Articles tagged Chris Nixon

Page 133 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 133, January 2009

Silver Arrows in Camera

A photographic portrait Anthony Pritchard Packing an armoury of photos, some previously unpublished, this massive volume covers every race entered by the pre-war Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union teams. It does not claim to supplant Chris Nixon’s masterwork on the subject, but is an impressive assemblage of images. Divided into sections covering the three formulas the cars raced under, it is...

Page 58 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1995

Reader's Letters

Vorspnmg durch Technik Sir, I found Mike Lawrence's feature on the D-type Jaguars at Le Mans (Triumph and Disaster — June) most interesting, not least because so much of his information obviously came from Mon Ami Mate, my recent biography of Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins. However, I would like to take issue with him on a couple of points, starting with his claim that the air-brake Mercedes-...

Page 82 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, January 2003

Terms of endurance

Soundly beaten by scuderia Ferrari in the 1958 world sportscar championship, Aston Martin was supposed to be concentrating on its Formula One campaign in 1959. So how come David Brown's men ended up taming the prancing horse on the two-seater front? Chris Nixon, the author of Sportscar Heaven, explains The late 1950s was a great period of sportscar racing. Even though Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and...

Page 25 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 2005

Reviews

Kings of the Nürburgring by Chris Nixon, ISBN 0-85184-070-1, Published by Transport Bookman Ltd., £45.00 You're drawn instantly to this book. The cover shows Juan Manuel Fangio — his Maserati 250F looking tiny on the wide, grey, rough track surface — heading into the North Turn during his amazing drive in the 1957 German Grand Prix. The sun is shining, lighting up the rural landscape beyond. It's...

Page 79 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, September 1994

Starting a motor racing library

OF MOTORSPORT BOOKS, there is no end:– so it must seem, at any rate, to anyone aiming to build up a library from scratch and trying to decide which books to choose or reject. At any give time, there are literally hundreds of different titles available. And this is not to mention the thousands of books in the "out of print" category, some now very hard to find but worth seek out and waiting for if...

Page 14 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 2000

Hawthorn absences

Sir, I enjoyed your feature on Mike Hawthorn's appearances at Goodwood, but found that as soon as I had gone through the results table, I began thinking about a couple of his no-shows at the Sussex track. He had intended to return for the major September meeting just two weeks after his Modena accident. He would have driven the Cooper-Bristol, of course, but his new-found fame was now leading to...

Page 17 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, May 1999

...and Neville Lloyd

Sir, Congratulations on your 75th anniversary issue. In the circumstances it seems almost churlish to criticise, but under the heading 'Credit Where It Is Due' I must point out your fine gift of the Aston Martin video came with a glaring error on the box. The original commentaries were not by Neville Hay, as stated, but by the late Neville Lloyd. A delightful man, Neville Lloyd was one of the...

Page 43 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 2001

The sad hero

Driving for F1's most charismatic team in one of its most beautiful creations, Phil Hill became 1961 World Champion. But it was a title won amid tragedy. He describes that season to Chris Nixon It was, as Charles Dickens once wrote, the best of times and the worst of times. As Phil Hill completed the final laps of the 1961 Italian Grand Prix he was trying to figure out just how his win would...

Page 8 of February 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, February 2002

Huhnlein news

Sir, Perhaps I can add the following rider to Chris Nixon's letter concerning the `Dreyfus Affair'. Viewed through modem eyes, Huhnlein may cut a ridiculous figure in his uniform. He may also have been a Hitler puppet; a lot of people were in those days. However, almost 20 years ago, I spent some hours with the late George Monkhouse at his home, and I questioned him about Huhnlein. I remember him...

Page 36 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 2007

Glorious ambition

Aston Martin’s Project cars were intended to return  the company to the forefront of GT racing. We drove a recreation of 214 at its spiritual home, Goodwood By Andrew Frankel Sometimes things just don’t turn out as they should. If you had been in the grandstands at Le Mans one lap into the 24-hour race of 1962, you’d have had every reason to believe you were witnessing the birth of a new and...

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