Articles tagged Umberto Maglioli

Page 135 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 135, May 2012

Around the Houses

Gooding and Company Very often 'star lots' fail to sell. There's sometimes too much hype surrounding the car in question and potential buyers are scared off with high estimates. Gooding didn't suffer any such problems in Amelia Island on March 9. The 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder, which we featured in last month's magazine, set a new world record for a 917, an in fact for a Porsche, when it sold...

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Credit where it's overdue

Nino Vaccarella is remembered as a Targa Florio specialist, when in fact he won all the big events in sports car racing’s golden age By Michael Oliver We’d wager that Nino Vaccarella wouldn’t immediately spring to mind if you were asked to draw up a list of great sports car racers. A Targa Florio specialist surely, we hear you say, a one-trick pony. But consider this: Vaccarella is one of only...

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Lancia Racing - A New Power In The Land

Ever since the introduction of the Aurelia series the Lancia firm have showed a noticeable interest in competitions, supporting private owners and entering factory cars for rallies and open-road timed events. When the Gran Turismo Aurelia was evolved this interest increased enormously, special works versions were soon built and the touring category of the Mille Miglia, Tour of Sicily and such...

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Too good for their own good?

It was Italy's dream team - Ascari, Jano, Lancia. The car looked sensational. Success seemed guaranteed. But the project ended in tragedy and thwarted ambition, as Chris Nixon explains Early in 1954, Motorsport enthusiasts found themselves looking at photographs of two new Grand Prix cars so startlingly different in appearance that it was hard to believe they had been built for the same Formula....

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Porsche's hottest numbers

In 60 years the Stuttgart firm has produced some glorious cars. Picking the 10 best models would be tricky enough, but the 10 best individual chassis? Time to turn to a true Porsche expert… By Michael Cotton There was a time when I did not care for Porsches at all. There, heresy confessed! My school exercise books were covered in drawings of Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix cars, beautiful front-...

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Letter from Europe

[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., Before leaving Spain on a recent trip I made a detour down to Sitges, just south of Barcelona, to look at the disused concrete banked track. The man in the Tourist Office did not cotton on when I asked about it in English, even though his English was quite good, and...

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Share delight

50 years ago, Vanwall achieved the first all-British Formula 1 victory, in the British GP. The win was shared by Stirling Moss and his team-mate – who tells us exclusively about that day By Tony Brooks Those last 10 laps were exhausting. I was checking the rev counter, listening anxiously to the engine’s note, changing gear with exaggerated care, braking a little earlier and giving the cars I was...

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The 39th Targa Floria youth to the fore

This year, the age old Targa Florio took on a new lease of life as it became an event counting for the manufacturers' world championship of sportscars. With the situation very open between Jaguar; Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz, the race took on the position of the final decision for the honours in this championship. Mercedes-Benz went to Sicily in full force, while Ferrari did the best they could...

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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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¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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