Articles tagged Alfred

Page 46 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1984

The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

Page 40 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1994

The man who played with fire

Hockenheim brought the spectre of fire back to Grand Prix racing. In his first interview for almost two decades, former BRM chief Louis Stanley, who pioneered means of eliminating such risk, recalls the days when safety was a dirty word In his heyday on the Grand Prix circuits Louis T Stanley cut an imposing figure. Tall and corpulent, ruddy of face and silver of hair, his blue blazer and old...

Page 136 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, May 2010

Alarms and Excursions

Grand Prix reporting today always involves flying, but when Bill Boddy was doing it pre-war that was rare – and risky When I was Editor of Motor Sport we used charter aeroplanes to cover post-war events, especially continental Grands Prix. It cost less than going by car, which could involve several days away, whereas flying involved only one or two days. I would write my race reports on the...

Page 107 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, June 1997

Miscellany

A reader is anxious to know whether an Austin 7 Ulster owned by his brother was ever raced at Brooklands by Frank Hallam, the Bimingham motor dealer, before he took to driving Alvis cars, from 1927 onwards. Sadly, Reg Nos of competing cars were not always declared on entry forms , and those of the BARC appear to have been scrapped after each season. (I have those only for 1938/39; if all had...

Page 18 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 2004

Louis Stanley

The commanding figure of 'Big Lou' swept through the Formula One paddocks of the 1960s and 70s like an ocean liner. When cowed 'foreigners' mistakenly addressed him as Lord Louis, he never corrected them; he liked to live up to his image. Likewise, his initial connection with BRM was tenuous, and his contribution to it has been debated fiercely: he has, in the main, been condemned for running the...

Page 48 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1997

The road to Morocco

He was Vanwall's number three to Moss and Brooks, but as Robert Edwards relates, Stuart Lewis-Evans could be challenge either man It was a subdued and depressing flight back from Casablanca in the BEA Viscount. The Grand Prix from which it was returning, the decider of the season, had delivered two long-awaited firsts to British motor racing; those of the first British world drivers' champion,...

Page 76 of April 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1962

FOR SALE -- continued A.V. MOTORS Ltd of 1-15 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex

M45 RAPIDE '36. Mechanics good. M.O.'l Body fair. £35. lvi.: Slough 20914. 14543 1958 'VINTAGE HEALEY SPRITE. Cream. New tyres and battery, screen-washers, rev.counter. Bargain at h',395 o.n.o. The Old Rectory, Ilorningsea, Cambs. [4544 114, x955, Above average condition. '•X ' S. Overdrive. All gears. Host extras. 0-60, 9 sec. /,,380. Tel. : Sunbury 3593. 14545 MORRIS MINOR moo, Stage II. I•LC....

Page 7 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, September 2002

Jean Stanley

The former co-owner of BRM died at the end of June after suffering poor health for some time. Jean was the sister of Sir Alfred and Ernest Owen, and was a familiar face at GPs for 20 years from the late 1950s on. When the Owen Organisation pulled out of F1 at the end of 1974, she set up Stanley-BRM with her husband Louis.

Page 101 of July 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, July 1978

Dr. Ackroyd Stuart

Sir, I was very interested in J. B. Perrett's reference to Ackroyd Stuart as during the mid1940s I lived in Chipstable, a small and isolated village in West Somerset which was the base of' a firm of agricultural engineers established in 1847 known as W. H. Pool and Sons. At that time the younger son, Alfred, was still alive and although then in his seventies was a most clear and lucid man to talk...

Page 110 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, August 2003

Twenties low-cost motoring

The commemoration of the late Basil Davenport's wonderful achievements with his racing GNs, notably 'Spider', and the pleasing fact that quite a number of these fascinating cyclecars have survived to enliven VSCC events, is a reminder of how popular the GN was. But it comes as a surprise to remember that when Godfrey and Nash offered a new model in 1921, they still expected customers to accept...

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