Articles tagged Rosemeyer

Page 76 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, October 1994

Kay Petre - a tribute

The advertisement for my History of Brooklands says it is about "the days when men were men, which reflected their will to win". Maybe: but it is also about many women drivers, most of whom also did pretty well. I loved 'em all, metaphorically speaking, none more so than Mrs Kay Petre, who died recently. This petite, very attractive, dark-haired girl had her first taste of racing at Brooklands in...

Page 28 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 2006

Nigel Roebuck's Legends

Alboreto liked to win, of course, but his passion was for driving – for pleasure and success, not money The circumstances of Michele Alboreto’s death, like those of Bernd Rosemeyer’s, angered Roebuck, but driving was an addiction for the Italian and at 44 his passion was still too strong to let him stop As I drive, each July, from Frankfurt airport to Hockenheim, it is my invariable practice to...

Page 97 of August 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, August 2000

A German smokescreen

Auto-unions have been in the news recently. It was disappointing that the one which we hoped would be raced at the VSCC Donington Meeting did not appear, but Tom Wheatcroft took his 1939 A-U out of his Museum of Historic Racing Cars for it to be photographed on the Melbourne loop of the circuit, with Rosemeyer's son holding the Trophy with which his famous father was presented after he had won...

Page 37 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1990

Maserati V8 RI - Part Two

Maserati V8 RI Part Two LAST month we left all four V8 RI Maserati Grand Prix cars in the United States of America. They had proved totally uncompetitive in Grand Prix racing, unable to match the challenge of the W25 Mercedes-Benz and the V16 Auto Union, either in maximum speed or general performance. The two Frenchowned cars, that of Philippe Etancelin (4503) and "Raph" (4504) had taken part in...

Page 32 of July 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1935

THE FASTEST RACE IN THE WORLD

THE FASTEST RACE IN THE WORLD MERCEDES-BENZ TRIUMPHANT ONCE AGAIN IN THE CLASH WITH AUTO-UNION AND ALFA-ROMEO. FAGIOLI AVERAGES 148 M.P.H. CHIRON'S FINE DRIVE. THE Avus race was a renewal of the of the battle started at Tripoli, with the difference that the birnotore AlfaRomeos now had some experience and some satisfactory tyres. Tyres were again the deciding factor, but the shorter distances at...

Page 68 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 1990

A Study in Record Breaking

Motor car speed in the ultimate has always been represented by the prevailing position of what is conveniently called The Land Speed Record, but which is actually the current state of the officially timed world's flying-start kilometre or mile record, which since 1909 has had to constitute the mean of runs over one or other of these measured distances in both directions. Thus we have seen the...

Page 44 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, January 1979

Racing Driver -Racing Motorist

"He can be regarded as the leader of the latest type of racing-motorist created in the atmosphere of the track" - The Autocar writing about Percy Lambery in 1913. "Because road-racing is so entirely different from track-racing in any of its forms it is rare to find that anyone whose whole enthusiasm is centred about the very fast run of the Track can take quite the same interest in other branches...

Page 50 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, January 1980

Books for the New Year

"BMW — A History" by Halwart Schrader. Translated by Ron Wakefield. 392 pp. 11" x 9 3/4". (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP. £24.95.) This is a complete BMW history, from the origins of the famous Bavarian Company and its entry into the car market following aero-engine construction, with copies of the British Austin Seven, to the present-day models, right up to the BMW 635...

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