain as the business found its future directionWriter Simon Arron The world had rather more pressing concerns than a monthly price rise, but that was one of the headlines when the January 1940 issue of Motor Sport reached the shelves of a nation at war. It is...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which 20 most capture the essence of Ferrari?Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Club News

We Hear R. W. Pollack knows of ten keen Frazer-Nash owners in the Birmingham area. His own Black burn-engined "Shelsley" Frazer-Nash is being fitted with a Clyde supercharger by Chris. Shorrock. Leslie Seyd has very thoroughly rebuilt the ex-Shakespeare 1913 "12/14" Mors and also has the 1912 14-h.p. Gregoire. L. W. Thomas is building a 2-seater "special", using 3 in. by 16-g. tubular chassis...

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Reports of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events V.C.C. BIRMINGHAM RALLY This event, held at the Austin works, was one of the most successful ever staged by the Veteran Car Club. 85 old cars were entered, and 80 arrived. J. E. Ford's 1897 Benz took the prize for the oldest car attending the Rally, 45 veterans clocking-in, only a Mercedes and a de Dion being absent. The veteran's mileage prize went to Eyre's 1902 Napier...

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Reports of Recent Events

N.Z.S.C.C. Plimmerton Hill-Climb On January 31st the N.Z.S.C.C. held a hill-climb on a new half-mile course at Plimmerton, near Wellington. The surface was loose gravel and rather bumpy, while three right-hand and three left-hand corners plus a rather twisty 800yard " straight " necessitated due concentration by drivers and provided very adequate spectator interest. The weather was atrocious,...

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RACING ROUND ITALY

RACING ROUND ITALY PINTACUDA AND MAMBELLI WIN TEE MILLE MIGLIA FOR FERRARI—BRITISH COMPETITORS CRASH The Mille Miglia shows no signs of declining in popularity, in spite of rumours that the race was losing its grip. This year 150 entries were received, a number which the ordinary race organiser would regard as beyond the realms of possibility. In any case, such a field would cause indescribable...

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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...

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Villoresi gets the works

Sir, I enjoyed your Hawthorn article but would point out that the Thinwall Special did not feature in Mike's battle with Luigi Villoresi at Boreham in 1952: Villoresi was in a 'works' Ferrari 375. The Thinwall did not race at Boreham; apparently, the event's backers, the Daily Mail, were unwilling to underwrite Tony Vandervell's 1,1000 starting money requirements. I AM YOURS, ETC, John Frankland...

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The power or the glory?

Is Formula One today merely a sad, bloated caricature of its once glorious past or have we, in fact, never had it so good? Shaun Campbell casts an impassive eye over the years and decides Was there ever a golden time of Grand Prix racing and, if so, when was it? What gives it distinction? Are we experiencing one now, or the good old days finally gone forever? And they really that good? Is it even...

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