Articles tagged Rene Dreyfus

Page 24 of September 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, September 1959

Continental Notes

Undoubtably the beginning of August was a sad one for motor racing, for as a result of accidents we lost two well-known drivers, one a Grand Prix star of the highest order, and the other a first-class all-rounder. Motor racing at the limit must inevitably bring about its crop of accidents, and once an accident has started it is a matter of sheer luck whether it turns out to be fatal or whether...

Page 90 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1984

VSCC / MAC Shelsley Pre-View

The Midland AC, founded in 1901, put on an ambitious Press Day at its historic Shelsley Walsh hill on May 2nd, to introduce Presspersons to this famous venue. Helped by the VSCC, timed climbs were demonstrated by representative pre-war cars, after which rides were available, at intended lower speeds. MOTOR SPORT staff, who know all about Shelsley, were present in some force and I much enjoyed my...

Page 14 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1937

Continental Notes and News

By OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENT HOW THEY WILL LINE UP Most of the manufacturers and Scuderias have completed their teams for the coming season, and we are now able to take stock of the position. One or two well known drivers are still disengaged, but it is generally agreed that the constitution of the various teams will be as follows: Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz: 1, Rudolf Caracciola; 2, Herman...

Page 40 of February 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1935

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. The Passing of a Famous Designer. IN the death of Arnold Zoller, at Darmstadt last month, the motoring world has lost a pioneer. A Swiss by birth, he was with the Fiat concern for several years • from 1906 onwards, and designed some of the early racing engines. Even in those days Zoller was an ardent upholder of mechanical developments which are...

Page 19 of December 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1935


LOOKING BACK ON 1935 GERMAN AND ITALIAN RIVALRY, ASTONISHING SPEEDS AND A HAPPY FREEDOM FROM SERIOUS ACCIDENT THE CHIEF CHARACTERISTICS It is more probable that in years to come we shall look back on the 1935 motor-racing season as one of the finest in the history of the sport. A full programme of races has been fought out by four, and sometimes five, works teams, supplemented by a group of...

Page 39 of July 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, July 1932


CONTINENTAL NEWS. PROSPECTS OF A WONDERFUL FRENCH G P. ALFA-ROMEO-BUGATTI DUEL TO BE FOUGHT ONCE AGAIN AT RHEIMS T•EN years ago the most important road race in the world was the French Grand Prix. To win this race was the ambition of manufacturers and drivers alike, the blue rib and of motor racing. Then came the advent of " sports " car racing, and the prestige of the race declined. Entries fell...

Page 31 of April 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1935

Continental Notes and News

ntinental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. Definitely an Inducement., MOTOR racing as a whole is surprisingly (ree from nationalistic spirit. Not even the Nazis are badly affected by. it, for we find Italians in both of their State-aided racing teams. Mussolini is most prone to demonstrations of patriotic fervour, and the classic telegrams ordering his men to win are renowned. His latest move...

Page 94 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, May 2008

Case solved... after 73 years

Nuvolari’s victory over the Silver Arrows in the 1935 German GP is known as one of his greatest drives. For years rumour suggested that Alfa Romeo had fitted a bigger engine, diminishing the scale of his achievement. Now we finally have the answers to this long-running debate By Simon Moore Money has always counted in Grand Prix racing. In the early 1930s state funding was helping Mercedes and...

Page 8 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 1993

Rene Dreyfus

One of the last great names of the Golden Era of motor racing, Rene Dreyfus, passed away on August 17 in his adopted New York. He was 88. Celebrated as both a racing driver and a restaurateur, he was born in Nice in 1905, the son of a wealthy linen merchant. He started his racing career 19 years later in a Mathis. His performances eventually caught the eye of local Bugatti agent Ernest Friderich...

Page 12 of March 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, March 1933


THE GRAND PRIX OF PAU MARCEL LEHOUX (BUGATTI) WINS OPENING RACE OF THE SEASON, SNOWSTORM MAKES CONDITIONS SEVERE. ROUND-THE-TOWN races have the advantage of being a concentrated test of the endurance of cars and drivers alike. At first regarded as" miniature" circuits, they have become recognised as placing a severe strain on engines, gears, transmission and brakes. First Monaco, then Nimes and...



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