Articles tagged Romeo Tipo

Page 142 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, May 2014

More than a fairey tale

How ingenuity turned an elderly Alfa Romeo into an unlikely, high-speed star of the 1930s Chris Staniland raced both motorcycles and cars while working as chief test pilot for Fairey Aviation. He drove an elderly 2.9 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto cared for by Chertsey motor engineer J S Worters. Staniland knew High Duty Alloys and Col Devereux (see left) through both flying and racing, and in 1936...

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Dream garage

What we’d blow the budget on this month William LoughranRolls-Royce Phantom II Impressive 1932 Freestone & Webb two-seat drophead with dickey on Continental chassis. Unusually well proportioned for a big two-seater, and in extremely good shape £POA, www.williamloughran.co.uk RMDAlfa-Romeo Tipo 33/3 Rare to see one of Alfa’s great sports-racers for sale. Driven by de Adamich, Pescarolo and van...

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Matters of Moment

Matters of Moment The Birmingham Grand Prix THE organisers of the Chequer Bitter Classic, the parade of racing cars and drivers around the streets of Birmingham, have called the event "The Greatest Free Show on Earth". No motor racing enthusiast who attended could possibly disagree. Fangio in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, Moss in a Maserati 250F, Brooks in a Vanwall, de Graffenried in an Alfa Romeo...

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A Rarity

Last month brief mention was made of a demonstration run by 'Mike Sparken' in a Tipo 158/159 Alfa Romeo at the Vintage Sports Car Club's Silverstone meeting, and needless to say there was a lot more behind that simple statement of fact than was apparent. In the first place, unless my memory is playing me false, it was the first time an 'Alfetta' has been in action in Great Britain since 1951,...

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European letter

[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., After motoring about on the highly efficient German and Belgian motorways and eating at the clinical and rather plastic motorway food stops, it was rather pleasant to return to France where you don't have to use the Autoroutes, leaving them to those people who are in a hurry. Meandering across France on...

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Goodwood Revival 2010

Tom Kristensen starred on his racing debut at this year’s Revival, there were tributes to John Surtees and BRM, plus a supermarket like no other… Just when you think the Revival can’t offer anything new, the team at Goodwood throws in another attraction or race that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The 2010 Goodwood Revival was another weekend of fantastic racing, stunning cars, period...

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Hamilton's day in the sun

Lewis celebrating his British GP win with the crowd at Goodwood was just one highlight of another superb Festival of Speed. Here follow some of the others Lord March couldn’t have asked for more. Just seven days after that brilliant wet-weather win in the British Grand Prix here was Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, eager to meet his adoring public and bask in the deserved glory...

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Reviews

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33: the Development and Racing History by Peter Collins and Ed McDonough ISBN 1904788 718 published by Veloce. £39.99 About time. Porsche and Ferrari sports-prototypes have all had umpteen texts dedicated to them: some of them are actually quite good. Even Matra has been (deservedly) celebrated, although most texts are in French or, worse, Franglais. But it's taken until now for...

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"Historic Racing Cars, 1907-60."

"Historic Racing Cars, 1907-60." Illustrated by George A. Oliver. Commentary by Laurence Pomeroy. 38 pp. 10 1/5 in. x 15 1/8 in. (Hugh Evelyn Limited, 9, Fitzroy Street, London, W.1. 45s.) Having cleared the decks, we struggled to unfold this lavish book, the eighth of a series, which measures over 2 1/2 ft. when spread out and is a difficult possession to store in the average-size flat and...

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Letter to readers

A Little History Dear Reader, In 1989 Maurice Hamilton wrote a readable and straightforward history of the British Grand Prix, going back to the first race to carry that title. It was a race held on an artificial road-type circuit laid out on the Brooklands Motor Course and organised by our Royal Automobile Club in 1926. The following year the RAC again organised a British Grand Prix at...

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