Articles tagged David Murray

Page 50 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 2013

Great Scot

Re the sale of Dick Skipworth’s Ecurie Ecosse collection, I had to smile when I read your list of drivers who had driven for EE. I thought ‘why didn’t they mention me? They only mentioned the famous ones!’ My part in EE was very small, but very enjoyable. David Murray was no mean driver himself, and was single-minded but scrupulously fair in every way. When I was about to test the Tojeiro-Buick...

Page 76 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 2004

Sea, sand and superchargers

With road-racing banned in mainland Britain, such events could only be organised offshire. Bill Boddy recalls Jersey's lively but short-lived attempt to turn itself into a car racing haven Jersey, where people went for sea air, tax avoidance or motor racing. It seemed very odd that this could happen there; in the Isle of Man and in Ireland, yes, but not on what was officially British soil....

Page 11 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1952

1952 British Grand Prix race report - Ascari victorious Silverstone

  A Splendidly Organised "Daily Express"/ B.R.D.C. Silverstone Meeting. Ascari and Taruffi Win the Big Races, Moss (Kieft) the 500-c.c. Race. Both B.R.M.s Retire! The British Grand Prix Meeting at Silverstone on July 19th was one of the most interesting day's racing so far experienced at the famous circuit. As the big entry came out for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix a police band played the...

Page 73 of September 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 2012

A frank exchange of views

He’s a Tasman race winner, Australian champion driver, sports car and F5000 builder and winner, a successful businessman – and he’s never slow with an opinion. In the 1960s Frank Matich diced with the sport’s greats; here he recalls the men who impressed him The Grand Prix Drivers Association is a pretty exclusive club. But there’s an even more exclusive club within it: drivers who never raced in...

Page 26 of April 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1953

Club news

We hear... A Riley-engined car for 1954 Formula I racing is being built by a trials driver. Hollywood is said to be considering filming Fay Taylour's book "One Love Lasted." Prescott will be open for B.O.C. members to test their cars during the weekend of April 19th-20th. Lord Brabazon won the toboganning Seniors' Cup on the Cresta Run a few days after his 69th birthday. Elizabeth and Eric...

Page 30 of October 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1960


FARNBOROUGH1960 flUGE crowds flock annually to the historic aerodrome at Farnborough for the S.B.A.C. Flying Display, this year we chose to go on about the first day of summer and found this the best show ever. The superb displays put on by the R.A.E. were very dwell a feature of the 1960 Display and, like the top G.P. drivers, the pilots concerned make tlwir exceedingly complicated and polished...

Page 22 of January 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1955


A Promising 1,100-cc Sports-Car Engine A very pleasing exhibit at last year's Earls Court Motor Show were the two Kieft sports two-seaters, the only 1,100-c.c. British sports models. They were powered with the overhead camshaft four-cylinder 72.4 by 66.6 mm. 1,097-c.c. Type FWA Coventry Climax engine. This over-square light-alloy engine gives 72 b.h.p. at 6.200 r.p.m. on a compression-ratio of 8....

Page 32 of March 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 2008

Obituary – Jimmy Stewart

Ecurie Ecosse and works Jaguar and Aston Martin driver Jimmy Stewart has died at the age of 76. His racing career was short but promising, starting in 1951/52 with a Healey Silverstone in which he impressed Ecurie Ecosse patron David Murray and was invited into the Scottish team for 1953 – as long as the family motor business bought him a Jaguar C-type. Despite doing his National Service at the...

Page 15 of March 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 2000

More caption please

Sir, The purpose of Motor Sport, these days, is surely to market racing history to those unlucky enough to have been born too recently. So can we have fuller captions? In addition to those mentioned, the picture on page 79 of your February edition contains Ninian Sanderson, Wilkie and bits of David Murray. Why not say so? I AM, YOURS, ETC Sheridan Thynne, Reading, Berkshire

Page 132 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, April 2010

Precious scrap metal

The 1956 Silverstone May Meeting saw an on-track tussle end in a costly Jaguar/Aston Martin pile-up So what’s it worth then? This must be the most asked question whenever Joe Public sees a classic car that the scrappage scheme forgot. If you consider a D-type Jaguar today being worth £X-million, and an Aston Martin DB3S about the same, then one of the most costly scrappage schemes ever seen in...



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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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