Articles tagged Christabel Carlisle

Page 58 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1962

Scott-Brown Memorial Trophy Meeting (July 15th)

The World Championship leader Graham Hill provided practically all the excitement in an otherwise damp and cold Snetterton. His drives in the U.D.T.-Laystall Lotus Monte Carlo and John Coombs' 3.8 Jaguar, during which he well and truly broke lap records for both classes, gave spectators their money's worth. The F.J. race which opened the meeting was run in fine drizzle on a wet track, which...

Page 24 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1961

LADY competition drivers

LADV competition drivers [The women did pretty well in motor racing before the war and by 1936 even the cautious Brooklands' authorities permitted them to compete on a level basis with the men. There was Gwenda Hawkes who was faster round Montlhery in the 2-litre Derby-Miller than John Cobb was round Brooklands in 24 litres of Napier-Railton, Kay Petre who looked exceedingly feminine but tamed...

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Lunch with... SIR JOHN WHITMORE

Lunch with SIR JOHN WHITMORE In more ways than one, Sir John Whitmore is different. Since this monthly series began in Motor Sport six years ago I've been lucky enough to take some 80 motor sporting personalities to lunch, and I don't think any of them has had so short a racing career. Probably none has had so strange a life since walking away from the sport, either. But John makes a worthy and...

Page 23 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1963

Racing at Whitsun

Goodwood (June 3rd) The B.A.R.C.'s National British Race Meeting at Goodwood on Whit Monday June 3rd, although being the secondary meeting to their Crystal Palace International Race Meeting held simultaneously, provided Ferrari an opportunity for free practice for the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy, due to take place on the Sussex circuit on August 24th. Two GTO Ferraris were entered for the main event of...

Page 18 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1964

Rally review - Rally of the 1,000 Lakes

Unfortunately, at the time of going to press very little is known about what happened on the Finnish Rally of the 1,000 Lakes, but at least the results make interesting reading. Last year, after the Monte Carlo Rally in which she shared an Austin Healey 3000 with Timo Makinen and they won the GT category, Christabel Carlisle accepted an offer to go to Finland and compete with Timo (in a B.M.C....

Page 89 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2011

A career reaches take-off

A career reaches take-off We pbK up wnere we eft off ast montn as a buddng journa st tours tne tracKs of :urope tnen ends ns year wtn a hsKy f Lgnt nome BY EOIN YOUNG began writing reports on the 1961 Formula Junior races for Motoring News in Britain as a rookie writer just arrived from New Zealand. When I reached London I headed for the editorial office and was commissioned to cover the FJ races...

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A.D.A.C. 1000 Kilometres, Nurburgring

A Race of Incidents Adenau, May 19th What the 1,000-kilometre race entry lacked in quality this year it made up in quantity, for 92 cars were entered and 67 actually started the race, but only 34 were running when the winner crossed the line. A number of entries were cancelled before practice began, such as the two ASA 1000 entries from Italy, as they were still not finished, and Team Elite had...

Page 75 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, October 2006

Steve McQueen

Few had heard of the American film actor driving a borrowed car at Brands Hatch, but with one sparkling drive he gave notice of his other passion Words: Gordon Cruichshank Film star, racing driver — it could have gone either way. Steve McQueen had talent in both arenas. But before he smouldered into the British consciousness on screen, he shouldered himself into the racing press with a blistering...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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National 750 M.C. Relay Contest

WON BY AUSTIN HEALEY SEBRING SPRITES by 6 Laps after 6 Hours, in Britain's Longest Car Race The annual 6-Hour Relay Race is unique in an age when there is, perhaps, too much motor racing, a lot of it far from original in conception. Why so few people watch this ingenious race, which is really a contest between sashes carried by team drivers, I can't imagine. The 11th of the series, over the...

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