Articles tagged Paul Zuccarelli

Page 91 of April 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, April 2000

Miscellany

The popular VMCC Banbury Run for pre-1931 motorcycles returns to Banbury this year, on June 18, centred on Drayton School. I am glad to note that the 'Banbury' is for vintage bikes, that there was a run for those with gas lamps, and that the VMCC Founder, CE 'Fitch' Allen, BEM, is still active. * * * The VSCC of America, Inc asks me to make it clear that, founded in 1958, it catered only for...

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True grit

These were unsettled times, with the Great War a matter of weeks from declaration, but political tension was no obstacle to one of the most gripping of all motor races. A century has passed since Peugeot – or, rather, Georges Boillot – fought Mercedes in the French Grand Prix Writer Paul Fearnley Otto Merz, an ex-Daimler apprentice mechanic and future winner of a German Grand Prix for Mercedes-...

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The Henry Affair

An investigation into a significant motoring mystery Since 1912 It Has Been Generally Accepted that the Peugeot Twin-Cam Racing Engine Set a Significant Fashion, one followed Ever Since for High-Performance Power Units, as The Work of Ernest Henry, Goux, Boillot and Zuccarelli. The Unsolved Question is whether Henry was the Engineer Responsible, or just a Skilled Draughtsman. In Probing this...

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Slippery tale of the sardine

Withdrawing advertising from the press is a weapon at least as old as Hispano-Suiza’s pioneer racer When I first worked on Motor Sport (very briefly) in 1968 I was at once despatched to the darkest Midlands motor industry – for some obscure reason – to “say hello” to those responsible at Standard-Triumph for buying advertising. Since I’m temperamentally incapable of developing any interest...

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Where Have All The Peugeots Gone?

The Editor attempts to trace the fate of some of the most significant Grand Prix cars of all time (Continued from the June issue) Last month I wrote of those pre-1914 Peugeot racing cars evolved by racing drivers Georges Boillot, Jules Goux and Paul Zuccarelli, with the aid of draughtsman Ernest Henry, which, with their inclined o.h. valves operated by twin overhead camshafts, set a fashion in...

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Bill Boddy

Fanning the flames of hispano history Our founder editor once owned a 1914 Alphonso Hispano-Suiza which gave him more than a little trouble. But he was sorry to see it go, especially when it later went to auction… David Burgess-Wise has reminded me that I sold my 1914 Alphonso Hispano-Suiza when the rot in the body got out of hand. In fact, the bottom gear had broken up, to be replaced with a...

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Racing drivers' memorials

Memorials are erected in memory of statesmen, politicians, Sherlock Holmes and rightly, to deceased racing drivers. I have stood respectfully before a few. In 1922 in the French GP at Strasbourg, won by Felice Nazzaro in one of the outstanding Tipo 804 Fiats on which the following year's victorious Segrave Sunbeam was based, Nazzaro's nephew Biagio overturned when his Fiat shed a wheel after five...

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On advertising

A rather unusual book of fascinating content was published last year on the subject of motor-car advertising. The history of this particular PR activity was lavishly illustrated therein, with a commentary by no less an authority than Ashley Havinden, Vice-Chairman of W. S. Crawford Ltd., whose motor-accounts have included such giants as Chrysler, Ford, BP, Price's Motorine and India Tyres. For...

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Book Reviews

"Peugeot - Sous le Signe du Lion" by Pierre Dumont, 423 pp. 9 1/2" x 7". (Editions Pratiques Automobiles, 83 rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris. Available from Albion Scott Ltd., Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0GP. £19.95). To the briel reference made to this book in May we now add a full review by E.K.H.K.: No Peugeot enthusiast, it should be stressed at the outset, need be put off this French book about the...

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Georges Boillet

It is generally accepted that Frenchman Georges Boillot was the greatest racing driver of the 1912-14 era. William Court, in his book "Power And Glory" (a title the BBC borrowed for its recent motor-racing TV series) refers to Boillot as "THE non-such of the age — the great Georges who bestrode the Grand Prix field for three tragically brief years till he was enveloped in the holocaust of 1914"....

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