Articles tagged Bernard

Page 56 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 2009

Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

Page 111 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 1995

Cars in Books

From Laura Ashley by Anne Sebba (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990) we learn that the famous fashion designer's husband, Sir Bernard, liked fast driving and had a Lotus Elite, reconditioned and tuned by Anthony Sheppard, who later became the Ashleys' works manager. The Elite had been brought for £500 in kit form and built up by Sir Bernard himself. There is also reference to the first Company...

Page 34 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1994

Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman

In the tightly-knit world of F1 everyone knows who Brenda Vernor is: from 1978 until his death in 1988, this native of Croydon was Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman as well as 'mother figure' to the racing team . . . We recently had the chance to reminisce with her. Enzo Ferrari has always been regarded as an institution in Italy. In fact, someone once suggested that first comes the Pope, then...

Page 60 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1975

VSCC Hawthorn Trophy meeting

Top left: The ill-fated Type 59 Bugatti driven by Neil Corner, followed at close quarters by D. Barber's blown SS100, in the Pre-War All-Corners' Scratch Race. The Bugatti crashed, the SS seized-up, and the race was won by No. 17, Bill Morris' ERA. Right: That hard-trier, the Chawner-GN, in staccato action. Above, left: President Kain does it again! Bernard on his way to winning the Boulogne...

Page 25 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, December 1973

Matters of moment

The state of the Art As another year draws to a close the Editor says he feels it the right time to look at the state of the Art, or Science, or at any rate, the business of motoring, or, if you associate motoring with the open cars of considerable age, goggles, and double-declutching, then of driving and car-ownership. He writes: "Perhaps it was once again going to the London Motor Show, after...

Page 66 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1993

More on Courtenay

As we have seen, at this period of flying, before WW2, many pilots "navigated by Bradshaw", i e followed the railway lines. How vague direction finding was can be judged when, one summer day in 1931, Courtney flew from Stockton-on-Tees to Fleetwood. This was then a long haul over the hills by road and WC had therefore, sent his car and caravan (he was with Capt Bernard's Air Circus) on to...

Page 74 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, May 1993

Fitting tribute

Sir, Thank you for the 'Jim Clark' issue of Motor Sport. It really did tell a very true story about him and you obviously spoke to all the right people to put it together so convincingly. You may have ruffled a few Borders feathers by describing Duns and Chirnside as hamlets; Duns celebrated the 500th anniversary of the granting of its royal burgh charter three years ago, and Chimside houses the...

Page 52 of August 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, August 1979

Rally Review

The International Rally of Brazil Although an immense amount of excitement and pleasure is generated by the established classic rallies of the world, the appearance of a new event is just as much of an attraction and it is with considerable anticipation, even curiosity, that people well accustomed to the near-institutional status of Acropolis, RAC, Safari and others go along to see for themselves...

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