Articles tagged Vega

Page 31 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 2014

Auctions

RM Auctions/Sothebys @New York November 21 Art of the Automobile $62.8m sold in two hours 16 of 31 lots achieved over $1m 11 cars achieved world record prices, including: 1964 Ferrari 250LM, Class winner at Daytona, 1968: $14.3m 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet: $7.2m 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder: $4.5m Other notable cars: 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Competition’ Berlinetta Special: $7m...

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Can-Am 1970

Laguna Seca The Castrol Grand Prix, the ninth round of this year's Can-Am series was run at the challenging Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, California, and marked the first time this season that all the main contenders appeared at the same time. In addition to Denis Hulme and Peter Gethin in the works McLaren M8Ds, Chris Amon was making his second appearance in the works STP March 707, BRM had...

Page 64 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1966

Gallic Luxury

The Peugeot 404 KF2 Pininfarina Coupe It is always a pleasure to drive a Peugeot and recently this was extended to trying the 404 KF2 fuel-injection Pininfarina coupe. French manufacturers have turned their backs on luxury motoring since the war, except for the American-engined Face! Vega, a lesson perhaps for those who seek to restrict automobile development through taxation! The Peugeot 404 KF2...

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Earls Court 1963

This year's Motor Show has been one of the best ever as far as new models are concerned and the record crowds pouring into Earls Court has been an obvious reflection of the great activity in the Motor Industry. The popular newspapers talk about the "Star of the Show," and this year it must be the Rover 2000, which is a complete breakaway from previous Rover practice. As we found in our road-test...

Page 62 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 2010

Pedro's Twin Peaks

The Mexican's too-brief career reached a high at Spa and Brands in 1970 I met Pedro Rodriguez de la Vega just once, although I watched him with huge enthusiasm from the spectator areas for the last couple of years of a career that ended, abruptly and tragically, when he crashed Swiss entrant Herbert Muller's Ferrari 512M in a minor-league Interserie sports car race at the Norisring on July 11,...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters "Babs" returns to Pendine In conjunction with the opening of their new Community Hall, Pendine Community Council persuaded Owen Wyn-Owen to bring the 27-litre Liberty-engined Thomas Special "Babs" back to Pendine, so that it could make a memorial run along the famous sands, fifty years to the day on which J.G. Parry Thomas was killed there. When the car...

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Foreign car concessionaires

In this last part of our series on concessionaires of foreign cars we deal with American and German Ford, B.M.W. and Renault, bringing the number of concerns dealt with in this four-part series to eighteen. We approached twenty-five importers of foreign cars, leaving seven who are not represented in this series. The concessionaires for D.A.F. and Facel Vega and American General Motors products...

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Anglo-French Monica

London breeding for France's new prestige car A collection of railway arches in Hammersmith may be thought the most unlikely location for the development of France's first craftsman-built prestige car since the demise of the Face! Vega. Yet here in these dark, Victorian caverns Monica, as she is named, perhaps less romantically than Monique, has undergone a seven year gestation period, hopefully...

Page 77 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, September 1997

Commander Glen Kidston, R.N.

He won Bentley's last Le Mans, survived a shipwreck, a submarine that sank, a plane crash and was killed aged 31. Bill Boddy tells his story Commander Glen Kidston is best remembered as one of the legendary 'Bentley Boys' of pre-war days. Those wealthy, glamorous drivers of the big green cars that upheld British prestige abroad, particularly at Le Mans, where they won five times and got front-...

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Rob Walker and "Mr Quiet-Man"

R.R.C. Walker replies to the letter in last month's issue:— There seems to be some indignation over the "Ford quieter than the Jaguar" advertisement that I did and certain readers feel that I have hurt Jaguar's name, sold the Country down the river and tarnished my own good name. Although I am deeply grateful that anyone takes the trouble to be concerned about this affair, and my name in...

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