Articles tagged Austin-Healey

Page 147 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 147, April 2014

Long-distance runaround

Meet a man who has opened borders, closed Tower Bridge and practically created a whole sport I used to think it was a long drive to Oulton Park. I’m put to shame by Philip Young, who recently spent 10½ days on the road from Cape Town to London in a Fiat Panda TwinAir, breaking the previous record by more than a day. As Philip’s adventures go it was relatively tame – he and co-driver Paul Brace...

Page 13 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1955

Matters of Moment

The British Grand Prix After a period of over a month without a major motor race, Aintree became the animated scene of the B.A.R.C. British Grand Prix on July 16th, and, run off in hot summer weather before a vast crowd estimated at 150,000, the race was happily devoid of accident, confirming that Grands Prix with evenly-matched cars driven by the leading exponents are the safest form of racing...

Page 14 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1955

The Ulster Tourist Trophy

A Hard-Fought Victory for Mercedes-Benz  Belfast, September 17th. For the first time the Ulster T.T. became a straightforward, simple race, in which the first car to cover 84 laps of the Dundrod circuit would be adjudged the winner of the Tourist Trophy, presented by the R.A.C. In the past, complicated handicapping systems have invariably resulted in lack of public interest as well as lack of...

Page 13 of December 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1955

Matters of Moment

Bravo Britain! The 1955 motor-racing season ended with two achievements over which Britain is perfectly justified in blowing her own trumpet. We refer to the outright victory of 23-year-old C. A. S. Brooks in a Connaught against the works Maseratis at Syracuse, and the capture of International Class c records at Montlhèry, including the coveted " hour,"by a Cooper-Climax running on pump fuel. At...

Page 18 of September 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1958

Something different

The Alpine Rally A NUMBER of my friends kept disappearing, saying, "We're going on holiday," and when they returned they talked about the change from the normal routine of their lives being as good as a rest cure, and kept asking me when I was going on holiday. Now, for as long as I can remember, my life has been one long holiday, watching motor races every weekend, all over Europe, enjoying...

Page 49 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1956

Two Speed Hill-Cclimbs

Herts County A & A Club Westbrook Hay (July 210) Good hill-climb venues are few and far between but those that do exist receive considerable support from competitors and public alike. Westbrook Hay is to the Herts County Automobile and Aero Club what Prescott is to the Bugatti Owners' Club, it is situated near Kings Langley and the event this year received National status for the first time,...

Page 64 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1993

Oh, Aintree!

It is now history that this year's Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree was abandoned after false starts. It was what Peter O'Sullivan, BBC Sport's commentator, called the greatest disaster in horse-racing history. Sad, really. But I think the time has come to recall some of the motor racing which took place at the famous Liverpool course, after the ambitious then-owner Mrs Mirabelle Topham,...

Page 64 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1990

RAC Rally Preview - Rallyman's Radar

This year for the very first time, advance reconnaissance of the RAC Rally's forest stages will be allowed, and the use of pace notes during the event itself. GP explains the origin of pace notes and how they differ from other notes. Rallyman's Radar Listen to some people and you might be persuaded that Pace Notes is the name given to some mystic chant employed by elite navigators to squeeze an...

Page 76 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1995

Obituary

Count Johnny Lurani The many friends in this country and in Europe will be sad to learn of the death of the popular, versatile Count Johnny Lurani, who was born on December 19, 1905. His full title was Giovanni Cemuschl Lurani, Count of Calvenzane. He was an enthusiastic participant in most forms of motoring sport, entertained foreign competitors in his ancient castle near Milan, and from amateur...

Page 72 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1995

Triumph and disaster

Forty years ago the sport was shaken to its very core by the Le Mans disaster. Indeed, it almost shuddered to a standstill. Of course, the human toll of that race will always remain uppermost. But the 1955 Le Mans was a landmark race for sports cars. It was landmark year; Mercedes-Benz returned with its superb 300SLR, and ranged alongside it was the stunning Jaguar D-type. Designed specifically...

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