Articles tagged Bob Gerard

Page 12 of February 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1949

The Seventeenth Rembrandt

Cameron Earl gave a really excellent talk at the "Rembrandt" on January 22nd on his report on the German G.P. cars. Bob Gerard took the chair and George Monkhouse supported Earl. Gerard said it was disgraceful that we have lost Donington — Silverstone is certainly not a substitute and we want a road-circuit; Hyde Park would be Ideal. He thought 350 b.h.p. is needed to beat the Alfas and said...

Page 106 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, July 2014

Cleared for take-off

Necessity rendered this one of the briefest ‘decades’ in the annals of motor sport, yet it would also be one of the most pivotal in Britain as the business found its future directionWriter Simon Arron The world had rather more pressing concerns than a monthly price rise, but that was one of the headlines when the January 1940 issue of Motor Sport reached the shelves of a nation at war. It is...

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Mallory Spark

Jim Clark had yet to etch his name on the broader racing conscience by the spring of 1959, but four victories in one afternoon were a hint of greatness to comeWriter: Richard Williams Its paintwork so dark that on a murky day the green could have been taken for black, the big Lister-Jaguar appeared to flex its shoulders as it powered through the downhill left-hand kink before the pit straight....

Page 38 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, February 1987

Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

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1958 British Grand Prix race report - British supremacy shattered

  After the defeat by Ferrari at Reims it seemed almost certain that Vanwall would regain their pride of place at Silverstone, their own home ground and a medium-fast circuit on which the Ferrari handling characteristics would not appear ideal. Added to this was the fact that Silverstone is not a circuit where high power and maximum speed are so important, as at Spa or Reims, while if Vanwall...

Page 73 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, January 1996

Bill Boddy

Car and Man of the Century awards Autocar, in conjunction with its 100th issue with Esso, had its readers (I do not know how many) and staff vote for the Car and Man of the Century. The result was the Mini and the late Enzo Ferrari. The awards were made to Dr Alex Moulton, who was responsible for the innovative rubber suspension of the late Sir Alec Issigonis's little car, and to Enzo's son Piero...

Page 17 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1956

Crystal Palace, Whit Monday

Organised by the B.R.S.C.C. in conjunction with the London County Council, a National Car Race Meeting took place at the Crystal Palace circuit on May 21st. Some good entries were received and the programme was for 500-c.c. cars, sports cars and racing cars. The Redex Challenge Trophy Race, for 500-c.c. cars, consisted of three heats and a final. Heat one resulted in a win for Stuart Lewis-Evans...

Page 21 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 2004

My only grand prix

1965 British at Silverstone by John Rhodes How did you make the leap from Formula Junior star to GP driver? I had enjoyed success with Midland Racing Partnership and then with Ausper in FJunior. This in turn led to me driving for Bob Gerard in Formula Libre. He was a gentleman driver in the truest sense; a really good man who entered cars out of sheer enthusiasm for motor racing. Bob had a couple...

Page 13 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, November 1951

RACING

RACING AT WINFIELD TIM Winfield Meeting on October 13th seemed a good excuse for a breath of fresh air before the Show. So, at 4.45 p.m. on the 12th we left the office in the Jowett Jupiter, hound for the far North. Impeded by rush-hour traffic the first half-hour accounted for a mere ten miles, but thereafter, along A 10 And A 14 to Huntingdon the Jupiter got nicely into its stride, cruising at...

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Matters of the Moment

Popular Motor Racing A particularly interesting announcement has been made recently by the British Racing Drivers' Club, to the effect that its meeting at Silverstone on August 20th will have the backing of the Daily Express newspaper. The plans are ambitious, embracing as they do a full-length Grand Prix race in which the leading British and foreign drivers are expected to compete, preceded by a...

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