Articles tagged Cliff Davis

Page 134 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, May 2010

The pleasures of the closed road

Racing on public roads, although an endangered species, at least survives for motorcycles on the Isle of Man and in Ireland. In continental Europe it’s pretty much confined these days to Spa and Belgium, but of course during the 1950s – at least until the trauma of 1955’s Le Mans disaster saw almost every Government rewriting circuit safety rules – likely-looking loops of public road were closed...

Page 30 of April 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1953

The racing season opens at Goodwood

On the third Saturday in parched March the B.A.R.C. opened the British racing season before an excellent crowd, with the first of its 1953 Members' Meetings. An entry of 103 sports cars was obtained, ranging from standard saloons to imitation Ferraris. It included the much-publicised DB2 Aston-Martin of H.M. King Hussein of Jordan which, however, did not run, although the King circulated the...

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Obituary -- Cliff Davis

With regret, we record the passing of Cliff Davis at his London home, aged 68. Generally described as the 'flamboyant Cliff Davis', he was a motor trader specialising in American cars, who made a name for himself in Fifties club racing, particularly behind the wheel of LOT 500, the Tojeiro-Bristol which was to inspire the AC Ace. He retired from racing at the end of 1956 to concentrate on his...

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Stock-Car Racing Comes To England

The stars, or rather the full moon, shone for "Digger" Pugh when he organised the first Stock-Car Meeting at New Cross Stadium on Good Friday evening. Every available inch of the place was filled (25,000 spectated) and crowds were left outside. Moreover, there was incident aplenty. One car fell on its side, another became poised on its roof on the outside of the course, the track became blocked...

Page 24 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1956


BOXING DAY AT BRANDS HATCH THE best of good fortune did not attend the B.R. & S.C.C. in its bold project of staging the second Christmas race meeting at Brands Hatch -Stadium on Boxing Day, for by then the sunshine of Christmas Day had given place to heavy rain and cold winds. However, so great is the enthusiasm for motor racing that spectators braved the unwelcome elements to watch a slickly...

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Ecurie Ecosse Success At Whitsun Goodwood Meeting

The B.A.R.C. Meeting at Goodwood resulted in comparatively dull racing, offset by exciting moments and ideal weather. The Ecurie Ecosse entered their three Jaguars and followed up their splendid showing at Spa by winning the Whitsun Trophy 100-kilometre race, Titterington beating Flockhart when the latter's Jaguar threw a tyre-tread within sight of the chequered flag. The meeting was to have been...

Page 22 of January 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1955


A Promising 1,100-cc Sports-Car Engine A very pleasing exhibit at last year's Earls Court Motor Show were the two Kieft sports two-seaters, the only 1,100-c.c. British sports models. They were powered with the overhead camshaft four-cylinder 72.4 by 66.6 mm. 1,097-c.c. Type FWA Coventry Climax engine. This over-square light-alloy engine gives 72 b.h.p. at 6.200 r.p.m. on a compression-ratio of 8....

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Peter Collins Runs Away With Maserati-Dominated "Daily Express" International Trophy Race at Silverstone

Parnell Wins Sports-Car Race for Aston Martin. Hawthorn's Mark VII Jaguar Takes Touring Car Honours. Bueb (Cooper) Leads the 500s. Horrible weather for practice gave way to a beautiful day at Silverstone on May 7th and an enormous crowd gathered for the "Daily Express"-sponsored B.R.D.C. International Trophy Meeting, a day of varied, interesting competition. The great teams of Mercedes-Benz,...

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Aston Martin Snetterton Racing (April 24th)

This meeting opened the 1954 season at Snetterton, the 2.71-mile circuit out in the wilds of Norfolk, not far from the one-time home of Burrell road locomotives. Tony Crook was in fine form and in the first two 5-lap sports-car scratch races led Salvadori (Maserati) in his very fast Cooper-Bristol. which must possess some very "high-pressure steam." Cliff Davis' Tojeiro-Bristol finished third in...

Page 19 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 1953


S.U.N.B.A.C. AT SILVERSTONE (Sept. 5th) S.U.N.B.A.C. were at one time a little dubious about taking September 5th is the date of their annual Silverstone Meeting because this followed the 750 M.C. Six-Hour Relay Race and a paucity of motorable motor Cars was feared in consequenee. But as it worked out, whereas the Relay Race was well awash. S.U.N.B.A.C. had the very best September weather, a day...



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