Articles tagged Chris Thomas

Page 9 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 2003

McAfee's pebble dash

Sir, Thank you for the fascinating article on Pebble Beach. Just a couple of observations: in the 1956 race, which unfortunately led to the closure of the circuit, Ernie McAfee's big six-cylinder 4.4-litre 121 LM Ferrari was far too highly geared for the narrow, twisty course. I think he really wanted to race his OSCA, which was a second a lap quicker, but had retired it while leading the under-...

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

Masten memories

Sir, I deeply resent Mike Lawrence's remarks in your June issue concerning Masten Gregory, typically recounting the same anecdotes, not being too specific. Can he substantiate his allegations? The pejorative expression "habitual drug user" is a serious one which unfortunately can no longer instigate an accusation of calumny. If he's specifying that particular 1958 race at Silverstone, did he talk...

Page 62 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1988

Veteran to classic

VCC "Six Days" The Midland Section of the Veteran Car Club was rewarded with more than 80 entries for its commendable week-long reenactment of the 1904 Hereford Small Car Trials. Commencing on the correct day, outside the same hotel, the Green Dragon, on August 29, the out-and-home run involved ascending and descending Dinmore Hill. Before this we found Eastmead cheerfully working on the...

Page 116 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, November 1980

The 1980 VMCC Saundersfoot

The 1980 VMCC Saundetsfoot WI IEN I remarked in September, in reporting the Shobdon Air Display( that I like to see one such event a year. it may have sounded as if one air-show was enough. What I meant was that this sail! seem to fit into a year tit. reporting on other motoring events. The same applies to Vintage MCC meetings. But I saw a bit of this year's Saundersfoot Run, organised by the...

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