Articles tagged the Daily Telegraph

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

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...

Page 36 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1994

Seats of yearning

It's a brisk autumnal afternoon in southwestern France, where in two hours' time the final round of the 1993 European Formula 3000 Championship will take place. In the Nogaro paddock, Gil de Ferran is staring morosely at a plate of pasta under the Paul Stewart Racing motorhome awning. "I really hate this time of year," explains the Brazilian. "It's alright for you guys who'll still be employed...

Page 113 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, February 2010

The Daily Telegraph book of Formula One

Edited by Martin Smith A selection of articles on all the major events in Formula 1 over the past 50 years, which makes for enjoyable reading. Expensive for what it is, but overall it’s worth it. Published by Aurum Press Ltd, ISBN 978 1 84513 495 2, £18.99

Page 39 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, November 1991

Arront Nonsense

What's in a name? Last month, we pointed out that Formula 3000's name meant very little to the world at large, and that it sounded more like a brand of furniture polish than the final proving ground for young drivers with an eye on Formula One. A few days after Motor Sport closed for press, the F3000 teams regrouped at Le Mans for the penultimate round of the European Championship. During the...

Page 5 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, November 1997

Golden Arrow set top run again by 1999

Golden Arrow, the stunningly beautiful car in which Major Henry Segrave raised the World Land Speed Record to 231.36mph at Daytona Beach, Florida, in March 1929, could run again following the discovery of three Napier Lion aero engines of the type which powered it past the White Triplex's 1928 mark of 20'7.55mph. The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu's dream of returning the Irving Special (...

Page 100 of April 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, April 2002

Books

In the 1920s, Professor A. M. Low DSc, who wrote articles simplifying obscure scientific facts, told us that one day the human race would lose its legs, because it would never need to go out, as it would watch continual TV, and eat food in tablet form. Aldous Huxley forecast `smellies', cinemas in which appropriate scents would waft to the audience in company with the films. The latter has yet to...

Page 11 of July 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, July 1960

Matters of moment

The Spa tragedies As we close the last few pages of this issue, for printing news is to hand of the tragic outcome of Spa. At such times words of sympathy are but slight consolation but nevertheless we offer on behalf of the world of sport deep commiseration to the relatives and friends of Stacey and Bristow. Also, we sympathise with Moss and Taylor in being out of racing for some time hence. A...

Page 13 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1955

Matters of Moment

The British Grand Prix After a period of over a month without a major motor race, Aintree became the animated scene of the B.A.R.C. British Grand Prix on July 16th, and, run off in hot summer weather before a vast crowd estimated at 150,000, the race was happily devoid of accident, confirming that Grands Prix with evenly-matched cars driven by the leading exponents are the safest form of racing...

Page 68 of July 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, July 1960

Letters from readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents aim! " Motor Sport " does not necessarily associate itself with them. -Ed. Scientific testing of new car design Sir, Mr. Bryant's letter, on page 471 of your June issue,  indicates a sorry state. Many years ago, at the tender age of about 15/16, I was driving a lorry laden with tobacco front my brother's farm to Salisbury in Rhodesia. I had...

Page 63 of June 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1960

Views on vintage cars

Sir. Your mention of the jaundiced view of vintage cars taken by the Daily Mail prompts me to send you a paragraph from the pen of Peter Simple of the Daily Telegraph. It appeared some years ago, and ran: "As the proprietor of an almost vintage horseless carriage, I have no objection to its being tested for roadworthiness, far from it. None the less, I rather resent the way in which old cars are...

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