Articles tagged Chris Nixon

Page 92 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, July 1989

Aston Errors

Sir, I read the Aston Martin Le Mans story (Motor Sport, June 1989) with great interest. However, I have to say that there are many errors, and it is very obvious that the author did not consult Chris Nixon's excellent two-volume book Racing With The David Brown Aston Martins. First, my friend and "office-sharer" Tadek Marek, who disliked motor racing, only ever worked on one of the racing...

Page 62 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1997

The man who would be Kling...

... or Caracciola or Lang or Seaman... as good a driver as the men he built the cars from, Mercedes engineer Rudi Uhlenhaut was the unsung hero of the Silver Arrows. Chris Nixon looks back During testing at Barcelona last week, Patrick Head did 27 laps in the Williams Renault FW19, returning a best time of 1m19.15s, just 0.78 secs outside Jacques Villeneuve's fastest lap. It never happened, of...

Page 70 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, January 1993

Moss

Moss — The First 10 Years/Weekend at Le Mans 1957, Terrific Stuff Videos. 50 min, £17.99. For the first half-hour of this video, Chris Nixon and Jock Russell's Terrific Stuff enterprise lives up to its name. Scripted by Peter Gamier and narrated by Raymond Baxter, the Moss documentary is a superficial, but entertaining, glimpse at some of the highlights in the career of Britain's most enduring...

Page 16 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 2001

Reims means Brooks

Sir, I have just read Chris Nixon's news item in your August edition advising that the old Reims circuit has been closed for roadbuilding works. If I'm in the Reims area Hike to drive past the old grandstand and reflect on 1959 when Tony Brooks won the French Grand Prix driving a works Ferrari Dino. Being a Brooks fan, I really enjoyed his article in the May edition of Motor Sport recalling his...

Page 69 of November 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 1989

Letters:

Speaking up for spectators Sir, I am part of a motor racing team that goes round many circuits, but on this occasion I wish to ask for your support on behalf of the paying spectators, whom I feel get a very unfair deal from the circuits to which they pay a lot of money to attend. On the boat on my return from Spa, I met five intelligent 25-30 year old enthusiasts who asked me if I could tell them...

Page 62 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1987

Rosemeyer! A new biography

by Elly Beinhorn Rosemeyer and Chris Nixon. (Transport Bookman Pubhcations Ltd, 8 South Street, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 7BG Price £29.95p.) A lot of books about pre-war motor racing, in my view, suffer from narratives rather akin to telephone directories; they offer a lot of detail without actually telling you what things were like. Prior to reading this volume I knew of only two books which...

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