August 1998

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It is hard for any editor to explain to the satisfaction of his readers why a magazine's price needs to rise. You have no interest in the costs of producing a publication like this; you simply see it...
In Historic Motor Racing News, the rather rarefied monthly which circulates to owners of the more glamorous old racing cars, editor and historic racer Carol Spagg makes an interesting point about the...
Ken Tyrrell was at Goodwood's Festival of Speed, thoroughly enjoying his retirement from motorsport, and happy to be on the other side of the fence after a career spanning 45 years, 30 of them in...
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A £1m estimate has been set on a prime Aston Martin when it goes to auction at Christie's sale at Pebble Beach, California, in August. Owned and driven by Peter Collins, the DB3S won the 1953...
Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to race in World Championship Grands Prix — she raced a Maserati 250F three times in 1958 — is in the line-up of 30 stars for the annual reunion of the Club...
In this issue we discuss historic racing on a budget, but many people are discovering low-cost historic rallying. Easy runs like the RAC Classic attract hundreds of runners, and even long-distance...
XK 50th Anniversary at Donington was one of the biggest gatherings of XK Jaguars ever. Amongst events for Jaguars old and new, this race had 32 XK-engined starters. Paul Parker
The late Vasek Polak’s Porsche 917/10 turbocar, which 23-year-old Jody Scheckter raced in the 1973 Can-Am Championship and famously described as "like riding a bicycle with an afterburner on the back...
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Williams FW08 racer Bob Berridge scored his second successive victory in the Motor Sport-supported FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship as the series came to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit...
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The Vintage Sports Car Club travelled to OuIton Park. Cheshire, at the end of June for its annual Sir Henry Segrave memorial Meeting, where showers allowed Julian Bronson's familiar vivid style to...
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Publishing schedules mean you’ve got the better of me again. As I write this, the Formula One teams are turning their transporters towards the high-speed sweeps of Silverstone. As you read it the...
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Join the club Sir, The British Racing Mechanics Club, founded in 1936 at Brooklands, by that late, great Wally Hassan had withered and nearly died but it has now been resuscitated in association with...
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By Sydney Allard My crew consisted of Guy Warburton and Tom Lush, and our arrangements were that Guy and I should share the driving and Tom be responsible for navigating and time-keeping. The same...
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Lotus 79 If ever you were a Lotus fan Goodwood brought it all back. In the paddock, for example, were a pair of Lotus 25s, both ex-Clark, and at the Brooks auction were several items from Jimmy's...
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The most misunderstood man in the history of motor racing or simply an insufferably arrogant pain in the neck? Mark Hughes examines the enigmas that is Nigel Mansell Right from the start, in his own...
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If a diesel racing car sounds silly, you’l be surprised as its rivals were to learn that one claimed pole for the Indy 500. Matthew Franey reports Pub quiz question 4,643: name the only diesel-...
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Up until 1985, Zandvoort produced some of the greatest Grands Prix of all time. Now, however, it seems like a very long time ago. Andrew Frankel reports Photography by Andrew Yeadon Youll need a full...
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As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John...
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A favourite of Bernie Ecclestone, Pace was on the verge of greatness when tragedy struck. Adam Cooper asks what might have been A few days after qualifying second for the 1977 South African Grand...
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Shekhar Mehta – Peugeot 204 & Lancia Fulvia Coupe Shekhar Mehta, five times winner of the East African Safari Rally pours his heart out to John Davenport about a couple of mutts After a long and...
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Dudley Benjafield was more than an eminent bacteriologist and bon viveur. He was also one of the finest amateur drivers of his age. Bill Boddy remembers him Dr Joseph Dudley Benjafield MD could...
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How you can & why you should Club motor-racing is the future of automotive enjoyment and you need look no further than the nearest great road to have been blighted with speed cameras to know it....
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Mallory Park Formula Three race, July 7 1957 A borrowed sprocket and some strange advice from an unlikely source was enough to turn Trevor Taylor from Formula Three rank outsider to outright race...
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Vickers, who have sold Rolls-Royce to VW, used to make cars. It began in 1901, when Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd formed a subsidiary company, The Wolseley Tool & Motor Car Co Ltd, with offices in...
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A nice gesture when the new by-pass at Paddock Wood was completed, it was opened by the 1896 Arnold, which was built nearby at East Peckham, Kent, with Virginia Arnold, grand-daughter of the car's...
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Genevive, that film of a fictitious Brighton run first shown in 1953, was a box office sell-out and put veteran cars on the map for ordinary folk. Them have been other dramas of a similar kind since...
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From time to time I have a feeling that I want to have twins. I mean, a car with this paucity of 'pots', and perhaps a crackling exhaust-pipe on each side. I have had an ABC and a lowed, but that was...
The lighter but by no means lesser vintage cars and a few Edwardians had an nav-cum-clue-hunt day in the Golden Valley west of Hereford on June 7, after an evening/night of barbecue and dancing let's...
Motor club publications are of an increasingly high standard. The Alvis OC produced a truly fine souvenir book for its Brooklands Rally in June to commemorate the Alvis win there in the 1923 200 mile...

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