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This month in

1994 A crowd of 20,000 witness Gabriele Tarquini (above) win the BTCC season-opener at Thruxton. Emerson Fittipaldi takes CART honours at Phoenix. Michael Schumacher wins Pacific GP. Roland Ratzenberger killed in qualifying at Imola. 1984 Niki Lauda scores 20th GP win in South Africa (above), beating McLaren team-mate Alain Prost. Mike Thackwell wins European F2 season-opener at Thruxton. His...

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Sterling silver

To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

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The Corse of true love

…never did run smooth between garagista Enzo Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Yet their turbulent partnership through the 1930s laid the bedrock of the Ferrari legend Writer Paul Fearnley A chill March day yet his car is naked: tubes, wires, rivets. He’s road-tested bare chassis before. That, though, was a long time ago, and this is momentously different. In suit, shirt and tie, he, never the most agile,...

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1932 IN RETROSPECT. A SUMMARY OF THE YEAR'S ACTIVITIES AND TENDENCIES By HAROLD NOCKOLDS IN spite of conditions of world economic depression motor racing in 1932 has enjoyed a more widespread popularity than in any year since the Great War. Prom the public point of view this can be accounted for to a certain extent by the apparent paradox that the less money people are earning, and the larger the...

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Grand Prix THE visitation of the German team to this country last year has had a very far-reaching effect on enthusiasm in this country. Even those who were already well versed in motoring speed find that their interest in Brooklands racing and sprint events is now supplemented by a keen appreciation of the activities of Continental ace-drivers, and such folk find no difficulty now in associating...

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THE CIRCUIT OF GAROUPE BENOIT WINS KEENLY CONTESTED RACE. LISTER KILLED IN PRACTICE, THE Juan-les-Pins Rally, organised by the A.C. Antibes, culminated in a motor race held over the Circuit of Garoupe. At first it was decided to run the two classes, unlimited and up to 1500 c.c. at the same time, but owing to the heavy entry list this idea was abandoned, and the classes were staged as separate...

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k 130fitIERGES A Chance Encounter. GOOD fortune is all the more pleasing when it is unexpected. I was having dinner the other night with quite a large party, but during the meal had been placed between two rather unresponsive neighbours. After the ladies had left the room I got talking to a Russian who had been sitting further down the table, and asked him if he knew anything about the motoring...

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GREAT RAC] BE (Continue7i (rot KG MAR MET QUES Novemther issue) Before many weeks were past, however, the 44-litre Bentley took its first honours in a French 24-hour race. A contest of this nature was held on the road circuit at Montlhery on 15th August. The "44 " appeared as the single representative of the marque. Competition was not very keen, and driven by Clement and Duller it scored an easy...

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Book reviews

"Autocar Road Tests, Spring 1962." 81 pp, 113/4 in x 71/2 in. Soft covers. (Rifle Books Ltd, Dorset House, Stamford Street, London SE1. 7/6d). These reprints of road-test reports that have appeared in the Autocar are a valuable source of reference to salesmen, engineers and students of design and a means of many hours' enjoyable reading to motoring enthusiasts. This Spring Edition carries 39 such...

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More about Mercedes

The Editor Pens an Appreciation of the Dr. Ferdinand Porsche Cars in the 100th Anniversary Year of this Great Engineer There can be no IFs or BUTs in motor racing. It may be said that Bugatti, or Lotus, or some other make, has won more races than any other. This does not necessarily prove that make to be superior, only that it has had a greater opportunity of winning. Agreed, if make "A" and make...



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