Articles tagged Manuel Fangio

Page 67 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 1995

Carrera Panamericana

Once again, this year's Carrera Panamericana across Mexico in late October was the main battleground for the European sportscar to prove itself against the big American cars. Mexican driver Carlos Anaya took the overall honours for the second year running in his beautifully-prepared Studebaker, but only after a 7-day battle with American-based Englishman Steve Lawrence who was driving a Jaguar...

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The 10 best British Grands Prix

Silverstone 1973Jody Scheckter recalls the race infamous for providing F1's biggest-ever multi-car pile-up 10: Purists recoil at the notion of getting excited about accidents in motor racing, but the massive Silverstone pile-up triggered off by Jody Scheckter in 1973 made such an impact that it's etched on the memory of every fan. At the end of the first lap the young South African, in just his...

Page 76 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, August 2004

Argentina cried for him

Onofre Marimón was starting to shine on Europe's tracks under Fangio's guidance. The future looked promising, until an accident at the Nürburgring, 50 years ago. Tony Watson explains Before examining Onofre's demise, we should go back to his seventh world championship grand prix start, the 1953 season-closer at Monza. Qualifying had gone well, and from the second row he had quickly latched onto...

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Full-frontal assault

Lancia-Ferrari D50 and Vanwall VW7: two icons from the end of F1's front-engined era. Simon Taylor gets a thrill and charts their history Side by side in the pitlane at Donington Park these virtual contemporaries look so different. One is tall, flowing, almost bloated. And proudly green. The other is low, tight, delicate. And unashamedly red. Shorn of their sponsors' shrieking schemes, every...

Page 11 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1951

CONTENTS

CONTENTS Pace MATTERS OF MOMENT REPORTS OF RECENT EVENTS ... A JOWETT-BASE SPORTS CAR ... AQUATIC BRIGHTON CHAIN CHATTER ._ . 604 EMPHASIS ON SPORTS CARS—ON THE ROAD WITH THE " T.T." CHRYSLER ALLARD VINTAGE VEERINGS ... 607 LETTERS FROM READERS 608 CLUB NEWS ... ... 609 CLUB AFFAIRS. ._ 611 ANOTHER succesiiin. 'SEASON FOR H.W.M, 612 BOOK REVIEWS ... EARLY HILL-CLIMBS RUMBLINGS PICTORIAL REVIEW...

Page 72 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1995

Triumph and disaster

Forty years ago the sport was shaken to its very core by the Le Mans disaster. Indeed, it almost shuddered to a standstill. Of course, the human toll of that race will always remain uppermost. But the 1955 Le Mans was a landmark race for sports cars. It was landmark year; Mercedes-Benz returned with its superb 300SLR, and ranged alongside it was the stunning Jaguar D-type. Designed specifically...

Page 28 of September 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 1953

Bentleys at Silverstone

Bentleys at Silverstone (August THE Bentley Drivers' Club annual Silverstone meeting on August let was a success in every way. The weather changed from beastly to glorious just in time. The programme was completed exactly to schedule, and although the entry list was comparatively small, the same cars appearing several times, the better Bentleys were fast enough to hold the interest of the Bentley...

Page 62 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 1990

Waiting in the Wings

Well, it had to happen. Sooner or later. A rather tragic side emerged to this year's re-evocation of the world's most prestigious classic car event. An unfortunate final balance of accidents, including the death of an American driver, marred the atmosphere of an event that most successfully brings the past to the present for so many people. To cap it all, the race was finally abandoned after a...

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