September 1998

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A unique fuel filler is thought to have identified the monocoque of a Lotus 49B as R2, the car in which Jim Clark won the 1967 Dutch GP, scoring the famous debut victory for Ford's 3-litre Cosworth...
Given all the fuss about Rolls-Royce and Bentley right now, you'd be forgiven for not noticing that automotive GBH is already being committed on the name of one of our most proud and innovative...
Vanwall VW10, in which Stirling Moss won the Dutch and Portuguese Grands Prix in 1958, was sold for £800,817 including premium by Brooks at the Nürburgring’s Oldtimer Grand Prix earlier this month -...
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Thirty Formula One cars, the largest gathering at Watkins Glen since the 1980 United States Grand Prix, wowed spectators in a celebration of the New York state venue's 50th Anniversary last month....
It seems that the angle-grinder Lord Brocket used to slice up part of his car collection will no longer be required, following his release from behind bars at Spring Hill prison. Bracket claimed in...
Motor Sport’s Camaro was back in action at Castle Combe on August 8. With two race series combined to create a 38-car grid, the Camaro qualified 12th overall and fifth in its series. I lost three...
Barry Sheene is to race a motorcyle for the first time since he retired from the sport in 1984 at Goodwood's Revival meeting on September 18-20. The double World Champion, who has appeared at...
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The VSCC returned to Prescott for its annual two-day bash as the hill celebrates 60 years of competition. While bad weather made Saturday for die-hards only, the sun shone on Sunday giving cars from...
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Why not a World Rally Championship for Drivers? In December’s Motor Sport, when writing of the Tour of Corsica, we mentioned briefly the result of the World Rally Championship for Makes, and the...
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Great Britain, Austria, German: three Grands Prix in four weekends. Not to mention a three-day Monza test, the first confirmations of 1999's driver signings, and FIA hearings in Paris. It's been a...
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When winning wasn’t everything Sir, I beg to ask the question "Who won Le Mans in 1927?" In July you credit Dr Benjafield and Sammy Davis, and this misconception is certainly supported by the British...
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Ayrton Senna Gerhard Berger never made any bones about why he left McLaren for Ferrari at the end of 1992. "It was because of Senna," he said. "I really liked the guy he was the closest friend in...
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It has taken years of planning, negotiating and hard work but the time has come, at last, for motor racing to return to Goodwood. Over the pages that follow, we hope to create a flavour of the place...
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Stirling Moss won the 1961 Tourist Trophy in this Ferrari 250 short wheelbase and races it at Goodwood again this month. Matthew Franey discovers the secret of his success Photography by Andrew...
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So many of Britain’s greatest drivers made their name at Goodwood but none more so than the four on these pages who all had their first ever race on the Sussex circuit Stirling Moss Inaugural...
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Racing returns to Goodwood this month. Andrew Frankel, in the last of this series of track tests, visits the legendary West Sussex circuit and looks back to the future Photography by Andrew Yeadon I'...
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The Arrows F1 team is 20 years old and has yet to win a race. Is founder Jackie Oliver downhearted? Adam Cooper found out When Damon Hill’s Arrows A18 faltered on the last lap of the 1997 Hungarian...
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This year’s Coys Historic Festival was the best and biggest yet staged. Marcus Pye was there Fifty years fell away as Baron Emanual ‘Toulo’ de Graffenried, Roy Salvadori, Geoff Richardson, Tony Rolt...
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Henri Toivonen and the Group B rally car were destined to make and then destroy each other’s life. John Davenport reports As the song says about love and marriage, they could have been made for one...
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Johnny Herbert – 1986 Quest SF86 Formula Ford 2000 While some of his Formula One seats have left a bit to be desired, Johnny Herbert tells Adam Cooper about his FF2000 nightmare Now the longest...
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Tackling muddy hills by car is a long-standing British tradition. Bill Boddy recalls the experts trials he rode on Motorsport has many facets. Trials represent a different approach from events in...
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Heir to a multi-million dollar fortune, a genius driver and married to Miss World, Peter Revson seemed to have it all. But reality, says Mark Hughes, was not so simple He was the Grand Prix driver...
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Goodwood Festival of Speed By Ian Lambot Watermark, £35.00. ISBN 1-873200-20-X It's not easy to sum-up a sporting event where no-one really cares about the results, but this substantial book does a...
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United States GP (East), Watkins Glen, October 5th 1980 The world title was in the bag, the pressure was off… but so was his Williams at the first corner of the US GP. The recovery which followed was...
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Here is a backwater of motor-racing history which has connotations to both the great WO Bentley and Sir Henry Birkin. The aircraft industry was particularly badly hit by the recession that soon...
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‘Babs’, Parry Thomas’ great LSR car, helped collect money for the NSPCC on July 5, following a suggestion from a former pupil of Oswestry School, where Thomas was educated. He organised a giant...
The government has changed the tax-free road licence innovation for cars over 25 years old, in as much as this will no longer be extended each year but will now apply only to cars built before 1973....
What an astonishing F1 ruling that an entrant is not supposed to control the order in which cars finish a race, or even when they may pass in the course of a race, as between Irvine and Schumacher in...
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John Lea John Lea, who had a lifetime's racing associations, has died, aged 88. At 15 he rode sidecar for a Norton racing motorcyclist, and Sammy Davis of The Autocar then got him a place as mechanic...
The Shelsley Walsh VSCC meeting on July 5 was a memorable occasion, with 121 pre-war cars competing (from a total of some 250 entries), and a lunch for those in the International Rally of the Amilcar...
Sue Barker got her piece in Saga magazine about buying a used Royce just in time, before the sellout to VW had people calling these cars by vulgar names, like Rolls-Vagen and Volk-Royce. She made a...
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All MG enthusiasts, but especially fans of the Oxford and Abingdon products, are advised to aquire Oxford to Abingdon by R J Barraclough and P L Jennings (Myrtle Publishing, £65 plus £8 P&P tel:...
There are some references to cars in the new Mark Amory book Lord Berners — The Last Eccentric (Chatto & Windus, 1998, ISBN 1-85619-234-2) which introduces the reader not only to his Lordship's...
Congratulations to the 750 MC which had about 250 entries for this year's 36th National Rally at Beaulieu. This vast display of A7s was divided into 26 classes. Visitors included Gerald Lambert, Lord...

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