Articles tagged BP

Page 51 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1980

Formula II Review

THE YEAR 1980 ushered in a new era of professionalism on the European Formula Two scene. Seasoned observers compared it to Grand Prix racing in the late sixties/early seventies, before the whirlwind of commercialism that changed the face of the sport's major echelon almost beyond recognition. The customer car market shrank as a myriad of new chassis designs appeared and the three most powerful...

Page 85 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 2012

Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

Page 70 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 2006

Dave Morgan: "My best day at a circuit"

"My first ever circuit race was at Mallory, and I went on to be quite successful there in my Mini Cooper S. It was always a very good circuit for me. For the F2 race I had Ed Reeves's Formula Atlantic Brabham. I'd raced it once, at the end of 1971, at Oulton Park. Then Ed said. 'How do you fancy doing F2?' He got David Wood to do an 1860cc engine far more reliable than the 2-litres but less...

Page 65 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, July 1966

Racing on public roads

Sir, The attitude of your correspondent James F. Page is, unfortunately, very common amongst the many motorists who in their inconsiderations do not know how to treat cyclists on the roads. My job of selling cycles means that I have to drive 30,000 miles per year, and never am I given cause for alarm by cyclists other than perhaps by the odd child rider. I also cover several thousand miles every...

Page 35 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1986

Veteran to Classic: VSCC Welsh Trial

The popularity of this annual two-day event was assured before it started, with 90 competitors wanting to have a go, cut down to just over 80 for organisational practicality, although there were not enough to run the one-time Saturday driving-tests. So it started, after an obligatory 100-mile run, from the Rhydspence Inn, where free coffee had been laid on, a later promise being two barrels of...

Page 35 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1985

The constructors - 2

Reynard Adrian Reynard is unusual among production racing car constructors in that he snakes no secret of the fact that one day he hopes there will be an F1 car bearing his name. Even more unusual is that nobody close to the sport seriously doubts that he will achieve that ambition. Two days after this article is published Reynard will know whether he has made a significant move towards his goal...

Page 80 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, February 2009

Lunch with... David Piper

He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...

Page 62 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, June 2008

Lunch with... Chris Amon

He didn’t achieve the results that his enormous talent merited, but no matter: F1’s ‘unluckiest driver’ is just glad to have lived to tell the taleBy Simon Taylor Today’s media like to give our heroes convenient labels. Stirling Moss is “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship” – a glib line which says nothing about The Boy’s unrivalled versatility, or his racer’s heart. In the...

Page 38 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1991

Nürburgring 430 km

Derek's Day In the three months between the Silverstone 430 km race in May and the ADAC's Nürburgring event on August 17, Mercedes and Peugeot made great efforts to close the gap between themselves and Jaguar. In terms of lap times they were quite successful, narrowing a four second per lap chasm to less than one second, but their reliability factor hadn't improved at all. The two purple Silk Cut...

Page 43 of October 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, October 1968

The Gordon England "Brooklands" Super Sports Austin Seven

Some Notes about a Small Sports Car which is now as dead as the Dodo but which was extremely Popular and Successful during the period 1924 to 1927 If you ask the present-day Austin 7 fraternity if they remember the first two sports models of this immortal make they usually tell you about Ulsters and Nippys. There is some excuse for this, if they have not read copiously of Austin history or have...

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