Articles tagged House of Lords

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International news

London’s new circuit Battersea selected for Formula E fixture | By Gary Watkins Formula E has set out its stall to host the London round of its inaugural series in Battersea Park. The 200-acre site in the London Borough of Wandsworth has been announced as the “chosen option” for the British date on June 27 2015, without yet being confirmed. Series boss Alejandro Agag and the office of Mayor of...

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Matters Of Moment

Harken to the Herald This issue of Motor Sport contains a detailed and analytical appreciation of the exceedingly promising new Triumph Herald, Britain's challenge to the long-established supremacy of the Continental small mass-produced car. We are delighted that at last a British manufacturer has contrived to provide independent rear suspension at a competitive price and that the new Triumph...

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The Unlikely Lads

When a Lord, a superstar and a man named Bubbles started an F1 team, no one took them seriously. Until they won. Shaun Campbell looks at the short, glorious life of Hesketh It looked like an extravagant joke, an extended April Fool's stunt played by a bunch of ex-public schoolboys with more money than sense. It ended, as everyone had predicted, in tears. But neither the initial appearance nor the...

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Lunch with... Nigel Mansell

Love him or loathe him, there's no denying that 'Our Nige' is a true racer – and today he's still full of fighting talk By Simon Taylor Surely no World Champion has provoked greater extremes of adulation and criticism than Nigel Mansell. From his earliest days in Formula 1 he was the darling of the British crowds: when he scored his first Grand Prix victory at Brands Hatch in 1985, and then went...

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Cars in books

Usually these references to cars which figure in non-motoring books are based on what I come upon in old volumes found on library shelves, or lent or donated by sympathetic readers. What follows, however, is based on a recently-published book, "Rose Macaulay—A Biography" by Constance Babington Smith (Collins, £3.25). This excellent book about the famous writer Dame Rose Macaulay not only contains...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Land's End to John o'Groats by Austin Seven. —At Easter 83 Austin 7s undertook to try to drive from end-to-end of this little island, just for the fun of it, remembering that this is the Jubilee Year of this great little British baby car. Apparently 65 accomplished this self-imposed task, from out of 72 starters, four of them covering the 881 miles in less...

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Matters of Moment

BL bouncing back IT SEEMS a very short time ago since British Leyland was constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons. Strikes, tea break disputes, moles and poor workmanship all had their inordinate share of the news columns, and not many people believed that Sir Michael Edwardes and the team he assembled stood any real chance of sorting out the chaos. Yet out of this mess has come order. A...

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Lords debate racing

Motor sport made a rare appearance in the House of Lords in March during a debate on the UK’s position as an industry leader. Lord Astor, president of the Motorsport Industry Association, warned the government that F1 budget caps would lead to job losses, and called it “a scandal” that Patricia Hewitt had announced £16 million of support for motor sport in 2003, which turned out to be worth £10m...

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"Motorists are Criminals" says Lady Wootton

In an I.T.V. television discussion last month between Lady Wootton of Abinger and Lord Brabazon of Tara on the recent unsuccessful Debate in the House of Lords over special courts for motorists, Lady Wootton pressed her views that the community should be made to appreciate that all motorists who break the law are criminals. In the House she said "even the smaller motoring offences are still...

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The Itala

It may be a misnomer (Ha, ha, very funny. No. I have not met her. Shall we continue?) to refer to the Itala as a forgotten make, because a surviving 1908 12-litre Grand Prix car of this make was raced in VSCC events by the late Cecil Clutton for more than 50 years, something of an unbeatable record surely? This ensured that the marque will be long remembered by everyone who has seen that great...

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