Articles tagged David Blakely

Page 16 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 2003

Legends British GP 1955

The 2002 Formula One season may have been largely desultory, for many reasons, but for me it had its moments. Take Monza. I as good as knew that I was boarding yet another flight to witness yet another Ferrari victory, but John Prescott will be on nodding terms with his mother tongue before Monza loses its appeal for me. Denis Jenkinson always said that if he were allowed to attend only one race...

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

Page 17 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1999

Rodger ward

Sir, Many thanks for finding room in your August Issue for the gist of my letter on the subject of slick tyres. It was rather frustrating, however to turn the page and find a feature on Rodger Ward and his drives in midgets at Lime Rock and Sebring with no mention of the tyres used at all.. It seems fair to me, therefore, to remind Nigel Roebuck that the Sebring race was not Ward's only Grand...

Page 80 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1999

Tunnel Vision

Shaped in the wind tunnel, Bristol's striking Le Mans cars were technologically ahead of their time. Simon Taylor drove the sole surviving 450. Motor racing history is full of fascinating little culs-de-sac, and the Bristol 450 is one. A quality road car manufacturer decides to go racing for the first time, and builds three cats. They are raced just five times, but achieve three prestigious class...

Page 99 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, January 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

Leftover turkey and stale mince pies or a bracing day out down at the Hatch ? No contest -- in the 1960's The yearly Celebration of Unbridled Consumerism, which quaintly but irrelevantly borrows its name from a 2000-year-old religious festival, sees much of the population stop work around December 17, presumably to allow more time for that unpleasant activity known as shopping, and only start...

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