Articles tagged Chris

Page 18 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 2013

The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Needell back to his roots Tiff Needell is gearing up to return to where it all began for him by racing a Lotus 69 Formula Ford, the type in which he made his name in the early 1970s after winning the car in a competition. The 61-year-old TV presenter, who briefly competed in Formula 1 with Ensign in 1980, plans to enter the Lotus in some rounds of the Historic Formula Ford Championship, which...

Page 57 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, December 1974

Brut(e) Force

The Assistant Editor is let loose with Stuart Graham's all-conquering Camaro The needle kisses the red sector on the rev. counter in top gear at Knicker Brook approaches at the best part of 140 m.p.h. Off the throttle, on to the brakes and at least some of the 400 brake horsepower is stilled temporarily before the Holley carburetter's four chokes open with a thump to power the big Camaro across...

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ALVICACITY

ALVICACITY John Haining adds to our information on this popular marque roasts the feet in warm weather. The IPOSSESS two " 12/50 " Alvis cars as well as several incomplete editions of the make. The first car, and my favourite, is a 1924 "12/50," engine number 3512, actually a 1925 model, with an open 3-door 4-seater body, and originally it had rear-wheel brakes only. I ran this car in peace-time...

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“I always kept a packet of fags in the ashtray”

Tobacco, beer and avoiding exercise – essential driver training in the 1960s when Gordon Spice began his racing career. In the next 23 years he became a colourful fixture on UK circuits and abroad, winning in Minis, Capris and sports cars, creating his own prototypes, scoring four endurance titles and entering 14 Le Mans races, all while juggling a complex business operation. His entertaining new...

Page 58 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, January 2003

The arts of Craft

With more backing and a couple of lucky breaks, the talents of Chris Craft surely would have shone at the highest level. Yet no-one can have enjoyed their career more. Colin Goodwin meets a happy-go-lucky racer who had more than his share of go - both on and off the track Money was so tight that driver Chris Craft and team manager Keith Greene had to take a Page & Moy tour to get to North...

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Lunch with Stuart Graham

It’s already a unique claim, being the TT-winning son of a TT winner, but this man embellished it by winning further TTs in big, brawny saloon cars There are many examples of a racer’s talent being passed on from father to son, and even to a third generation. Indeed there are whole clans, like the Andrettis and Unsers in the USA, where each succeeding generation seems destined for the family...

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News in brief

MG enthusiast David Saunders has added the ex-works MGC GT to his collection and has nearly completed the restoration of an ex-Rauno Aaltonen MG Midget, discovered in America. Aaltonen raced the Midget at Bridgehampton in 1965 but it has yet to race in the UK. Saunders hopes to give the car its 'debut' this summer. *** John Clark will campaign a lightweight Jaguar E-type in long-distance races...

Page 19 of April 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1944

Club news

Oita ..,„„,„??=111911/ WE HEAR It's rather incredible, but yet anothei s.v. Aston-Martin has to be reported on as coming to light ; a rather poor specimen now being restored to really good order by G. E. Kitchen, of Sheffield, who estimates that the work will occupy the best part of a year. We gather that the polished aluminium and copper work is already coming up well. News comes in that Hugh...

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A sign of friendship

I read with interest in Doug Nye’s column that Dr Tony Goodwin is about to publish his autobiography. I am sure it will make great reading about racing in the 1950s and ’60s. I first met the good doctor at my first ever motor race at the opening of the new Donington circuit in 1977. I was there as a very nervous competitor, and when I presented myself and papers for signing on, to my horror I...

Page 134 of December 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, December 2011

The flying doctor on tour

Privateer racer Dr Tony Goodwin didn’t let RAF Service stand the way of his racing exploits, as his new book recalls Back in the late 1960s and early '70s, I found that race reporting was great — if immensely unprofitable — fun. It was wonderful to see real heroes in some of racing history's supreme cars doing battle round the Nürburgring, before it was — as Graham Hill succinctly put it —...

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