Articles tagged Oscar Galvez

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Reports of Recent Events

Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Spring Half-Day Trial Held on January 14th, the results were: M.C.C. Cup: K. Burgess (Allard). First-Class Awards: G. Best (M.G.), A. Faulkener (Mercury), C. C. Evans (Daisy). Second-Class Awards: L. Parker (Allard), L. Morrish (M.G.), H. E. Roberts (Morris). Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Full Moon Cup Trial Run on February 12th this trial embraced Stroud Lane, Oatlands,...

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Continental Races

Maserati Success in First Post-Waw Argentine Grand Prix Luigi Villoresi beats Varzi's 3-litre Alfa-Romeo in 1 1/2-litre 16-valve car Before a large crowd, which included the President of Argentina, the President of the Central Bank, and their ladies, Buenos Aires' first post-war International race was run off on February 9th, over a course of about 1 1/2 miles to a lap, which had to be covered 50...

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Letters from readers

Finding Bonetto Sir, One of the elements of special interest to me in May's edition of Motor Sport was the picture of Felice Bonetto in action, which appeared in Tony Watson's story about Oscar Galvez. This is the 50th year since Bonetto was killed in the Carrera Panamericana, and there is a curious connection between that incident and present-day motorsport. The crash happened in a town called...

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Reports of Recent Events

Southampton M.C. President's Trophy Trial The finalised results are now to hand. Imhof (Allard) won the unlimited class, not Burgess as we stated last month, but Burgess's Allard took the Committee Cup. Imhof did not take a 1st Award, having won his class, and additional awards are a 2nd Class to Welfare's Austin Seven and the Team Award to the Allard "Candidi Provocatores" team driven by Imhof,...

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Argentina's other hero

Big, brawny and tough, José Froilán González beat compatriot Fangio to bag Ferrari’s first GP – and he’s still involved with cars By Tony Watson He’s one of Argentina’s living motor racing legends – well, sporting legends in general – but what always strikes one about José Froilán González is that he’s always been so approachable. No side to this man whatsoever; no wonder his friendship with Juan...

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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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Temporada Hitch

Mercedes' return to racing post-war left it with a bloody nose, as Tony Watson explains On the run-up to Christmas 1939 porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) gathered on the sidewalks of their city's seafront to glimpse the distant Battle of the River Plate: Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles hounded and pounded pocket battleship Graf Spee until it sought sanctuary in the...

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6000 miles to Caracas

The Gran Premio de la América del Sur almost forced Fangio to quit racing, as Tony Watson relates. Photography courtesy of the Juan Manuel Fangio museum Monday, November 8 1948: Oscar Gálvez has been leading the 5950-mile Gran Premio de la América del Sur since the first leg from Buenos Aires — nearly three weeks ago. It is now only 420 miles to the finish line in Caracas, and he is starting this...

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