Articles tagged Rex Mays

Page 103 of November 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, November 2011

Iron man made in Indy

His dominant win in a heat-stricken Indianapolis 500 confirmed Bill Vukovich as one of US racing’s greatest stars – and helped usher in the roadster era When the flag waved to start the 1953 Indianapolis 500 it was already an infernally hot and humid day with the temperature in the mid-30s centigrade. At the time part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still paved in the original bricks,...

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Brands Hatch Mystery

Sir, My friend, his wife, my wife and I are frequent visitors to Brands Hatch. At least once a month during the season we take four seats in the Grandstand. On June 3rd the Grand Prix of Europe was announced. At 0940 on the 4th, I telephoned Brands to book four tickets etc. The answer was "No", the forms had not yet been received from the printers, however one would be sent to me. On June 9th the...

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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...

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Recent results

Unfortunately, reports of Tripoli and Indianapolis were crowded out of the issues in which they should have appeared, but for those who keep their back copies for reference purposes, here are the results in brief. ..-Litre Tripoli G.P. Ntivolari withdrew his works Maserati as not potent enough to win. Villoresi's Maserati led for one lap and then Farina's improved straight-eight AlfaRomeo led. On...

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Cummings Shatters Diesel Records.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH Cummings Shatters Diesel Records. Bill Cummings, winner of the Indianapolis race last year and national AAA -champion, set a new record for oil burning machines at Daytona Beach, March 1st, at an average speed of 137.195 -miles per hour. Earlier in the week Cummings had raced 133.023 miles per hour to break the mark set up by...

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Reports of Recent Events

Grand Prix De Bruxelles This Formula II (not "B" as some would have it) race was a battle between the G.P.-type Ferraris with the sports V12 2-litre engines installed, the 1,430-c.c. Simcas, the 2-litre Veritas cars and O. Moore's O.B.M. Moore made the fastest practice lap in the first session, in heavy rain, but retired in the race itself. The G.P. Ferrari chassis is apparently better suited to...

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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...

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Rex Mays Wins at Ascot.

NEWS FROM AMERICA BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIWETFIER-SMITH Rex Mays Wins at Ascot. THE sensational 22-year old , Rex Mays, driving his neat little Hispano Special, has displaced Ernie Triplett in the contest for the Pacific South West A.A.A. Championship, and has gained a most popular position with the thousands of motor race lovers in California. Mays captured three races during...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. LOUIE MEYER WINS ASCOT ROAD RACE AND OAKLAND 250-MILES CLASSIC WITHIN A WEEK— INDIANAPOLIS HUMS WITH PRE-RACE ACTIVITY. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIVVETHER-SMITH THE 1928-29-33 National Racing Champion, Louie Meyer, has inaugurated his 1934 season with two brilliant victories in long, gruelling stock car races in California. Meyer was fourth in his first start of the...



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