Articles tagged Ralph Hepburn

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

Page 19 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, May 1951


INDIANAPOLIS/-Some Reflections on the Great American Classic Scheduled for May 30th IXDIANAPOLIS ! There is allure in the muse. even if British race-goers bracket the American speedway along with Hollywood, Chicago gangsters and Danny Kaye. Certitinly litelianapolis is exciting, stinut ng-di Iferent ! The 2-1.-mile brick oval is the scene of one race a year only. the great 500-miler. So there is...

Page 62 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2004

The man who would be Rex

He beat a works Auto Union and was offered a factory drive by Alfa. But Rex Mays preferred the intense buzz of American speedway.Joe Scalzo describes the short life of An Indy addict Tazio Nuvolari couldn't believe his eyes. Because he was Figlio del Diavolo — 'The Devil's Son'— Nuvolari knew a thing or two about getting moody with a grand prix car and sending one into impossible four-wheel...

Page 13 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1932


MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN. FROM the very earliest days of the Cinema the automobile—especially the racing car—has had an obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for " thrill-making " material speed was an easy first choice, and the hero was forced to make hair-raising pursuits of the villain sometimes on horseback, at other times in an aeroplane, occasionally on an...

Page 14 of February 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1935


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. K.ELLY PETILLO, the tiny California Italian crack, drove his 4-cylinder Miller Special to victory in the 200-mile National Championship race at Los Angeles on December 30th, defeating a fine field of big-time drivers, in one of the most thrilling title races in years. The race was slashed to 196 miles, due to heavy fog that drifted over the two-mile course in the closing laps...

Page 27 of February 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1933


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...

Page 47 of April 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1934


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. Stubblefield Wins Gilmore Gold Cup Road Race. R10 0A racing in California, absent for over 17 years, returned to Los Angeles on February 18th and was accorded an enthusiastic welcome by an attendance estimated at above 80,000 at the first annual Gilmore Gold Cup Classic. This race was run over a 250-mile distance, 131 laps of an intricate, winding, exceedingly_ rough course....

Page 33 of July 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1937


A RECORD INDIANAPOLIS SOME DETAILS OF AMERICA'S CLASSIC " 500 " There is something unusually attractive about a ,race which carries on, year after year, with the same track and distance. The Indianapolis 590-mile race, for example, has an almost legendary character, and it must now have the longest unaltered history of any of the present big races. Actually, the surface of the track was greatly...

Page 16 of July 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1934


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. "WILD BILL" CUMIVIINGS WINS INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE CLASSIC — THREE DRIVERS ESCAPE DEATH IN TERRIBLE CRACK-UPS—ROSE, DRIVING BRILLIANTLY, IS SECOND. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH ATTRACTED by a field of crack racing drivers unsurpassed in the history of the track, thrilled by an entry list of racing machines of practically every known type now racing in the...

Page 72 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1994

One-eyed Tommy and Gentle Jimmy

September 1924 brought an end to the life of one of America's greatest racing drivers, and via posthumous reconciliation with another concluded a tangled tale of greatness, America's first Grand Prix victory, successes in the Indianapolis 500, and a feud concerning the Land Speed Record. The story of Tommy Milton and Jimmy Murphy is one of friendship gone awry and ultimate tragedy . . . They...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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