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Javier del Arco de Izco

Infotaula de persona Javier Del Arco

Biography
Birth April 17 , 1946
Barcelona
Death January 14, 2013 (at age 66)
Barcelona
Nationality Catalonia
Activity
Employment Journalist and writer
Language Spanish
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Javier del Arco de Izco ( Barcelona , April 17 , 1946 - January 14, 2013 ) [1] was an engineer , publisher , journalist , photographer and writer in Spanish and Catalan , specializing in motor racing . Considered an authority in the field, [2] he has published numerous reference works and has collaborated with several specialized publications. Between 1969 and 1994 he covered 185 Grand Prix Formula 1 , as well as races of all kinds. He created and directed the 4 Tiempos specialized magazine and yearbook and wrote works that have become classics about the history of motor sports in Catalonia , such as the two volumes on the MontjuĂŻc circuit , published by the RACC and the Can Costa Foundation the years 2000 and 2004 . [2]

Resident at Cabrils ( Maresme ) during his last years of life, he died at 66 years after a long illness, a few years later to have begun to suffer the effects of Parkinson's . [3]

Trajectory

Degree in Industrial Engineering and Information Sciences , [1] Javier del Arco was editor-in-chief of Formula magazine ( 1971 - 1975 ) and Solo Auto Actual ( 1987-1991 ). In 1973 , he became the first Catalan journalist to join the International Racing Press Association . [1] He created and directed the magazine 4 Tiempos ( 1979 - 1980 ) and the yearbook of the same name ( 1981-1987 ). [3] He also founded a family publisher, ArcrĂ­s Ediciones (acronym of his surname and that of his wife, Cristiano), from which he published works such as Ricart - Pegaso: La PasiĂłn del AutomĂłvil by Carlos Mosquera and Enrique Coma- Cros ( 1998 ). [4]

Throughout the years, he wrote several historical works commissioned by the RACC, such as " History of motor racing in Catalonia " ( 1990 ), " 40 years of history of motor racing in the MontjuĂŻc circuit, 1933-1975 " (2000, the title he valued most of all his work) and " 55 years of history of motorcycling in the circuit of MontjuĂŻc, 1932-1986 " (2004). He also collaborated in the sports section of " RACC, one hundred years of passion, 1906-2006 " ( 2006 ). In 2007 , the RACC recognized his work paying tribute to his headquarters in Barcelona and giving him the silver helmet. [4]

Works

Javier del Arco is especially remembered for his monumental history of races in the MontjuĂŻc circuit, with 600 pages of total volumes dedicated to cars (2000) and motorcycles (2004), both written while he was beginning to be affected by Parkinson's. [3] He was also the author of many other reference works, of which a selection is listed below: [5] [6]

  • In Spanish:
    • To 200 per hour (1975 and 1977), with Jaume Alguersuari
    • Sports driving of the car (1976), with Mario Poltronieri
    • Basic knowledge of your car (1982), with Clifford M. Tempest
    • Four times. Book of the Year of Sports Motoring (1983)
    • 1983-84 book of 4-stroke sports car (1984)
    • 40 years of history of motor racing in the circuit of MontjuĂŻc (2000)
    • 55 years of history of motorcycling in the circuit of Montjuic (2004)
    • The yearbook of Formula 1, 2004-2005 (2005), with Jordi Camp and JosĂ© RamĂłn Galán
  • In Catalan:
    • History of motor racing in Catalonia (1990)
    • RACC one hundred years of passion, 1906-2006 (2006), with Gabriel Pernau
    • The collection (2008)

References

  • Loaso , Josep. « Javier del Arco de Izco ». encyclopedia GEC - Enciclopèdia de l'esport catalĂ . [Consultation: February 9, 2016].
  • « Javier del Arco (1946-2013) ». elpuntavui.cat . El Punt Today , 01-15-2013. [Consultation: October 7, 2015].
  • Fradera , ValentĂ­. « Javier del Arco: two years already, two years alone » (in Spanish). isautoblog.com , 01-01-2015. [Consultation: October 7, 2015].
  • Fradera , ValentĂ­. « We recall Javier del Arco (1946-2013) » (in Spanish). caranddriverthef1.com , 03-05-2013. [Consultation: October 7, 2015].
  • « Abbreviated list of titles » (in Spanish). mcu.es. Ministry of Culture of Spain , 2015. [Consultation: October 7, 2015].
    1. " Arco de Izco, Javier del " (in Spanish). catalog.bne.es . National Library of Spain , 2015. [Consultation: October 7, 2015].




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