Articles tagged Austin Healey

Page 46 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 2014

Historic racing news

Combe Classic is big hit Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014. “I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...

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Big numbers

Times are hard, but racing memorabilia is still selling Even in these troubled times, auction records are still broken on a weekly basis. In fact, an auction hardly passes without a press release containing the words ‘record price achieved’ or ‘new world record set’. But when a car registration number sells for £397,500 at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale, setting a new record (the previous was...

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Erle Morley

Erle Morley, who died in late February, shared many international rallying successes in the 1960s when co-driving for his brother Don. The Suffolk farmers rallied Austin Healey 3000s and MGBs on most major European events of the era and won the 1965 Geneva Rally. However, their programme was always interrupted by harvest commitments. In 1964, they took their MGB to a class win on the Monte Carlo...

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Coupe des Alpes

Results:Category A—Touring: 1st: R. Trautmann/C. Bouchet (Lancia Flavia).2nd: T. Makinen/. P. Easter (Cooper S).3rd: H. Taylor/B. Melia (Cortina-Lotus).4th: P. Hopkirk/H. Liddon (Copper).5th: J. F. Piot/F. Jacob (R8-Gordini).6th: J. Vinatier/H. Melot (R8-Gordini).7th: J. C. Ogier/B. Ogier (DS19).8th: A. Fall/J. Wood (Morris-Cooper).9th: R. Neyret/J. P. Vehrilac (DS19).10th: R. Clark/A. Porter (...

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Matters of Moment

The over-70s When we concluded last month's editorial by expressing the sentiment that we faced 1966 with confidence and enthusiasm we never thought for a moment that Tom Frazer, Labour Minister of Transport, would introduce a universall speed limit on all roads in this country, including our much publicised and expensive Motorways. The effects of a universal 70-m.p.h. speed limit are so far-...

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51st Targa Florio

Porsche win again Cefalu, May 14th. That Porsche won the annual dice round the Sicilian mountains was no surprise for they invaded the island in force, determined not only to win the 2-litre Prototype class but also the overall classification. For this purpose they had three new cars with the 910 type of space frame chassis and fibreglass bodywork, fitted with 2.2-litre versions of the...

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Sunbeam S.T.D. Wolverhampton weekend (May 14/15th)

Driving tests: Rootes Trophy for best performance: H. Tennant (1933 Sunbeam Speed 20). Runner-up: A. Rawlings (1928 14/45 Talbot). Concours d' Elegance: Express and Star Trophy: C. South (1913 Sunbeam 12/16). Runners-up: F. Joyce (1933 Sunbeam Speed 20; A. Lomas and A. Heib (1926 Twin-cam 3-litre), Perkin's Trophy for best personal effort: R. Carter (192I 24 h.p. Sunbeam limousine)....

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Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters The 1902 Renault For many years now, motor racing historians who are accustomed to regarding Gerald Rose's Record of Motor Racing as an impeccable source of information for the period up to 1908 have been puzzled by an obvious anomaly contained in it with regard to the Renault racing voiture légère of 1902. Writing of the car which won the Paris-Vienna race,...

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Letters from Readers

N.B. -Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them. -Ed.Bring Back the E-type Sir, I have enjoyed the outpourings of your diminutive scribe D.S.J. for many years, especially with regard to his driving of Jaguars, which have been my own transport for 23 years. However, his comments in the April issue cannot pass unchallenged as...

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