Articles tagged National Service

Page 16 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 2000

Nigel Roebuck

Legends At the end of lunch in Goodwood House, I felt I should apologise to Luciano Burti, seated on my right, having spent an hour talking to the man on my left. Burti, Jaguar's test driver, is a personable fellow, and if I ignored him, it was only from a reluctance to miss the chance, after too long, of catching up with Jacky Ickx. Strange how some people barely change over the years. Ickx is...

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Readers' Letters

Stacey’s sock tactics Sir, Interviewed by Simon Taylor in July, Peter Warr mentioned Alan Stacey who had lost part of his right leg in a motorcycle accident. One of my National Service pals, Dave Pearce, worked with Alan at de Havilland and recalled one of his favourite stunts. Before using an electric pistol drill near anyone unaware of the artificial limb he would say, “I’ll just test this one...

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Red Lions

Enzo Ferrari was the least sentimental man in racing. Even so, says Shaun Campbell, he had a curious affection for british drivers Enzo Ferrari's relationships with the men who drove his cars were often difficult to follow, let alone fathom. Like much about the man, it is surrounded in a haze of self-induced mystery and enigma. But while it remains far from clear precisely what the Old Man did...

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NO RETURNS Several letters have been received from readers complaining of their inability to procure " Motor Sport." Newsagents will not procure copies if they have not received a definite order from their customer. If you are on National Service and are being moved about the country, kindly send in your subscription and your latest address, and the copy will then reach you wherever you are. Tell...

Page 29 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1967

The Personalities

Over the years since 1953 when the European Rally Championship was first inaugurated many different makes have figured in the winning stakes; back in the late 'fifties it was Alfa-Romeo and Volvo, with the latter making a reappearance in 1964 and 1965; then in the early 'sixties it was Saab and Mercedes, but from 1962 onwards, and especially in the last two years, the Abingdon-prepared cars have...

Page 43 of March 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, March 1958


Last year representatives of the V.C.C. and V.S.C.C. met the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., to discuss tyres for their members' vehicles. As a result, Dunlop have issued the following statement:— 1. They would continue to deal with all matters affecting veteran and vintage tyres as sympathetically as circumstances permit. 2. Because demands are irregular and special craftsmen and techniques are needed...

Page 43 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1964

The private teams

Part 4 Ecurie Ecosse Probably the best known of all private teams, ranking with the Rob Walker Team in winning major International races ahead of works teams. The team has specialised mostly in sports cars but has also raced single-seaters and GT cars. The team has been associated with Jaguar Cars in most of their successes, first with the C-type and later with the D-type which won for them the...

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Lunch with... Mika Häkkinen

This double World Champion had a long wait for his first Grand Prix victory. But he never lost his self-belief, even after staring death in the face By Simon Taylor Win the World Championship, and you become a hero for life. Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Keke Rosberg, Alan Jones, Jody Scheckter, James Hunt: unforgettable names who won the F1 title just once, enough to place them for ever among...

Page 33 of April 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 2000

Unlucky Jim

Brother Jackie eventually took all the plaudits, but it was Jimmy Stewart who first staked a claim to racing success. Eric Dymock recalls life with the fastest fraternity in Scotland A wintry day at Oulton Park in 1962 seemed unlikely to be the stuff of racing history. The chill wind of recession was biting. Club events had yet to feel the warmth of sponsorship and there was little prospect of...

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Looking back with Peter Ashdown

Last November we received a package containing photographs and negatives taken at the Borehamwood race meetings in the early Fifties. A reader had been sorting out his late father's effects, had come across the pictures and had kindly sent them in the hope that we might file them and find some use for them. The photographs caught the eye first and they were superb. Then the name of the generous...



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