Articles tagged Australian Government

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

Page 85 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, November 2002

Aussie rules

No-one defined the Australian racing driver better than Jonesy – acerbic wit but also self-deprecating humour, gritty determination and fairness in the heat of battle. He talks to Adam Cooper about his career of surprises "For me, racing was very much a natural progression," says Alan Jones. "I remember Dad used to let me take the odd Monday off school so I could go and watch him race. And as far...

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A30

Anyone who motors as the enthusiast motors must surely give some thought to the roads his car traverses and derive pleasure therefrom. It may be a case of appreciating long, well-surfaced straight stretches of main highway, on which the full speed of your car can be realised in safety, or you may be one of those mortals who "avoid the red" whenever possible in getting from one place to another....

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Australian veteran and vintage

A flying accident has resulted in a long letter from Leading Aircraftman Nigel Pugh, of New South Wales, Australia, whose 7/9 h.p. Indian V-twin-engined "special," built while he was at school, was referred to by Robert Hood, of the B.A.A.F., in Motor Sport last May. Pugh's present car is a T.T. Austin Seven, believed to be the actual orange team car with which S.C.H. Davis won the 1930 500 Mile...

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Lunch with... Alan Jones

Williams’ favourite son on dodgy campers, nightmare bosses and gelling with Frank and Patrick. By Simon Taylor Scroll down the roster of drivers who won a single World Championship – names like James Hunt and Jody Scheckter, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill – and for each there’s a different reason why they never took a second title. In the case of Alan Jones, it’s probably down to the English...

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Books for the New Year

"The Skies Remember—The Story of Ross and Keith Smith", by A. Grenfell Price. 155 pp. 8 4/6 in. x 5 1/2 in. (Angus & Robertson (UK) Ltd., 54/58, Bartholomew Close, London, E.C.1. 35s.) At a time when the BP London-Sydney air race has recently been contested, this scholarly account of the first London-Australian flight, by the Smith brothers in a Vickers Vimy in 1919, is an opportune...

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