Articles tagged Aston Martins

Page 22 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1959

Aston Martin wins the Goodwood T.T. and clinches the 1959 Sports Car Championship

A Dramatic Race Full of Incidents. Lola Takes Team Prize, Again Vanquishing Lotus The 1959 R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race, which ran for a period of six hours and the results of which decided the Sports Car Championship, can be considered either a fiasco or very successful, depending upon the point of view. The ragged start, the disastrous fire in the Aston Martin pit and the fact that Ferrari never...

Page 19 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, September 1971

Matters of moment

•Racing round the houses Specially featured in this issue are the prospects for Birmingham's race through its streets next year or in 1973, written about by a staff reporter. If he does nothing else he should please Mr. Hone and Councillor Silk, who are contesting which of them first thought of this ambitious race. The proposed Birmingham circuit will not entail racing round-the-houses but it...

Page 11 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, September 1961

Lady Competition Drivers

Concluding Our Series On Lady Drivers Patsy Burt probably vies with Jean Bloxam as the most successful post-war lady competition driver and at the time of our visit she was waxing indignant over a comment which appeared in a weekly motoring magazine intimating that post-war lady competition drivers have not proved as successful as their pre-war counterparts. Patsy Burt maintains that although 130...

Page 55 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 1984

Book reviews

"Adventure with Fate" by Harald Penrose, OBE, CEng, FRAeS etc, 394 pp, 9 in x 6 in. (Airlife Publications Ltd, 7 St John's Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 11E. £14.95.) Here is the book I have waited a long time for! — Harald Penrose's aviation autobiography. He was Westland's Chief Test-Pilot, but was much more besides, so that he knew almost everyone of importance in the developing years of...

Page 58 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 1976

Miniatures news

Last month we noted the dearth of recent car miniatures from the well-established, big-output sources. This is endorsed by the fact that the only model of remotely motoring associations to come from Meccano Dinky Toy is a zinc-alloy die-cast 1/50-scale Leopard Anti-Aircraft tank, the "flak tank", as used in real life (or death) by the German Army. It is 152 mm. long, has a rotating gunturret with...

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