Articles tagged British Racing Partnership

Page 135 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 135, February 2014

Gathering Moss

Thoughts on the career of the late Ken Gregory, one of post-war British racing’s unsung heroes Early in 1951 Stirling Moss was eagerly awaiting completion of a frontier-technology 500cc Formula 3 car that was being tailor-made for him by a rather eccentric but evidently capable fabricator named Ray Martin. With mutual friend – and fellow jazz fan – John A Cooper – Technical Editor of The Autocar...

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Obituaries

Ken Gregory: 1926-2013 Ken Gregory, who has died aged 87, had a huge effect on motor racing during the 1950 and ’60s, and arguably beyond. Team manager, constructor, circuit director, club manager, race organiser – he inhabited all these titles, but it was as Stirling Moss’s manager that he wielded most influence. Drivers had used managers before, but the symbiosis between Moss and Gregory grew...

Page 36 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1959

45th French Grand Prix-Grand Prix d'Europe

Ferrari Back on Form REIMS, July 5th. This year the G.P. of the A.C.F., better known as the French Grand Prix, was given the title of G.P. d'Europe, for what it was worth, and attracted a very strong entry of works teams and small private teams, as well as a few independents. As in previous years, a F.2 race was held as well, but this year it was run after the Grand Prix, and the annual 12-hour...

Page 37 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1963

For old-car fanatics

Those brave people who disregarded the alleged danger to their lungs from smoking and those cowardly persons who do nothing to stop their friends from smoking though afraid to inhale tobacco smoke themselves, may as well enjoy the moment of lighting up their own or others "killers." If they are old-car minded they can go a long way towards this by using a Goodware lighter, in the crystal-clear...

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Continental notes

A number of readers have expressed surprise that I do not spend the winter months chasing the motor racing to warmer climates, going to Watkins Glen as soon as the European season finishes, and then on to Mexico, California, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Such a world tour would be quite feasible, and it need not finish in Australia, for on the way back to Europe one could take in...

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Cotton On

WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their lucky stars that they had decided, somewhat begrudgingly a year ago, to allow the 'unlimited' fuel consumption controlled cars a year of grace. There are 10 of those, making a half-decent grid of 18...

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Continental Notes

At the end of this month Formula One racing will begin with a short race at Snetterton Airfield circuit, and the following three weekends will see European Grand Prix racing starting in earnest. The first weekend in April sees the Bruxelles G.P. on the Heysel circuit on the outskirts of the Belgian capital, Easter Monday sees the traditional round-the-houses Grand Prix at Pau, and the weekend...

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The green shoots of sponsorship

As the first fully-backed team in Formula 1, the British Racing Partnership was envied by the works teams – who finally shut them out It’s what every team manager dreams of: a generous sponsor, a big budget, top cars and someone the press can call the world’s best driver. Today it’s the standard objective. Fifty years ago, when sponsorship meant little more than free tyres and oil, it seemed – to...

Page 23 of October 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1963

1st Austrian Grand Prix

A lucky win for Brabham Zeltweg, Austria, September 1st. Motoring sport in Austria receives little or no government support or enthusiasm, and the various sporting clubs have to fight hard to maintain any sort of racing programme. It is only the enthusiasm of the Austrian sports people that causes any progress to be made at all, and this year their sport took a big stride forward with the holding...

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Austrian Grand Prix

Wild and Woolly Zeltweg, Austria, August 23rd. For the first time, Austria had an event ranking as a round in the World Championships and it was held on the military air field at Zeltweg, scene of a Formula One race last year, three Formula Two events before that, in 1959, '60 and '61, and two sports-car events in 1957 and 1958, so that in eight short years the local Club, supported by the...

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