Articles tagged Tavoni

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Looking back with Paul Frere

Just occasionally, to keep a sense of perspective over the subject about which they are writing, motoring journalists try their hand at active motor ,racing. Some in recent years have achieved a fair degree of prowess in saloon car racing categories (including one of our number at Standard House) while others have contented themselves to "dip their feet" from time to time, usually retiring a...

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45th Targa Florio

An exciting motor race Palermo, Sicily, April 30th. This year the Automobile Club of Palermo took over the organisation of the Targa Florio, carrying on all the splendid traditions of this fantastic old race, and while the circuit and conditions and racing were of the usual wild and woolly nature, the paperwork organisation behind the event was greatly improved. The Little Madonie circuit, of 72...

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The real Italian job

It was David versus Goliath when a Mini was entered against the Ferraris on the 1962 Targa Florio. And the tiny British car won fans all over Sicily. Bernard Cahier tells the tale When the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally took place, I asked Paddy Hopkirk, one of the works drivers, if he would be kind enough to bring me a kilo of fresh caviar since he was starting that year in Minsk. Paddy promised that he...

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Modern times

Formula One is more comfortable expressing optimism about the future than nostalgia about the past It prefers looking ahead to looking back. No sooner had the chequered flag at Suzuka signalled the end of the 2001 season than the circus was washing its hands of the old year with a palpable sense of relief. Now the racing weeklies are full of stories about Felipe Massa, the 20year-old Brazilian...

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1960s

Clark and Lotus define an era of brilliant innovation and driving skill. But it is also a deadly decade, prompting Stewart to begin his safety crusadeBy Eoin Young Formula 1 changed forever during the 1960s, as did the world. Front engines were finally phased out. Enzo Ferrari finished with his heroic front-engined cars at the end of the 1960 season – and immediately snatched the world title in ’...

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The First Grand Prix of the United States

Sebring, December 12th At 22 years and 104 days old, Bruce McLaren became Formula 1's youngest race winner, a record that stood until 2003 Photo: Motorsport Images The first Grande Epreuve to be held on United States soil was organised by Alec Ulmann of the Automobile Racing Club of Florida at his semi-aerodrome-cum-road circuit, at Sebring in Florida. The circuit, which is 5.2 miles round,...

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Looking back with Phil Hill

One of the most regular features of the past twenty-five years' Grand Prix racing has been the periodic rise and fall of Ferrari fortunes, peaks of success being relatively few and far between since the advent of the 1-1/2 -litre unsupercharged Formula One at the start of 1961. With the Italian team currently enjoying a welcome renaissance with its flat 12-cylinder 312B3s, a visit to Dijon-...

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XI Gran Premio Siracusa

  An unbelievable race Siracusa, Sicily, April 25th. This year the Siracusa Grand Prix was held on the unusual day of Tuesday, it being a public holiday in Sicily to celebrate their liberation in the last war. Having it on this day also meant that a number of drivers and cars that had competed at Aintree the previous Saturday could be flown over to compete in the Grand Prix. The first practice...

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"He never knew the meaning of fear" – Denis Jenkinson

Fifty years after his death, Jean Behra is still remembered by his contemporaries as one of Grand Prix racing’s bravest souls By Nigel Roebuck Back in June 1980 I interviewed Patrick Depailler at Brands Hatch. He was a lovely fellow, a man out of his time, I always felt, very much a throwback to motor racing’s heroic age. At the time tennis was fashionable in Formula 1 circles, and often at...

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