Articles tagged Peter de Paolo

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Iron man made in Indy

His dominant win in a heat-stricken Indianapolis 500 confirmed Bill Vukovich as one of US racing’s greatest stars – and helped usher in the roadster era When the flag waved to start the 1953 Indianapolis 500 it was already an infernally hot and humid day with the temperature in the mid-30s centigrade. At the time part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still paved in the original bricks,...

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CONTINENTAL NOTES

Continental Notes and News The Barcelona Race. pRESSURE of space in the July issue prevented me from including a description of the Grand Prix Penya Rhin, which took place on the Montjuich circuit, near Barcelona. To many readers, however, MOTOR SPORT is a sort of history of motor racing, and for their benefit a short account of the race is given here. A first class entry list was obtained,...

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GREAT RACING MARQUES

GREAT RACING MARQUES. V.-ALFA-ROMEO. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. THERE is no better answer to the arguments which one frequently hears advanced against the usefulness of motor racing, than to quote the case of the Alfa-Romeo. Quite apart from the technical advances which are brought about by racing, it is a significant fact that while some five years ago the AlfaRomeo was a comparatively obscure...

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HERE AND THERE

HERE AND THERE The Value of a Clean Sump. UNDOUBTEDLY one of the essential points to be considered if a long life is desired from an engine is that the lubricating oil should be free from any foreign matter. Unfortunately, in the process of running-in, a considerable amount of fine metal is bound to find its way into the sump as the bearings and pistons wear their working surfaces, and if this is...

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TRIPOLI GRAND PRIXWON AT 116M.P.H.!

TRIPOLI GRAND PRIX WON AT 116 M.P.H. COLOSSAL SPEEDS ON THE MODIFIED MELHALLA CIRCUTT-FERRARI DRIVERS TAKE FIRST THREE PLACES-HAMILTON DOES WELL BEFORE RETIRING. THE Tripoli Grand Prix just had to be a success this year. The prize and ' appearance money assumed such tremendous proportions that no driver could afford to stay away, with the result that a really first-class entry list was obtained....

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GUY MOLL'S FINE VICTORY AT AVUS

GUY MOLL'S FINE VICTORY AT AVUS AUTO UNIONS FAIL TO GET BETTER THAN THIRD PLACE AT THEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE—VEYRON WINS THE 1,593 c.c. RACE FOR BUGATTI. A: GREAT deal of enthusiasm . was aroused before the Avus Grand Prix, in which the new German racing cars, the Auto Union and MercedesBenz, were expected to sweep all before them in their initial race. For this reason the day took on the...

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Club news

Club News WE HEAR The ex-works " Rubber-Duck " Austin Seven single-seater that went ottt to New Zealand now has a Ford engine installed. Cat folk are rightly intolerant of railways, but it must go on record that railwaymodellers seem to know more about motoring matters than you might suspect. At all events, photographs in the October Model Raihcay News showed that J. It Ahern, F.R.P.S., owner Of...

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Ballot history

Sir, I have read, with great interest, your report on the splendid rebuild, by Mr. Milling, of the 1921 Grand Prix Ballot and I can, perhaps, account for the missing car, chassis No. 1005, and part of its history. A wealthy Argentine driver Martin Alzaga (I believe his full name was Martin de Alzaga 'nzue) had acquired one of these Ballots and in the spring of 1924 it was lying in the Ballot...

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THE BOL D'OR RACE

OTHER RACING NEWS. THE BOL D'OR RACE. After being won four years in succession by M. Robert Senechal, the Bol d' Or 24-hour race for small cars was this year won by a lady driver, Madame Violette Morriss on an 1100 c.c. supercharged B.N.C., who covered 1,006.27 miles in the twenty-four hours. Second and third places were also occupied by two other B.N.C.'s of the same type. This racing B.N.C. is...

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THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

  By his success at Montlhery on July 1st, Louis Chiron further confirmed his reputation as a fearless driver who even in moments of stress keeps his head and spares his car. Displaced from the lead by Stuck on the Auto Union, and strongly challenged by Fagioli on the Mercedes, he made no mistakes, and had the satisfaction of leading the Ferrari team to victory, the only cars which survived the...

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