Articles tagged Targa Florio

Page 102 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, May 2014

Anniversary waltz

The Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy will be a feature of the Donington Historic Festival in May. As the event approaches, we gathered a select group of eligible, inter-war carsWriter: Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer: Mitch Pashavair We had a flag to wave and had to decide where to wave it. This magazine has been reporting on cars and racing for nine decades, during which progress in...

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Targa Florio

It was more than a race: It was a passion, a passion so strong that it still burns today. Paul Fearnley is swept off his feet by it, 23 years after the final chequer. A straight. After the innumerable (832 if you really must know) twists and turns, it's a straight that sticks in my mind. Odd that. And it's not the four-mile, aching-aim-flexing, crotch strap-readjusting, gauge-checking blind out...

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The Colonel's little trooper

Ferrari’s Dino-badged ‘F2 sports car’ fired Col Ronnie Hoare’s enthusiasm, but this battle was lost before it began Nissan has one. Toyota has one. Mercedes has one. Sub-brands, we call them now, where the manufacturer can create a fresh image for one section of its produce. Ferrari too had one, long before Infiniti, Lexus and Maybach were created (or revived in the latter case). Only Ferrari’s...

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44th Targa Florio

A Porsche day Palermo, Sicily, May 8th. After carrying on the traditions of his uncle, the one and only Vicenzo Florio, so successfully last year, Vicenzo Paladino once again took on the responsibility of organising the Targa Florio, the forty-fourth in the series. From first sight the list of 77 entries looked as though a straight fight between Ferrari and Porsche would ensue, for both factories...

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Lancia Aurelia

Far more than just an elegant tourer, the B20 GT defines an era when the Italian marque was known for groundbreaking engineering and superior build quality By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons Time was when Lancia had its own unique style and disdained convention. Its cars were often inordinately beautiful or, at the very least, resonantly elegant in their thinking. None more so...

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Red carpet treatment

Being let loose on the Mille Miglia with one of Mercedes' greatest assets was an honour if slightly blush-making Fifty-four years ago I first saw a picture of Mercedes' 300SLR Coupe. I thought then it was absolutely gorgeous. Nothing has changed. When I was invited to drive the second of these two magnificent cars during the recent Mille Miglia Retro my natural reflex was "That's a wonderful...

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Britain is Supreme in International Motor-Cycle Racing

C. Posthumus reminds us that Britain is Supreme in International Motor-Cycle Racing A survey of our past and present success in the Two-Wheeler Field, in which, for example, since the Kaiser War British motor-cycles have won the 500-c.c. French Grand Prix no fewer than sixteen times. In search of a distinctive British motor-racing feat, we can quote Segrave's victory with the Sunbeam in the 1923...

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A History of the Lancia

By K. Foeman Behind most technically advanced cars, there is usually one man who nurtures the design from an idea germinating in his mind, through the difficult days after the model is first launched on the market, to its ultimate commercial success. Although to every designer his assistants are indispensable, with certain notable exceptions, great cars are not the work of design teams, but the...


January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.



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