Articles tagged Wilhelm Werner

Page 4 of July 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, July 1930

THE GRAND PRIX d'ENDURANCE

THE GRAND PRIX d'ENDURANCE OVERWHELMING BRITISH VICTORY IN THE CLASSIC 24-HOUR RACE. Barnato's Bentley at full speed on the long straight down to Mulsanne. When on the afternoon of Sunday, 22nd June, Woolf Barnato drew up after his run of 24 hours at le Mans, Bentley had scored its fourth successive win in the Grand Prix d'Endurance. During the two rounds of the clock Barnato and Kidston had...

Page 40 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1982

The Sixty Mercedes

HAVING written a number of articles on different makes of sports-car, the last of which dealt with the 20 / 70 h.p. Crossley, the thought arose, which was the first sports-car? Several contenders come to mind, and have been cited by others — the 27 / 80 h.p. Prince Henry Austro-Daimler, the Prince Henry Vauxhall, the 15T Alfonso Hispano Suiza, even' the E-Type 30/98 Vauxhall itself. Yet all these...

Page 65 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1992

America Did It, Too

The French pioneered those great intercity road races at the turn of the century, which were terminated by the fatal accidents in the 1903 Paris-Madrid contest, causing it to be stopped at Bordeaux, but which continued over closed public-road circuits thereafter. It should not be forgotten. however, that America was not all that far behind France in organising a great road race. It took the form...

Page 56 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1973

Celebrating a Gordon Bennett Anniversary

"The true home of the motor-car is not in garage or workshop, showroom or factory, but on the open road. There it comes into its own, there it justifies itself, there it fulfils its true and appointed destiny."—A. B. Filson-Young in "The Complete Motorist" (Methuen, 1904). The 1903 Gordon Bennett race in Ireland was interesting, if not dramatic. Great Britain having, through the audacity of S. F...

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