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Page 89 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2014

Sam Brabham

A familiar name is back on top of the podium. Simon Arron meets one of a famous dynasty’s youngest representatives "One of my first proper kart races was at Bayford Meadows, but nobody was available to give me a lift so Uncle Mike volunteered. He hadn’t been to a circuit for years, but when we got there he began fiddling with the kart, then took me for a track walk and pointed out the correct...

Page 145 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 145, November 2008

Freik

The Private Life of the FreikaiserwagenBy Rob and Hugh Dunsterville One of the outstanding amateur-built specials of pre-war times was the Freikaiserwagen, which also raced from 1947-50 when it crashed and its usual driver Joe Fry was killed. It is the subject of this very excellent book, beautifully produced on high-class art paper. Freik – the Private Life of the Freikaiserwagen by Rob and Hugh...

Page 19 of November 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1984

Matters of Moment

Matters of Moment The Birmingham Grand Prix THE organisers of the Chequer Bitter Classic, the parade of racing cars and drivers around the streets of Birmingham, have called the event "The Greatest Free Show on Earth". No motor racing enthusiast who attended could possibly disagree. Fangio in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, Moss in a Maserati 250F, Brooks in a Vanwall, de Graffenried in an Alfa Romeo...

Page 24 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1993

King Francios the First - Rally of Portugal

It is a common belief that the Ford Escort came after the Ford Cortina, but this is a misconception. There was a Ford Escort made in the '50s, a kind of estate car, sister to the Squire and based on the Prefect of the time. It was never rallied by the factory. at least, not that I recall, but it did make many appearances in club events. But it is the later Escort, the one which at first had...

Page 24 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1965

Rally review: Monte Carlo Rally

Outright win for B.M.C.'s Mini-Cooper S under very tough conditions Every year more is written about the Monte Carlo Rally than any other international rally, and as each year passes it becomes more difficult to say something fresh about it. To start with, through the dual mediums of advertising and public relations, nearly everybody will know by now who won the event and that for the second year...

Page 38 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1974

The Henry Affair

An investigation into a significant motoring mystery Since 1912 It Has Been Generally Accepted that the Peugeot Twin-Cam Racing Engine Set a Significant Fashion, one followed Ever Since for High-Performance Power Units, as The Work of Ernest Henry, Goux, Boillot and Zuccarelli. The Unsolved Question is whether Henry was the Engineer Responsible, or just a Skilled Draughtsman. In Probing this...

Page 111 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, February 2005

Talk Curve - Historic motorsport insight - Twenty-year itch

Winning the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy was a dream for Tony Seber, writes Paul Lawrence The Seber family's racing Wolsley Hornets have long been renowned for their performances at VSCC events. And to top it all Tony Seber has now achieved the major coup of collecting the club's Motor Sport Trophy. This is awarded annually for the most successful pre-war car during the season....

Page 10 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, September 2005

News in brief

(see also page 101) Former Le Mans winner Jurgen Barth has retired from Porsche after 42 years. The 57-year-old followed his father Edgar into the Stuttgart sportscar manufacturer, joining as an apprentice in 1963. He took charge of customer sport at the beginning of the 956 era and remained in the role until his retirement at the end of July. *** The future of the Phoenix Park motor races is...

Page 73 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, July 1998

The Professional

Mark Donohue was not simply quick, his approach to racing changed the sport. Sam Posey, his friend, rival and team-mate, remembers his too short life. Twenty six years ago, on May 28, 1972, a driver with a degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University won the Indianapolis 500. His name was Mark Donohue. It was a time of change, a time when technology was transforming the American racing...

Page 96 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, May 1982

The 61st Land's End Trial

LATE on the evening of Good Friday, the Gordano Service Station on the M5 was rather more busy than it usually is at that time of day as 40 motorcyclists and 65 car crews prepared to leave for the 61st Land's End Trial. Similar scenes had been enacted at Basingstoke and Lewdown and were about to happen at Oxford, where the last few competitors were to start. The total entry numbered 350 vehicles...

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