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Page 76 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 2014

A web untangled

Brabham history goes online In late 2012 David Brabham – son of 2011 inductee Sir Jack – won back the rights to the Brabham trademark after a seven-year legal battle in the German courts. He has now launched a website celebrating the achievements of the racing dynasty. “It’s fantastic for all of the family finally to launch our first official website,” said David, “but I am especially proud to...

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Memories of Henry Taylor It’s sad that Henry Taylor has died, but I have a good memory of him. In 1968, when the London-Sydney Marathon rally was announced, I was part of the Supersport rally team in Acton. We had an excellent relationship with the Ford Competition Department in Boreham, so I phoned Henry, then Ford’s competition manager, and said “Any chance of a car?” Henry said, “If you get a...

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Goodwood Reflections

Sir, The two letters in your December issue commenting on the Goodwood Revival Meeting struck a chord about how easy it is for us all to lose a grip on reality. The first letter concerning the apparent 'invisibility' of the black. flag seems only too well to sum up what is wrong with the attitude and ethics of many of today's competitors, and perhaps could give an insight to your second...

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Preparing for battle

Getting an historic racer ready for competition is no mean feat. That’s where Hall & Hall comes in By Rob Widdows Like boy scouts, racing drivers need to be prepared. They know from experience that time invested in preparation pays dividends once they arrive at the circuits and older cars need more specialised maintenance than the modern projectiles of the current formulae. The passion for...

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Stateside Story

Stateside Story With F1 seemingly out of reach, Britain's Dan Wheldon jetted to America and joined the Indycar gang, He's had success, but a few rumbles too... BY ROB WIDDOWS Wheldon has won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including victory in this year's race (pictured), has been the IRL champion, and made millions of dollars. He has an enviable home in Florida and a loving family. He has talent, is...

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Over crest, oversteer & over here

Today rallying's biggest names only hit Britain for one event. But the stars used to be regular visitors thanks to the British Open Championship. John Davenport recalls the days when overseas heroes played in our backyard Once upon a time, when the World Rally Championship was very young, there was a national championship that played the Prince to its King. That 'WRC 2' — as it might have been...

Page 42 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1974

Pictorial Mom

Sir, It is fairly regular practice for your readers who write to you about something else to append also complimentary remarks about Motor Sport. But this letter is written for the sole purpose of trying to thank you adequately for the marvellous pictures of the Lake-restored 1902 Mors racing car, which accompanied your absorbing article on the machine in the February issue. The full-page colour-...

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Letters from readers

Opinions ... Sir, Your leader article on the prosperity of the British Motor Industry was of interest, but lukewarm—or alkaline—in tone. One reason for the ascendancy of Germany—as quoted by Parkinson in his latest work—is the fact that the entire civil Service in Germany was wiped out in 1945, to the tremendous benefit of the tax-paying classes. A couple of hundred of our own bowler-hatted,...

Page 3 of January 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, January 1946

The Final "Rembrandt" Gathering

There is some division of opinion among enthusiasts as to whether the "Rembrandt" series of meetings should be continued indefinitely or whether the existing motor clubs should be left to take over once more the organisation of social gatherings for motorists. There can be no argument, however, concerning the success of the 14th and (provisionally) final gathering, held at the Rembrandt Rooms,...

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Racing Improves The Breed

Matters of Moment Racing Improves The Breed IN this issue we describe the new RS200, Ford's exciting new prototype which may go into limited production to form the basis of a return to International Rallying. Whether or not the car is given the go ahead, whether or not it is successful, it crystalises a number of important points and trends. Since Swart Turner took over as Ford's Director of...



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