Articles tagged GE

Page 99 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, July 1984

Vintage Veerings

I can never resist talking to people who remember the old motoring days. So the other day the Alfa 6, its carburation out of sorts, was nevertheless headed along the beautiful Wye valley road, a fisherman's delight, from Builth Wells to Llswen, past the lake at Llangorse, and over the pack-horse bridge at Llangynidr, which the big car fitted snugly, to pick up the navigator for the day. Then,...

Page 70 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1990

Grand Prix, World Formula One Championship 1989/90.

by Nigel Roebuck. 160 pp. 11"x 8 3/8" Published by Garry Sparke & Associates, Australia. Distributed in the UK by Motor Racing Publications, Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, 46 Pitlake, Croydon, Surrey CRO 3RY. £15.95 When it comes to producing attractive and well printed books, the Australians can show everybody a thing or two. Of these, then, it is Garry Sparke & Associates who are foremost...

Page 7 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 2001

March's orders

The dates for the two major events at Goodwood next season have been announced. The Festival of Speed moves to the weekend of July 12-14 and now follows a week after the British GP. The Goodwood Revival Race Meeting will be held a week earlier than in 2001, and will run over the weekend of September 6-8. Themes and featured marques for the twin events are yet to be confirmed. For those of you...

Page 60 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1991

Going West

On a journey to Wiltshire last month I spent an interesting afternoon with Mr Freddie Henry, 'talking Austin'. He started an apprenticeship with the Longbridge Company in 1926 and remained with Lord Austin's concern for many years thereafter. He shared lodgings with Ralph Secretan, who spoke fluent German and helped Austin on visits to that country, etc, and who bought a Bugatti from Malcolm...

Page 66 of August 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 2000

Ableseman

Bill Boddy recalls how Dick Seaman was persuaded to buy a 10-year-old Delage and how he used it to defeat the E.R.A.s and Maseratis three times in just three weeks. The late Dick Beattie Seaman, born in February 1912, was undoubtedly one of the greatest British racing drivers until his untimely death after the accident at Spa in a Mercedes-Benz in June 1939. He was dedicated to becoming a...

Page 76 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, August 1973

Nürburgring 6 hours

Chris Amon/Hans-Joachim Stuck in this BMW 3.0 CSL lead home a BMW 1-2-3 in the Grosser Preis Der Tourenwagen, the Nürburgring 6-Hour race on July 8th. The leading BMWs, were fitted with a new spoiler arrangement recently homologated for the CSL, which gave an instant 10 sec. per lap improvement. First and second places were taken by works cars with 3.3-litre engines, while the third-placed Alpina...

Page 7 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 2002

News in brief

What goes around, comes around. Forty years after Bill Blydenstein scored the first international outright win for a works Mini Cooper, his son Ben was victorious in the third round of the John Cooper Challenge, at Gurston Down. Eagle T1G chassis AAR 103, (below) is to be sold by Christies at Pebble Beach on August 18. The car, one of the four built by Dan Gurney's Rye-based Fl team, was raced in...

Page 59 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, August 1984

1984 British Grand Prix race report - A four-ring circus

  After the Demolition Derbies in Detroit and Dallas, the Formula 1 "circus" must have breathed a sigh of relief when they returned to Europe to start some serious Grand Prix racing. The Brands Hatch circuit, scene for the 1984 British Grand Prix, may not be the best in the world for Formula 1 cars but at least it is quick and challenging in its own small way, with a lap speed of over 130 mph for...

Page 40 of November 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 2011

lckx clicks, but who's Mr Thin?

Sir, A couple of the articles in the enjoyable (as always!) October issue brought back some 'local' memories. When Jacky Ickx won his first GP — the very wet French race in 1968 — local magazine AutoNews headed its race report: `Ickx Clicks, Nicks Prix'. I don't know if this was the invention of editor Allan Dick (still editing, now at the enjoyable Classic Driver). Also, when Peter Gethin raced...

Page 30 of January 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1978

Interview - Gerard Larrousse

A man with a responsibility to win at Le Mans and in F1 Gerard Larrousse takes the role of driver-turned-professional manager to a new level. Many team managers are like their football equivalents, participants freshly charged with the task of exhorting and guiding their former team-mates to even greater things. None of the motor sporting directors I have met can really match Larrousse's record...

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