Articles tagged Pierre Wimille

Page 116 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, July 2014

Three colours red

Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari flew the flag for Italy with elegant style – and success. How they did it, so rapidly after the ravages of war, is a remarkable tale grounded in politics and passionWriter Richard Williams Alfa Romeo’s team of cherry-red Tipo 158s took the first three places in the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship at Silverstone on May 13, 1950, with Nino Farina...

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Racing on the Continent

Grand Prix de l'Europe 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 at Spa. Wimille wins at 95.28 m.p.h. and sets fastest lap at nearly 102 m.p.h. In intense heat the 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeo team dominated the G.P. de l'Europe run over 35 laps (310 miles) of the very fast 9 1/4-mile Francorchamps circuit near Spa. It was rumoured that before the race Pierre Wimille had done a lap at about 104 m.p.h., almost...

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Bill Boddy

Taking the road to Reims I have never been in the habit of taking holidays. I was working at copy for Motor Sport right up to the moment when I left on my honeymoon and immediately I got back, and even Christmas Days were no exception. The nearest I got to one was a trip to see the 1956 French Grand Prix. Previously we had hired planes for such trips, which sometimes involved mild adventures and...

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The first post-war racing

France shows us the way While Britain remains without a motor course or road circuit, France has had her first road race meeting since the cessation of hostilities. This took place on September 9th over a twisty 1.75-mile asphalt circuit on the outskirts of Paris. A straw chicane was used on the straight leg and the grandstands and timekeeper's offices were on the edge of the Bois boating lake....

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Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News All Set for Monaco. BV the time these lines are read the first Grand Prix race of the 1934 season will have been held at Mona co. This year's race is the sixth of the series, the previous winners being Williams (Bugatti), 'Dreyfus (Bugatti), Chiron (Bugatti), Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) and Varzi (Bugatti). So far no driver has succeeded in winning the race twice, but of the...

Page 74 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 1994

End of an era

Alfa Romeo's Giovanni Guidotti, who died recently, rated in the Thirties with legends such as Nuvolari and Varzi. Two years ago David Baylis of Beaulieu cars interviewed him in Milan. . . In May 1992 it was my great pleasure to be invited along with Sue Scott to Commendatore Giovanni Battista Guidotti's home in Milan. When I first visited the Alfa Romeo factory back in 1963 and met Guidotti for...

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King of the hill

Prescott's annual BOC Classic gathering in May had the added temptation of a Type 59 not seen before in this country. Once owned by Leopold, King of the Belgians, the black 59 has been bought by Bob Rubin and was visiting Prescott on its way to the States. Jean-Pierre Wimille raced it during 1937, before le Patron gave it to his friend the King. Its sports bodywork with low-set faired-in...

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Across Africa and Beyond, by James Wheildon and Paul Davies. Navigator Books, £12.50 If you like reading about motoring adventure you can obtain from Brickwood Enterprises, 76 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, this 171-page story of how James Wheildon and Paul Davies completed the 1988 London-Sydney Marathon in a 1930 Talbot 75, a challenge arising from an advertisement in MOTOR SPORT in 1985. The...

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Track tests Montjuich

The extra speed of this Barcelona street circuit made it Superior to Monaco — and more vulnerable to the safety crusade. Paul Fearnley visits it during rush hour The irony of it. This mind-blowing circuit for the superbrave, this mind-expanding track for the supertalented, is clogged with learner drivers. And not just cars. Mopeds, bikes, lorries and buses. Every junction is awash with indecision...

Page 62 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1987

Walter Wilson: Portrait of an inventor

by A Gordon Wilson. 173 pp. 9" x 51/2". (Gerald Duckworth & Co, The Old Piano Factory, 43 Gloucester Crescent, London NW1 7DL. £9.95) Written by a son of the inventor, and edited by Rodney Dale of Self-Changing Gears Ltd, this book tells primarily of the birth and development of the well-known Wilson pre-selector gearbox. This author is not biased in favour of his father, explaining his...



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