Articles tagged Chris Nixon

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Legends Peter Collins

Passing San Lorenzo, the famous restaurant, the other week, I was reminded of a pleasant lunch there, years ago, with a charming American lady: Louise Collins, widow of Peter. She had been to Silverstone a few days earlier and had not really known what to expect, inevitably wondering if it would spark memories of another time. "When Peter won the British Grand Prix in 1958, it was a perfect day....

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Klemantaski & Aston Martin

by Louis Klemantaski & Chris Nixon Published by Automobilia, £99.95. ISBN 88 7960 089 3 'Klem' seems to be in much favour just now; this work, a companion to Klemantaski and Ferrari, builds on his close association with the Aston-Martin racing team through the 1948-59 period, after which Astons retired to develop GT cars in the afterglow of a World Championship, and Klem concentrated on...

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SIR, What a transformation! The best literary motor racing read I have yet experienced, with cracking articles (Spa 1960 was just exceptional) by cracking writers (Doug Nye, Nigel Roebuck, Alan Henry and David Tremayne on top form). The £2.75 cover price is perfectly justifiable for what is an exceptional addition to the motor sport magazine fraternity. I say addition because the old MOTOR SPORT...

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Two-tone talent

The press called him a tearaway, but those close to him saw a smooth, determined driver a natural, and a possible champion By reputation he was wild, but those who knew Chris Bristow believe his extraordinary speed was never properly appreciated. Sadly, his full potential would never be realised. “Chris Bristow would probably have become World Champion,” says Ken Gregory. He then reconsiders his...

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Berne revival packed out

An estimated 30,000 spectators watched the second Berne Revival Meeting on June 23/24, run over what remains of the old Bremgarten circuit. Sadly, all the landmarks visible in photographs taken during the 1930s and '50s have gone. An impressive array of cars gathered, including a Mercedes-Benz W196 for Hans Herrmann to drive. He finished third in the last GP held here (1954) behind Juan Fangio...

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Auto Union album 1934-1939

By Chris Nixon Published by: Transport Bookman, £39.95. ISBN 85184 056 6 I'll declare my interest now to save you pointing it out later. Chris Nixon is not only author of some of the best-known and respected motoring books ever written (Mon Ami Mate and Racing the Silver Arrows are both his) he is also a frequent contributor to this magazine. I'll be damned, however, if I'm going let that prevent...

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Team Managers - Alfred Neubauer

To begin a new series, Chris Nixon portrays the man who created the Team Manager's post, and led Mercedes into the history books. Mercedes-Benz went to Monza for the 1938 Italian Grand Prix fully expecting to win. And with good reason, for their 3-litre supercharged W154 had won all six of the previous races and really all they had to do was to turn up and victory would be theirs. So confident...

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Umberto Maglioli Former Ferrari Grand Prix driver Umberto Maglioli has died aged 70. One of several drivers of the '50s and '60s who excelled in sports and GT cars, Maglioli never quite made it in Grand Prix racing. Born in Biella, Italy in 1928, he was introduced to racing by the legendary Giovanni Bracco and accompanied him on several Mille Miglias and Targa Florios. In 1953 he won the Targa (...

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No disputing lang

Sir, As the author of Racing the Silver Arrows I wish I could help David Jones (September letters) regarding the 1939 European Championship, but I can't add very much. I wrote that Hermann Lang won the tide that year, but I must admit that HP Muller had a very good claim. However, after all these years, I cannot remember just where I found my information, which was already acknowledged as correct...

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Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage by Chris Nixon. 160 pp. 10%" x 14". Osprey Publishing Limited, 59 Grosvenor Street, London, W1X 9DA. £80.00 There are two ways that Chris Nixon's Aston Martin Virage book can be looked at: on the one hand it is a punctilious account of the conception, development and birth of Aston Martin's new model, or else it is a glorified sales brochure which costs the customer a bomb. If...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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