Articles tagged Anthony Pritchard

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Reviews

Group B The rise and fall of rallying’s wildest cars John Davenport and Reinhard Klein Group B was killed off by the people who run Formula 1. That’s the view of admired rally snapper Reinhard Klein, whose terrific pictures illustrate this first history of the era. Whether you believe that the accidents which brought down the guillotine on the most spectacular rally machines ever built were...

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Frazer Nash

The Post-War Frazer NashJames Trigwell & Anthony Pritchard FN Registrar Trigwell and motor writer Pritchard here make plain the various intersections of BMW, Bristol and AFN before and after 1948, when Frazer Nash cars with BMW design and Bristol engines went into production. It’s a complex tale, laid out in detail with generous illustrations including some 1950s colour helping to clarify all...

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A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

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Books for the New Year

"A History of the London Taxicab" by G. N. Georgano. 180 pp., 8.1/2 in. x 5.1/4 in. (David & Charles Ltd.. South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £2.95.) A history of the Unique taxis which ply for hire in London, describing. their -dimensions and other peculiarities prescribed by Scotland Yard regulations, was overdue and it is excellent that the industrious and accurate Mr. .Georgano has...

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BOOK REVIEWS

"Airspeed Aircraft Since 1931", by H. A. Taylor. 206pp. 8 3/4 in. x 5 5/8 in. (Putnam & Company Ltd., 9, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2. 50s.) We have reviewed many of the technical aviation books published by the house of Putnam and each one has been much appreciated for the vast amount of pictorial and textual information contained therein, and for the high quality of the paper,...

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Books for Christmas

"Ford: The Dust and the Glory. A Racing History", by Leo Levine. 630 pp. 9½ in. x 6¾ in. (Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 10, South Audley Street, London, W.1. 63s) The bulkiest of the new batch of motoring books received recently for review, this work follows the theme, now so popular, of one-make racing history. It covers practically every aspect of racing in which Ford cars indulged, from the early...

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Book Reviews

"Louis Renault", by Anthony Rhodes. 235 pp. 8½ in. x 5¾ in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 45s.) Some years ago a book was published about Renault and I complained that, interesting as it was, and fresh ground that it broke, it did not tell the story of the Renault car so much as that of the Renault brothers and the tragic end of Louis Renault. Since then Renault...

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"Grand Prix Ferrari"

"Grand Prix Ferrari" by Anthony Pritchard. 382 pp. 9 2/5 in. x 6 in. (Robert Hale & Co., 63 Old Brampton Road, London SW7. £5.50). Pritchard is a prolific writer and this history of Ferrari Grand Prix cars, from the supercharged 1½-litre cars of 1948-1951 up to the Maranello renaissance of 1970-71, follows his usual pattern. It is simply a resume of what can be found elsewhere, set between...

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Book Review

"Formula One", by Anthony Pritchard. 336 pp. 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (George Allen & Unwvin Ltd., 40, Museum Street, London, W.C. I. 42s.) This had all the makings of being a first-class book but for the fact that the publishers brought it out too soon. Instead of waiting until the end of 1965 when the 1 1/2-litre Formula ended, and a suitable era could be pigeon-holed, the author was forced...

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Year of the shark

World title glory with the ‘Sharknose’ in 1961 was shaded by tragedy – and for one Scuderia man, personal turmoil Whenever I am in Italy, I visit my old friend Romolo Tavoni at his home outside Modena. Tavoni is now 85, in poor health and in receipt of hospital treatment, but he still revels in talking about his years with Ferrari between 1950-61, the last four of which were spent as director of...

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