Articles tagged Autocar

Page 73 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, January 1996

Bill Boddy

Car and Man of the Century awards Autocar, in conjunction with its 100th issue with Esso, had its readers (I do not know how many) and staff vote for the Car and Man of the Century. The result was the Mini and the late Enzo Ferrari. The awards were made to Dr Alex Moulton, who was responsible for the innovative rubber suspension of the late Sir Alec Issigonis's little car, and to Enzo's son Piero...

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Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

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The VSCC opened its 2006 season with driving tests at Brooklands. David Marsh in his 1925 Brescia Bugatti was the best performer, but six other drivers took First Class awards, five gained Second Class, and seven Thirds. A notable performer was Charles Mill, whose 1913 Humber, the only car in its class, beat nine other cars. Old Brooklands was not too hard on those taking the tests, some on the...

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Motor Sport joins with the rest of the motoring world in offering heartfelt condolences to the relations and friends of J. A. Cooper, late Sports Editor of the Autocar, who was killed in a road accident while driving a Frazer-Nash on the Royston-Baldock road on March 19th.

Page 44 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1984

the top ten

THE TOP TEN — and the Ten Worst, British Cars THE 100th Anniversary of the birth of the motor car, even though there is a divergence of opinion as to when this comes up, will undoubtedly concentrate motoring history in a spate of articles, books, rallies and gimmicks. It has already caused a famous Sunday newspaper supplement to embark on an ingenious interpretation. The paper involved was the...

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Boycott for Brighton Run?

The Veteran Car Club of Great Britain and a great many of its members are, in my opinion absolutely correctly, objecting to the IMS/MSA change of dating for veteran cars in this year's Brighton Run from pre-1905 to pre-1907. The Times has announced that up to 150 entrants are considering boycotting the Run as a protest against the participation of what it quaintly refers to as 'boy racers from...

Page 36 of February 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1967

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1966 So another year is over and it is time to take stock of the cars I drove during 1966. I make no excuse for writing this series of abbreviated road-test reports other than to explain that I enjoy reading similar annual summaries by other motoring writers, and so I assume that there will be some interest in going over briefly the sort of motoring...

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A very fine fellow...Innes Ireland

Robert MacGregor Innes Ireland was one of life's outstanding characters, whose boisterous personality earned as much popularity as it brought him trouble in 63 years. The expression 'doughty fighter' might specifically have been coined for him. Though he was always known as a Scot, he was actually born in Yorkshire on June 12 1930, his father moving the family to Kirkcudbright when he was two....

Page 36 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1980

Grovewood Awards

The talented eighteen-year-old New Zealand Formula Three driver Mike Thackwell has become the youngest person ever to win the top Grovewood Motor Racing Award in its sixteen-year history. Thackwell received a cheque for £1,000 from former World Champion John Surtees in a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in December. Second place, and a cheque for £500, went to twenty-six-year-old Birmingham...

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Obituary - Peter Garnier

Peter Gamier, Editor of Autocar from 1968 to 1975 has died, aged 81. After joining The Autocar in 1950, he became its Sports Editor in 1955. As well as heading Autocar's motorsport team, he took part in several sports and GT events as co-driver, notably to Stirling Moss and Jack Sears. He was appointed as Secretary of the GPDA between 1960 and 1967. His writing style, fluid and literate, flowered...



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