Tag Archives: Hans Ruesch

Alfa Romeo, klemcoll, Crystal Palace

A Borrowed Alfa

Here we have two photos of the same car, both taken at the Crystal Palace circuit in the south of London itself on April 2, 1938. The driver appears to be the English amateur driver Buddy Featherstonhaugh (pronounced “Fanshaw”!) who had it on loan from its Swiss owner Hans Ruesch. Featerstonhaugh was a professional jazz […]

Alfa Romeo, Hans Ruesch, Crystal Palace, klemcoll

The Alfa That Did Not Race

Here we have an Alfa Romeo 8C35 being driven by the Swiss Hans Ruesch during practice for The Crystal Palace Cup which took place on July 1, 1939. at London’s Crystal Palace circuit. When Ruesch acquired his Alfa Romeo from Modena’s Scuderia Ferrari at the end of 1936 it had already experienced an important history with the […]

Hans Reusch, Ferrari, Isle of Man

An Unusual Ferrari

  Here is the Swiss sports car driver Hans Ruesch during the British Empire Trophy which was run on the Douglas Circuit, an open road street circuit, in the town of Douglas on the Isla of Man which is in the Irish Sea, on June 18, 1953. Ruesch is driving a Ferrari 340MM with bodywork […]

The Grimace of Concentration

  This quite fierce-seeming driver is Robert M. W. Arbuthnot concentrating hard at the wheel of his Alfa Romeo 8C35 Grand Prix car during the Campbell Trophy at Brooklands on August 7, 1939. He did well for a while getting up to fourth position before a spin sent him to the back of the field. […]