Articles tagged Olivier Gendebien

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From Farina to Gonzalez - a plotted history

Just 27 miles from the start, Nino Farina's dream of winning the Mille Miglia shattered. Farina had driven Alfa Romeos into second place in the 1936 and '37 Mille Miglias and, in 1954, he believed his 375Plus offered the best chance of victory. But the mix of the powerful Ferrari, wet tyres on dry roads and, maybe, Farina admitted from hospital, too much speed, and the Ferrari had crashed at over...

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Ferari 250 Testa Rossa recreation

If the future for front-engined cars in Grand Prix racing was bleak at the beginning of the 1960s, then the writing was firmly on the wall for sportscars as well. Undoubtedly the dominant force in the Sportscar World Championship for an entire decade, Enzo Ferrari had ensured his competitiveness by constant development and evolution and, every now and then, a rather liberal interpretation of the...

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The show that won't stand still

Almost 60 years after our Founder Editor made a plea for a ‘Motoring Garden Party’, it’s uncanny how close the new rolling motor show takes the Festival of Speed to WB’s dreamBy Rob Widdows Motor Sport, November 1952. Bill Boddy writes…“Practically every form of motoring competition and social now has its following and it is exceedingly difficult for organisers to think up anything original. We...

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Reflections

- A chasm of difference between McLaren's men - From the 'quiet Beatle' to the 'Maestro' of racers Talking points of the moment. Over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend one concerned the 2012 World Championship calendar, in which the Bahrain GP is due to return following the cancellation of this year's race, due to what may be euphemistically termed 'unrest'. In light of recent events in Bahrain,...

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On a different plane

Thierry Boutsen spent 10 years as a Grand Prix driver. But today, jet power dominates over downforce for a man who beat Ayrton Senna When compiling a list of famous Belgians, I think instantly of Georges Prosper Remi, better known as Hergé, whose Tintin stories have long been favourites of mine. Then there’s Eddy Merckx, five times winner of the Tour de France. Or the surrealist painter René...

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Maranello in May

Works Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and factory memorabilia at the legendary HQ 1 Leggeda e passione RM and Sothebys’ sale at Maranello on May 20 is packed with Ferraris, Alfas and factory memorabilia. A feature lot is a ’66 Dino 206 SP, chassis 008, which retains its original engine, ’box and bodywork. Its history includes works Ferrari and NART entries, as well as an impressive roster of aces:...

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Can-Am camaraderie

Survivors of the original big-banger sportscar series descendedon Amelia Island in March to celebrate its 40th birthday.Leigh Dorrington was there They looked like they had been seated for the Last Supper. Can-Am veterans — drivers and builders — were guests of honour at the 11th Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance near Jacksonville, Florida in March. Chairman Bill Warner's event is set up on two...

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Out for the count

The one that got away Phil Hill: 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours He had won the year before and was leading comfortably again. Easy money! But he would be broke before the day was out. By Adam Cooper For Phil Hill there is absolutely no doubt about the win that got away from him: Le Mans, 1959, when victory slipped from his grasp with a little over four hours remaining. "It was the one race in my career...

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Front to back

Arriving just before the mid-engined British upstarts took centre-stage, Ferrari’s Dino 246 was the last front-engined GP winner By Doug Nye It all began – and in essence it all ended – thanks to the influence of Formula 2. It all goes back to the governing CSI’s decision to institute a new 1500cc unsupercharged Formula 2 class to take effect 50 years ago, in 1957. The new category was intended...

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Book Reviews

"Looking Back With Jesse Alexander" — by J. Alexander and L. C. Crane. 159pp. 8" x II" t At Speed Press, PO Box 5400, Simla Barbara, California 93108, USA, Jesse Alexander followed the European racing scene between the years 1954 and 1967 from his home in Switzerland travelling to races from the Targa Florio to Silverstone in his Porsche 1600. This is a picture book of his work from action Photos...

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