Articles tagged Clive Baker

Page 23 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1967

Brooklands Society News

A meeting was held in London on August 15th at which the Brooklands Society was formed, on the lines and with the aims and objects outlined on page 796 of the September issue of Motor Sport. By mid-November 55 Members and 124 Associates had joined, subscription-revenue totalling £72. This is a most encouraging start especially as an intense membership drive has not been instituted, the present...

Page 14 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 1963

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 38 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1977

Fragments on forgotten makes. No. 36: The Decauville

Decauville cars date back to 1898. First, from the works at Corbeil, Seine-et-Oise, emerged a sort of four-wheeled Bollee, originally called a Geudon. More conventional cars followed and on the strength of some literature kindly provided by a reader, we can look at Decauville as it was in 1906. Founded in 1854 for the manufacture of distilling apparatus, the Company branched out later into the...

Page 128 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, January 2014

Pluck of the Irish

The old adage that 'nice guys finish last' isn't strictly true, but they rarely finish first. To succeed in motor sport at a high level requires steel-plated self-belief. That and a certain clear-eyed ruthlessness. But there are exceptions. Reeling off a list of Alec Poole's, achievements in motor sport is met with a look of playful incredulity from the man himself. That and a shrug, as though...

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Girl in a Mini

Christabel Carlisle opened the eyes of the men in the '60s thanks to her exploits in saloon and sportscars. She looks back with Gordon Cruickshank It's an exclusive club, Ecurie Cod Fillet: it has fewer members than the BRDC; you have to be invited to join, for your race or rally feats. And its leading lights were all there at the recent reunion — Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Mäkinen, Lady Watson... Oh,...

Page 29 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1970

The 24 Hours of Daytona

JW/Gulf Porsches Dominate DAYTONA BEACH, February 1st, 1970. AS USUAL the Manufacturers' Championship series of races opened with the 24-Hour Race at the Daytona Speedway over the 3.81 miles road/banked-track circuit. The entry gave all the indications of producing a good race with the new Ferrari 5125, a direct challenge to the JW/Gulf 917 Porsches and the two Matra 650s as somewhat dark horses...

Page 30 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1968

52nd Targa Florio

Alfa Romeo challenge strongly Cerda, Sicily, May 5th When the Alfa Romeo team withdrew from the Monza 1,000-kilometre race it was clear that they were putting all their efforts into the Targa Florio, with every intention of challenging the Porsche team, and taking on the role normally occupied by Ferrari. Even before practice this feeling was strong on the island of Sicily, and on the Friday...

Page 101 of April 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, April 2011

A Committed Smoker

John Rhodes’ lifelong passion for cars was best demonstrated in the Mini Cooper, as he burned rubber en route to a clutch of British saloon class titles By Richard Heseltine Exuding an easy charm he has the look of someone accustomed to the line of questioning. It's nothing new. "I'll admit that my style of driving was pretty flamboyant but I liked showing off!" says our host with magnanimous...

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