Articles tagged Chris Nixon

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The Robert Fellowes Collection - Grands Prix 1934-1939

by Chris Nixon ISBN: 85184 066 3 Published by Transport Bookman Publications, £39.95 Painstakingy edited by acknowledged pre-war grand prix expert Chris Nixon, The Robert Fellowes Collection is a wonderful assortment of images from the continental glands prix of the period 1934-39. Fellowes' work remained unseen for many, many years — he died from war wounds in 1945 —until purchased at auction...

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¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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'Bahnst

Ormers The 1937 Avus GP was a high-speed party The 1937 Avus GP was a high-speed party political broadcast. Chris Nixon tells the story of a thirst of power and glory that was quenched at 240mph. 'Three races each won at over 150 mph was the staggering result of Sunday's Avus meeting. Without exaggeration, there were gathered at the Berlin track easily the fastest group of racing cars in the...

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Onwards & upwards

In the 1930s, Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz fought epic battles on the mountain climbs of Europe now the fierce rivalry returns for the Goodwood festival of speed. Chris Nixon reports In October 1937, Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz arrived in England for the Donington Grand Prix. It was the first time that Germany's thunderous Silver Arrows had assailed the ears and eyes of British enthusiasts. In...

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Book reviews

Sunbeam Racing Cars 1910-1930 by Anthony S Heal. 384pp. 93/4" x 101/2". (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. £49.95). Anthony Heal is the expert on Sunbeam racing cars, having studied the subject for fifty years and raced three notable examples in vintage events, so his long-awaited history could well be the motoring book of the year. It describes all the racing...

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Readers letters

A flight to remember Sir, Norma Henderson’s letter about Webbair brought back memories of a journey to the 1960 Portuguese Grand Prix. The Dan-Air Elizabethan was not large enough to take all those booked, and an unpressurised converted WWII bomber was chartered to take the rest of us. Webbair’s hostess was Cliff Allison’s sister, Pat, who presented us all with the ubiquitous Airfix kits to build...

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Lap of the Gods (Vols 1 & 2), by Terrific Stuff Videos. £14.99 each.

Since launching Terrific Stuff, Chris Nixon and Jock Simpson have hit the target with each successive release. These are no exception, even though they differ markedly to the archive film material that has formed the backbone of the series to date. Lap of the Gods is an A-Z of the world's racing circuits, viewed from over the shoulders of the world's leading F1 exponents of the late '70s and...

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On the road with Reg

On the road with Reg Sir, I very much enjoyed Lunch with Tim Parnell in the August issue. However, please allow me to make a correction to the Reg Parnell Le Mans/ British Empire Trophy story: it was in fact Eric Hind and not Rex Woodgate who travelled along as a mechanic to the Isle of Man. Reg travelled on his own in the Aston Martin DB3S from Le Mans to Feltham, where he picked up Eric before...

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Passion Wagen

Recently we've almost become used to seeing auto unions in action again. What we've never seen is Ferdinanand Porsche's prototype, the P-Wagen because there aren't any. Or so we thought... Gordon Cruickshank headed north Terry Wright, all flowing white hair and enthusiasm, stands beside his Lotus 7 in a quiet Aberdeenshire fishing village. His Norfolk burr makes the whole deal seem even more...

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Obituaries

  Günther Schmid  -  Charismatic if volatile F1 team boss This German owner of two Formula One teams has died, aged 72, after fighting a brain tumour for more than two years. Hans-Günther Schmid, the boss of the hugely successful ATS wheels empire, began racing in Formula Vee in 1966 and was to be team-mate to a young Niki Lauda for a spell. After competing in Super Vee he started running racing...

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