Articles tagged Ralph de Palma

Page 48 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting (July 30) By the time this issue is published the Cadwell Park VSCC meeting will be over, so this is a review, not a report. The second VSCC Silverstone races had 180 entries, sunshine, and an excellent attendance. The main 15-lap Hawthorn Trophy scratch contest between the historic racing cars was a tour de force for Simon...

Page 108 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, May 1984

Ulmann on V12s

In spite of having been chastised by us for his cracks at British accomplishments, notably W. O. Bentley's engines, Alec Ulmann of New York remains one of our staunchest readers. He says generously that he gets a lift from reading the gems of previously unknown pieces of historical information we print in MOTOR SPORT and that he has an obsession with "nothing new under the sun". This time it...

Page 22 of October 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1933

NEWS FORM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH. The Elgin and Weidenhoff Races. " p"RED " SHAFER and Fred Frame shared the victory honours at the revival of the famed Elgin Trophy Road Races in Elgin, Illinois, on August 26th, the first strictly road racing event held in the United States in 13 years. An enthusiastic crowd of 29,000 cheered the return of this popular form...

Page 88 of August 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, August 2001

SHOULD TRY HARDER

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY SHOULD TRY HARDER MARIO ANDRETTI 1987 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ANDRETTTS LUCK AT INDY WAS ATROCIOUS, BUT NEVERMORE SO THAN IN '87, WHERE HIS ENGINE FAILED BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN TOO EASY ON IT HE RUES ANOTHER '500' DNF TO ADAM COOPER FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES, THE COMMENTATOR'S urgent shriek of "Mario Andretti is slowing!" was the most famous catchphrase at Indianapolis. Indeed, it was...

Page 84 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1999

The Greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Part three of Mark Hughes' examination of the hundred greatest Grand Prix drivers from a century of motor racing features no fewer than ten of the twenty-seven Formula One World Champions and a smattering of pre-war stars with a string of achievements no less impressive. Part 3 (60-41) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

Page 74 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 2001

Arresting development

Early motorists coping with rear-only brakes feared "the dreaded sideslip". Bill Boddy follows the development of four-wheel braking Brakes on modem-day cars,whether drum, disc/drum or all-disc, some with the reassuring presence of ABS, tend to be given little thought, but their development was a long and often complicated engineering study. Early cars were not badly anchored, transmission or...

Page 58 of August 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1968

Cars in Books

Taking out of the library "The Right Age", by Mary Koutouzow Tolstoy (Macmillan, 1961), to get a break from reading and writing about cars, I had not got beyond page 28 before I encountered not only cars but motor racing, for, after a passing reference to the tragic motoring accidents which engulfed Isadora Duncan (but no mention of the Bugatti which strangled her), the authoress says of Edward...

Page 36 of December 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1933

A BOOK TO READ

A BOOK TO READ. 7/at Out by THE autobiography of the late Sir Henry Birkin was published only last year, and any book with a similar plan must expect comparisons with it. Captain Eyston has tried rather to stress the personal element, the feel of a good car and the joy of driving, and the treatment has been completely successful. Ten years of almost continuous participation in motor racing and...

Page 94 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, June 2005

WB miscellany

Salt Lake record breaker  --  Bill Boddy remembers Ab Jenkins, America's Mormon long-distance recordman David Abbot (Ab) Jenkins was highly respected in the USA as a long-distance record-breaker, both pre- and post-war, who set challenges for British drivers. A staunch Mormon, he was made Mayor of Salt Lake City. From bicycles the young carpenter, who was to develop his own building company, went...

Page 76 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, June 1970

THE HISTORY OF THE 1914 FRENCH GP MERCEDES TEAM CARS

Car. No. 1.—Driven in the GP by Sailer. On show in Mercedes concessionaires in Paris on outbreak of war. Requisitioned by military authorities. Saved from active service by Baron Petiet, Inspector of Motorised Troops. Believed to have been purchased in 1934 by Daimler-Benz after Sailer discovered it in the Baron's possession while at Montlhéry with the Mercedes-Benz team for the French GP. Car No...

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