Articles tagged HP

Page 116 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, August 2014

Lunch with... David Brodie

For much of his 50 years in British racing he was a serial winner, and he rubbed shoulders with the Formula 1 crowd as wellWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell As we know, Formula 1 has pretty much taken over the motor sporting world. It gets almost all of the media coverage, almost all of the money and virtually all of the glory. A whole new generation of people who think of...

Page 93 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 2014

A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

Page 81 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, June 1975

Better Buy Bigger?

Sir, Anybody who is interested in motor cars will know that the secondhand value of big engined, specialist vehicles has hit rock-bottom. Consequently there are some very attractive-sounding buys on the market at the moment; for example, 1969 Jensen Interceptors at £1,400 to £1,600. However, mention this fact to a variety of people and you will get a similar response: "the running costs are...

Page 54 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1958

A History of the Armstrong Siddeley Car

[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make, so far as the older models are concerned. No club exists to cater for these cars. Very few are to be found amongst members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. Sometimes the early versions are dismissed...

Page 16 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 2000

Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

Page 84 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 2007

Lunch with... Martin Brundle

The racer turned commentator and driver manager looks back on an eventful and turbulent career with Simon TaylorPhotographer: James Mitchell He raced in 158 grands prix over 12 seasons, and his rides included McLaren, Benetton and Williams. He scored points from his first F1 race to his last, and stood on the podium nine times, from Monaco to Monza, Spa to Silverstone. And he was World Sports Car...

Page 21 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1965

Crouch memories

Sir, I can add quite a bit of further information regarding the Crouch car. I suspect that the car in the photograph, in which Mr. Alfred Moss is seated, is the same one which was loaned by"the Works" on several occasions to one R. N. Upton of Albany Motor Co., Chorlton, Manchester, for participation at Southport sand races in 1924 and 1925. On these occasions it was mainly driven by my father,...

Page 40 of October 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1975

Cars for a General

[Having sensed that Major-General Sir Edmund Ironside. that great military person in every sense of the word, had enjoyed an unusual motoring life we were delighted when his son, Lord Ironside, agreed to write about his Father's cars. We publish herewith his account of these cars, some of them unusual, and which accomplished some unusual journeys. — ED.] Born on May 6th, 1880, my Father was...

Page 11 of May 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1957

VII Gran Premio Siracusa

Syracuse, April 7th. This year the race at Syracuse opened the European Formula 1 season with a flourish, and the entry was of a very high order. Works teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Vanwall and Connaught filled the list, with the addition of many private owners, and when practice started on the Friday before the race almost everyone was present. The weather was most unlike Sicily, with the rain...

Page 60 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 1997

Onwards & upwards

In the 1930s, Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz fought epic battles on the mountain climbs of Europe now the fierce rivalry returns for the Goodwood festival of speed. Chris Nixon reports In October 1937, Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz arrived in England for the Donington Grand Prix. It was the first time that Germany's thunderous Silver Arrows had assailed the ears and eyes of British enthusiasts. In...

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