Articles tagged National Service

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1958 Mike Hawthorn

John Michael Hawthorn, our first British World Champion Driver, has been done no favours as increasingly frequent Grand Prix races have devalued the currency and distorted the record book. He started only 45 World Championship GPs… and won three. They put him level with Johnny Herbert (161 Grand Prix starts), Thierry Boutsen (163), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (156) and Didier Pironi (70). A more...

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Stirling qualities

Ian Stewart beat Moss – but then followed a very different career path. By Eric Dymock When Ian Stewart defeated Stirling Moss at Charterhall in the October of 1952, Bill Boddy was astonished. Both drivers were in C-type Jaguars, Moss was approaching the top of his form, and even though Stewart might have had an advantage on a familiar track, this did not as a rule bother Moss. So there had to be...

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Vintage Postbag

Sir, I was interested to read in your February issue the statement quoted from the Badminton Magazine that Springfield production of the 40/50 Rolls-Royce was to reach some nine cars a week by the middle of 1921; but I wonder whether this figure was ever achieved, except perhaps during isolated weeks? So far as I am aware (and this is corroborated by a well-informed article in the Journal of the...

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Book reviews

Jaguar Sports Racing St Works Competition Cars From 1954 by Andrea Whyte. 624 pp. 103/4" x 8". (GT Foulis& Co, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. £39.95). Here at last is Andrew Whyte's stupendous coverage of all anyone could conceivably want to know about Jaguar in motor racing and other competition. The book is not only comprehensive—and you can repeat that! — but there is the assurance...

Page 15 of May 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1939


ett4 /lewd HARROW C.C. The Moss Trial used hills on the The Moss Trophy Trial used hills on the War Office ground in the Red Roads area—which might be described as something of a God-send to near-London trials organisers in these congested times. The hills were fairly easy and the entry small. D. W. Price won the Moss Trophy with his Ford V8 and Ken Hutchison's Allard was fastest in the figure-of...

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The Quiet Man

Shy Mike Spence spent most of his career in the shade. Paul Fearnley looks back at a man who was blossoming when he was killed at Indy The lights blinked yellow before the day-glo car hit the wall. The puff of dust as it dived into Turn One had told USAC chief observer Walt Myers all he needed to know: too high, out of the groove, trouble. Impacting at 45 degrees, Lotus 56/2 screeched along the...

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Blast from the future

Has anyone burst onto the scene as vividly as Mike Hawthorn did in 1952? Goodwood was the stage where he rose from the rank of walk-on extra to name-in-lights star - in one day. By Paul Fearnley From Farnham. Flaxen-haired. Faster on his day than anyone. Even Fangio. Mike Hawthorn blew in on a gale of uproarious laughter, on the back of several swift halts and in a cloud of pipe smoke. Rationing...

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Keith Duckworth

—the designer of engines which win Grands Prix KEITH DUCKWORTH has the sort of talent which inspires others to work for him. On top of that, he has been responsible for designing a tenet of racing engines, all of which have achieved victory either in their very first race or soon afterwards, starting with a fairly straightforward conversion of a production Ford unit, followed by Formula Two...

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A light touch at the Cooper factory

From 1953 to 1965minus a spot of National Service Terry Kitson was one of that generally happy band of Cooper Car Company staff, in their famous Surbiton factory, just south-west of London. He recently reminisced about how he got his job there, as an enthusiastic teenager. "From the age of about 14 I'd always stop by while cycling home from school," he says, "and peer through the doors. When I...

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Lunch with Mike Costin

At one time Colin Chapman’s deputy, Costin is famed for his engine business with Keith Duckworth. And when it came to product testing, he was handy at the wheel By Simon Taylor The first seeds of many a great enterprise have been planted by the meeting of two young people with similar ambitions and complementary talents: like the day in May 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce sat down to...



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