Articles tagged Connaught

Page 16 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1956

Southsea M.C. Speed Trials

(May 27th) The Southsea M.C. held speed trials (called, more discreetly these days, timed trials!) at Thorney Island R.A.F. Station, near Emsworth), on May 27th. The course was a straight s.s. 1/2-mile up one of the runways, not so picturesque as the private drives and seaside promenades of olden days, but a very safe course, fair to the competing machinery, while the grass surrounds and sailing...

Page 40 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1956

Pictorial Review

B.A.R.C. Goodwood International, Grand Prix de Monaco, "Daily Express" Silverstone International, Bugatti O.C. Prescott, West Essex C.C. Snetterton, B.R.S.C.C. Crystal Palace, Maidstone & Mid Kent M.C. Silverstone Top: The Hawthorn/Chapman battle at Goodwood thrilled the spectators on Whit-Monday. Here Hawthorn's Lotus-Climax takes Chapman's sister car on the inside coming into Madgwick...

Page 96 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 1981

Lloyds & Scottish Historic Car Championship

The entry for the second round of this championship at the AMOC's St. John Horsfall Silverstone meeting at the end of June was so strong that the single-seater racing cars were divided from the sports cars in two races. The single-seater race provided the dice of the day between Gerry Marshall (above, furthest from the camera) driving the Marsh Aston Martin DBR4 and Bruce Halford (No.70) in his...

Page 17 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1956

Crystal Palace, Whit Monday

Organised by the B.R.S.C.C. in conjunction with the London County Council, a National Car Race Meeting took place at the Crystal Palace circuit on May 21st. Some good entries were received and the programme was for 500-c.c. cars, sports cars and racing cars. The Redex Challenge Trophy Race, for 500-c.c. cars, consisted of three heats and a final. Heat one resulted in a win for Stuart Lewis-Evans...

Page 42 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 2010

1950s

Italian pride shines bright at the start of a new World Championship, but 10 years later the British turn F1 on its head – and back to frontBy Doug Nye GiovanBattista Guidotti was a jovial, charming old gentleman. He was a racer right from his toecaps to his fingertips. But he came from a different era. Before World War II he had been a mechanic, tester, and eventually capo collaudatore – chief...

Page 9 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 1958

Matters of Moment

Grand Prix Racing Prospects At the time of writing, the immediate future of Grand Prix racing appears to be in a rather unbalanced state--brought about by the announcement by Maserati that they would not be entering a team of cars for the 1958 World Championship races. This set off a spate of rumour and counter-rumour, wild guesses, mis-interpretation and—that old favourite—incorrect translation...

Page 69 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 1990

Connaught 2-litre Engines

Sir If Bob Burrell's Connaught A6 is fitted with a Lea Francis engine, it is only the second "A" series Connaught to be so equipped, although it began life with a 2-litre Connaught engine. The first "A" series car ran from August 1950 to December 1951 with a 1 3/4-litre Lea Francis engine, acquiring the first Connaught 2-litre engine, C1, in December 1951. The wet sump "Leaf" engine has an iron...

Page 24 of February 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1955

Rumblings

A round Britain tour It is becoming increasingly difficult to think up worthwhile publicity stunts in motoring, but Tommy Wisdom, well-known motoring journalist and racing driver, thought up a good one at the close of last year. He took a VW Microbus, in standard trim save for the addition of fog-lamps and heater, fully laden, for an R.A.C.-observed Round-Britain Tour. The route was Folkestone-...

Page 101 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 2009

Portrait of the artist as a racing driver

For 50 years Leslie Marr has been best known as a painter. But before that he bought himself a Connaught and went racing By Paul Fearnley Nursing a bruised face – and a consoling beer – while standing in the raised bucket of a mechanical digger on the outskirts of New Zealand’s southernmost city is an unusual way to conclude a motor racing career, but Leslie Lynn Marr has rarely taken the obvious...

Page 33 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1956

Pictorial Review

Belgian Grand Prix, 1,000 km. Nurburgring, 1,000 km. Montlhery, Lotus-750 M.C., Brands Hatch, Eight Clubs' Silverstone Sensational Start. - This "Motor Sport" photograph shows clearly the scene immediately after the flag fell for the start of this year's Belgian Grand Prix. Stirling moss (Maserati), behind the telegraph pole, already has a commanding lead. Behind, Peter Collins (Ferrari), who won...

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