Articles tagged Margherita

Page 16 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 2005

Nigel Roebuck's Legends

Ferrari's P4 was both beautiful and effective and Chris Amon said it made its Ford Mk11 rival feel like a truck P4. Two syllables to send shivers down your spine — or mine, anyway. In a debate about the best-looking sports-racing car of all time, my choice would lie between the 1956 Maserati 300S and... of course, Ferrari's 1967 masterpiece. To my eyes, the 330P4 is perfection, and I can still...

Page 16 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 1997

Legends

Johnny Servoz-Gavin rather shook everyone at Monaco in 1968. Subbing for an injured Jackie Stewart, he qualified Ken Tyrrell's Matra second, behind Graham Hill's Lotus. An archetypal '60s figure, Servoz-Gavin is a forgotten man now, but that weekend he was the talk of the paddock. In the race he took an immediate lead, but clobbered the guardrail at the chicane and soon the damaged Matra was out...

Page 62 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1993

The Itala

It may be a misnomer (Ha, ha, very funny. No. I have not met her. Shall we continue?) to refer to the Itala as a forgotten make, because a surviving 1908 12-litre Grand Prix car of this make was raced in VSCC events by the late Cecil Clutton for more than 50 years, something of an unbeatable record surely? This ensured that the marque will be long remembered by everyone who has seen that great...

Page 17 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 2008

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Mosley wins, but F1 could be the loser – Brundle’s assessment of the season so far – Kubica sparks memories of old-style Monaco The effects of ‘Whippergate’ smoulder on, and threaten at any moment to erupt into forest fire. Over the Montréal weekend there were serious concerns about the state of the track, which in several places broke up alarmingly during qualifying, but not too...

Page 134 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, June 2012

A Grand Prix survivor

The famous 1908 Itala, liberated from decay in a pub shed in the 1930s by an RAF pilot, comes up for auction in its 104th year On Sunday, May 17,1936 the infant Vintage Sports Car Club ran a speed trial at Aston Clinton which is memorable for the fact that it included an Edwardian class which was won by a serving Royal Air Force officer named John Pole – driving the “12-litre 1908 Grand Prix...

Page 20 of April 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 2011

Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS – Ferrari P4 sighting stirs Daytona memories – The motivation that will drive Kubica onwards – For Montoya, NASCAR racing still beats F1 Even when u are in entirely familiar surroundings — as I was a few weeks ago in the Daytona paddock — surprises still lie in wait occasionally, and you get stopped in your tracks. As I have written many times before, they do things properly at...

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