Articles tagged Bob Chase

Page 94 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2005

A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

Page 139 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 139, January 2009

Hawthorn beats Hamilton in race for first GP win

Much fuss has been made – quite justifiably – in memory of Mike Hawthorn’s first British win in the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship, 50 years before Lewis Hamilton, whereas we all know this rather splendid kid has really won his 2008 title 50 years after Mike. Once Ron Dennis and McLaren had introduced Hamilton to the World Championship, in 2007, he scored his first win in what was only his...

Page 59 of August 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, August 2012

1958 Mike Hawthorn

John Michael Hawthorn, our first British World Champion Driver, has been done no favours as increasingly frequent Grand Prix races have devalued the currency and distorted the record book. He started only 45 World Championship GPs… and won three. They put him level with Johnny Herbert (161 Grand Prix starts), Thierry Boutsen (163), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (156) and Didier Pironi (70). A more...

Page 136 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, June 2012

Chasing the truth

Amongst long-term racing journalists, very few ever set out to be nasty or unkind. We do, however, try to tell it the way it was…or the way that available evidence indicates it was. occasionally this causes hurt. if the evidence stacks up, I’m afraid that’s tough upon those upset. if it doesn’t, then somebody plainly owes them an apology. In the April issue i drew attention to this Easter’s 60th...

Page 28 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 2000

Blast from the future

Has anyone burst onto the scene as vividly as Mike Hawthorn did in 1952? Goodwood was the stage where he rose from the rank of walk-on extra to name-in-lights star - in one day. By Paul Fearnley From Farnham. Flaxen-haired. Faster on his day than anyone. Even Fangio. Mike Hawthorn blew in on a gale of uproarious laughter, on the back of several swift halts and in a cloud of pipe smoke. Rationing...

Page 26 of April 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1953

Club news

We hear... A Riley-engined car for 1954 Formula I racing is being built by a trials driver. Hollywood is said to be considering filming Fay Taylour's book "One Love Lasted." Prescott will be open for B.O.C. members to test their cars during the weekend of April 19th-20th. Lord Brabazon won the toboganning Seniors' Cup on the Cresta Run a few days after his 69th birthday. Elizabeth and Eric...

Page 44 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1987

Looking back with-Alan Brown

In the best company In the years following the end of WW2, Britain produced an astonishing number of good racing drivers. The achievements of some, such as Moss, Hawthorn, Scott Brown, Lewis-Evans and Brooks, are justly celebrated, but below that level was a stratum of professional drivers capable of running in the best company, always reliable, and sometimes able to produce surprise results. One...

Page 132 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, April 2012

'Mick' Hawthorn hits the headlines

That’s what the papers at first called the blond kid from Farnham when he swapped a pre-war Riley for one of Cooper’s latest single-seaters and began to make waves This year marks the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill’s Formula 1 World Championship title win in the determinedly all-British BRM. It also sees the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s first World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix wins in...

Page 86 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, April 2004

A charmed life

Alan Brown, who died earlier this year, wheeled and dealed his way through single-seaters and sports cars. Mike Lawrence remembers the colourful career of a true 1950s all-rounder Alan Brown was a Formula Three champion, the first man to win World championship points for Cooper, and the first to race a Vanwall. He was also a Formula One constructor (the man behind the Emerysons of 1961-62) and a...

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