Articles tagged Thames Television

Page 28 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1975

Marshall's Firenza

Marshall's Firenza A study of one of the most successful Special Saloons in British club racing IF ONE were to sit down and analyse the reason for the changing image of Vauxhall Motors over the last few years, three predominant motor racing factors would emerge: Bill Blydenstein, Gerry Marshall and the racing Firenza which Blydenstein prepares and Marshall drives with such spectacular verve in...

Page 24 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1977

All in a year's work

In which the Assistant Editor looks back on a varied, exciting and sometimes dramatic year All this excitement has to be put into perspective before readers gain the impression that such a way of life is the everyday norm for me. Far from it: most days are taken up with fairly tedious office-bound editorial work; usually this writer is the only editorial man in the office and somebody has to put...

Page 26 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, September 1971

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Tobacco race in South Africa South African motor racing centres around the annual Formula One Championship which comprises about eight keenly-contested races held mainly in South Africa itself but others in Rhodesia and Mozambique. In the last three or four years the whole thing has centred round two men—John Love from Bulawayo in Rhodesia and Dave Charlton who lives just a couple of miles from...

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Marcus Simmons - Off the line

Gerry and clay Gerry Marshall died on April 21 2005, of natural causes, while he was doing what he was born to do: driving a powerful racing car in a manner unthinkable to most of us mere mortals. That's why, to mark a year since his passing, we are celebrating the cars and the movement he made famous: the sensational DTV-built Vauxhalls and the ridiculously ingenious Super Saloons. Dave Richards...

Page 24 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1976

Brooklands Reunion - 1976

The 8th Annual Reunion of Brooklands drivers, flyers and riders organised by the Brooklands Society was held at the Track on Sunday, June 27th. Following on the success of last year, it was again an all-day affair, officially starting at 11 a.m. but as is usual at any of the Society's gatherings, members and their guests Started arriving more than two hours before "opening time". Due to the...

Page 48 of April 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 2013

Cockney rebel

Barry Sheene was the cheeky Londoner who brought sex, drugs and rock and roll to motorcycle racing. A decade after his death, we assess the 1976 and 1977 500cc World Champion's merits as a racer By Mat Oxley Ten years after losing his life to cancer, Barry Sheene remains a sporting icon and a totem of the fast and loose 1970s. The fact that Sheene was a heroic racer and twice a 500cc World...

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