VeloceToday for June 21, 2016

by pete on June 21, 2016

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cvr-300The Jowett Jupiter – The car that leaped to fame – New edition of the definitive Jowett Jupiter book!

By Edmund Nankivell
25x25cm • 224 pages • 226 pictures
ISBN: 978-1-845849-12-2
£ 50.00 (for eBooks this varies and delivery is free)
Veloce Publishing, 2015

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Review by Pete Vack

Yikes, what is a review of a British car book doing in the Italian and French pages of VeloceToday?

Well, that’s a good question. The Jowett Jupiter is a very interesting, unusual, well-engineered sports car that for a few brief years, surprised the lot at both rallies and races, particularly at Le Mans. The Jupiter was the result of a series fortuitous events which occurred right after WWII. [click to continue…]

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Bill Sadler’s Jowett Powered Mark I

by pete on June 21, 2016

fdgf Almost a race car. After the brakeless Hillman, Sader decided to build his own racecar, powered by a Jowett Javelin engine. Sadler photo.

Story by John Wright

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For the Love of Fritz Part 2

by pete on June 21, 2016

safsfd Schlumpf was fascinated by both Ettore and Jean Bugatti, as well as the cars they created. Here, a prewar picture showing Jean Bugatti with the Royale roadster he designed for Armand Esders gives a good idea of the elegance and the size this Type 41. Fin (Photo Collection Bugatti family).

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Auto biographie – Pour l’amour de Fritz Broché – 10 avril 2009
de Arlette Schlumpf (Auteur), Bernard Reumaux (Collaborateur)

• Broché: 352 pages
• Editeur : La Nuée Bleue (10 avril 2009)
• Langue : Français
• ISBN-10: 2716507473
• ISBN-13: 978-2716507479
• Dimensions:24 x 2.6 x 15 cm

A summary and review by Gijsbert-Paul Berk
Part 2

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The time of happiness

Soon after they started courting, Fritz began teaching Arlette to enjoy the thrills and pleasures of fast driving and to discover the ideal lines for taking – in the shortest possible time but with a minimum of risk – the many curves on the roads in the Vosges area. They often competed, each in a separate car, just for the fun of it.
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Cars and Stars of The Racers

by pete on June 21, 2016

No, next week for this. Below is a Racer's primer. What is it and where is it? All part of the legend of “The Racers”.

Zealous car hunters and restorers have long ago discovered the chassis numbers, whereabouts, and current fate of the Maseratis, Ferraris and HWM that were the stars of the legendary 1954 classic movie “The Racers”.

But there was one car that had a small role in the movie and was perhaps as beautiful as the female lead in the movie, Bella Darvi. And now, that too, has been discovered.

Or so we think. Find out next week and perhaps our readers can help us determine if it’s the real thing. In the meantime, with image artist, writer and photographer Peter Darnall’s help we offer up this story about the book and the movie to provide some background to the recent find. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for June 14th 2016

by pete on June 14, 2016

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Villa d’Este

by pete on June 14, 2016

[On May 31st VeloceToday presented Alessandro Gerelli’s report on the event held on Sunday, May 22 at Villa d’Erba. The previous day Hugues Vanhoolandt covered the Concorso d’Elegance which was held at the nearby Villa d’Este. Both events fall under the same heading at Villa d’Este however. This week, Vanhoolandt assembled his photos and comments from the concours and included some newer models seen at the show. See a short video above and the rest of the story below. Ed.]

Story and Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt

sdfsd Just a typical day at Lake Como.

Founded in 1568 in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como, the Renaissance palace was commissioned by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. After passing through the hands of several aristocratic owners, the name of Villa d’Este was given to the Villa in 1815.

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Faux Ferrari Fakes out Fanatics

by pete on June 14, 2016

All is not always what it seems at Maranello. Enzo would have been proud…

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Spy photo ! April 2016, an unidentified Ferrari sneaking out of a gate of the workshops in Maranello…a striking ‘one off’ Ferrari that fooled some ambitious journalists.

In mid-April a number of serious European car media organizations published ‘spy photos’ of a prototype caught in and around Maranello, the fiefdom of Ferrari.

Speculation was that it could be the new Ferrari 489, successor of the present 488 models. Last week Ferrari unveiled the secret at their private testing track Fiorano near Maranello. But the ‘scoop’ turned out not to be what the journalist had imagined.

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For the Love of Fritz Schlumpf Part 1

June 14, 2016

Auto biographie – Pour l’amour de Fritz Broché – 10 avril 2009 de Arlette Schlumpf (Auteur), Bernard Reumaux (Collaborateur) • Broché: 352 pages • Editeur : La Nuée Bleue (10 avril 2009) • Langue : Français • ISBN-10: 2716507473 • ISBN-13: 978-2716507479 • Dimensions:24 x 2.6 x 15 cm • Find on Amazon.com In 2009...

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Bill Sadler Meets John Wright

June 14, 2016

Story and photos by John Wright John Wright has been around the bend several times now and has written widely for a number of magazines including Vintage RaceCar. He also contributed the recent article in VeloceToday about the Campion Lancia S4. Bill Sadler is like the proverbial iceberg, nine tenths of him lies below the...

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Classic “30 Bugattis” Poster Free When You Subscribe

June 7, 2016

FREE! Sign up for a $5 subscription to VeloceToday and receive this numbered and signed 8 x 10 Paul Chenard poster, commissioned by VeloceToday to commemorate John Shakespeare’s sale of 30 Bugattis and based on the stunning photography of David Gulick. This offer is limited so act now. When you have subscribed to VeloceToday via...

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VeloceToday for June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Please take a minute to view our VeloceToday video this week. Our thanks to Hugues Vanhoolandt for his images and clips! _______________________________________________________________

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