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VeloceToday for April 22, 2014

by pete on April 22, 2014

Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 TI Instruction Book.
DIAS Public No. 855 11/62 (6000). 78 pages, no water marks, rips or tears. Book is complete and in excellent but not perfect condition. Backbone is frayed and in poor condition but holds the pages together. Came with Chassis number 314334 purchased in Germany; however the book is in English. Wiring diagram also in excellent condition. $250 or $300 if purchased with supplement, below. Contact:vack@cox.net

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Instruction Book.
DIAS Public No. 1034, 2/1965. In GERMAN. This was the supplement book illustrating the Super model which came with the above larger booklet. Pages are good condition but this 19 page supplement has staples and the front and rear covers are loose from the staples. No rips or water mark. and the wiring diagram is intact and in very good condition. $100 or $300 for the set.
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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

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Gauld at the VSCC Opener

by pete on April 22, 2014

John Coombs photographed in 1959 poring over his new Cooper Monaco with the 2.5 liter Maserati engine. It appeared at the VSCC Opener this year but a bit spiffier.

Story and Photos by Graham Gauld

It has been a few years since I have been at the VSCC (Vintage Sports Car Club) spring meeting at Silverstone.

The event opens the historic racing season in Britain partly because they made it into a one-day event. Now they have gone back to making it a two-day event, and what is more, this year marks the 80th anniversary of the Club. So I felt I had to go. [click to continue…]

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Fiat 1900 Brochure

by pete on April 22, 2014

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Autosud 0012

Ian Robinson at Monaco in 2004 with Autosud 0012. Photo credit Philippe Fugier.

In Part I, Mr. Rosa Rosa described how the project was started and by the end of 1958 the first Autosud, chassis 0010, was ready to race, complete with independent four wheel suspension. Part II looks at the design and construction of 0011 and 0012.

By Gioacchino Rosa Rosa
as told to Pete Vack

The 1958 Autosud Formula Junior chassis 0010 was ready in few months and our sponsor, Armando De Martino competed in a few hillclimb events around Naples. But the car needed development, and De Martino was a beginner race driver, so the results were not remarkable. [click to continue…]

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Autosud vs. the Stanguellini

by pete on April 22, 2014


Ed McDonough taking the Autosud for a quick lap.

by Ed McDonough
Photos by Peter Collins

This article, first published in 2003, was noticed by the Italian creator of the Autosud Napoli, and eventually resulted in the fascinating story related by Mr. Rosa Rosa about how he constructed, lost and found again the three Autosud Formula Juniors in 2007. Below, Ed McDonough drives one of the Rosa Rosa Autosuds and compares it to the finest front-engined Junior of the era, the Stanguellini. [click to continue…]

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Louis Bionier, French Designer, Part 3

by pete on April 22, 2014

1948 Panhard Dynavia.

By Gijsbert-Paul Berk

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Since the mid-thirties, when he had developed the body of the Dynamic, Bionier had been interested in aerodynamics. He loved to watch birds in the air and fish in aquaria. Their movements and shapes fascinated him. During the war years he had studied and even made some scale models to determine how the postwar Panhards should look. [click to continue…]

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The Renault Alpine A220 Part 2

by Roberto on April 22, 2014

Le Mans, 1969. Number 29 is getting a lot of attention.

Part 2 of the A220 Saga

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By Roberto Motta
Color images by Roberto Motta

The 1969 season

In February 1969 the cars and all the necessary equipment were transferred to the Renault workshops in Gordini Viry -Châtillon, a suburb south of Paris. In view of the changes, Geoges Sauva was appointed technical director.

At the same time, Gordini began the construction of the new T64 engine which used a 4 valves per cylinder and was powered by mechanical injection. The T64 never got beyond the stage of experimentation due to frequent breakdowns. [click to continue…]

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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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The Amazing Story of the Autosuds of Napoli

April 15, 2014

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 [...]

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The Automotive Art of Alexis Kow

April 15, 2014

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 [...]

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The Renault Alpine A220

April 15, 2014

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 [...]

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Tour Auto 2014 Begins in Paris

April 15, 2014

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 [...]

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