Articles tagged Brooks

Page 62 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1984

Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

Page 41 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1956

"Daily Herald" International Trophy

Oulton Park, August 18th. Rain has been known to fall. Rain has been known to full at Oulton Park. The weather surpassed itself on August 18th however, when almost continuous rain spoilt the BRSCC Daily Herald International Trophy Meeting. Sports cars and 500-cc racing cars were scheduled to run in the seven-hour programme; but before the lunch interval rain began to fall heavily causing floods...

Page 14 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1960

Portuguese Grand Prix

Brabham Yet Again Porto, August 14th This year it was the turn of the Portuguese Grand Prix to go north to the town of Porto, where the race was held in 1958, and the same 7.407-kilometre circuit was used, unchanged from two years ago. I then considered it a true road-racing circuit and I still do, being fast (over 110-mph average) and containing all the hazards of a true road race, especially...

Page 31 of October 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, October 1958

VII Grande Premio de Portugal

A Real Road Race Porto, August 24th Although six previous Portuguese Grand Prix events have been held, starting in 1950 and fluctuating between the Porto circuit and the Lisbon circuit, they have all been for sports cars and, strictly speaking, not Grand Prix races at all. This year a full-scale Formula I event was organised and, in addition, it formed a round in the Drivers' World Championship...

Page 28 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1957

The A.D.A.C. 1,000-Kilometre Race—Nurburgring

Aston Martin's Greatest Victory Adenau, May 26th. With a race of the nature of the 1,000-kilometres at Nurburgring the practice periods are more in the nature of proving and testing periods than practice as applied to a Grand Prix race. The Nurburgring, with its 22.81 kilometres of twists and turns, demands the utmost from drivers and cars, and a race over 1,000 kilometres requires careful...

Page 11 of May 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1957

VII Gran Premio Siracusa

Syracuse, April 7th. This year the race at Syracuse opened the European Formula 1 season with a flourish, and the entry was of a very high order. Works teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Vanwall and Connaught filled the list, with the addition of many private owners, and when practice started on the Friday before the race almost everyone was present. The weather was most unlike Sicily, with the rain...

Page 28 of July 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1958

GROTE PRIJS VAN NEDERLAND

British G.P. Cars Sweep the Board ZANDVOORT, May 26th (Whit Monday). THE last time that a Grand Prix was held at Zandvoort was in 1955, the year that Mercedes-Benz conquered all the opposition, and since then the K.N.A.C., who organise the race, felt they could not afford the capital outlay to run a World Championship event. However, this year preliminary work was started early and there was...

Page 28 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1959

VIII Grand Prix of Portugal Moss and Cooper-Walker are untouchable

Lisbon, August 23rd. Having started Grand Prix racing in Portugal last year with the race at Porto, enthusiasm for such racing continued and this year the Portuguese Grand Prix was held at Lisbon, the National Automobile Club ringing the changes on the venue for their major motor-racing event in the same way as Great Britain does. For some years now sports-car racing has been held at Lisbon, on...

Page 52 of September 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 2003

Old Glory's Goodwood

American cars and drivers played a small but intriguing role in the history of the circuit. Paul Fearnley picks out the transatlantic highlights — and lowlights Goodwood is quintessentially British; there's nothing quite so red, white and blue as the South Downs. There is, however, a tinge of Stars and Stripes within that... It was the effervescent, Paris-born, card-carrying American (when it...

Page 27 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1957

Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

A REVIEW Le Mans (Sarthe), June 23rd. This year the Le Mans 24-hour race returned to its normal status of counting towards the Manufacturers' Championship for Sports Cars, because the Automobile Club de l'Ouest wisely decided to drop the limitations on fuel consumption and engine capacity, that they imposed last year. As a result all the important manufacturers entered strong teams of cars and...

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