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Having emerged from the ordeal of the Mille Miglia with full marks for reliability, the new type 308 Alfa-Romeo engine will not be altered very much for Grand Prix racing. It is a modified version of the famous 2.9-litre engine of which there are several specimens in England, with a bore of 68 mm. and a stroke of 69 mm., giving a cubic...
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Following my remarks about the alterations being made to the Rheims circuit, comes the news that the Nurburg Ring is to be considerably modified during the intervening months before the 1939 season starts. The German authorities are of the opinion that some of the corners and curves as they stand at present are not suited to the speeds attained by...
A grand prix track was a tricky thing to fit into the principality of Monaco, but Antony Noghes's drive made it happen, and in 1929 the most glamorous motor race in the world was born Words: Mark Hughes
A magician by the name of Antony Noghes once conjured a race track from the thin air of dreams and punctured pride. It was a trick that astonished the racing world, for he was limited by a tiny...
THE TARGA FLORIO
VICTORY FOR NU VOLARI WITH HIS ALFA ROMEO AFTER LONG DUEL WITH ACHILLE VARSI
ON A BUGATTI.
TAZIO NUVOLARI, driving one of the new 2,300 c.c. straight-eight Alfa-Romeo racing cars won the twenty-second race for the Targa Florio which was run over the Long Madonie Circuit in Sicily on Sunday, 10th May. Second place was captured by Borzac.chini on one of the older model 1,750 c.c. 6...
News from the main auction houses around the world
— Artcurial —
Retromobile is once again upon us and Artcurial will be holding its annual sale on Friday February 8. The 'Star of the Show' label will no doubt go to the 1936 Talbot T150C (above), which raced at Le Mans on four occasions and in the Mille Miglia once. Artcurial seems to think it will attract plenty of interest and has placed a £1-1...
Luigi Chinetti Jr may be the only racing driver in the world who downplays his results, and the other colourful elements of a varied life. But then, he only finished fifth at Le Mans..
By Richard Heseltine
This clearly is not a yes-man. Warm, animated and quick to laugh, Luigi Chinetti Jr is winningly indiscreet. He has just voiced his opinions on the (over)usage of the Cavallino Rampante on...
The passing of Rene Dreyfus is certainly sad. A great driver and person he was! I still have an ashtray from Le Chanteclair.
Rene raced later than 1952. In 1955 he drove for SH (Wacky) ArnoIt in the ArnoIt-Bristol team at Sebring land maybe in 1956, too). I was only present in 1955, as reserve driver.
We shall miss the man.
IW Stephenson, Menominee, Michigan, USA.
…Louis Chiron used all three to schmooze his way into the favours of the wealthy Americans who gave him the chance to race for Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz. He was quick, too. Words: Mark Hughes Photo: AC de Monaco, LAT
Louis Chiron came to prominence and flourished in that period of grand prix racing when the big manufacturers had largely abandoned it to specialist equipes and freelance...
Few motor racing battles have such enduring appeal as those between Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union. It was arguably the most courageous chapter in Grand Prix history, and Bernd Rosemeyer became its very essence writer Nigel Roebuck
Thirty years ago I wrote a column for Autosport about Bernd Rosemeyer, long dead before I was born, yet the figure of legend who first captured my imagination,...
The European war has left Indianapolis with the only important race in the world this year and international interest will be concentrated upon it. There are certain to be many foreign cars entered, although the entries or names of drivers are not yet available.
The cars which were driven by Rene Dreyfus and Rene LeBegue last year, entered by Mrs. Lucy O'Reilly Schell, wealthy French-American,...