Articles tagged Chris Lawrence

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

Boxing Day Brands Hatch (December 26th)

The opening event of the day for G.T. cars gave another victory to Graham Warner's Lotus Elite from Chris Lawrence's more accelerative Morgan Plus 4 which held the lead for a couple of laps. Cohn Hextall moved up into third place in his Thunderbolt while Pat Moss in her first real motor race (although some rallies appear to be thinly disguised races) kept the Sprinzel-Sprite in eighth place. The...

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Historic racing news

VSCC celebrates in style New events mark club’s 80th anniversary | By Paul Lawrence The Vintage Sports-Car Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary season with a week-long programme of events in early August, starting at Prescott and then moving to the East of England Showground at Peterborough. The annual VSCC hillclimb at Prescott has been extended to three days this year and on Friday August...

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When they were new

Morgan 4/4An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, May 1963 | By Michael Tee the other cars in this series of sub-£700 sports car road tests are in the 1100cc category, but the Morgan 4/4 is available with the 1340cc or 1500cc Ford Classic engines, giving it the best performance and the worst fuel consumption, a fact of motoring life that seems inescapable. The 1340cc Morgan 4/...

Page 70 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1981

Hill Climb

James Thomson made up for his disappointment at Wiscombe Park by making fastest time of the day at the second round of the RAC Hill Climb Championship at Loton Pak on Easter Monday. The day was cold, rather windy but dry, and it was the same trio as at Wiscombe setting the fastest times in the top ten run off, albeit in a reversed order. Chris Cramer again failed to qualify, by just one hundredth...

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Deep Sanderson History

Sir, I recently acquired a Deep Sanderson 301, chassis number DS 301GT 1006, which is undergoing a complete rebuild. As the car has never been registered, it has not been possible to establish any history at all. Chris Lawrence could not remember whether it had been used for racing in its career; but it certainly has been run, and because of its lack of registration, presumably on circuits. The...

Page 56 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1962


THE GOODWOOD SEASON OPENS THE. B.A.R.C. opened the Goodwood season with a SportsCar Meeting on March 24th which was extremely well attended in spite of bitterly cold weather. The new track surface was given a thorough try-out but the new stand at St. Mary's had not been erected. But new enclosures were in use, enabling spectators to get a very good close-up view of the racing. The programme...

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Silverstone Auctions bids for success

A new auction house has the venue, the people and a fast-growing client base to ensure it quickly becomes established We're sure that many of you could list at least five classic car auction houses around the world — there are certainly plenty of them. However, there's a new arrival with a name all of you will recognise. Silverstone Auctions is the latest company to enter the bullring of auction...

Page 64 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1961

Chris Lawrence

Sir, As I was reading Mr. Mallock's "aggressive but not warlike" article, I suddenly found myself gripping the chair with indignation over his remarks about the August 26th meeting at Oulton Park. So before I said, "- - - - - to Mallock," I decided to write and relate another "now it can be told" story. The winner of that race (6.8 sec. ahead of Matlock) was Christopher Lawrence, in an equally...

Page 92 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, January 2010


This 127-corner, tree-lined German road was one of the great European hillclimb challenges. So it’s little wonder that it attracted some of motor racing’s great namesBy Ed Foster Freiburg-Schauinsland is one of the most spectacular hillclimbs in Germany and, in its day, was famous for being one of the most difficult. Located just outside Freiburg im Breisgau in the far west of the country, the...

Page 33 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1991

Track test -- Morgan Plus 8

A Breeding Improvement 80 years is a long time and yet the chances are that at most weekends of the year you will find at least one example flying the flag somewhere in the country. It may be hillclimbing or trials testing but the chances are that it will be doing what it is best at, and that is track racing. It has not always been like that of course. In the early years the 3-wheeler Morgans...



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