Articles tagged White House

Page 57 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, July 1990

"Play Up and Play the Game!"

Thirty seven years ago Jaguar won Le Mans for the second time. At the wheel was one of motor racing's most colourful characters Duncan Hamilton. He and Tony Rolt drove their legendary C-type to the finish in record time; they had led for most of the race, had set the distance record in the twenty second hour and were the first to win at an average of over 100 mph. The winning car, Jaguar X120C...

Page 26 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1990

Le Mans Spectator Guide

So after all the months of uncertainty, while the sniping went on between motor racing's governing bodies FIA/FISA in Paris and the Automobile Club de L'Ouest in Le Mans, the great race will go on. Not that most people ever seriously doubted that it would. Too much was at stake for it to be cancelled on the whim of a transitory bureaucrat in Paris. The fact is the Sarthe regional economy and...

Page 56 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 2009

Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

Page 13 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1947

The Reminiscences of Reggie Tongue

A most absorbing account, by the well-known racing driver, of the cars which have served him both in races and on the road. My first real, interest in motor cars began at a time when my father used to recount stories to me of the Bentley Boys at Le Mans. A time when British motor racing was supreme. How I admired, as a boy, the stories of Birkin, Sammy Davis, Woolf Barnato, Benjafield, Duller,...

Page 10 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1948

149 Cars

(In this interesting contribution, G. R. N. Minchin, at our request, describes some of his 149 personal motor-vehicles. - Ed. My present two cars are my 148th and 149th, and let me say that if anyone should think this is a record, it is not, as I know someone who has had 212! In my opinion every real motorist should start with motor-cycles and thereby graduate to cars. A sweeping statement...

Page 26 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 2001

Long-distance operator

One of Britain's unsung motorsport heroes, Derek Bell's sportscar skills are often overlooked by an F1-hungry media. Andrew Frankel asks a living legend to reflect on his exploits at Le Mans which yielded five superb wins Cold, wet day at Snetterton. Team Bentley are testing the new EXP Speed 8 Le Mans car. The press have been invited and Derek Bell is doing what he does second-best: entertaining...

Page 24 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, October 1961

" 100 of the World's Finest Automobiles."

" 100 of the World's Finest Automobiles." Edited by Ocee Ritch. 107 pp. tofi, in. >S in. (Floyd Clymer, t268 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, 6, California. 4 dollars.) This is a typical Clymer photo-litho soft-cover production, which gets topical Press and catalogue extracts about the World's more exotic cars, from Alfa Romeo to Voisin, between modern covers. It contains fascinating " auto...

Page 58 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

Page 45 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1998

The one that got away

Though Bentley was usually unbeatable at Le Mans in the ‘20s, the marques attempts to set 24-hour speed records met with considerably less success. Bill Boddy takes a look back. In 1923 the tough Australian John Duff sent Walter Owen Bentley hurrying to Le Mans at the last possible moment to see his personally-owned 3-litre Bentley finish fourth and set a lap-record of 66.60mph in the first of...

Page 49 of February 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, February 1974

American Adventure

- continued from January . . . Following the signs out of Kayenta to Monument Valley in the pale light before dawn there was little indication of how breathtaking the surrounding countryside was. Parked by the road the Mercury Monterey looks as out of place as the piece of 20th Century litter in the foreground against this science fiction backdrop. The road out of the Valley area points as...

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