Talk:Alfa Romeo 8C

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Splitting Article[edit]

Shouldn't this page be split i.e. one page for the old 8C and a new page for the new 8C Competizone? qwertytam 02:22, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


Reading the importance criteria I assume Low Class - "This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia." I guess "covers a highly specific area of knowledge" sums it up.

A high point for Alfa Romeo in automotive racing history, and the changeover from stiff suspension/flexible chassis to rigid chassis/flexible suspension. In the late thirties they were overshadowed by the Auto Union Type C V16 and Mercedes W125 5.6L, and W154/163 2.9L racers. After WW2 Mercedes re-emerged with the W196 2.5L followed by the 300SLR 3.0L as driven by Stirling Moss. History. Seasalt 12:53, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

8C 2900A section[edit]

The section titled "1936 8C 2900A" is filled mostly with talk about the Tipo B monoposto, which has its own section, the Tipo C with the larger engine, which has its own sction, the Bimotore, which has its own section, and the 12C, which, apart from having its own article, was already mentioned in the section about the Tipo C.

Further to this, the section is illustrated with a thumbnail showing a 8C 2900B. I am in a position to corret that, at least. Bold text Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 00:56, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Wheel-driven land speed record car?[edit]

What makes this car deserve the category ″Wheel-driven land speed record cars″? ---- (talk) 13:33, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Did you read the article?? -->Typ932 T·C 13:33, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
The term "Wheel-driven land speed record" came to existence when Donald Campbell and Craig Breedlove both claimed to be LSR holder in 1964. "The 8C engine, first entered at the 1931 Mille Miglia road race", does not seem to have ever been used in a car faster than 246.09 mph (396.025 km/h) which was the land speed record of Malcolm Campbell in 1931. ---- (talk) 17:38, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
?? the category doesnt tell which organization records its made for, anyway 8C is record car. "On June 16, 1935 Nuvolari drove a specially prepared Bimotore from Florence to Livorno and set a new speed record 364 km/h (226 mph) with an average speed of over 323 km/h (201 mph)." "The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a wheeled vehicle on land. There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C ("Special Vehicles") flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.[1]" -->Typ932 T·C 17:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
If you have a look on the article "Wheel-driven land speed record" you will find out that the list starts with Bluebird-Proteus CN7 on July 17, 1964. In class C (engine displacement from 3000 to 5000 cm³) Rosemeyer became record holder with 351,9 km/h. Maybe he had broken Nuvolari's record but anyway it would be useful to insert the information which record exactly was set on the road "from Florence to Livorno". ---- (talk) 14:11, 29 June 2013 (UTC)