Articles tagged Dean Delamont

Page 48 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1971

The Birmingham Road Race: the problems and the politics

Over the last few weeks there has been a flood of publicity for the proposed road race on a section of the new Birmingham inner ring road, including the section around the new Bull Ring. This is certainly not the first proposal of this kind and since the last war there have been several schemes for races on Britain's public roads, including the much dreamed of Hyde Park Grand Prix, a race in the...

Page 13 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1964

Reflections on Brands Hatch

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Brands Hatch on July 11th, but it was more in keeping with a Bank Holiday meeting than a serious Grande Epreuve, and as for being the Grand Prix of Europe, it seemed even less likely. It appears I was not alone in holding these views, for a number of people have since said that during the Grand Prix they had to keep pinching themselves and...

Page 5 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, September 1994

Cheap trouble

While Michael Schumacher might seem to have been justly punished for ignoring a black flag at Silverstone, there is a precedent for greater leniency. . . Back in 1956, 25-year old Bruce Halford was fined £16 for not only ignoring the black flag, but a red one too, "It was at the Nürburgring, my second Grand Prix, and my first abroad," remembers Bruce. "I was running in fourth place, but I'd lost...

Page 17 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, May 1954

Orr-Ewing, Or Not?

Motor Sport announced in April that Mr. H. Orr-Ewing had been appointed Assistant to Mr. Dean Delamont in the R.A.C. Competitions Department. Less than a fortnight later Mr. Orr-Ewing had resigned from this position. This was confirmed by the Publicity Section of the R.A.C who state that no official announcement is to be issued.

Page 7 of June 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 1950

1950 British Grand Prix race report - Farina wins Grand Prix d'Europe

  Glorious Weather for Their Majesties Visit. Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 in R.A.C. G.P. de l'Europe. Won by Farina at 90.95 mph, Parnell Third. Coopers Meet Their Match in 500cc race won by Aikens' Iota at 79.29 mph. Record Crowd Sees Farina Lap at 94.02 mph. Before a record crowd, estimated at over 150,000, Dr. Giuseppe Farina won the G.P. de l'Europe at Silverstone on May 13th, driving a 1½-litre Alfa...

Page 16 of November 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, November 2012

Professor Sid Watkins 1928-2012

The man who did more for modern motor racing than any other has left us. Professor Sid Watkins died at the King Edward VII Hospital in London on September 12, at the age of 84. It is relatively rare in Formula 1 to come across anyone who might be described as selfless, but Sid – ‘The Prof’ – was one such. Here was one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons, but also a man who served as F1’s doctor...

Page 24 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1969

'A Diversion'

It all started when the Dutch held their Grand Prix on a Saturday instead of the normal Continental race day of Sunday, for this gave me an extra day in my normal week of getting from one race to the next. Normally I never do any serious motoring at weekends, always being involved with races, so it was quite a surprise to find the roads of Europe empty of lorries and vans, and being away from the...

Page 30 of January 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1952

Championship Trial, by Jupiter!

The above heading is not intended to signify that the Fourth Trials Championship, contested in Wales on December 15th, was particularly sensational, interesting as were the "sections" and skilful the driving, it merely signifies that we went up to Meifod to see it in the Motor Sport Jowett Jupiter. That journey hampered at first by fog, which cleared before we passed the turning to Worcester that...

Page 80 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 2010

A game of two continents

It started in London, ran through Europe and the Americas, and Finland was the top scorer. The 1970 World Cup Rally was a daunting event that could never be repeated today In the summer of 1970, Finland won the World Cup. You thought it was Brazil that took the famous trophy, beating Italy to one of sport's greatest prizes, right? Well, yes, but... While Edison Arantes do Nascimento, or Pele as...

Page 41 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1985

Kieft

At the 1954 Motor Show was a stand on which was displayed two fibreglass-bodied Kieft Climax 1100 cc sports cars, one in racing trim, one in road trim, and an ambitious flat-four air-cooled engine. The history of the engine was covered in November's issue of Motor Sport, for it was the Kieft-modified AJB with Norton cylinder heads. The reason why the cars were at the Motor Show was because the...

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