Articles tagged Amanda

Page 65 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, December 1983

Down to the sea in a Mercedes

On the evening prior to the Run I went down to the garage at the Gloucester Hotel in Kensington to look at this fine Mercedes-Simplex which had been brought from Germany, together with the 1899 two-cylinder 10 hp Benz (with its remarkable pointed prow adorned with gilled cooling tubes) that the Museum's Curator, von Pein, was to drive. The engine, of 110 x 140 mm (5,320 cc), has its four side-...

Page 34 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1989

Track test; Vauxhall Lotus Reynard

Dragonfly The inaugural year of the Vauxhall-Lotus Challenge in Britain, and its Opel-labelled European counterpart, ostensibly filled every hope expressed for it, and the massive backing of the world's biggest car manufacturer, General Motors, ensured that the series was seen in all the right places: it gave European competitors a better preview of current Formula One tracks than did either...

Page 54 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1996

Less Stress At Silverstone

A new circuit for the Coys Festival was the seal of a great weekend, says Alan Cox. This year's Coys International Historic Festival at Silverstone, in association with Chrysler to begin a five-year deal, was adjudged an overwhelming success on all counts, and was blissfully free of the rancour encountered last year over FIA involvement. One improvement which drew universally favourable approval...

Page 6 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, March 2001

Obituaries

Bertie and Mark Fisher The 'phone rang. It was Bertie. A smashing bloke. But my heart sank. Any time a driver called, I'd soon discovered, chances were that he had a complaint. I braced myself, tried to remember what error of mine had reached the printed page. But no, he just wanted to say thank you for the report Motoring News had run on his 1991 Rally of the Lakes win. This was, I soon...

Page 79 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, April 2008

Lunch with... Alan Jones

Williams’ favourite son on dodgy campers, nightmare bosses and gelling with Frank and Patrick. By Simon Taylor Scroll down the roster of drivers who won a single World Championship – names like James Hunt and Jody Scheckter, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill – and for each there’s a different reason why they never took a second title. In the case of Alan Jones, it’s probably down to the English...

Page 13 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, January 1967

Books for the New Year

"The Evolution of the Racing Car" by Laurence Pomeroy. 240 pp. 9-1/4 in. x 6-1/4 in. (William Kimber & Co. Ltd., 40, Wilton Place, London, SW1. 50s.) This was the last book written by the late Laurence Pomeroy; he succumbed to heart trouble before it was finished. It is dedicated to his daughter Amanda. The theme is one which Pomeroy probably better than anyone else was fitted to handle,...

Page 27 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, March 1999

The Man Behind The Marque

Bruce McLaren was a fine driver but, as Mark Hughes reports, it was his talents outside the cockpit that made his team great and laid the foundations for the McLaren empire of today. Ambition is a funny thing. For some it burns so bright it sears a lasting scar on their personalities. Others look as if they don't have a scrap of it in their souls, their serene progress looking to the casual...

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