Articles tagged Colin Davis

Page 28 of June 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1961

45th Targa Florio

An exciting motor race Palermo, Sicily, April 30th. This year the Automobile Club of Palermo took over the organisation of the Targa Florio, carrying on all the splendid traditions of this fantastic old race, and while the circuit and conditions and racing were of the usual wild and woolly nature, the paperwork organisation behind the event was greatly improved. The Little Madonie circuit, of 72...

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1966 Le Mans 24 Hours race report: Ford takes first win

The Ford GT40s finish one-two, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon taking the American marque's debut victory over the Ferraris  Le Mans, France, June 18th/19th. Photo: Motorsport Images This year Ford came to Le Mans in a much more organised manner than in the previous two years and the whole Detroit-supported project looked much more likely to achieve success than previously. There were eight 7-litre...

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42nd TARGA FLORIO

Ferrari Wins But Porsche The Moral Victors PALERMO, SICILY, May 11th. WITH all the flap-doodle in Italy about racing on the public roads, the Sicilians were quick to profit from the suppression of the Mile Miglia and Vicenzo Florio and his organising committee did some valiant work in their efforts to hold the Targa Florio on its traditional mountain circuit. Not only were they successful but...

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Obituaries

Alex Moulton CBE One of a few engineers to become a household name, Dr Alex Moulton, who has died aged 92, was known to the public for his revolutionary small-wheeled bicycles, but his greatest impact was with his rubber suspension systems on the Mini and later BMC models. A born inventor, Moulton built a steam-powered GN in his teens and worked for the Sentinel steam lorry firm before taking an...

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44th Targa Florio

A Porsche day Palermo, Sicily, May 8th. After carrying on the traditions of his uncle, the one and only Vicenzo Florio, so successfully last year, Vicenzo Paladino once again took on the responsibility of organising the Targa Florio, the forty-fourth in the series. From first sight the list of 77 entries looked as though a straight fight between Ferrari and Porsche would ensue, for both factories...

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1956 British Grand Prix race report - A win for Fangio at last

  The British event to count in the World Championship series returned once more to Silverstone, sponsored by the Daily Express, where the circuit continues to receive improvements in the way of definition and surface, though the ditches between the track and the public were looked upon with dismay by some of the Continental drivers, they quite rightly considering that driver safety should come...

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...

Page 18 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1960

The TT of tyre changes

Moss (Ferrari) beats the Aston Martins. Porsche and Lotus Elite win their classes. Team Lotus dominate BARC FJ Championship. The TT, reduced to three hours round the 2.4-mile Goodwood circuit, but restored to a race for "catalogue cars", turned out to be a splendid contest full of incident. Once again pit-stops became of vital importance, for tyres were consumed at an alarming rate. The...

Page 34 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1985

Formula Junior - 25 years on

The first properly supported Formula Junior race In Britain took place at Brands Hatch 25 years ago on Boxing Day, 1959, and 1985 marks the 25th anniversary of the first truly international season of the category. If anyone's natural response to those facts is "So what?" the answer is simple. The 1960 Formula Junior mason saw the greatest flowering of driver talent of any formula at any time....

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Sibling rivalry

OSCA was formed by the Maserati brothers to fight the company they gave their name to. Richard Heseltine tells the tale, and drives one The red sticker on the tacho is the telltale. Don't take it above 5500rpm. It's only just been rebuilt and we don't want it going pop now, do we? Be conservative. About 4500 ought to do it. Which is a pity as you need to rev this OSCA, not only because it...

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