Articles tagged Angus Hyslop

Page 89 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2011

A career reaches take-off

A career reaches take-off We pbK up wnere we eft off ast montn as a buddng journa st tours tne tracKs of :urope tnen ends ns year wtn a hsKy f Lgnt nome BY EOIN YOUNG began writing reports on the 1961 Formula Junior races for Motoring News in Britain as a rookie writer just arrived from New Zealand. When I reached London I headed for the editorial office and was commissioned to cover the FJ races...

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'Heady days in the colonies'

The 1961 Lady Wigram Trophy was one of the more dramatic races in New Zealand’s golden era of motor sport, By Eoin Young When news broke that the Wigram air force base on the outskirts of Christchurch in New Zealand had been closed, to be swallowed by suburbia, it brought closure to another chapter of motor racing history, one which saw top international cars and drivers racing at the circuit...

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Fresh from the colonies

Fifty years ago, a young Kiwi arrived in Britain with dreams of a career in motor racing. And before long he had his first job - as Denny Hulme's 'mechanic' The second-hand car prices transfixed us young Kiwis when we stepped off the Ruahine at Southampton in 1961. A 1750 Alfa Romeo James Young drophead coupe for £165. A Bentley 3-litre Red Label two-seater for £195. A 1936 Riley Sprite for £265...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans

The Le Mans race cannot make a claim to fame as being the best motor race, nor can the Sarthe circuit be considered the best on which to race; the organisation is not beyond reproach, new are the regulations. There are many faster, more difficult, more severe, more interesting, more exciting motor races in Europe, but on one count Le Mans stands unchallenged. It is the longest motor race. From 4...

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