Articles tagged Richard von Frankenberg

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Lotus 20/22

With Formula Junior regaining popularity, now’s the time to invest in one of Colin Chapman’s creations. Which type will you go for?By Richard Heseltine It always was a catchy title. Fifty years young, Formula Junior is undergoing something of a renaissance, an under-the-radar second – or possibly third – coming with packed grids attracting newbies and old hands alike to entry-level historic...

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Continental notes

THE Commission Sportive Internationale, or C.N.I. for short, are the people who make decisions concerning motor racing and its kindred aspects of the sport. The C.S.I. have recently announced that the existing Formula One for Grand Prix racing, which limits engine capacity to 1,500 c.c. and minimum weight to 450 kilogrammes, will be extended for two years beyond its normal span. Originally laid...

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Silver polish

Michael Schumacher wasn't the first German GP star to make his name in a Mercedes sportscar. Hartmut Lehbrink reviews Wolfgang von Trips' early career The president of the Cologne Porsche Club, Dr Hanswilly Bemartz, addressed his letter to the omnipotent Mercedes team manager, Alfred Neubauer. It was dated January 5, 1955. In it he pointed out that "his charge" had just become German champion in...

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Hans on deck

In 1952 Hans Herrmann began racing with a humble Porsche 356. Eighteen years later he retired after winning at Le Mans in a thunderous 917. He recalls the many highs and lows of his career with Chris Nixon It is one of motor racing’s enduring images – a BRM P25 cartwheeling down the track shedding components, one being the driver, who appears to be kneeling on the road, watching calmly over his...

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Doug Nye

When racing went Caracas Maserati was on the verge of a world title – and total financial meltdown. A dramatic race in Venezuela cost it the former and guaranteed the latter If you thought the recent Japanese Grand Prix was incident-packed and chaotic, November 3 this year will mark the half-century since a really incident-packed and chaotic endurance race decided the Sports Car World...

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Porsche Motoring

Some Reflections After 30,000 Miles With a "Damen" Before becoming too deeply involved in the question of driving a Porsche it might be as well to pay a quick visit to the factory and find out something about the cars. Situated on the north-west edge of Stuttgart, a mere three minutes from an autobahn, this small factory is entirely new, the old one having been damaged and requisitioned by...

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The pleasures of the closed road

Racing on public roads, although an endangered species, at least survives for motorcycles on the Isle of Man and in Ireland. In continental Europe it’s pretty much confined these days to Spa and Belgium, but of course during the 1950s – at least until the trauma of 1955’s Le Mans disaster saw almost every Government rewriting circuit safety rules – likely-looking loops of public road were closed...

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Looking back with Peter Arundell

On June 2nd Ivan Capelli won the Monaco GP support race and so, according to motor racing lore, is likely to be seen one day in F1. On June 7th the man who dominated the race in the early sixties left England to start a new business and a new life in the States. A driver of brilliant gifts, he graduated to F1, strung together a series of placings, survived a near-fatal accident, fought his way...

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Picking up the thread

There’s over half a century between these Porsche Spyders, yet they are linked by more than a badge. The genetic strands which connect them are fine, hard to see at first, but, as Chris Harris discovers from the driving seat, they’re strong too Photography: David L F Smith The announcement in 2005 that Porsche would in the next year return to sports car racing with a purpose-built prototype met...

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Book reviews

"Porsche — Past and Present" by Denis Jenkinson. 208 pp. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". (Gentry Books Ltd., 15 Pont Street, London, SW1X 9EN. £10.95.) This book is rather a surprise, as it follows a series started by Rivers-Fletcher and the title of which was the idea of his secretary. We have already reviewed Rivers' two delightful personal studies of MG and Bentley experiences past and present and look...

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