Articles tagged Pierre de Vizcaya

Page 122 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, September 2014

Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

Page 64 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1982

The 16-valve Bugatti

ETTORE ARCO ISIDORO BUGATTI, myths or no myths, had a highly creditable career. Among his many claims to fame is the making of engines with two, three and four valves per cylinder. The latter became well established with the famous cars all popularly referred to after 1921 as the Brescia model. But whatever may have been the case in Bugatti's native France, I maintain that for a long time after...

Page 9 of December 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, December 1926


MOTOR RACING IN 1926. A Review of the more Important Events of the Past Year. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. TO most English motor racing enthusiasts, the memory of the year 1926 will remain distinctly paradoxical, for while it marked the first Grand Prix race ever to be run in England, the great continental events of the year received a very poor measure of support. Objections to the rules which govern...

Page 43 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, May 1983

Guinness is good for you!

Sir Algernon Lee Guinness used to tell the tale of how he got fed up with Pierre de Vizcaya in his Bugatti passing his rivals on every lap of a race in full view of the spectators in the grandstands and decided to surprise the French driver, by keeping his own car going flat-out past the stands and then instead of slowing for the corner at the end of the straight, going up the escape road. Doing...

Page 38 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1986

V to C: More about The Mechanics

Last August I attempted to pay tribute to those courageous people, the riding mechanics in motor races, who disappeared from the Grand Prix scene after 1924. It is excellent that mechanics still play a vital role in F1 racing, both in the racing-car factories, and in the pits where they are able to change all four wheels of a car in less than eight seconds.  However, they no longer ride beside...

Page 18 of May 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1927


GREAT RACING MARQUES. III.-BUGATTI. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. COMPARED with other leading firms in the racing world, Bugatti's fame is not of very long standing. Ettore Bugatti's policy of selling replicas of his racing cars to the public, has, however, had the effect of causing his cars to appear in an enormous number of events all over the world, and their reputation as racing cars of the first...

Page 47 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, August 1986

The riding-mechanics

The Editor offers an inadequate appreciation of some very brave men Having in recent months run an imaginary overall World Drivers' Championship and a similar one tor the top racing cars, along the years, an appreciation of the mechanics who rode in the cars until 1925 in Grand Prix-tyre races is surely due? I am not the best person to write one, maybe, and I concede to Doug Nye that this is...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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