Articles tagged Alan Brown

Page 41 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, April 2004

This month in

1994 A crowd of 20,000 witness Gabriele Tarquini (above) win the BTCC season-opener at Thruxton. Emerson Fittipaldi takes CART honours at Phoenix. Michael Schumacher wins Pacific GP. Roland Ratzenberger killed in qualifying at Imola. 1984 Niki Lauda scores 20th GP win in South Africa (above), beating McLaren team-mate Alain Prost. Mike Thackwell wins European F2 season-opener at Thruxton. His...

Page 80 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 2014

Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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Jim Russell wins wet British Empire Trophy Race

The British Empire Trophy, one of Britain's oldest races has been held yearly except for the war years since 1932, but has seldom proved a racing or commercial success. The latest in the series, held as a F2 race on Saturday, April 11th, did little to disprove this reputation. The first Empire Trophy race was won by John Cobb in the 10-1/2-litre Delage on the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 126.36 m....

Page 18 of June 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1954

Second B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting At Goodwood

The second Members' Club Meeting at Goodwood was held in bright sunny weather on May 1st. The racing was keen, which led to a certain amount of farming and one attempt to remove the brick wall in the chicane, but no personal injuries were received. The meeting was the second round of the 1954 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The leaders are as follows: R. Watling-Greenwood (R.W.G.) ... 12...

Page 38 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1953

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race ADENAU, August 30th. TO bring themselves in line with Italy and France in holding classic sports-car events the Germans organised a race over 44 laps of the 22-kilometre Nurburgring, the intention being to provide a gruelling race that would stand alongside the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. To anyone familiar with the Nurburgring there was no doubt at all that 1,...

Page 14 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1951

Eric Brandon Wins at Brands Hatch

Eric Brandon Wins at Brands Hatch Cooper Still Supreme in Battle Against J.B.S. THE Brands Ilateh Stadium opened its season on April 8th with a Half-Litre C.C. Meeting, run in dry, cold weather before a big crowd. There is no denying that this close racing provides plenty of thrills and that at no other venue can such an excellent view of the racing be had. The spectators shout for their...

Page 30 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1954

The "Daily Telegraph" Meeting at Brands Hatch

On August Bank Holiday Monday the-Fifth "Daily Telegraph" Trophy Race was held at Brands Hatch; the first race for this trophy was held on August 7th, 1950, on the same circuit, and was won by George Wicken at a speed of 63.56 m.p.h. This year more than 140 entries were received, most of the well-known British 500-c.c. drivers and in addition some French, Belgian, Swiss, Finnish, German and Dutch...

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Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

Page 31 of January 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1954

Rumblings

Kieft Plans The Kieft Company is now in an advanced stage with the construction of the chassis for a Kieft Formula I racing car for the coming season. It is hoped that the completed prototype will be ready for testing at Silverstone towards the middle or the end of January. It is probable that during the test the car will be driven by Ken Wharton and Alan Brown. Cyril Kieft would like to...

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Racing driver's houses

IT is becoming customary for racing drivers to notify us when they wish to sell their homes. The latest to do so is Alan Brown, who is "moving into something smaller", vide a BM handout. It is interesting that the house is valued at approximately 20% less than "a new racing car he drove at Silverstone in 1954 and set up a lap record for the day of 93.25 m.p.h". Jack Brabham has taken on a...

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