Articles tagged Adrian

Page 18 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 2003

Sid Beer

A man who enjoyed a lifelong association with MG, this club motorsport devotee founded a family legacy. His garage business in the little Cambridgeshire village of Houghton began its association with the Abingdon make just after WWII, and Sid soon became a very enthusiastic competitor in a variety of models before supporting his son Malcolm's racing. Best known for tuning MGBs, the Beers have...

Page 18 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 2007

LM entry...

Motor Sport is gathering an array of Le Mans cars for January’s Autosport International. Here’s just a taster of what’s in store... Every summer, on a weekend in mid-June, the faithful gather at sea ports along the Channel coast, some to continue their journey through France by train, others by car along those swooping tree-lined roads south through Normandy and on down to Le Mans, the little...

Page 49 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, March 1990

Bitser Special

Bitser Special pRE-WAR, in the years we did not then call the vintage period, many cars were built by amateur enthusiasts, from a mix of various components for road use or as a competition venture. Happily the ploy has not expired, although it is a little less well-defined these days, with increased competition in the sporting field and more regulations governing road-car construction. The other...

Page 132 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, July 2009

Conan Doyles’ motor racing

Not the famous author but his two sons. Both were keen drivers and competed in a variety of arenas in the 1930s Ithink Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories, came only once to Brooklands, in conjunction with that author’s tour of Europe, including Germany where they were asked to look out for anything military, it being in 1914. Perhaps Brooklands was the finishing place...

Page 5 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, March 2001

Moss races Jag legend

Fifty years after first compelling at Le Mans, Sir Stirling Moss will take the wheel of a Jaguar at the legendary French circuit. Sir Stirling will be one of an invited group of drivers taking part in a unique race staged to celebrate the heritage of the most famous race in the world. Moss will drive the Jaguar C-type which won the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Duncan Hamilton and Tony...

Page 36 of September 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1936

CONAN DOYLE'S ACCIDENT

CONAN DOYLE'S ACCIDENT We have received a letter from Denis Conan Doyle, an interesting letter plaining the cause of his crash at Leinster when at the wheel of the big Mercedes Benz. The upper floorboard of the driving compartment worked loose in such a manner that the foot-brake pedal became jammed and would not apply the brakes. Consequently the S bend approaching Tallaght was entered too fast...

Page 62 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1994

The Racing

The Racing Conan Doyles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle should be forever praised for having written what were intended as simple magazine stories which, having created the greatest fictional detective (sorry, consultingdetective) are famous the world over, with Holmes quoted almost daily when crime detection is the subject. Quite remarkable, and an incredible accomplishment! His sons, Denis and Adrian,...

Page 8 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, November 1995

Obituary

Marco Campos Given that there had never previously been a fatal accident in the FIA F3000 Championship, it is supremely ironic that one should have occurred on the very final lap of the 11th, and final, season in the category's current guise. Marco Campos was a calm, polite young man with a bright future, and he was on the verge of completing only his second season in car racing. Starting in...

Page 74 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1987

VSCC June Silverstone

Variety club Another splendid vintage Silverstone event occupied many of us on the last Saturday in June, when the Hawthorn Meeting took place over the club circuit. There was sponsorship from Christies, FGF (Aston) and Plessey Microwave (one person wondered if the last-named was just the pep-up his old car needed), but no logos on cars or drivers — yet! A parade of Alfa Romeos, led by the 1927...

Page 82 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 1997

God's speed

Chaplain to both Queen and BRDC, Canon Lionel Webber is the force behind the remarkable Retro 97, taking place in and around Basildon on July 5. Simon Taylor meets a unique character. Lionel Webber is a man of God, he is Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral and Chaplain to the Queen. And, for more than 20 years, he's been Rector of Basildon. Around the sprawling Essex New Town he's a familiar figure:...

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