Articles tagged News of the World

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Lunch With... Derek Warwick

He never earned the Grand Prix wins he deserved, but the man once dubbed Britain’s next World Champion isn’t worried. He loves life just as it isBy Simon Taylor Twenty-five years ago Formula 1 drivers had already become, in their own eyes at least, pretty important people. Now they had motorhomes to hide in, and even a chat over a coffee had to be booked in advance via a stern PA, whose job it...

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Club News

We Hear P. H. Lloyd has a 1927 3-litre Bentley, Reg. No. YE 1140, chassis T.N. 1559, which was at one time owned by Wilcox, Segrave's chief mechanic. He would like to contact Wilcox about this car. Latest Amilcar addict is G. N. S. Taylor, who is restoring a 1927 8.9-h.p. car to good order, up at Cambridge. Ellis has located the original radiator shutters belonging to the famous Aston-Martin "...

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MOTORING SPORTSMEN. Captain T.C. Douglas.

MOTORING SPORTSMEN. Captain T. C. Douglas. By THE EDITOR. CAPTAIN JOHN CHARLES DOUGLAS, who has figured prominently at Brooklands since the war, is one of those amateur drivers of whom but little is known by the average habituee of the track, for until quite recently he has had no direct interest in the motor business. It is interesting, therefore, to record some of his more notable achievements...

Page 22 of September 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1925

THE TWO HUNDERD MILL

THE TWO HUNDRED MILES MOTOR CYCLE RACES. In addition to substantial cash prizes, several handsome gold cups were offered as awards to the winners of the long distance races held at Brooklands on August 15th. Most of the prizes were contributed by the News of the World, Lord Riddell being present to distribute them to the winners. The A and B classes, for 250 c.c. and 350 c.c. machines...

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Aston Martin wins the Goodwood T.T. and clinches the 1959 Sports Car Championship

A Dramatic Race Full of Incidents. Lola Takes Team Prize, Again Vanquishing Lotus The 1959 R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race, which ran for a period of six hours and the results of which decided the Sports Car Championship, can be considered either a fiasco or very successful, depending upon the point of view. The ragged start, the disastrous fire in the Aston Martin pit and the fact that Ferrari never...

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Club news

We hear Jarvis & Sons, of Wimbledon, have a new telephone number—Liberty 8221. Congratulations to Robert Baird on the birth of his second son. Baird hopes to drive Ferraris again this season and is negotiating for a four-cylinder Formula II car and may also procure one of the new 2.5-litre sports Ferraris. A reader in Durham is rebuilding a 1925 Newton-Ceirano and G Stapleton, like Ted Pool,...

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Rumblings

The Mini-Car Race? The advent of the refreshingly new B.M.C. 850s causes us to wonder whether the time isn't ripe -- next year if not this year -- for some enterprising organiser to stage a race for the babies. This would be a dull spectacle in terms of sheer speed, perhaps, but should make up for this in close-racing and the interest of spectators many of whom would be potential purchasers of...

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Matters of moment

What is a Racing Driver? A racing driver is what you make him. To certain sections of the community he was at one time invariably a grimy, scatterbrained mechanic owning a long, lean racing machine with vast outside exhaust pipes, in which he was wont, to roar about the countryside scattering livestock and humans regardless, by way of practice for death-defying feats on the race track in pursuit...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Back from the brink of a breakaway series – Prost’s self-sacrifice for the good of McLaren When Max Mosley came to Suzuka in 1991, he was newly installed as the president of FISA, then the motor sport arm of the FIA. In short order, of course, he was to do away with FISA, and become president of the FIA proper, but in those early days his focus was on the sport alone. In Japan he...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – F1 in crisis – but it need not have come to this – Surtees’s GP assessment still resonates today On Wednesday, December 3, I was due to attend Honda’s traditional end-of-season lunch, but on the Monday a letter, signed by Nick Fry and Ross Brawn, arrived by e-mail. In light of the prevailing economic situation, it said, and the fact that the company’s English plant was down to a...

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