Articles tagged The star

Page 93 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 2006

"The most stupid thing I ever did..."

Was spurning Ferrari as a teenage race prodigy. Still driving hard as he nears the Big 5-0, Eddie Cheever has had plenty of time to rue the decision Words: Gary Watkins Eddie Cheever is the oldest driver competing in top-line single-seater racing today; 30 years ago he was among the youngest. He was racing in Formula Two just a year after his debut in cars and had a Ferrari contract by the time...

Page 64 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 1993

Léon-Bollée

The birth of the Léon-Bollée goes back to days which are now almost impossible to visualise, so far distant are they. You have to go back to the 1870s, when Amedée Bollée started making his steam vehicles at Le Mans, long before the name of that town became immortalised in motor-racing history, starting with the French Grand Prix of 1906 and a Renault victory. From the dim recesses of history one...

Page 12 of January 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, January 1963

Veteran- Edwardian- Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters CLERES MUSEE DE L'AUTOMOBILE FRANCE has woken rather late to an appreciation of motoring history but is rapidly making amends by running a number of events for old vehicles, and opening a number of museums. One of the most interesting of the latter is the Clères Musée de l'Automobile, opened recently by Jacques Pichon. M. Pichon's father runs the Hotel Cheval...

Page 15 of September 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1948

FORTY YEARS ON....

FORTY YEARS ON • • • /T is longer ago now than I altogether care to remember that I originally posed the question in these columns : "Where are the veterans ? " and, in particular, where do old racing ears go ? The answer, it seemed, was, in the majority of cases, via the hands of unsympathetic owners to the scrap heap. They are not, one could have confidently assumed, carefully nurtured for...

Page 57 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 2009

Lunch with... Dan Gurney

This individualist has achieved more than seems possible during a remarkable motor sport career. What follows is just a taster – the rest he is busy crafting into a long-awaited autobiography By Simon Taylor Ever since this “Lunch With…” caper began, at the top of my Wanted list has been Daniel Sexton Gurney. This is a man who drove for Ferrari in the 1950s, who spearheaded Porsche’s foray into...

Page 128 of May 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, May 2011

Around the Houses

Around the houses NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD R1VI AUCTIONS — Thanks to an impressive 96 per cent sell-through rate, RM sold over £15 million worth of cars at its Amelia Island sale on March 12. Top of the results sheet was the 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico coupe that Motor Sport featured in the April issue. The rare Ferrari sold for £460,000 above estimate at £2,663,885. Other...

Page 81 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, September 1976

The agony of Brands 1976, or love at last sight

Sir, My last visit to Brands was to the British GP 19721 and it was pleasurable. The entry cost was modest and if one did not want to afford the expensive luxury of a stand seat then the space available to view the racing around the track was reasonable. The sun shone on everyone present and Fittipaldi won for JPS. That was 1972. I can also remember Brands in the days of Surtees and bikes. 1976...

Page 41 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, October 1959

The Armstrong Siddley Star Sapphire

A Gentleman's Motor Carriage which is Extremely Easy to Drive Yet Exceeds 100 m.p.h., with the Security of Girling Disc Brakes. Britain still manufactures high-class beautifully-appointed luxury cars which have no equal anywhere in the World. Such a car is the Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire which was introduced at the time of the last London Motor Show, This 100 m.p.h. gentleman's carriage has...

Page 48 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, August 1993

Fresh perspectives

Recent trips to different forms of motorsport in North America suggest that the ballgames are winning the race for the sponsorship dollar and raise the question will F1 ever prosper over there? We hear a lot about IndyCar racing in Europe these days, and at Indianapolis it's easy to assume that every one in the States loves it. It thus came as something of a surprise the week after attending the...

Page 29 of January 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, January 1951

VETERAN TYPES --- XXXVII

VETERAN TYPES xxx vii by KENT KARSLAKE A 1901 7-h.p. PANHARD ET LEVASSOR do not think that it is altogetlwr seemly to start an artfle of this sort on a personal note, but it is uot completely irrelevant to the subject in hand to remark tlutt this last autumn it occurred to irw that it was jitst twenty years since I wrote the first Veteran Types " article in Mryroa Semer, and also just, twenty...

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