Articles tagged Mercedes Benz

Page 46 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1981

Driving Impressions

VW's 200 m.p.h. diesel 47 m.p.g. at a constant 155 m.p.h. The object at my damp feet looked more like a stranded missile than a car, though its cowled-in wheels and front aerodynamic tabs were missing after recent months spent posing at shows. In its natural element, the Nardo test track of Southern Italy, this VW project —  the ARVW, or Aerodynamic Research VW — a 16 ft. plus projectile, made...

Page 17 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, May 1999

Fangio's secret weapon

Sir, The letter you published from PR Zeeman, concerning Stirling Moss' remarks about Fangio taking pills in Argentina in 1955 to help overcome the heat, struck a chord. I can do no better than refer interested parties to page 112 of Fangio - a Pirelli Album, by Stirling Moss in association with Mercedes Benz. Here it explains that Fangio's doctor prescribed him pills to help combat the extreme...

Page 7 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, November 1958

Matters of Moment

Earls Court Motor Show On October 22nd the London Motor Show was opened by the Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler, C.H, M.P., Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Lord Privy Seal. This great International Motor Show will remain open every day. Sunday excepted, until November 1st. This year some extremely interesting new British cars will be exhibited: The race bred Aston Martin DB4 is particularly worthy...

Page 27 of February 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1938

THE TREND OF DESIGN

THE TREND OF DESIGN Once again the time has come to survey, as concisely as possible, the progress that has been made in the design and production of high-performance cars during the past twelve months (TO BE PUBLISHED IN TWO PARTS) I. SPORTS-CARS FiRsT and foremost, the distinction between sports and utility cars continues to narrow and not a single newly-introduced sports-car, no matter how...

Page 85 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 1999

1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

Page 8 of September 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, September 1938

A LUNCHEON TO SEAMAN

A LUNCHEON TO SEAMAN On Tuesday, September 27th, the R.A.C. will give a luncheon in honour of R. J. B. Seaman, in recognition of his great victory in the German Grand Prix, which he won for Mercedes Benz at 80.61 m.p.h. over 22 laps, or 3114 miles of the Nurburg Ring. Seaman also put up the fastest race lap, at 83.71 m.p.h. He is the second Englishman to win a classic Continental G. P. race—the...

Page 77 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, January 1993

Production base

Sir, It was with dismay, though not surprise, that I heard the World Sports Car Championships was not to be held in 1993. For many years now the cars have stagnated design-wise and the basic shapes have really become too similar. My collection of models shows the shape of the original Porsche 917 is the mother of all today's cars. May I appeal to Max Mosley and the FIA and particularly to the...

Page 20 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 2004

Rally of the tests

Three-pointed stars Fennel and Savage top in Tests The combined talent of Frank Fennell and Kevin Savage was the dominant force in the second running of the Rally of the Tests. The experienced crew had guided their 1962 Mercedes Benz 300SE into a commanding winning margin by the time the surviving crews arrived at the Blackpool finish after three days of special tests and regularity sections....

Page 87 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, December 1999

The GP that never was

The GP that never was THE ANNIVERSARY OF ME 1939 DONINGTON Grand Prix that was never held, because war had intervened, was remembered by a news item from the Donington GP Collection, reminding us that but for Hitler this important race would have been held on September 30th 1939. By August 20th Max Seiler, head of the Mercedes Benz racing organisation, had sent in entries for three of the 2962cc...

Page 63 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, April 1979

Rally review

Swedish Rally Scandinavian winters being what they are, long and cold, it's almost inconceivable that February's Swedish Rally should have taken place on anything but roads plentifully covered by ice and snow. Sweden becomes white for months every winter, and remembering that the Monte-Carlo Rally has snow only on some parts of its route, the Swedish Rally is the only event in the World...

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