Articles tagged Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix

Page 43 of August 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, August 1958

A Stirring V.S.C.C Oulton Park Meeting

Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Cars demonstrated. W. F. Moss drives fearlessly to win Seaman Trophies Race in his 1936 E.R.A. PRE-WAR RACING CAR. POST-WAR TRANSPORTER.—The sight and sound of the W125 G. P. Mercedes-Benz at Oulton Park aroused nostalgic memories on the part of those old enough to remember the Auto-Union/Mercedes-Benz battles at Donington. Almost as impressive was the 300 SL 100-...

Page 37 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1971

Brands Hatch jottings

Once again Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe have produced something really new for Grand Prix racing. Last year it was the Lotus 72, this year it is the Lotus turbine car. In the wet on Friday it was very impressive, but this was more due to the smooth power and four-wheel-drive than the turbine conception. Throughout practice it ran smoothly and quietly, with no problems apart from changes of...

Page 37 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 2003

Art of the state

The Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars of the 1930s were mechanical expressions of Germany's desire to re-establish itself as a world power. The leap in technology and speed they provided has never been equalled — nor has the spectacle. Sixty-five years after the great Tazio Nuvolari thrilled British fans by winning the 1938 Donington Grand Prix at the wheel of an Auto Union D-Type,...

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XXIV German Grand Prix

A race under impossible conditions Adenau, Germany, August 5th. The Automobile Club von Deutschland collected a vast entry for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, including all the factory teams and nearly all the private-owners, the only notable exception being the U.D.T.-Laystall team. It seemed that the A.v.D. did not want to know about Mr. Ken Gregory and his pale green cars, but they...

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Marking time with Brawn

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team bosses Ross Brawn and Nick Fry were in Neuchâtel this month to celebrate the first year of their new partnership with Swiss watchmaker Graham-London. Eric Loth, CEO of Graham-London, presented both Brawn and Fry with the exclusive, limited-edition watches that his company has made to mark the team’s achievements in winning both the drivers’ and constructors’ World...

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1st Austrian Grand Prix

A lucky win for Brabham Zeltweg, Austria, September 1st. Motoring sport in Austria receives little or no government support or enthusiasm, and the various sporting clubs have to fight hard to maintain any sort of racing programme. It is only the enthusiasm of the Austrian sports people that causes any progress to be made at all, and this year their sport took a big stride forward with the holding...

Page 40 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 1975

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car mattersAnother Talbot saved The 1934 Talbot run at Brooklands by Dr. Roth was notable for being fitted, in 1935, with a single-seater body based on those fitted to the 1934 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix cars. Those who have Anthony Blight's "bible" on the Roesch Talbots will be aware of how this particular car fitted into the remarkable saga of these cars. Many great cars...

Page 40 of December 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1955

Rumblings

The Class G Cooper Records The merit of the successful attack on twelve International Class G records at Montlhèry on October 17th by a sports Cooper-Climax driven by Jim Hassell, Arthur Owen and Bill Knight is discussed Editorially on page 735. Russell drove for the distances up to one hour and the others thereafter, facing rain and high winds. The actual records to fall, subject to official...

Page 6 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1987

Hermann Lang

The pre-war Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix driver Hermann Lang died on October 19 at the age of 78, after a short illness. Lang rose from the rank of mechanic in the Daimler-Benz racing department in 1934 to works driver, and became European Champion in 1939, the equivalent of today's World Champion. There was some opposition to the appointment of a mechanic to the status of Grand Prix driver from...

Page 28 of August 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1958

Fast motoring in a Facel Vega

Effortless silent travel at over 120 m.p.h. characterises this French luxury-cum-high performance car FRANCE, once famous for cars such as the Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye and Darracq, has in recent times neglected the luxury and high-performance field. In 1958 this is confined to the B.M.W.-powered Lago-Talbot and the Facel Vega. The latter is the hobby of M. J. C. Daninos, who...

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