Articles tagged News of the World

Page 40 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 2005

A mini adventure

40 years ago Goodwood held its last Formula One race. It was the final year of the 1.5-litre formula, which despite its critics provided some of the finest racing ever at the Sussex track. By Gordon Cruickshank. Photography by James Mann.   Picture it. The FIA has just decreed that racing's top formula will now run with 2-litre engines. Instantly the field is open to a stack of small teams, and...

Page 14 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why F1’s ‘regime’ feels threatened by FOTA – Ron chooses his moment for team handover – The night The Beatles stayed at Indianapolis "How come,” goes the old joke, “that there’s only one Monopolies Commission?” In the same vein, one idly wonders why, in this era of necessarily obsessive cost-cutting in Formula 1, the actual cost of a Grand Prix – the price charged to race promoters...

Page 14 of December 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 1941

THE LIFE STORY OF PARRY-THOMAS

THE LIFE STORY OF PARRY-THOMAS I Last month we gave some details of the activities of that great driver-designer, the late J. G. Parry-Thomas, up to the end of the last war. Here his later career is described, much of the information having kindly been supplied by S. T. Saunders, A.M.I.A.E., who was Thomas's chief draughtsman, first at "The Leyland" and later at Brooklands.—Ed.I pARRY-THOMAS was...

Page 14 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Winning Webber has the wunderkind in his sights – Spectre of Todt looms over fragile Formula 1… – Surtees tragedy proof that racing can never be safe When Rubens Barrichello superbly won the 2003 British Grand Prix for Ferrari, having outclassed Michael Schumacher all weekend, there was considerable pleasure in the paddock, for Rubens is among the most well liked of Formula 1...

Page 60 of September 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1959

Letters From Readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. -- Ed. The Relationship between Police and Public Sir, I see you have joined the ranks of the persecuted martyrs -- those of us who must pay and suffer endorsement until reason prevails. I got mine too -- nine o'clock on a Sunday evening on a deserted Chelsea Embankment,...

Page 15 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1953

Club news

We hear... Osca engines may be used in the Gordon Bedson-designed Formula ll Kieft, if there is a Formula II Kieft. Coventry Climax are said to have a 200-b.h.p. V8 twin, o.h.c., petrol-injection, 1954 G.P. engine on the drawing-board. Dennis Poore, after severing his connection with Connaught, did not drive at Goodwood. The 750 Club has been urging its members to write to their M.P.s over the...

Page 39 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 1983

Sorting out the TT Vauxhalls

When I wrote up Alistair Templeton's recreating of No. 1 TT Vauxhall last year I remarked that I would have liked to have sorted out which one of the three team cars was which, in the subsequent career of these 1922 racing Vauxhalls, but considered the task too fraught with problems, at all events to obtain a reasonably-accurate result. However, the matter niggled me, until I thought to ask Mr....

Page 62 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, February 1994

A whiff of old Brooklands

The Young Special When a respected monthly motoring contemporary published a picture of Tom Walker's Young Special at the VSCC Donington Park race meeting last year it bore a caption suggesting that this car has "the double disadvantage of having a Frazer Nash chassis and a one-off engine which was built for Brooklands but never even got off the line there." This caused me to raise an eyebrow (in...

Page 53 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, October 1950

OCTOBER, 1950 THE GARDNER M.G. THE GOOD OLD DAYS !

• * • THE GOOD OLD DAYS I Sir, I have just finished reading Mr. Karslake's article on the 1909 Napier and would like to thank you for this, to me, extremely interesting reading. As a boy I worked in the old Napier factory at Acton Vale in 1908, and saw some interesting things there, including the big racer for the Gordon Bennett in Ireland, the wheels which were made for Charles Glidden's 16-h.p...

Page 12 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 2011

Teams and fans split over BBC/Sky deal

Teams and fans split over BBC/Sky deal The BBC and Sky chose the Friday of the Hungarian Grand Prix to release the first details of their deal to jointly cover Formula 1 in the UK from 2012. Negotiations had been kept so quiet that the news came as a surprise to the paddock, and even team bosses first learned about it from the media as they arrived at the track. It was a clumsy piece of PR...

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