Articles tagged BBC

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Matters of moment

• Travesty of Justice "Mr. X went to the Police and said that his next-door neighbour had been seen to commit a murder. On this slender statement alone the neighbour was arrested and although protesting her innocence, was found guilty of wilful murder on the evidence of Mr. X, and was duly hung. Subsequently Mr. X was found to have had a grudge against the woman, who was innocent." If you read...

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Book reviews

Road Motor sport cinema is presently all the rage – the BBC even has a 1970s F1 drama brewing – but it’s unlikely that much will ever match this for power and raw emotion. Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD looks at the world of motorcycle road racing through two generations of the Dunlop family, brothers Joey and Robert and their nephews/sons Michael and William. The headline stories might be...

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Letters - An Unworthy Champion

Sir Senna may have won the World Drivers' Championship after yet another reckless and pointless piece of aggression in Japan, but he cannot expect to be accepted amongst the greatest racing drivers until he shows some maturity on the occasions he has to fight for a win. To win you must finish and sidelining the opposition by attempting the impossible is not acceptable conduct from any driver in...

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V-E-V Miscellany.

-- The Bean CC's magazine recently carried some intriguing items relating to Police cars in vintage times. It first drew attention to a statement in the Daily Express in 1932 to the effect that a London gang had eluded police vehicles because these could not exceed 70 mph. This brought a follow-up, culled from The Motor of 1929, which described a London chase in which three criminals in a 30/98...

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Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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V-E-V Odds & Ends

A reader living in Weybridge owns a special bodied 1½-litre Singer Le Mans with the registration number ALV 53, which was one of the two, the other being ALV 52, that were used by the Liverpool City Police with much enthusiasm, equipped with two-way radio, fire-extinguishers, etc, from 1935 up to and during the war. What our reader hopes to discover is what became of ALV 52. Another reader...

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Matters of moment

"It makes you feel sick, actually, the whole FIFA thing, the corruption at the top is nauseating. Sepp Blatter likewise has run it like a dictatorship for so long and he comes up with so much nonsense.” Good on Gary Lineker. England’s second-most prolific goalscorer was deservedly considered a ‘golden boy’ of British sport during his playing career, and he’s carried that momentum into his life as...

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Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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Matters of moment

Following our revealing interview with FIA president Jean Todt last month, you may recall that we posted a copy of our ‘Formula 1 manifesto for change’, printed in our April issue, to Luca di Montezemolo. The Ferrari chairman has taken it upon himself to cajole the major players to discuss the future of Grand Prix racing, and we couldn’t resist giving him a nudge towards our ideas to shake up the...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter that the year simply needs a few more weekends. I’d never previously attended the Masters Historic meeting on the full version of Brands Hatch, not least because the Monaco Grand Prix had occupied my...

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