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VeloceToday for April 15, 2014

by pete on April 15, 2014

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Fiat 1100 S Mille Miglia model. Produced by an Italian firm, INCAP in 1948. The model is 14 cm in length. It is very rare, never seen before and is in like-new condition and comes with the original box. Click on the small photo to see the car and box. Contact info@du-commerce.nl

Lancia Aurelia B 20 GT. Third Series, 1953 Engine: B20 3201 Chassis : B20 2923 Imported to Uruguay in the 1950s and used in a few races, reportedly driven by Juan Carlos Gutiérrez and dismantled. It was completely restored beginning in the mid-eighties and finished three years ago. Click photo for more details. Contact:julioberges@gmail.com

Alfa 1600 Sprint and Spider Instruction Book. Public no. 838-12/1963 (1500) R. Original, excellent to mint condition; spine is not broken, appears as new. Slight fraying on edge of Electrical diagram where it protrudes from the edge of the book. 80 pages, printed for US market cars. $500 or best offer. Click photo to see larger image. 1600 Giulia TI instruction book also available, good condition. Other interesting Alfa parts also for sale. Contact:vack@cox.net

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Armando De Martino at start of the Coppa Vesuvio, Naples, hillclimb event in the spring 1959. Standing behind the Autosud is Gioacchino Rosa Rosa.

For almost a half century, Gioacchino Rosa Rosa, of Naples, Italy, believed that the three Formula Juniors he designed and built in 1958-59 were lost to the ages.

Imagine, then, his surprise and gratification when he found, through the marvels of the Internet and VeloceToday that in fact two Autosud Formula Juniors were still in existence and highly prized by their owners. In 2006, for VeloceToday, Mr. Rosa Rosa detailed the full story of the Autosuds, the first Formula Juniors to be designed with four wheel independent suspension. Here is his remarkable story. [click to continue…]

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The Automotive Art of Alexis Kow

by pete on April 15, 2014

Kow's work capture the spirit of the times as well as the automobile itself.

By Gijsbert-Paul Berk

Alexis Kow was born in 1900 near St. Petersburg in Russia as Alexis Kojewnikow, sometimes spelled Kogeynikow. His grandfather was a famous neurologist who discovered a treatment for a rare form of epilepsy, today still known as the Kogeynikow Syndrome. In 1915, his father, a writer, journalist and globetrotter, who spoke seven languages, became so worried about the political situation in his homeland that he decided to send young Alexis to a boarding school in Lausanne to learn French and other foreign languages. [click to continue…]

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The Renault Alpine A220

by pete on April 15, 2014

Le Mans 1969, from left:#31 Alpine A220-1731(1968)for Jean-Pierre Nicolas- Jean-Luc Thérier, #29 Alpine A220-1736(1969) for Patrick Depailler-Jean-Pierre Jabouille, #30 Alpine A220-1734 (1969) for Henri Grandsire- Jean-Claude Andruet

Story by Roberto Motta
Historic images courtesy Renault Communications

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In the 1960s, thanks to the financial support of Renault, Alpine created several cars with which it managed to win the class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Alpine M63, M64, M65 and A210 were particularly competitive and reliable enough to obtain class victories numerous times as well as do well in the energy performance and index performance awards. [click to continue…]

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Tour Auto 2014 Begins in Paris

by pete on April 15, 2014


250GT-Boano

1957 Ferrari 250 Boano of Ludwig Willisch and Norbert Schwitz Koep from Germany alongside the 1963 250 Lusso of Eric Hamoniau an Arnaud Dernoncour from France.

Photos by Jonathan Sharp
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My alarm clock seems to be permanently set to 3.30 am, this being the start time of most of my recent trips abroad. This time it was set so as I could catch the Eurostar (so much more civilized than flying) to Paris to take a look at the cars entered in this year’s Tour Auto. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for April 8 2014

by pete on April 8, 2014

Our SIX Features This Week

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Alfa 1600 Sprint and Spider Instruction Book. Public no. 838-12/1963 (1500) R. Original, excellent to mint condition; spine is not broken, appears as new. Slight fraying on edge of Electrical diagram where it protrudes from the edge of the book. 80 pages, printed for US market cars. SS instruction book sold for $400; looking for best offer over $500 by April 11. Click photo to see larger image. 1600 Giulia TI instruction book also available, good condition. Contact:vack@cox.net

Lancia Aurelia B 20 GT. Third Series, 1953 Engine: B20 3201 Chassis : B20 2923 Imported to Uruguay in the 1950s and used in a few races, reportedly driven by Juan Carlos Gutiérrez and dismantled. It was completely restored beginning in the mid-eighties and finished three years ago. Click photo for more details. Contact:julioberges@gmail.com

Classic Lancia Posters by famed artist Mark Stehrenberger. Offered in two sizes and prices: 12×20″ or 17×22″, both on hi-quality thick watercolor paper. S&H extra. Contact us at 1. 805.280.5849 (CA) orstehrenber@yahoo.comClick pic to enlarge.

Fiat 1100 S Mille Miglia model. Produced by an Italian firm, INCAP in 1948. The model is 14 cm in length. It is very rare, never seen before and is in like-new condition and comes with the original box. Click on the small photo to see the car and box. Contact info@du-commerce.nl

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Mercedes-Benz celebrated their 120 years of Motorsport with a spectacular display of open-wheel race cars, from the early French Grand Prix winning car of 1914 to the recent Mercedes-powered Formula One McLarens.

Story and Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt
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The Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany is perhaps the biggest world fair for classic cars. That is the reason why the German automobile manufacturers are represented with large historic booths, like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and BMW. [click to continue…]

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Jason Nichols 1926 Bugatti Type 37 in turn 4.

Story and Photos by Vince Johnson
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The Victorian Historic Racing Register has been presenting Australia’s Phillip Island Classic since 1990 and it was fitting that the event’s 25th anniversary celebrated the achievements of the group’s patron, Australia’s 3-time F1 World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham. [click to continue…]

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25th Great Australian Bugatti Rally

April 8, 2014

Story and Photos by Chris Martin
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Click here to see photos of many of the entrants in separate story
The Bugatti Club Australia hosted its 25th Great Australian Bugatti Rally in conjunction with a two week International Tour for overseas visitors.
The International Tour started from the Crown Plaza Hotel at Coogee in Sydney [...]

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Bugattis at the 72nd Members Meeting, Goodwood

April 8, 2014

Story and Photos by Jonathan Sharp
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Read more about the Goodwood 72nd Members Meeting
One of the most spectacular sights of the 72nd Members Meeting was the grid for the Grover Williams Trophy, a race to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the introduction of the Type 35 Bugatti at the French [...]

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Cars of the Great Australian Bugatti Rally

April 8, 2014

Photos by Chris Martin
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A few of the participants of the recent Bugatti Rally as seen by Chris Martin.
Mike Preston, Louise Treutlein on King’s Type 35

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72nd Members Meeting at Goodwood

April 8, 2014

Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp
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Read about the Bugattis at Members Meeting
To the uninitiated it must have seemed strange to call a new race meeting the 72nd Members meeting, held on March 29-30 2014.
This was not technically a new event, but a revival of older and very well established event. [...]

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