Articles tagged Bob Anderson

Page 62 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1998

Dire straights...

…and the corners weren’t much better either. While we like to celebrate the great race tracks in history, some haven’t always met with universal approval. Adam Cooper recalls the stinkers A few months ago I was heading along the Brussels ring road when an exit sign caught my attention. It bore a name with special historical significance, and it wasn't Waterloo. No, this was the way to Nivelles,...

Page 42 of September 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1966

The private owners in Grand Prix racing

GRAND Prix racing is essentially an activity for factories and industries, but there are always a few people who are prepared to join in even if they have no factory backing or very much hope of success. Occasionally Grand Prix racing reaches a high state of development and factory teams can fill all the entry lists and this is how it should be, for it is a technical exercise for the Research and...

Page 14 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1961

B.R.S.C.C. Spring Meeting, Snetterton (March 19th)

The first race meeting of the season at Snetterton came at the end of a warm spell and icy winds blew across the airfield all day, interspersed with bouts of hail, snow and rain, and the occasional patch of sunshine. The B.R.S.C.C. of course, grew from the ½-litre Club and later the 500 Club, and naturally there was a race for the 500s, but it seems to be a token effort nowadays and only ten cars...

Page 89 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2011

A career reaches take-off

A career reaches take-off We pbK up wnere we eft off ast montn as a buddng journa st tours tne tracKs of :urope tnen ends ns year wtn a hsKy f Lgnt nome BY EOIN YOUNG began writing reports on the 1961 Formula Junior races for Motoring News in Britain as a rookie writer just arrived from New Zealand. When I reached London I headed for the editorial office and was commissioned to cover the FJ races...

Page 22 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1965

B.A.R.C. Easter Monday at Goodwood

Goodwood, Sussex. April 19th. The practice day on the Saturday of Easter weekend was blessed with mixed weather, so that times and starting-grid positions did not give a true indication of the possible outcome of the racing. The Formula One cars had two periods of practice, the first one dry and the second one wet, so that some drivers got caught out by reserving their big effort for the...

Page 64 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1966

15th Grand Prix of Siracusa

Ferrari has a try-out—and wins Siracusa, Sicily, May 1st. Unlike certain British racing circuits, the Ente Autonomo Circuit Siracusa was undeterred as putting on the first Grand Prix in Europe for the new Formula One and ran their traditional 56-lap (308 kilometres) race, inviting an entry of 14 cars. Ferrari sent John Suttees with the new 3-litre V12-cylinder car and Lorenzo Bandini with the car...

Page 26 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1965

1965 International Gold Cup

Surtees Wins at Oulton Park After the Gold Cup Race for Formula Two cars on September 18th there was hardly a spectator at crowded Oulton Park who did not vote the event one of the most exciting ever seen on a British circuit. Throughout the entire 40 laps of the 2.761-mile circuit the challenge for the lead did not ease for a moment, with several shuffles in position taking place among the...

Page 54 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 1973

Bob Gerard looks back

The history of the ERA in pre-war "voiturette" races has been well chronicled and widely acknowledged as one of the first tentative steps which led towards the development of Britain's post-war dominance in international motor racing. But with the immediate years following the war, the ERA was campaigned with vigour by many private entrants against the measurably more powerful and up-to-date...

Page 49 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, April 1961

Pictorial Review

B.A.R.C. Goodwood B.R.S.C.C. Spring Snetterton Goodwood re-opens.--The cars stream away as "Ebby's" flag falls for the start of the first race at the B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting last month. Nearest the camera was L. W. Keens, whose Lola finished second to P. Boshier-Jones' Lola. Keens made fastest lap, at 87.45 m.p.h. No articles exist on pages 50 and 51. If you wish, you can still use the zoom...

Page 16 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, December 1999

THE BANKING'S LOST GP

THE BANKING'S LOST GP SIR, The Monza Track Test what an evocative article. Andrew Frankel is correct in stating four World Championship Grands Prix have been held on the combined road and banked track circuit 1955-56 and '60 and '61. However the total was nearly five as it was planned to run the 1963 race over the full track. Problems started during first day's practice, after several drivers had...

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