Articles tagged Aston Martin

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Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

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A world of its own

The first-ever permanent race track was built in Surrey – but did Brooklands rest too long on its laurels?Writer Gordon Cruickshank The Brooklands Gazette. That’s how our life started out, at a time when the world’s first purpose-built race track was still, 17 years on from its construction, the only motor racing track in mainland Britain. After the sun set on the Surrey speedway at the outbreak...

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Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

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veteran edwardian vintage

VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD CAR MATTERS A Possible Yardstick THOSE in the fortunate position of being able to afford to buy a good vintage, post-vintage thoroughbred or classic car have a difficult choice to make, as study of the many very covetable examples advertised each month in MOTOR SPORT underlines. For those in this difficult position there is a possible yardstick...

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The Trend of Racing Car Design

The period of motor racing which forms the basis for the discussion of design trends, as applicable to Grand Prix cars, in this article will live in history for two reasons. The years concerned were 1959 and 1960, and in that time there has been an almost complete swing to a basic layout where the engine is placed behind the driver, instead of in front of him, as in the previously accepted...

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Teams Hackett down to France!

Jaguar celebrated 60 years of the XK engine alongside other marques including Morgan and Aston Martin on this year’s Hackett Beaujolais Run. A send-off party was held at Hackett’s London flagship store. One charity to benefit was The Richard Burns Foundation, and fittingly Alex Burns, father of the 2001 World Rally Champion, took a class victory. As Stirling Moss flagged them off, competitors...

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"Oh Dear" department

IN THE adjacent reports on the VSCC Wessex and Welsh Trials on page 572 last month P.H.J.W. had it that in the first of these events that enthusiastic competitor Branislav Sudjic drove a Tracta (and captioned a picture as such) and W.B. said in the second event, a week later, Sudjic drove a Tatra. We know that he has a Salmson and an Alvis and other cars, but this was rather too much even for...

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Cotton on....

Growing pains The current Group C World Sports Prototype Championship goes into its final two years on the crest of a wave, with Jaguar defending its clutch of titles from Mercedes. Both teams have new cars to be introduced when the time is right, even though they'll be obsolete at the end of 1990, and the German manufacturer made it perfectly clear at a recent international motor sports...

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Face to face

Bill Boddy remembers some of the racing drivers and motoring personalities he has met One of the first personalities I went to see was Felix Scriven, because during the war I was posted to Harrogate and he lived in Bradford. He had successfully raced his 95mph Austin 20 'Sergeant Murphy' and the Scriven Special 'No No Nanette' or 'Mother Goose', the latter because it was stuffed with sage (a Sage...

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THE LE MANS 24 HOUR RACE

THE LE MANS 24 HOUR RACE Alfa-Romeos take first three places in Grand Prix d'Endurance. Aston Martin a close second for 9th Rudge-Whitworth Cup. AFTER a spirited four-sided battle, from which Chiron was later eliminated, the Alfa-Romeo driven by Sommer, last year's winner, and Nuvolari, ace of Grands Prix, won the Grand Prix d'Endurance at a speed of 81.39 m.p.h., a record speed for 24 hours on...

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