Articles tagged Rene Dreyfus

Page 40 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 2004


The late twenties Grand Prix scene was swamped by Bugatti, creating a surge of French circuits. Tim Scott visits a coastal town with an appetite for road racing. Standing in the centre of the roundabout, the straight ribbon of grey road, bordered on each side by unkempt green fields, stretches as far as the eye can see, disappearing into the horizon: destination, Paris. Flat and featureless, it'...

Page 39 of March 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1934

Continental Notes

Continental Notes Etancelin Prepares. ONE of the very first of the 1934 3 litre Maseratis was supplied to the well known French driver, Philippe Etancelin. Leaving no stone unturned in his preparations for the forthcoming Grand Prix season, Etancelin has taken the car to Montlhery, where he was to be seen last month on the road circuit. His purpose is to get the car tuned to concert pitch well...

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Grand Prix-- History

There are a lot of people who seem to think that Grand Prix racing began in 1950, whereas the first Grand Prix was held in 1906. It was the present points-chasing World Championship for Drivers that began in 1950 but there were Grand Prix races all over Europe and in North Africa in profusion before that date, especially in the late nineteen-twenties and the nineteen-thirties. You only have to...

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Continental Notes and News

THE SPORT ABROAD. Continental Notes and News. WITH the coming of April the motor racing season may be said to open in earnest, and the first really big event of the Continental Feason, the Italian 1,000 Miles Race, is due to take place on the 11th and 12th of the month. The Alfa-Romeo firm, which has won the race for the last three years, is, of course, again going to make a big effort, and...

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The Dreyfus affair

Sir, In your November issue, William Cash states that the defeat of Mercedes-Benz by Delahaye at Pau in 1938 was 'One of the greatest upsets in motorracing history'. Not only is this a ludicrous claim, but his story also contains a number of errors. Mercedes-Benz certainly expected to win, for the Pau GP was a minor event which they regarded as a useful shakedown for the new 3-litre W154s before...

Page 7 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1931

The Grand Prix of Monaco

The Grand Prix of Monaco TWENTY-THREE : DASHING DRIVERS STRUGGLE FOR PREMIER PLACE IN TORTUOUS TOWN CIRCUIT: : OUIS CHIRON, driving one of the new 2,300 c.c. Bugatti racers with two overhead camshafts, 4 won the third Grand Prix of Monaco, on Sunday, 19th April, covering the 198i miles course in 3 hours, 39 minutes, 9* seconds, at an average speed of 54.1 m.p.h. Less than four minutes behind him...

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Legends - Rodger Ward

"Back in 1964, I was doing a tyre test at Trenton, New Jersey, and there's this young guy there, driving a roadster for Clint Brawner. I got a little careless, and brushed the wall, so that was the end of my tyre test. Brawner says to me, 'I've got this new kid here, and I don't know if he's going to be any good or not. Will you take a ride in the car?' "Well, I ran about three laps, and that was...

Page 22 of May 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1940

Paris - Nice

 [R. de Yarburgh-Bateson has driven in the Classic Paris-Nice Trial on several occasions and in 1938 finished twentieth, with a Meadows-H.R.G., winning the 1½-litre class of the La Turbie Hill Climb. He now recalls the lighter side of an event in which so many British drivers have competed.—Ed.] OFTEN memories of competitive events are of human incidents, which never found their way into the...

Page 9 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, September 1939

Continental Notes and News

Contfinenta: Notes and News By AUSLANDER Urgent Problem Something has got to be done about this business of racing-cars catching fire. There was a time when the fact that a racing-car occasionally flared up could be dismissed as an• accident, but the frequency with which this occurs nowadays seems to indicate that there must be a definite cause. The latest victims are Aldrighetti, who was driving...

Page 42 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1961

Veteran – Edwardian – Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Richard Seaman Trophies, Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 24th) One of the highlights of the vintage year is the Vintage S.C.C.'s Race Meeting in the delightful setting of Cheshire's OuIton Park road circuit, and last June, on the hottest day of the year so far, the racing and the Parade of the Pre-War Racing Drivers combined to make this a...



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