Articles tagged Bill Shaw

Page 24 of May 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 1970

ROVER'S CHALLENGE TO FORD

THE Rover Company, makers of fine cars at Solihull, has had a number of spasmodic but successful excursions into the realm of competition motoring, such as that single-seater Rover Special made by Peter Wilks and Spencer King, the turbine "Auntie" which took records, the rally 2000TCs, and the experimental Rover-BRMs which ran so convincingly at Le Mans. Now British Leyland have commissioned Bill...

Page 71 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, November 1988

Unique Rover

Sir, In your issue of May 1970, on page 446, you recorded the somewhat inauspicious debut of the unique racing P6 Rover which BL had launched for Group 2 racing. Peter Browning of BL Comps enlisted Bill Shaw who created the car and Roy Pierpoint to drive it. The car started life as one of the development vehicles for fitting the ex-General Motors 3500 V8 engine to the "2000". It should have been...

Page 44 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1961

Seventh T.T. For Moss

Britain's oldest motor race, the Tourist Trophy, held for the fourth time at Goodwood, received an entry which could hardly be called International and when no less than seven of the entries withdrew, the race lost much of its interest. The Ferraris of Seidel and Berney were withdrawn from the big-car class, as were the Jaguar E-types of McLaren and Wicken; the latter, not having shown...

Page 60 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, May 1976

John Barber discusses his enthusiasm for cars-and the sporting world

Now that some of the dust has cleared from the impact that the Ryder Report made on Leyland, the Government, and former Leyland managing director, John Barber, I felt it ,night be interesting to talk to the man who has carried such a torch for competition to the highest levels in the motor industry. John Barber, who was born and schooled at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, is known to the majority of the...

Page 21 of February 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1963

Lap record goes at Boxing Day Brands

Once again good weather blessed the opening of the B.R.S.C.C.'s Boxing Day race meeting at Brands Hatch, although snow began to fall during the journalists' race and became quite heavy by the end of the day. The first race was a 10-lapper for over 1,600-c.c. G.T. cars, which looked to be a straight fight between Ken Baker's E-type and Mike Salmon's Zagato Aston Martin as the Ferraris of Piper and...

Page 54 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, March 2011

Tom Walkinshaw (1946-2010)

A talented driver in his own right, Walkinshaw was even more successful as a team boss and became the architect of Benetton’s early F1 success On the Saturday afternoon of the 2002 Belgian Grand Prix I visited the Arrows motorhome to do an interview with Tom Walkinshaw. I wanted to ask about a race that had happened two decades earlier, but my timing could not have been worse. All season the...

Page 38 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 2006

Monster revving loonies

Super Saloons brought the maddest variations of production car models ever to be seen on British racetracks. Marcus Pye looks back on a movement that flourished briefly before burning out Super Saloons were the biggest, baddest 'tin-tops' ever to hit British racetracks. They were steroidal monsters, most of which packed powerful V8 engines beneath skins caricatured from production machines. On...

Page 33 of October 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, October 1967

What Is It?

• What Is It Sir, Paddy Whitaker is at the wheel, my father Alfred E. Baker in the passenger's scat. The place is Bovington Camp and the time around 1923 or 4. The car belonged to Corporal Bill Shaw? What was it? Peartree. ALFRED G. BAKER. [What indeed! Can anyone identify it?—En.]

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