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Paul Emery

Paul Emery, who died, aged 75, on February 3, was perhaps the most ingenius and prolific special builder in history. He raced an Emeryson at Brooklands and there was a long, varied succession of Emerysons after the war. He built several fwd 500cc F3 cars, raced his own F1 car throughout the 1950s and even qualified ahead of several Maseratis for the 1956 British GP. A batch of Emeryson F1 cars...

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James Crocker

The VSCC and the world of amateur motoring sport is mourning the death, at 70, after a short illness, of James Crocker, that Club's President from 1978 to 1980. He will be remembered as a humorous but firm holder of that position, and an active one, racing a Lagonda Rapier and more recently having acquired a Clyno for VSCC light-car events. Educated at The Beacon and Marlborough, James studied...

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Archie Butterworth

Archie Butterworth IT IS extraordinary, but whenever I mentioned to friends or colleagues that I'd been to see Archie Butterworth, their faces would break into a pleasurable smile and they'd demand to know what he was up to. It is extraordinary because, in cold terms, Archie's involvement with motor racing did not amount to a great deal. His driving career was short and mainly involved dub...

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European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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V.E.V. Miscellany.

It was amusing to see, in a recent Newsletter of the Veteran Car Club, advertisements for a 1932 Hillman Minx and a 1938 Armstrong Siddeley. Number two of a Doncaster Gazette publication called "Old Doncaster", available for 3s. from 10, North Bridge Road, Doncaster, contains contrasting pictures of scenes in that city over the past 60 years. There is a view of the factory in which Cheswold cars...

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Carlo Chiti One of the more colourful figures in the F1 design world in the '60s, Carlo Chiti succumbed to a heart attack recently. The familiar figure – stout and usually clad in a fawn raincoat – seemed to have been on the scene for decades, and unsurprisingly he made his name with Ferrari. When Mike Hawthorn won his World Championship with the Ferrari Dino back in 1958, it was Chiti who ran...

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Maserati V8 RI-Part Three

Maserati V8 RI Part Three At the end of part two of this story we had reached the point where the four Maserati V8 RI cars had reached the end of their useful life in open International racing, having had varied and chequered careers since they were built in 1935/36. But this was by no means their complete end and it is interesting that unlike some Grand Prix cars that got broken up or destroyed...

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Vintagery at The Verzons

Vintage-car drivers apparently regard bad weather as a challenge, because more than one hundred pre-war cars turned up on New Year's Day for the annual gathering at The Verzons Hotel near Ledbury, very few who started out turning back, in spite of fog, icy roads and iced-over windscreens. No doubt other VSCC venues had similar support that day, as I hear the Red Lion at Llanfair Waterdine did....

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Bugatti's final, fatal flop

Bugatti's vaunted return to post-war front line racing lasted just 18 laps. But, says Doug Nye, this ill-conceived project contained ideas that were truly ahead of its time Prologue Sporting history is studded with stories of how 'It seemed like a good idea at the time ...'. It's certainly true in Formula One ask Damon Hill or Chris Amon; back in the '50s, perhaps we should have asked Roland...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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