Articles tagged Ben

Page 40 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1931

slip streams

"Airplanes." THE sameness in layout, appearance and performance which has become characteristic of the American motor car, so that only by close scrutiny of the radiator badge or hub cap can one now ascertain the make, is not met with in aircraft of the U.S.A. On the contrary, designs are extremely varied, and often original, which is scarcely what one might expect from a country where rigid...

Page 7 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 2002

News in brief

What goes around, comes around. Forty years after Bill Blydenstein scored the first international outright win for a works Mini Cooper, his son Ben was victorious in the third round of the John Cooper Challenge, at Gurston Down. Eagle T1G chassis AAR 103, (below) is to be sold by Christies at Pebble Beach on August 18. The car, one of the four built by Dan Gurney's Rye-based Fl team, was raced in...

Page 71 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, October 1976

VSCC Cadwell

(August 29th) The Vintage SCC's decision to hold its final 1976 race meeting at the 2 1/4-mile Cadwell Park road circuit, the oldest established race course in this country, turned out very well. This is a splendid undulating circuit of decent length, reminiscent of a pre-war Continental roadcourse. It is run efficiently, is in a most presentable country setting, is fun to drive round, and the...

Page 5 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1999

Obituary

Harvey Postlethwaite More than 1000 people packed in to the tiny parish church at Checkendon near Henley to commemorate the life of F1 designer and innovator Harvey Postlethwaite, 55, who died suddenly in Barcelona last month while directing tests of a new Honda Grand Prix car. Postlethwaite, who came to prominence as the design brains behind the eccentric Hesketh team, which scored a single GP...

Page 142 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, January 2014

Close encounters of the Ford kind

Silverstone, November 2-3: a nice warm feeling, despite the biting breeze. From the revitalised formula Ford Festival to its natural successor... First run in 2001, the Walter Hayes Trophy espouses everything that was good about the original Snetterton and Brands Hatch Festivals, with a three-figure entry and six heats required to distil the field to 72 semi-finalists and beyond. The Saturday...

Page 17 of April 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1934

THE INTERVARSITY ACCELERATION TEST

XFORD Dons, we believe, take a pride in the fact that their town is the City of Dreioning Spires, and any mention of a " speed " event meets With proctorial disapproval. Since the section of the Eynshain ByPass used this year for the Inter-Varsity meeting definitely included a down-hill section, " Hill-Climb " was not applicable, so the Organisers were ingenious enough to hit on the title which...

Page 115 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, March 2005

Talk curve -- Historic motorsport insight -- Angling for success

At 33, Dan Cox is 10 years younger than the Ford Anglia he races in the Historic Racing Saloon Register Championship. However, his heart is firmly with old cars, reports Paul Lawrence "There has got to be a defect in my genes," says Dan Cox of his passion for 1960s cars. His younger brother Ben goes even further back, owning an ex-Hamish Moffat Bugatti with which he tackles VSCC trials and...

Page 32 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1990

False Claim

Ever since H F Locke King built his remarkable Brooklands Motor Course at Weybridge in Surrey in 1906/7, it has been recognised worldwide as the first ever motor race course. It was copied by the Americans at Indianapolis in 1911, and by other nations after the war, but indisputably it remains the first track of its kind. But those organising this year's Bexhill-100 celebrations with the support...

Page 56 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1991

Veteran to classic -- London to Brighton

496 veterans Incredible as it may seem 496 pre-1905 vehicles were entered for this year's Benson & Hedges RAC/VCC Veteran Run to Brighton. Indeed, the programme told of nearly 500 if you believed the RAC/MSA and predicted up to 2 million spectators. Of these, more than 20 of the cars were on their first Run. America had put in 26 entries, Germany ten, France nine, of the nine overseas...

Page 17 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, November 1997

Motoring sportsmen - Roger Collings

One of the most charismatic exponents of veteran cars, his real love is for his aero-engined monster A Zeppelin-engined road car which does 120mph could not belong to a shy and retiring motorist. Anyone who follows vintage motoring will connect immediately this thundering leviathan with the ebullient Roger Collings racer, triallist, veteran car collector, sometime motor manufacturer, currently a...

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