Articles tagged Rainier

Page 71 of October 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, October 1979

Obituary

Louis Chiron Another link with the pre-war period of Grand Prix motor racing has gone with the sad news of the death of the very famous French driver, Louis Chiron. Chiron, plump-faced, vivacious and mainly a Bugatti pilote, was born in Monte Carlo and worked at first in the Hotel de Paris. He became an Army driver in the war, ending as Marshal Rich's personal chauffeur in 1919. He ran a Brescia...

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Not backwards in coming forwards

With its rear engine and low profile, Porsche’s new GT hardly looked like a rally star; yet it went on to prove itself with a hat-trick on the Monte. Words: John Davenport. Photography: LAT Ubiquitous seems the appropriate word for the Porsche 911 in rallying. It’s hard to find a year since 1965 when some variant or other of that classic design has not been competing – and probably doing pretty...

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Monaco Maestro, by Alan Fearnley.

Motor racing art used to be a small, and specialised, field. Nowadays, there are enough easels in regular use to fill the grid at Le Mans. Alan Fearnley's latest oil painting is Monaco Maestro, depicting Graham Hill on his way to his memorable Monagasque hat-trick in 1965. Grand Prix Sportique is making just 300 prints available, each individually signed and numbered by the artist and Prince...

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1970 Monaco Grand Prix report

The 28th Monaco Grand Prix - The Best-Laid Plans MONTE CARLO, May 10th THE QUESTION of the qualifying race on Saturday Afternoon, before the Grand Prix, found no support at all and rapidly died a natural death. Practice for the Monaco Grand Prix returned to a system used for many years now, whereby the fastest laps in practice got you into the Sunday line-up. The selected ten "ace" drivers were...

Page 57 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, March 1976

Looking back with the Hon. Victor Bruce

In 1926, fifty years ago, the Honourable Victor Bruce became the first British driver to win the Monte Carlo Rally, using a British AC car to do so. So it seems appropriate to publish an interview with him in this issue of Motor Sport that carries a report of the 1976 Monte Carlo Rally. Mark you, there is practically nothing in common between the Monte Carlo Rally as it was before the war and up...

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Racing Round Monte Carlo

A resume of the Monaco G.P., due to be held on the 19th of this month. What with the Royal wedding and the Royal baby, Monte Carlo is very much in the news these days. It is a story-book town, this capital of the little Principality ruled over by handsome Prince Rainier and his film-star bride. Here the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean lap the shores of a harbour full of luxury yachts,...

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The 34th Monaco Grand Prix

Lauda wins for Ferrari Monte Carlo, May 30th If you can accept a scratch round-the-houses as a Grand Prix, the Monaco race is a great leveller, for everyone arrives on the Wednesday before the event on equal terms. There is no possibility of pre-practice testing or tyre-test sessions, or even the opportunity to drive round in a touring car, for in places the route used for the racing circuits is...

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What did go wrong?

What was it that lost Nigel Mansell his sixth consecutive victory with only seven laps to go? If Imola confirmed that Williams-Renault is still the dominant force in Grand Prix racing, Monaco served as a reminder of Ayrton Senna's sheer class and the old adage 'It's not over until the Fat Lady sings'. As usual his McLaren was no match for the Williams-Renaults in qualifying, yet in a manner...

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Cars in Books

At a time when the new Daimler Double-Six is very much in the news and a new Daimler history has recently been published, I have come upon some more Daimler material in "Norah—the autobiography of Lady Docker" (W. H. Allen, 1969). This book will not necessarily endear the Dockers to those who read it, although Lady Docker endeavours to clear up the quarrel with Prince Rainier of Monaco and deals...

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Sorting out the Sunbeams

What happened to the 1924 Grand Prix Team? NO ONE MAKE of British car was as prominent as Sunbeam in the vintage racing years, or, for that matter, before the Kaiser War. In particular the 1924 2-litre supercharged team cars were notable, because it was only misfortune that cost them victory in the French GP of that year, which would have been Sunbeam's second consecutive success in this race....

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