Articles tagged Russell

Page 48 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting (July 30) By the time this issue is published the Cadwell Park VSCC meeting will be over, so this is a review, not a report. The second VSCC Silverstone races had 180 entries, sunshine, and an excellent attendance. The main 15-lap Hawthorn Trophy scratch contest between the historic racing cars was a tour de force for Simon...

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The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

Page 80 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, January 2014

Racers, Rivals and fellow Scots

"It hardly seems possible that I've been racing cars for more than 25 years and karts for a few seasons before that. I've met some great people and driven some wonderful machinery along the way, but there have been a few conspicuous duds, too. Overall, though, the positives outweigh everything else..." 1. McLaren MP4-5B The Chassis McNish fine-tuned for Ayrton et al It was a very easy car to...

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Snetterton's First International

Collins, Parnell, Whitehead, Russell and Scott-Brown Win at W. Essex C.C. Race Meeting Although Snetterton circuit in Norfolk is divorced from industrial areas, a very big crowd assembled there on August 14th for the W. Essex C.C.'s first International race meeting at this venue. The International element was confined to Hutchinson and Beels of Holland, Hoffman from Germany, the Belgian Swaelens...

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Second B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting At Goodwood

The second Members' Club Meeting at Goodwood was held in bright sunny weather on May 1st. The racing was keen, which led to a certain amount of farming and one attempt to remove the brick wall in the chicane, but no personal injuries were received. The meeting was the second round of the 1954 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The leaders are as follows: R. Watling-Greenwood (R.W.G.) ... 12...

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The rest of the Silverstone circus

Not content with the Grand Prix there was a fiesta of fun and sport for the spectators. The day opened with the 25-lap Sports-Car Race, in which Flockhart ran right away from the field in the Coombs' 2-litre Cooper-Monaco after Dickson's Ecurie Ecosse Cooper Monaco had retired from the lead with transmission failure. Ashdown's 1,100 Lola made all the big cars look ridiculous by holding second...

Page 74 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1993

An engineering dream

In looking at the Itala as a "Forgotten Make" in the May issue I touched on how this car was one of the only successful ones to use rotary (instead of poppet or sleeve) valves and then only prior to the First World War and for a limited number of models. For, you see, from that time up to the Cross and Aspin engines with such valves in the late 1930s, rotary valves have never been able to oust...

Page 41 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1956

"Daily Herald" International Trophy

Oulton Park, August 18th. Rain has been known to fall. Rain has been known to full at Oulton Park. The weather surpassed itself on August 18th however, when almost continuous rain spoilt the BRSCC Daily Herald International Trophy Meeting. Sports cars and 500-cc racing cars were scheduled to run in the seven-hour programme; but before the lunch interval rain began to fall heavily causing floods...

Page 56 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1989

Track test: Golf GTi

Champion Golf The epitome of the "hot hatchback" classes has won the 1989 UniRoyal Production Saloon Car Championship. Prepared by Britain's best known Audi-VW specialists, GTi Engineering of Silverstone, the 16v Golf GTi of Silver Shield franchise holder Roger Jones won its class in 12 of 14 qualifying rounds and is the subject of our track test this month. Since there are two production racing...

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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...

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