Articles tagged Tazio Nuvolari

Page 100 of November 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, November 2018

Glimpse of genius

Eighty years ago this month Tazio Nuvolari competed in his first major race on the British mainland. It proved to be a unique experience for all who were there He was, according to Ferdinand Porsche, “the greatest driver of the past, present and future,” but racing fans in Britain had surprisingly few chances to witness the singular brilliance of Tazio Nuvolari. The Italian competed twice in the...

Page 22 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1932

1932 IN RETROSPECT

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...

Page 34 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1934

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News Racing in "the Bois." In the French sporting calendar for 1935 there appears an entry, "Circuit des Lacs," on June 9th. Enquiry as to the locality of this race has produced the statement that the lakes referred to are the lakes of the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. The idea is to run a road race in the Bois, and the organization will be under the control of the A.C. de l'...

Page 36 of October 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1932

THE CIRCUIT OF GAROUPE

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...

Page 10 of September 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, September 1933

GETTING READY THIRTY THERE FOR R.A.C.EVENT.

GETTING READY FOR THE T.T. RACE THIRTY THREE FOR R.A.C. EVENT. NUVOLARI TO DRIVE AN M.G. MAGNETTE. ENTRIES for the Tourist Trophy Race to be run by the R.A.C. over the Ards circuit, Belfast, on September 2nd have closed with a total of thirtythree. A last minute event of outstanding iMportance has been the nomination of the famous Italian driver, Tazio Nuvolari, to pilot the M.G. Magnette entered...

Page 87 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, December 1999

The GP that never was

The GP that never was THE ANNIVERSARY OF ME 1939 DONINGTON Grand Prix that was never held, because war had intervened, was remembered by a news item from the Donington GP Collection, reminding us that but for Hitler this important race would have been held on September 30th 1939. By August 20th Max Seiler, head of the Mercedes Benz racing organisation, had sent in entries for three of the 2962cc...

Page 51 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1981

Some Eyston Papers

A Glimpse Behind the Pre-War Record-Breaking Scene I have always had the greatest admiration for the late Capt. G. E. T. Eyston, OBE who although he achieved considerable success as a racing driver, made record-breaking his main activity (see Motor Sport for October, 1974). Some fascinating glimpses behind the scenes have come to light in the form of letters and papers left by Ernest Eldridge,...

Page 30 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1938

TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION

TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION IMMENSE CROWDS SPECTATE AT A THRILLING RACE. LANG (MERCEDES-BENZ) AND SEAMAN (MERCEDES-BENZ) SECOND AND THIRD. WELL, the Crisis blew nicely away and the German teams returned to Donington for the postponed Formula Grand Prix, run on October 22nd instead of on October 1st. It was easily the greatest British race ever held. It was started by...

Page 66 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 2012

The Maverick who refused to play the game

H e was racing’s blue-eyed boy: effortless speed, natural confidence, a Grand Prix driver at 19. Mike Thackwell had talent to throw away – and that’s what he did, to go surfing instead. If you knew him then, you would not know him now. He is a different man in a different world. A maverick, intellectually restless, a loner, blessed from birth with a prodigious talent. A man of many and complex...

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THE PRIX ROYAL OF ROME.

THE PRIX ROYAL OME. GRAND SLAM FOR MASERATI ON THE NEW LITTORIO TRACK. ERNESTO MASERATI, the younger brother of the manufacturer, won the " Reale Premio " (an untranslateable phrase) of Rome, which was run on Sunday, 7th June, on the new Littorio track near the Italian capital, which was described in "MOTOR SPORT" some months ago. The day was a great one for Maserati, for Ren.e Dreyfus, driving...

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