Articles tagged BP

Page 40 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 2002

It was the biggest regret of my life.

'It was the biggest regret of my life. I wish I could pay a lot of money not to have done it. I was an absolute twit to have agreed to do it and I've got no-one to blame but myself' AFTER 18 YEARS AWAY, STIRLING MOSS RETURNED TO CURRENT MOTORSPORT — IN AN AUDI. AS YOU MIGHT HAVE GATHERED, HE DID NOT ENJOY IT. GARY WATKINS FINDS OUT WHY MALLORY PARK MUST HAVE BEEN A SURREAL PLACE to be on the...

Page 69 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 1997

The other British F1 drivers

Reg Parnell was not strictly a works driver but raced Tony Vandervell's Ferrari 375 'Thinwall Special' to fourth place in the 1951 French Grand Prix. Roy Salvadori made a one-off appearance for Ferrari when he finished eighth in the 1952 British GP. Cliff Allison joined the Ferrari grand prix team in 1959 with Tony Brooks but with little success. In 1960 he finished second in Argentina but...

Page 38 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 2004

Stirling performances

Goodwood bookends the story of Britain's most famous racer. A teenage Moss sprang to public attention there and, before his career stopped short against one of its earth banks, won more races at the track than anyone else. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to people who saw him shine 1948 Inaugural meeting (September 18): 500cc race (3 laps) Cooper Mk II, 1st at 71.92mph, Fastest Lap 1:58 (73.20mph) Win...

Page 51 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1981

Some Eyston Papers

A Glimpse Behind the Pre-War Record-Breaking Scene I have always had the greatest admiration for the late Capt. G. E. T. Eyston, OBE who although he achieved considerable success as a racing driver, made record-breaking his main activity (see Motor Sport for October, 1974). Some fascinating glimpses behind the scenes have come to light in the form of letters and papers left by Ernest Eldridge,...

Page 78 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, November 2001

Bluebird CN7

When future Champ Car designer and B.A.R. technical director Malcolm Oastler was growing up in Australia, Donald Campbell's record-breaking attempts caught his attention and admiration You can't ignore a car like Donald Campbell's Bluebird — it's so striking. It's so different from the earlier record cars, which in comparison were just trucks with big engines in them, whereas Bluebird was a new...

Page 38 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1982

OBITUARIES

Michael W. B. May THE death has occurred of that great Alvis exponent, Michael May. Michael began competitive motoring in his University days, with 8/18 and 10/23 Talbots and took part in trials with a Newton Ceirano tourer. an aged side-valve Aston-Manin, and the BP Special (Amilcar chassis. AC six engine. Alvis gearbox), before turning to the make that was to remain his favourite for the rest...

Page 52 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1979

Page & Moy Ltd

Specialists in Motor Racing Tours, Travel and Trade and Press Conventions Page & Moy of Leicester are synonymous with motor-racing tours for enthusiasts. It all started back in 1959, when Tony Moy went to Le Mans with friends in a 1½-litre Riley, the year Salvadori and Shelby won for Aston Martin, and was so impressed with this unique race and the joys of Continental travel that he decided...

Page 25 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 1990

Cats for Group C?

It would be rather appropriate if the sports-racing 'Coventry Cats', Jaguars in other words, were the first to compete in World Championship racing with catalytic converters in the exhaust systems, but that's the way the industry is thinking at the moment. Whilst FISA is hustling the manufacturers down the corridor marked 'horsepower unlimited', more than one is expressing concern about the...

Page 45 of September 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1965

Not so much motor car more a way of life

The editor's account of driving a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Ill PLEASURE that had been denied me for a long time materialised last July, when I was able to road rest the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III. It was not possible, as I had originally hoped, to take this much-discussed car on a Continental journey but it is possible to report on a long test carried out in this country with this £5,632, 4,640...

Page 99 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, March 2013

Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

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