Articles tagged the Scotsman

Page 60 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, August 1963

Another tale of woe

Sir, Your correspondence columns have long been open to aggrieved car owners, and a very useful service you have done them by your courage in giving names and publishing facts when their vehicles have given unnecessary trouble. My own recent experience seems to show that the inspection system of one of the "Big Five" has fallen to new depths. On May 23 of this year I took delivery of a new...

Page 56 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, April 2001

Up the creek without a saddle

Nuvolari, Rosemeyer, Surtees and Hailwood were bike stars who made seamless transitions to four wheels, from leaning to sliding. But a two-wheel hero's speed, balance and competitive edge doesn't guarantee four-wheel success. Fate can play a hand, as Colin Goodwin explains Geoff Duke Lancashire's Geoff Duke was at the top of motorcycle racing at the end of the 1951 season. He'd just won the 350...

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981

Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

Page 58 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, January 1997

McRae Storms to his second RAC victory

Porsches were again the cars to beat on the RAC Historic Rally. And again it was Jimmy McRae who came out on the top with his second RAC win in a row. David Evans reports Jimmy McRae paid no attention to the vile conditions on the RAC Historic Rally and won by three minutes from fellow Porsche 911 pilot, Monty Karlan. This was McRae's second successive win on the event, underlining his mastery of...

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 22 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, April 1984

Forza Ferrari at Geneva Show

What the Geneva Motor Show lacked in novelties was more than compensated by the debut of the Ferrari GTO, resplendent in traditional scarlet on the Ferrari importer and Pininfarina stands. Omologato, an emotive word in the Italian language, refers to the intention of Ferrari to build 200 examples — at least — and then 20 more evolution models for their customers to play with. The brochure refers...

Page 22 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1990

A Star in the Ascendant

Those who have followed the FISA saga through the winter may be aware that President Jean-Marie Balestre was given a ringing vote of confidence at the special meetings in March, the news coming just too late for our April edition. He received the unanimous support of the FIA's General Assembly for his handling of the Senna and Le Mans affaires during the winter, and a majority of 90% in a FISA...

Page 62 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 2001

Cheshire

At Oulton Park 40 years ago, this Jaguar E-type won on the models race debut. Graham Hill drove it then. Now it's David Malsher's turn While gazing at one of the most famous Jaguar E-types of them all,ECD 400, I initially tried to push its heritage to the back of my mind, and just absorb its impact as 'an E-type'. No matter what a bargain it was in the 1960s, there are three fundamental reasons...

Page 16 of March 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1963

Continental Notes

At the end of this month Formula One racing will begin with a short race at Snetterton Airfield circuit, and the following three weekends will see European Grand Prix racing starting in earnest. The first weekend in April sees the Bruxelles G.P. on the Heysel circuit on the outskirts of the Belgian capital, Easter Monday sees the traditional round-the-houses Grand Prix at Pau, and the weekend...

Page 51 of September 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, September 1962

XXIV German Grand Prix

A race under impossible conditions Adenau, Germany, August 5th. The Automobile Club von Deutschland collected a vast entry for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, including all the factory teams and nearly all the private-owners, the only notable exception being the U.D.T.-Laystall team. It seemed that the A.v.D. did not want to know about Mr. Ken Gregory and his pale green cars, but they...

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