Articles tagged Christopher Mann

Page 71 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, October 1976

VSCC Cadwell

(August 29th) The Vintage SCC's decision to hold its final 1976 race meeting at the 2 1/4-mile Cadwell Park road circuit, the oldest established race course in this country, turned out very well. This is a splendid undulating circuit of decent length, reminiscent of a pre-war Continental roadcourse. It is run efficiently, is in a most presentable country setting, is fun to drive round, and the...

Page 52 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, March 1977

Monza Alfa Romeo follow-up

Following the article in the December 1976 Motor Sport about the Monza Alfa Romeo of A. P. Hamilton, the present owner has sent a photograph of the completed chassis frame and bulkhead, now finished Alfa red, during the course of the rebuild. From "TASO" Mathieson, in Paris, comes the information that Raymond Sommer did indeed win a Grand Prix of France with the car. Ito-soot the short 3.3-...

Page 51 of October 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, October 1977

Wrong Man(n)

Sir, It is relatively unimportant, but for the record, Patrick Lindsay did not drive our ERA R9B in the "Pre-War Allcomers" at the July VSCC Silverstone meeting. I was the driver on that occasion! My brother Peter lost his second place in the Allcomers by seeing the chequered flag on lap 14 being got out for Simon Philips, and then easing off! He thought the race was over a lap earlier....

Page 39 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1980

Historic racing

I do not know who coined the word "Historic" and applied it to old racing cars, but it was an awful mistake, for it implies that the car has a history worth recording. In some cases this is justified, in other cases it is a poor joke, and there are some cases that are downright false. The Germans use the word "Oldtimer", which I believe they got from America, while the French use the phrase "...

Page 28 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1973

Continental Notes

Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 Anyone who has driven, or even ridden in, a Dino Ferrari 246 G will know that it is a truly outstanding motorcar especially as regards cornering and handling, while the 2.4-litre V6 engine runs like a dynamo and propels the little coupe along pretty rapidly. In addition to the way it goes the Dino is a real eye-catcher for looks, being very sleek and ciirvatious. Now, with...

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 29 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1991

Letter to readers

A Can of Worms Dear Reader, A spate of letters have arrived recently containing cuttings from various newspapers, but the majority have been cut from issues of The Times. For three days this illustrious newspaper gave a lot of space to looking into the Auction world of old cars, the building of fake old cars and the big business of making fakes respectable and selling them as Replica cars with...

Page 88 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, March 1979

Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. Unbeatable Jaguar Sir, Having read with much interest the correspondence on the subject of the Jaguar XJ-S I thought I would add my experience. I have owned two XJ-S - my first was RHD Chassis No. 15 and on that car I covered 42,000 miles. I experienced a few niggling...

Page 36 of January 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1973

Letters from Readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—ED. No Dinos Sir, I enjoyed your excellent Road Test article on the Fiat 130 coupe, but feel that you should make it clear to your readers that your reference to the Fiat Dino is purely academic. This Fiat Dino is not available in England and the only way to obtain one is to go...

Page 84 of November 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, November 1984

BIRMINGHAM "ROUND THE STREETS"

BIRMINGHAM "ROUND THE STREETS was ari enormous variety of cars assembled for the event and any selection photographs can only hint at the full flavour of the day. At the top of the page John Horton and daughter enjoy a drive in Horton's 1930 Type 35B Bugatti. Centre left, Christopher Mann's Williams FW07 taking part in a tribute to the Cosworth DFV. Centre right, Jimmy McRae, three times British...

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