Articles tagged Rudi Uhlenhaut

Page 93 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 2014

A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

Page 62 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, March 2014

Precious mettle

Rich in competition pedigree, even though it never raced, the Mercedes Uhlenhaut coupé has become one of the most fabled cars of all time. We were offered a stint at its helm – a rare but welcome privilegeWriter Andrew FrankelPhotographer James Lipman Sometimes a racing car can be so special it needs only to exist to ensure its place in history. With an impeccable provenance and pedigree and...

Page 95 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, July 1999

Stories of Uhlenhaut

I hope those who went to Donington on May 23 will think of Rudi Uhlenhaut, the engineer who was so much a part of the Mercedes-Benz racing organisation. Jenks told me when he was in Stuttgart he would chat with Uhlenhaut and have a fast run with him in the latest model. On one occasion Uhlenhaut thrashed a Mercedes over the mountains but on returning to Stuttgart slowed down to a sober pace. "...

Page 74 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 1971

Rumblings

Two great engineers.—Let us pay tribute to two great automobile engineers. At the end of July, Peter Wilks retired due to ill health from the position of Technical Director of the Rover Company. He held this post since 1964 and had served the dignified Solihull concern for over 20 years. His versatile achievements range from the creation of the now-so-popular Rover 2000, the Rover V8s, the...

Page 130 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 130, June 2009

What hue M-B's race transporter?

Mercedes-Benz’s historic car section has found itself in a pickle in recent months, trying to identify the precise shade of bright blue which was worn by its works team’s famous high-speed transporter during its brief reign in 1955. This magnificent special was built largely at the behest of racing director Alfred Neubauer and development engineer Rudi Uhlenhaut, and was powered by a slightly...

Page 76 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1972

Rumblings

• More about the Mexico.—Since we have been driving that enjoyable fun-car, the Ford Mexico, we have kept you advised of how it has served us and of the impressions formed. With the two-door Escort, labelled, incidentally, a 1600GT with no Mexico badge on it, coming to the end of this long-duration test, there is not much to add, because this Ford, for all its notable performance, has continued...

Page 67 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 2010

Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

Page 75 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 24 of November 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1967

The Editor's annual-Showtime Solioquy

The Editor's annual Showtime Soliloquy ANOTHER round of Motor Shows is over; another year has gone by. It has not been a particularly happy twelve months for motoring enthusiasts, for the 70-limit goes unrescinded, there is a 6o-m.p.h. limit on a road in the Midlands, breathalysers have been legalised, motor-racing has been milk-and-watered down, while petrol prices are forever going up. You may...

Page 84 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1996

A-Z Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

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