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XIV° GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA

Autodromo di Monza (I), 13 September 1936
72 laps x 6.95 km (4.319 mi) = 500.4 km (310.9 mi)
(Note 1)


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
6Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
6Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNS - reserve
8Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
10Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia TorinoMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8
10Ettore BiancoScuderia TorinoMaseratiDNS - reserve
12Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
12Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS - alternative car
12de RhamScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS - alternative driver
14Pietro GhersiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
16Piero DusioScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6
18Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
20Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
22Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
24René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12



Rosemeyer secures the championship
Entries:
The Italian GP was raced with the same track layout as the year before but with four chicanes this time. Mercedes were absent but Auto Union, Scuderia Ferrari and Maserati were all there in force. During practice Elly Beinhorn-Rosemeyer also did two laps in the Auto Union.
     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole
18
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
3m00.6s

2
Stuck

Auto Union
2m58.8s

4
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
2m56.4s

6
Varzi

Auto Union
3m02.0s

8
von Delius

Auto Union
3m01.8s

24
Dreyfus

Alfa Romeo

20
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

22
Farina

Alfa Romeo

16
Dusio

Maserati

10
Trossi

Maserati

14
Ghersi

Maserati

12
Biondetti

Maserati

Nuvolari took the start but on the third lap Rosemeyer took over the lead of the race. On lap 17 the Auto Unions were reduced from four to two as Varzi retired with engine troubles and Stuck had his second bad crash in a month when he missed the braking for the third chicane. The car went straight through the chicane before it crashed into a tree. The car made a somersault and the driver was thrown out. The wreck landed on its wheels near Stuck who was lying in the middle of the track. But incredibly Stuck walked away from the site unhurt apart from a minor concussion. From that on there was no one that could hinder Rosemeyer from taking his fifth and last victory of the year. Nuvolari followed him home in second place and von Delius was third in front of Dreyfus' and Pintacuda's works Ferrari Alfas. Rosemeyer had been confident about winning the Italian GP, after all the race was held on September 13th!
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16723h43m25.0s
2.18Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12723h45m30.3s+ 2m05.3s
3.8Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16703h44m07.1s
4.24René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12703h44m59.0s
5.20Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8683h44m11.2s
6.16Piero DusioScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6593h45m13.2s
DNF22Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1257mechanical
7.10C. F. Trossi / E. BiancoScuderia TorinoMaseratiV8RI4.8V-849? engine?
DNF12Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-630
DNF6A. Varzi / R. HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1617engine
DNF2Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1617crash
DNF14Pietro GhersiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-62
Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) on lap 14 in 2m59.6s = 139.3 km/h (86.6 mph) (Note 1)
Winner's medium speed: 134.4 km/h (83.5 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 141.8 km/h (88.1 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. The 1936 race circuit was similar to the 1935 one that had a length of 6.890 km (4.28 mi) but with rebuilt chicanes, probably making the circuit length slightly longer. The total race length seems therefore to have been shortened by one lap from 73 laps in 1935 to 72 laps. But it seems that information was not given to the persons reponsible for the results service / press reports. The results was that previews and race accounts in contemporary papers were claiming both a 73 and a 72 laps race combined with laps lengths of 6.890 km, 6.95 km, 7.0 km or even 7.1 km (!) and speeds and total race lengths that didn't fit with the other numbers. Here I have used 6.95 km, as shown on a contemporary German circuit map, as I think it should be fairly correct, even if 7.0 km was the number mostly used.


Star 19 September 1936: Frederick Dixon / Charles Martin (Riley) wins the BRDC 500 Miles handicap race at Brooklands, England



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V° CIRCUITO DI MODENA
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Modena (I), 21 September 1936
25 laps x 3.2 km (1.99 mi) = 80.0 km (49.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Moris BergaminiM. BergaminiMaserati4CM1.1S-4
4Aldo MarazzaA. MarazzaMaserati4CS1.5S-4
6Ignazio RadiceI. RadiceFiatBallila1.1S-4
8Mario ColiniScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
10Pino BaruffiP. BaruffiMaserati4CM1.5S-4
12Emmanuel GessnerE. GessnerMaserati4CM1.5S-4
14Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CS1.5S-4
16Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
18Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
22Giuseppe BianchiG. BianchiMaserati4CS1.5S-4
24Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
26Gian Piero MeroniG. MeroniMaserati4CM1.5S-4
28Sergio CarnevalliS. CarnevalliBugattiT39A1.5S-8
30Agostino ProsperiScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
32?Omobono TenniOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati1.5S-6DNA/DNS?
34Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5S-8
36Carlo Felice TrossiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-6



Trossi leads from start to finish
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole
18
Bianco

Maserati

24
F. Barbieri

Maserati

16
Biondetti

Maserati

10
Baruffi

Maserati

2
Bergamini

Maserati

28
Carnevalli

Bugatti

8
Colini

Maserati

30
Prosperi

Maserati

6
Radice

Fiat

4
Marazza

Maserati

12
Gessner

Maserati

26
Meroni

Maserati

14
Righetti

Maserati

22
Bianchi

Maserati

36
Trossi

Maserati

34
Platé

Talbot

Count Trossi in the works Maserati 6CM took the lead at the start and held it to the finish in a convincing style. Maserati cars finished 1-2-3-4-5 with Luigi Platé's ancient Talbot in 6th place.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.36Carlo Felice TrossiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-62547m13.2s
2.16Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-42549m01.8s+ 1m48.6s
3.14Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CS1.5S-42447m51.0s
4.30Agostino ProsperiScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.5S-42447m52.8s
5.2Moris BergaminiM. BergaminiMaserati4CM1.1S-42348m21.6s
6.34Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5S-82349m06.2s
7.12Emmanuel GessnerE. GessnerMaserati4CM1.5S-42248m31.6s
8.28Sergio CarnevalliS. CarnevalliBugattiT39A1.5S-82249.07.4s
9.10Pino BaruffiP. BaruffiMaserati4CM1.5S-42249m14.4s
10.26Gian Piero MeroniG. MeroniMaserati4CM1.5S-42047m52.2s
DNF24Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-414engine
DNF22Giuseppe BianchiG. BianchiMaserati4CS1.5S-411
DNF6Ignazio RadiceI. RadiceFiatBallila1.1S-49
DNF18Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-47engine
DNF4Aldo MarazzaA. MarazzaMaserati4CS1.5S-44
DNF8Mario ColiniScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.5S-425
Fastest lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Maserati) in 1m50s = 104.7 km/h (65.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 101.7 km/h (63.2 mph)
Weather:



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V° CIRCUITO DI MODENA

Modena (I), 21 September 1936
50 laps x 3.2 km (1.99 mi) = 160 km (99.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
4Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
6Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
8Francesco SeveriScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-8
10Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-8
12Gianni BattagliaG. BattagliaAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
14Giacomo de RhamScuderia MaremannaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
16Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremannaMaserati6C-343.7S-6(ex-Torino)
18Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremannaAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
20Piero DusioScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6
22Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6
Eugenio SienaScuderia TorinoMaseratiV8RIV-8DNA - did not appear



An easy one for Nuvolari and Scuderia Ferrari
Entries:
Scuderia Ferrari entered no less than five cars for the Milan GP, including a 12 cylinder car for Nuvolari.
     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole
6
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

18
Biondetti

Alfa Romeo

2
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

8
Severi

Alfa Romeo

4
Farina

Alfa Romeo

10
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

12
Battaglia

Alfa Romeo

22
Ghersi

Maserati

20
Dusio

Maserati

16
Barbieri

Maserati

14
de Rham

Alfa Romeo

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The race was run after the Voiturette race. Nuvolari was on pole position but it was Tadini who took the start to lead from Biondetti and Nuvolari. Nuvolari passed Biondetti, who soon afterwards retired, for second and on the third lap Nuvolari took the lead from Tadini. They were followed by Farina, Pintacuda and Severi, the Alfa Romeo cars dominating the event outclassing the Scuderia Torino Maseratis of Barbieri, Dusio and Ghersi. At half distance Nuvolari had managed to open a 11 second gap to Tadini. The top positions remained the same to the finish, the four Alfa Romeo cars cruising to take the flag with Nuvolari claiming the Italian Championship.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12501h26m58.4s
2.6Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8501h27m07.8s+ 9.4s
3.4Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8491h27m07.0s
4.8Francesco SeveriScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-8471h28m34.4s
5.16Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremannaMaserati6C-343.7S-6461h27m33.4s
6.12Gianni BattagliaG. BattagliaAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8461h28m02.0s
7.20Piero DusioScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6461h28m17.0s
DNF10Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-810differential
DNF14Giacomo de Rham/Villoresi?Scuderia MaremannaMaserati6C-343.7S-66mechanical
DNF22Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-66differential
DNF18Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremannaAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-81
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) in 1m41.6s = 113.4 km/h (70.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 110.4 km/h (68.6 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. Grid type confirmed by photographic evidence (with thanks to Alessandro Silva).

Star 27 September 1936: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) wins the Feldbergrennen hillclimb in Germany.



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II DONINGTON GP

Donington Park (GB), 3 October 1936
120 laps x 4.107 km (2.552 mi) = 492.8 km (306.2 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Cyril WhiteC. WhiteBugattiT512.3S-8
2Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperMaserati8CM3.0S-8
3Antony Powys-LybbeA. Powys-LybbeAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
4Philip JuckerP. JuckerAlta
5Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/6
6Reg ParnellR. ParnellMGK3 MagnetteS-6
7Denis ScribbansD. ScribbansERABS-6
8Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERABS-6
9Darcy TaylorD. TaylorBugattiT512.3S-8
10Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
11Thomas ClarkeT. ClarkeDelahaye135SS-6
11Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
14Douglas BriaultD. BriaultERABS-6
15Reggie TongueR. TongueERABS-6
16Arthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERABS-6
17Ian ConnellI. ConnellAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
18"B Bira"Prince Chula of SiamMaserati8CM3.0S-8
19Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
20Pablo CurtisP. CurtisSalmsonDNA -did not appear
21René Le BègueAlan SelbourneDelahaye135S3.6S-6
22Laury SchellAlan SelbourneDelahaye135S3.6S-6
23René CarrièrèAlan SelbourneDelahaye135S3.6S-6
24Christian KautzC. KautzMaserati4CM1.5S-4



Swiss-British victory at Donington
Entries:
The start field consisted mostly of local drivers. Tongue and Whitehead had their ERAs, Martin and Austin Dobson their Tipo B Alfas and Bira and Cholmondley-Tapper a Maserati 8CMs. The only modern GP car in the field was Rüesch's newly bought Tipo 8C-35.
     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole
2
Cholmondley-Tapper

Maserati

11
Clarke

Delahaye

5
Maclure

Riley

6
Parnell

MG

9
Taylor

Bugatti

23
Carriere

Delahaye

4
Junker

Alta

19
A Dobson

Alfa Romeo

18
"B Bira"

Maserati

3
Powys-Lybbe

Alfa Romeo

11
Rüesch

Alfa Romeo

7
Scribbans

ERA

8
Whitehead

ERA

17
Connell

Alfa Romeo

14
Briault

ERA

10
Martin

Alfa Romeo

22
Schell

Delahaye

21
Le Bègue

Delahaye

24
Kautz

Maserati

15
Tongue

ERA

1
White

Bugatti

16
A Dobson

ERA

The grid positions were drawn. Not unexpectedly the race was won by Rüesch who shared his Alfa with Seaman. Martin was second from Whitehead, Tongue, Bira and Dobson.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.11H. Rüesch / R. SeamanH. RüeschAlfa RomeoTipo 8C-353.81204h25m22s
2.10Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-81204h28m25s+ 3m03s
3.8P. Whitehead / P. WalkerP. WhiteheadERABS-61204h31m35s+ 6m13s
4.15Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1204h32m29s+ 7m07s
5.18"B Bira"Prince Chula of SiamMaserati8CMS-81204h33m19s+ 7m57s
6.19Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo BS-81204h35m00s+ 9m38s
7.3Antony Powys-LybbeA. Powys-LybbeAlfa Romeo118
8.23R. Carrièrè / G. FieldAlan SelbourneDelahaye135S3.6S-6118
9.17Ian Connell / K EvansI. ConnellAlfa Romeo115
10.16Arthur Dobson / A. LeitchA. C. DobsonERA115
11.11T. Clarke / M. FaulknerT. ClarkeDelahaye135SS-6114
12.22L. Schell / A. SelbourneAlan SelbourneDelahaye135S3.6S-6114
13.14D. Briault / D. EvansD. BriaultERA113
14.9D. Taylor / A. BaronD. TaylorBugatti112
15.21R. Le Bègue / K. DonAlan SelbourneDelahaye135S3.6S-6100
DNF7D. Scribbans / H. DobbsD. ScribbansERA67engine
DNF6Reg ParnellR. ParnellMG58axle shaft
DNF24Christian KautzC. KautzMaserati55piston
DNF2Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperMaserati42steering
DNF1Cyril WhiteC. WhiteBugatti23propeller shaft
DNF4Philip JuckerP. JuckerAlta23oil pressure
DNF5Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley1big end
Fastest lap: ?
Winner's medium speed: 111.4 km/h (69.2 mph)
Weather:

Star 6 - 7 October 1936: Auto Union hold their yearly test for new drivers at Nürburgring with the following results:
	 Müller     11m08.0s 
	 Bäumer     11m33.0s
	 Brudes     11m55.0s 
	 Steinbach  12m43.1s
	 Schweder   crashed
Müller was selected as driver for the 1937 season.
Star 8 - 22 October 1936: Mercedes-Benz held a "driver school" at Nürburgring with 27 drivers, of which the top 14 tried the GP car. Those 14 where:
         Fritz Back, employee of D-B AG
         Heinz Brendel, Frankfurt am Main
         Willy Briem, Ludwigsburg, driving teacher, Amilcar driver
         Hermann Gunzenhauser, Neidlingen, motorcycle driver (Jawa)
         Heinz-Hugo Hartmann, Dortmund, employee of D-B AG
         Paul Heinemann, Geilenkirchen
         Leonhardt Joa, Pirmasens, Bugatti driver
         Christian Kautz, Switzerland
         Paul Köppen, Berlin, sales man of D-B AG
         Georg Lindenmaier, Untertürkheim, mechanic in racing department
         Alfred Neher, emploee of D-B AG
         Friedrich Schneider, employee of D-B AG
         Hans Schumann, Nüremberg/Stuttgart?, motorcycle driver (NSU)
         Richard Seaman, Great Britain, Voiturette driver

Of the 13 other participiating the following 5 are known by name:
         Hermann Fischer, employee of D-B AG
         Hoffelner, Austria?           
         Hans Holzwarth, employee of D-B AG
         Herbert Lauenstein, employee of D-B AG
         Hermann Schmitz, had a fatal crash at the Karussell 
         (Schmitz is called "Johann Wolf" in Neubauer's biography)
Later on a motorcycle driver named Steinbach joined the group and made some laps before giving up.
Seaman and Kautz were selected as junior drivers for 1937.
(Information courtesy supplied by DaimlerChrysler AG)



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I GEORGE VANDERBILT CUP RACE

Roosevelt Raceway - New York (USA), 12 October 1936 (Monday)
75 laps x 6.437 km (4.0 mi) = 482.8 km (300.0 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Bill CummingsH. C. HenningMiller FD-Offenhauser4.4S-8
3Wilbur ShawW. ShawShaw-Offenhauser4.2S-4
4Emil AndresJoe LenckiStewens-Offenhauser4.2S-4
5William "Shorty" CantlonW. CantlonMiller4.0S-4
6Chuck TaborC. GardnerDuesemberg-Offenhauser4.2S-4
6"Chet" GardnerC. GardnerDuesemberg-Offenhauser4.2S-4DNS - Raced car #17
7Billy WinnJ. M. WinnMiller4.2S-4
8Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
9Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
10Nino FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
Attiloio MarinoniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12DNS - practice only
12Fred McEvoyF. J. McEvoyMaserati6CM1.5S-6
14Frank BriskoElgin Piston Pin Co. Inc.Miller-Brisko4.2S-4
15"Deacon" LitzArtha Benson LitzMiller3.6S-4
16Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
17"Chet" GardnerC. GardnerMiller3.6S-4
17Frankie BeederC. GardnerMiller3.6S-4DNS - alternative driver
18Jean-Pierre WimilleJ.-P. WimilleBugattiT594.7S-8
19Zeke MeyerMichael DebeatsRigling-Offenhauser4.3S-8DNS - did not try to qualify
21Babe StappH. J. Topping Jr.Shaw FD-Offenhauser3.8S-4
22Ted HornHarry HartzWetteroth-Miller3.0S-8
23Russ SnowbergerJoe Thorne Inc.Thorne-Offenhauser4.2S-4
24Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8
25Floyd DavisJoe Thorne Inc.Rigling-Offenhauser4.2S-4
26Phil "Red" ShaferP. ShaferMiller-Buick4.7S-8
27George ConnorWilliam S. WhiteWeil-Miller4.0S-4
28David EvansMcClure HalleyBugattiT512.3S-8
29"Raph" "Raph"MaseratiV8RI4.8V-8
32Mauri RoseLou MooreMiller-Offenhauser4.4S-4
33Rex MaysD. A. JenkinsAdams-Sparks3.9S-4DNS - practice crash
34Al PutnamMagnee and NowiakStudebaker4.1S-8
35Freddie WinnaiMcClure HalleyMercedes3.6S-4DNA -did not appear
36Bruce CarewDon CampbellRigling-Carew3.5S-4
37Brian LewisT. H. MorrisERAB1.5S-6
37Sidney CottonT. H. MorrisERAB1.5S-6DNS - car raced by Lewis
38Joe ThorneJ. Thorne Inc.Sparks-Miller4.4S-4
39Emil AndresJ. Thorne Inc.Dreyer-Miller5.6S-8DNA - raced car #4
39Frank McGurkJ. Thorne Inc.Dreyer-Miller5.6S-8DNS - practice crash
42Tony WilmanM. DurayStevens-Miller3.6S-4
43Jimmy SnyderMid West Racing TeamStevens-Offenhauser4.2S-4
44Tony GulottaM. DurayStevens-Miller3.6S-4
45Earl HoweEarl HoweERAB1.5S-6
46Pat FairfieldP. G. FairfieldERAA1.5S-6
47Brian LewisB. LewisBugattiT593.3S-8DNS - cylinder head
48Teddy RaysonA. T. G. GardnerMaserati4CM1.5S-4
48Goldie GardnerA. T. G. GardnerMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNS - car raced by Rayson
49Overton PhillipsO. PhillipsBugattiT35B?2.3S-8
51Bob SwansonR. RastelliHogan-Miller1.7S-4
51Billy DevoreDan F. HoganHogan-Miller1.7S-4DNS - car raced by Swanson
52Lewis BalusVirgil WilliamsDuesemberg4.4S-8
53Louis TormeiR. RastelliWetteroth-Offenhauser1.7S-4
53Bob SwansonR. RastelliWetteroth-Offenhauser1.7S-4DNS - raced car #51
56Benny BradfonB. BrandfonDuesemberg4.4S-8DNS - did not start
57Ted ChamberlainG. WingerterDuesemberg-Miller4.9S-8
57Georg WingerterG. WingerterDuesemberg-Miller4.9S-8DNS - car raced by Chamberlain
59Rick DeckerR. DeckerDuesemberg-Miller2.8S-8
61John CebulaJohn L. BuckleyDuesemberg-Miller3.9S-4DNQ - too slow
62Milt MarionM. MarionMiller3.6S-4
63Frank WearneJames M. WinnMiller4.2S-4DNA - did not appear
64Michael CarusoMichael CarusoMercedes-Ford2.0S-4DNQ - too slow
64Bob SallMichael CarusoMercedes-Ford2.0S-4DNS - car driven by Caruso
65Henry BanksLouis KimmelMiller2.9S-8
66Gustave ZarkaWilliam WattsAmbler5.9S-4
66Chuck TaylorWilliam WattsAmbler5.9S-4DNS - raced car #6
67Roy LakeRobert B. LynchAmbler5.9S-4
68Lem LaddL. R. LaddOakhill-Miller3.6S-8DNA - did not appear
69George ConnorsJoe MarksAdams-Miller4.2S-4DNS - raced #27
71?Murell BelangerStewens-Miller4.0S-8DNA - did not appear
72?John FellFellDNA - did not appear
73John MorettiNicholas StironeDuPont5.6S-4DNA - did not appear
74Don Moore?D & M5.6S-4DNA - did not appear



Europeans dominate at the new Vanderbilt Cup
The season ended in the revived Vanderbilt Cup in New York. William K. Vanderbilt had sponsored road races at Long Island 1904 - 1910. His nephew George took up the idea anew in the late 1930s. The race was run to American Automobile Association "Class E" - non stock cars with engines of 366 cubic inches (5.998 litre) or less.
      The race was to be held at Columbus day, Monday 12th October.
Entries:
The Scuderia Ferrari sent Nuvolari, Brivio and Farina to New York to take part. Other European entries included the V-8RIs of Etancelin and "Raph", Sommer in his private Tipo B Alfa, Wimille's Bugatti T59 works ERAs for Fairfield and Earl Howe and Major Cotton's R1A for Brian Lewis.
      The rest of the field were made up of Americans in Indy and dirt track cars mostly with two-speed gearboxes.
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole
9
Brivio

Alfa Romeo
17m54.15s

7
Winn

Well
18m01.77s

3
Shaw

Stevens-M
18m13.92s

69
Connor

Adams-M
18m23.22s

15
Litz

Stevens-M
19m26.86s

34
Putnam

Nowiak-M
19m28.17s

26
Shafer

Rigling-M
20m16.09s

8
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
17m09.62s

10
Farina

Alfa Romeo
17m24.40s

51
Swanson

Wetteroth-O
18m05.54s

5
Cantlon

Adams-M
18m08.96s

6
S Gardner

Duesemberg-M
18m12.20s

17
C Gardner

Miller-M
18m27.07s

18
Wimille

Bugatti
18m28.02s

42
Wilman

Stevens-M
18m32.92s

29
"Raph"

Maserati
18m41.80s

66
Zarka

Ambler-M
18m42.93s

43
Snyder

Stevens-M
18m46.62s

16
Sommer

Alfa Romeo
18m49.10s

20
Marion

Miller-M
18m50.04s

22
Horn

Stevens-M
18m50.24s

59
Decker

Duesemberg-D
18m53.45s

46
Fairfield

ERA
19m02.53s

32
Rose

Stevens-M
19m04.15s

53
Tormei

Wetteroth-O
19m15.81s

2
Commings

Miller-O
19m28.11s

4
Andres

Diedt-M
19m34.34s

21
Stapp

Viglioni-M
19m50.03s

25
Davis

Rigling-M
19m50.34s

12
McEvoy

Maserati
19m51.50s

67
Lake

Ambler-M
19m53.94s

24
Etancelin

Maserati
19m55.97s

36
Carew

Rigling-M
19m56.88s

28
Evans

Bugatti
20m01.61s

65
Banks

Diedt-M
20m05.61s

48
Rayson

Maserati
20m06.40s

14
Brisko

Miller-M
20m06.43s

23
Snowberger

Rigling-M
20m07.93s

38
Thorne

Miller-M
20m24.88s

57
Chamberlain

Duesemberg-M
20m36.37?s

45
Howe

ERA
20m35.63?s

37
Lewis

ERA
20m46.53s

44
Gulotta

Stevens-M
20m54.31s

49
Phillips

Bugatti
21m00.13s

52
Balus

Duesemberg-D
21m13.08s?

Although the track layout was incredibly twisty, the Americans were sadly totally outclassed by the GP cars once the European drivers came to terms with the very loose dirt track surface. Even with the fact that Nuvolari's 12 cylinder Alfa Romeo was running on only 11 cylinders the ""Flying Mantuan" was to dominate the race completely winning by 9 minutes from Wimille's Bugatti. Brivio was third from Sommer with Trossi fifth in his V-8RI, Etancelin's Maserati having retired.
      The first American home was Rose in his Burd Piston Special finishing sixth almost 25 minutes behind Nuvolari.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.8Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12754h32m44.4s
2.18Jean-Pierre WimilleJ.-P. WimilleBugattiT594.7S-8754h40m55.94s+ 8m15.89s
3.9Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12754h45m44.40s+ 13m00.35s
4.16Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8754h46m59.51s+ 14m15.46s
5.46Pat FairfieldP. G. FairfieldERAA1.5S-6754h56m48.53s+ 24m04.48s
6.12Fred McEvoy/Carlo TrossiF. J. McEvoyMaserati6CM1.5S-6754h57m25.82s+ 24m41.77s
7.2Bill CummingsH. C. HenningMiller FD-Offenhauser4.4S-8754h57m43.11s+ 24m59.06s
8.32Mauri RoseLou MooreMiller-Offenhauser4.4S-4754h57m35.27s+ 25m01.22
9.24Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8754h59m05.52s+ 26m21.17s
10.15"Deacon" Litz/Tony WilmanArtha Benson LitzMiller3.6S-4755h01m05.82s+ 28m21.77s
11.6Chuck TaborC. GardnerDuesemberg-Offenhauser4.2S-4755h04m06.69s+ 31m22.64s
12.4Emil AndresJoe LenckiStewens-Offenhauser4.2S-4755h05m54.97s+ 33m10.92s
13.45Earl HoweEarl HoweERAB1.5S-6755h06m11.75s+ 33m27.70s
14.28David EvansMcClure HalleyBugattiT512.3S-8755h07m42.54s+ 34m58.49s
15.37Brian LewisT. H. MorrisERAB1.5S-6755h08m17.27s+ 35m33.22s
16.59Rick DeckerR. DeckerDuesemberg-Miller2.8S-8755h08m18.63s+ 35m34.58s
17.34Al PutnamMagnee and NowiakStudebaker4.1S-874
18.48Teddy RaysonA. T. G. GardnerMaserati4CM1.5S-474
19.67Roy LakeRobert B. LynchAmbler5.9S-473
20.65Henry BanksLouis KimmelMiller2.9S-872
DNF27George ConnorWilliam S. WhiteWeil-Miller4.0S-472engine
21.17"Chet" GardnerC. GardnerMiller3.6S-472
22.66Gustave ZarkaWilliam WattsAmbler5.9S-471
23.51Bob SwansonR. RastelliHogan-Miller1.7S-471
24.44Tony GulottaM. DurayStevens-Miller3.6S-469
25.26Phil "Red" ShaferP. ShaferMiller-Buick4.7S-869
26.36Bruce CarewDon CampbellRigling-Carew3.5S-465
27.14Frank BriskoElgin Piston Pin Co. Inc.Miller-Brisko4.2S-465
28.52Lewis BalusVirgil WilliamsDuesemberg4.4S-865
29.57Ted ChamberlainG. WingerterDuesemberg-Miller4.9S-865
30.53Louis TormeiR. RastelliWetteroth-Offenhauser1.7S-465
DNF7Billy WinnJ. M. WinnMiller4.2S-464rear axle
DNF23Russ SnowbergerJoe Thorne Inc.Thorne-Offenhauser4.2S-461brakes
DNF38Joel ThorneJ. Thorne Inc.Sparks-Miller4.4S-449universal joint
DNF21Babe StappH. J. Topping Jr.Shaw FD-Offenhauser3.8S-448fuel tank
DNF22Ted HornHarry HartzWetteroth-Miller3.0S-845stalled
DNF43Jimmy SnyderMid West Racing TeamStevens-Offenhauser4.2S-440fuel tank
DNF5William "Shorty" CantlonW. CantlonMiller4.0S-435valve
DSQ25Floyd DavisJoe Thorne Inc.Rigling-Offenhauser4.2S-430DSQ - car towed
DNF42Tony WilmanM. DurayStevens-Miller3.6S-421steering
DNF10Nino FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-817steering
DSQ29"Raph" "Raph"MaseratiV8RI4.8V-89DSQ - push start
DNF49Overton PhillipsO. PhillipsBugattiT35B?2.3S-88connecting rod
DNF62Milt MarionM. MarionMiller3.6S-43clutch
DNF3Wilbur ShawW. ShawShaw-Offenhauser4.2S-42crash
***
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) in 3m25.42s = 112.8 km/h (70.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 106.2 km/h (66.0 mph)
Pole position lap speed (5 lap average): 112.5 km/h (69.9 mph)
Weather:
In retrospect:
This is a hard race as, not because of lack of information, but rather that the availaible information differs so much.
There is an excellent web site Vanderbilt Cup Races that I highly recommend that shows pictures of most the cars that took part in the race.



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VI MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP

Brooklands (GB), 17 October 1936
10 laps x 1.883 km (1.170 mi) = 18.8 km (11.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERABS-6DNA - did not appear
2Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
3Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
4Ms. Kay PetreMs. PetreRiley1500/61.5
5Charlie DodsonLord AustinAustin7
6Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAB2.0S-6
7Arthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERABS-6
8John WakefieldJ. WakefieldAlta
9Cholmondley-TapperMiss E. EllisonMaserati8CM3.0S-8
10Alexander CormackA. CormackAlta
11Austin DobsonP. F. JuckerAltaDNA - did not appear
12Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
14Denis ScribbansD. ScribbansERABS-6
15"B Bira"Prince Chula of SiamMaserati8CM3.0S-8
16Alfred FaneH. J. AldingtonFrazer-Nash-Gough



Mays, finally!
The Mountain Championship was a scratch race that was included in the B.A.R.C. Authumn meeting at Brooklands. The meeting included three races on the outer circuit and seven races on the Mountain circuit. The event started off with the three outer circuit handicap races, Norton Bracey (M.G), Baker-Carr (Bentley 4.5 litre) and Appleton (Appleton-Riley) being the winners. The Mountain Championship was the third of the Mountain circuit races. The first two were won by Harry Bowler (Bentley 3 litre) and G. Bagratouni (M.G. Magnette).
Entries:

     
Race:

     
The cars were lined up side by side across the starting area. At the start Martin took the lead followed by Mays, Bira, Scribbans, Tapper and Rüesch. Soon Mays took over the lead from Martin. More unfamiliar to the Mountain Circuit than the other drivers Rüesch seemed to struggle during the first part of the race but then came charging through the field. But was only just able to pass Bira for second when the race finished, Mays taking the victory with a 7.2s margin. After the race Rüesch did a protest against mays jumping the start but it was refused by the Stewards. However the Stewards found that both Charlie Martin and Austin Dobson had been over the line at the start and they were penalized 1 minute each, Marting dropping from 3rd to 10th and Dobson from 6th to 11th.
     

The Mountain Championship race was then followed by a handicap race won by Ms. Kay Petre (Riley), a scratch race for ERAs only won by Raymond Mays (now in a 1.5 litre car), and a Oxford-Cambridge race won by Reggie Tongue (ERA)

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.6Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAB2.0S-6108m41.4s
2.12Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8108m48.6s+ 7.2s
3.15"B Bira"Prince Chula of SiamMaserati8CM3.0S-8108m49.8s+ 8.4s
4.9Cholmondley-TapperMiss E. EllisonMaserati8CM3.0S-8108m49.8s+ 8.4s
5.5Charlie DodsonLord AustinAustin7109m20.4s+ 39.0s
6.8John WakefieldJ. WakefieldAlta109m23.2s+ 41.8s
7.7Arthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERABS-6109m24.4s+ 4 3.0s
8.14Denis ScribbansD. ScribbansERABS-6109m28.8s+ 47.4s
9.4Ms. Kay PetreMs. PetreRiley1.5109m42.6s+ 1m01.2s
10.3Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8109m49.0s*+ 7.6s
11.2Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlta RomeoTipo B2.9S-81010m15.8s*+ 34.4s
DNF10Alexander CormackA. CormackAlta9
DNF16Alfred FaneH. J. AldingtonFrazer-Nash-Gough1
* Times include a 1 minute penalty
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 50.6s = 134.0 km/h (83.2 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 130.0 km/h (80.8 mph)
Weather:



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GRAN PREMIO CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

Costanera Norte - Buenos Aires (RA), 18 October 1936
3 heats each of 12 x 2.65 km (1.65 mi) = 31.8 km (19.8 mi)
Final: 30 laps x 2.65 km (1.65 mi) = 79.5 km (49.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Carlos ArzaniC. ArzaniAlfa Romeo8C2.9
Carlos ZatuszekC. ZatuszekMercedes-BenzSSKS-6
Luis BrosuttiL. BrosuttiMercedes-Benz
Manuel de TefféBaron de TefféAlfa Romeo
Enrique MoyanoE. MoyanoFord
Angel GarabattoA. GarabattoChrysler



A South American affair
This Argentinian race was run with 25 entries in three heats, the top 11 drivers going to the final. The entry list consisted of South American drivers. The race was run on Avenida Costanera in front of 50,000 spectators, the Minister of the Interior and municipal authorities.
Entries:
Heats:
The first heat was won by local driver Enrique Moyano (Ford) with a time of 18 minutes, second Rossi (sp?) 18m26s, third Taddie (sp?) 19 minutes 25.25s.

The second heat was won by Brazilian Manoel de Teffé (Alfa Romeo) 18m20s, second Augusto McCarthy in 18m27.5s

Argentinian Angel Garabato (Chrysler) won the third heat in 18m39.25s
Final:

      The Argentinians dominated the final, Arrzani took an immediate lead and also took the flag as winner followed by Zatuszek and Brosutti to give Argentina a triple victory. De Teffé was fourth as only non Argentinian in the top six, followed by Moyano and Angel Garabato (Chrysler)

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.Carlos ArzaniC. ArzaniAlfa Romeo8C2.93042m38.4s
2.Carlos ZatuszekC. ZatuszekMercedes-BenzSSKS-63043m05.4s
3.Luis BrosuttiL. BrosuttiMercedes-Benz3043m43s
4.Manuel de TefféBaron de TefféAlfa Romeo3044m01s
5.Enrique MoyanoE. MoyanoFord29
6.Angel GarabattoA. GarabattoChrysler28
Fastest lap: Zatuszek (Mercedes) in 1m20s = 119.3 km/h (74.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 111.9 km/h (69.5 mph)
Weather:

Star 20 December 1936: Costantino Magistri (Lancia) wins the Targa Florio Sports car race at Madonie, Sicily. (Results)
Star 26 December 1936: O. Cranston (Ford V8 Spl) wins the Australian GP handicap race at Victor Harbour.



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