Articles tagged Paul Strahle

Page 50 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1981

Behind the Grand Prix Scene

The course-car When the green light comes on and the 24 Formula One cars take off from the starting grid to begin a Grand Prix race, a production passenger-carrying car sets off behind them. Naturally it cannot hope to keep pace, but it is usually a car with good performance and driven by a competent driver who usually manages to complete a lap of the circuit by the time the race leaders are...

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45th Targa Florio

An exciting motor race Palermo, Sicily, April 30th. This year the Automobile Club of Palermo took over the organisation of the Targa Florio, carrying on all the splendid traditions of this fantastic old race, and while the circuit and conditions and racing were of the usual wild and woolly nature, the paperwork organisation behind the event was greatly improved. The Little Madonie circuit, of 72...

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44th Targa Florio

A Porsche day Palermo, Sicily, May 8th. After carrying on the traditions of his uncle, the one and only Vicenzo Florio, so successfully last year, Vicenzo Paladino once again took on the responsibility of organising the Targa Florio, the forty-fourth in the series. From first sight the list of 77 entries looked as though a straight fight between Ferrari and Porsche would ensue, for both factories...

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43rd Targa Florio

Ferrari Debacle and Porsche Walkover Palermo, Sicily, May 24th. When Vicenzo Florio died early this year it seemed that a chapter of motor-racing history would come to an end, for since 1906 he had been the leading light behind the organisation of the Targa Florio, a race usually reckoned to be the toughest test of man and machine in European racing. However, his confederates on the organising...

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Continental Notes

Porsche To the motor-racing enthusiast it is always very satisfying when a manufacturer brings out a new production model that has been directly derived from racing experience. To see a factory experimental car taking part in a motor race and then later to see the identical thing being offered for sale as a production machine, makes everything fit into place and makes sense of motor racing. This...

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The Austrian 1000 Kilometres

A Ferrari Grand Slam Osterreichring, Zeltweg, June 25th Rumours before the event suggested that this year's 1,000-kilometre sports car race on the mountainous Osterreichring might prove to be the most interesting event of 1972. Having won every race in which they have taken part this year, the Ferrari team were out in force with four entries, and Alfa Romeo were confident that their new 12-...

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The 55th Targa Florio

A black day for Porsche Cerda, Sicily, May 16th This year the Targa Florio was unusual, for the island was not ringing to the sound of V12 Ferraris as in the past; in fact not even a flat-12-cylinder Ferrari engine rent the Sicilian mountains, for Enzo Ferrari gave the race a miss this year, which was strange, for the little 312P would have been very competitive, but no doubt he felt that one car...

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A Year to Remember

When the historians of motor racing want something to write about in the year A.D. 2000 they may well sing the praises of the nineteen fifties, just as many people now enthuse over the nineteen twenties, and when they do they will be certain to dwell on 1959, partly because it was the last year of the fifties, but mostly because it was the year that the British really got complete mastery of...

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