Articles tagged Alfred Owen

Page 45 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1963

The things they say...

About Britain's Premier Race Circuit:— "It is now very obvious that the positioning of the pits for the Silverstone Grand Prix is hazardous—Autosport, July 26th. *** "The B.R.D.C., efficient and vastly experienced in race organization, and as aware as anyone else of the potential danger, have obviously weighed up the situation and decided to leave the pits where they are"—Autosport, July 26th...

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Sports Cars - BRM

A Fresh Start The history of British Racing Motors is essentially a story of hopes and heartbreaks in the world of Grand Prix racing, but the BRM marque was represented twice at Le Mans, in 1963 and again in 1965, using the Rover gas turbine engine, and will be again next year. The revival of the BRM name was announced at the Racing Car Show in January as a result of an agreement between Rubery...

Page 36 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1959

45th French Grand Prix-Grand Prix d'Europe

Ferrari Back on Form REIMS, July 5th. This year the G.P. of the A.C.F., better known as the French Grand Prix, was given the title of G.P. d'Europe, for what it was worth, and attracted a very strong entry of works teams and small private teams, as well as a few independents. As in previous years, a F.2 race was held as well, but this year it was run after the Grand Prix, and the annual 12-hour...

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A mini adventure

40 years ago Goodwood held its last Formula One race. It was the final year of the 1.5-litre formula, which despite its critics provided some of the finest racing ever at the Sussex track. By Gordon Cruickshank. Photography by James Mann.   Picture it. The FIA has just decreed that racing's top formula will now run with 2-litre engines. Instantly the field is open to a stack of small teams, and...

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BRM, a mechanic's tale

An atmospheric account of BRM at the factory and on the road, from mechanic Salmon’s first trip abroad testing the V16s at Monza in 1952, through descriptions of Alfred Owen’s displeasure at the many BRM failures to Jo Bonnier’s breakthrough win in the 1959 Dutch GP and Graham Hill clinching the 1962 world title. All this is set delightfully in context by tales of travel and, of course,...

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Around and about

BRM Auction Sale At the Motofair at Earls Court, on October 22nd, the remains of the BRM works team were put up for auction by Christie's, the Hon. Patrick Lindsay running the sale with a delightful touch of gentleness and efficiency, his auctioneering technique being qui te charming. Apart from works drawings, various aspects of administration, documentary films and odds and ends, there were...

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Matters Of Moment

Harken to the Herald This issue of Motor Sport contains a detailed and analytical appreciation of the exceedingly promising new Triumph Herald, Britain's challenge to the long-established supremacy of the Continental small mass-produced car. We are delighted that at last a British manufacturer has contrived to provide independent rear suspension at a competitive price and that the new Triumph...

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Club News

May 30-31 sees the Railton Owners Club national meeting and annual dinner at the Woodlands Park Hotel in Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Surrey. The dinner itself costs £12.50 per head, and a weekend package deal is offered at £57.50 (including two nights accommodation). Club secretary is Barrie McKenzie, Fairmiles, Barnes Hall Road, Burncross, Sheffield S30 4RF. The Austin Swallow Register is holding a...

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Bluebird CN7

When future Champ Car designer and B.A.R. technical director Malcolm Oastler was growing up in Australia, Donald Campbell's record-breaking attempts caught his attention and admiration You can't ignore a car like Donald Campbell's Bluebird — it's so striking. It's so different from the earlier record cars, which in comparison were just trucks with big engines in them, whereas Bluebird was a new...

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Modern times

In the tight-kint, suspicious world of Formula One, it's not easy to keep a secret. Just like the unlovely beargarden of modern party politics, there's usually someone with an axe to grind who is ready to betray a confidence. Gossip precedes most things that happen (as well as many things that don't), and rarely is one completely surprised by a piece of news. Which is why the BAR reshuffle came...

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