Articles tagged Cliff Davis

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Tojeiro

The way in which John Tojeiro became a constructor is typical of the Fifties — he built a special intending to race it himself then first one, then another, customer arrived on his doorstep and suddenly he was no longer a special builder but a small scale constructor. Ironically, he never did get round to racing one of his own cars. Although little more than 30 Tojeiros were ever built, and...

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1955 British Grand Prix race report - Moss has his chance

  For the first time since 1948, the British Grand Prix did not take place among the green fields of Buckinghamshire but instead was organised in the industrial north-west of England, on the Aintree circuit just outside the port of Liverpool. With the postponement of the French Grand Prix, the various teams had almost a clear month in which to prepare for the British round of the World...

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B.R. & S.C.C. National Silverstone Race Day

Gerard Beats Rolt in Formule Libre Race The British Racing and Sports Car Club, in conjunction with the B.R.D.C., put on a good day's racing at Silverstone over a new 2 ½-mile circuit on September 17th to entertain those not at the T.T. This club believes in brighter motor-racing, having introduced the Boxing Day Races at Brands Hatch, with a roast ox and Stirling Moss dressed as Father Christmas...

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Obituaries

John Tojeiro This renowned chassis designer died on Wednesday, March 16. He was 81. Born in Estoril to a British mother and Portuguese father, he returned to the UK aged 18 months following the death of Tojeiro Snr. After an apprenticeship with a firm that made refuse wagons, it was on being seconded to the Fleet Air Arm that he became interested in the construction of air-frames. A visit to the...

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The "Daily Express" / M.C.C. National Rally

The popularity of rallies was nicely portrayed by the entry of 452 cars which the M.C.C. received for the national event it organises annually - this year from November 11th to 14th - for the Daily Express. From seven starting points about the British Isles competitors converged on Harrogate and then followed a common  route to the finish at hospitable Hastings. The total mileage was about 1,200...

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CHARTERHALL

CHARTERHALL Wharton Wins Both His Races Tu. Scottish International, run partly in rain, produced attractive, accident-free racing on the interesting if bumpy two-mile Charterhall airfield circuit. The racing was organised by the Winfield joint Committee and sponsored by the Daily Record and Newcastle Journal. In practice Farina lapped in the Thinwall Ferrari in 1 min. 21.8 sec., Parnell, trying...

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Rally and Trials Reports

The London M.C. Little Rally (April 13th) This year the Little Rally, which is so popular with novices and those seeking a not-too-strenuous afternoon's sport, was purposely restricted to a route of about 70 miles in Hampshire lanes, starting and finishing from the useful headquarters of the Queen's Hotel, Farnborough, the cars being conveniently parked beside it on an Aldershot parade ground....

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The B.A.R.C. Autumn Meeting

Goodwood closed its 1954 season on a strong note, for many interesting cars were present at the International Meeting on September 25th, which was graced, moreover, by fine weather. Of the competitors, Wharton returned to drive a B.R.M., although his Dunlop-disc-braked Maserati non-started, Stirling Moss drove a sports Lister-Bristol, Masten Gregory, fresh from his fine showing at Prescott,...

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The rub of the Green

Picture the scene: on the southern slope of the Sussex Downs a Ferrari GTO races through a right-hander shortly after the start, the corner lined with straw bales, while the crowd cranes forward from behind tapes and paling fencing, basking beneath a clear, blue sky. Shortly afterwards, it is followed by another GTO, this time in the livery of Maranello Concessionaires, which wails off into the...

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The B.A.R.C. Opens The Season

Renault, R.W.G., Jaguar, Connaught, Lotus, Morgan, R.G.S.-Atalanta, Frazer-Nash and Cooper-Bristol Win Races At March Members' Sports-Car Goodwood Meeting In delightful weather the B.A.R.C. held the first of its Members' Meetings at Goodwood on March 27th. The excellent entry necessitated ten races, and many exciting incidents were witnessed, resulting in a number of dented motor cars, but...

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