Articles tagged Colin Davis

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Fifth Grand Prix de Modena

Italy Has a Win Modena, September 22nd The Modena Autodrome is, in reality, the perimeter track of a small private aerodrome, completely flat and a mere 2.306 kilometres to the lap. It is used extensively throughout the year by Maserati and Ferrari for test purposes, being on the edge of the home town of these two teams. The Formula 1 race was held in two Heats, of 40 laps each, the ultimate...

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Aintree International Meeting

The Daily Telegraph rather foolishly used the first appearance of the B.R.M. 2,500-c.c. Grand Prix car in the hope of drawing a large crowd to Aintree. So when the early morning news reported the forcible retirement of the B.R.M. many stayed away from what proved an interesting day's racing. Practice times showed nothing outstanding, the fastest time going to Moss in his own Maserati. The B.R.M....

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BOXING DAY AT BRANDS HATCH

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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46th Targa Florio

Palermo, Sicily, May 6th. Once again motor racing in the Grand Manner took place in Sicily when the forty-sixth Targa Florio was held on the rugged mountain circuit, and the Northern part of the island became its glorious annual chaotic state. In last year's report in Motor Sport I went into the details of the way the Targa Florio is run, the circuit and its condition, and the general atmosphere...

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48th Targa Florio

A GT Victory Sicily, April 26th. This year the Targa Florio was notable for two outstanding things, firstly a powerful onslaught by Caroll Shelby and his team of A.C. Cobra-Ford V8 cars and, secondly, the complete absence of the works Ferrari team. After the races at Daytona and Sebring the Shelby Cobras were leading their category of GT cars in the manufacturers' championship, and this...

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The ADAC 1,000-kilometre race Nurburgring

Victory for the Tipo 61. Maserati Adenau, May 22nd By the time these words appear in print the 1,000-kilometre race on the Nurburgring, for sports cars and Gran Truismo cars, counting towards the Sports-Ca, Championship, will have passed into history. Also, the Le Mans 24 Hour race will have taken place, so that the Championship will in all probability have been decided. It is, therefore, of...

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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...

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The XXXth Italian Grand Prix

Moss and the Walker-Cooper Win by Strategy Monza, September 13th. With the Italian Grand Prix winding up the European season of serious motor racing, everyone arrived at Monza prepared for the usual flat-out blind that is synonymous with the very fast track, only the road section being used. Practice began officially on the Friday afternoon, but earlier in the week B.R.M. had been trying out...

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Vanwall Successes at Castle Combe

Harry Schell Wins Two Races for Vandervell and Sets Lap Record to 90 m.p.h. The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C., at the Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire, achieved distinction on October 1st in having its International Race Meeting broadcast and televised. Although the works Lancia/Ferraris and Maserati had returned to Italy and Hawthorn was deemed too expensive in the ex-Bira Maserati, a good entry...

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Mallory Park

June 11th One of the richest races in Britain this year, the 2,000 Guineas at Mallory Park on Whit Monday for Formula One cars attracted some of the latest machinery but several of the cars which had been promised in the pre-race publicity did not turn up, which was little consolation to the crowd, variously estimated at between 30,000 and 50,000, all paying £1 each, who expected to see a works...

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