Articles tagged Dennis Poore

Page 38 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 2004

Stirling performances

Goodwood bookends the story of Britain's most famous racer. A teenage Moss sprang to public attention there and, before his career stopped short against one of its earth banks, won more races at the track than anyone else. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to people who saw him shine 1948 Inaugural meeting (September 18): 500cc race (3 laps) Cooper Mk II, 1st at 71.92mph, Fastest Lap 1:58 (73.20mph) Win...

Page 102 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, August 2006

Racer, author, survivor

Hans Ruesch won scores of pre-war races and then turned to authorship Hans Ruesch is about the last of the pre-war racers who is still with us. He was born in Naples in 1913, his mother a Neapolitan-speaking Swiss, his father a German-born industrial archaeologist, so the boy spoke both languages, and later added two more. After five years at a Swiss boarding school Ruesch went to Zurich...

Page 140 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 140, January 2009

Shelsley Walsh's special brew

Shelsley Walsh is a splendidly enduring British institution, having first been used as a motor sporting venue as early as 1905, and still going strong today. The organising Midland Automobile Club always seems remarkably welcoming and what I’m about to say is absolutely no criticism of the club, nor indeed of its (astonishingly steep) hillclimb venue. But when you leaf back through the British...

Page 25 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1950

Racing At Whitsun

THE Whit-Saturday Goodwood Meeting of the B.A.R.C. attracted a relatively small crowd, perhaps on account of memories of the Silverstone congestion of a week earlier, possibly because of the Derby. The atmosphere of pre-war Brooklands was most enjoyable and the Sussex constabulary were ready and willing to exercise skill in coping with traffic congestion, should it have arisen. The main...

Page 3 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, January 1948

My First Sprint Season

by K. N. Hutchison This well-known driver describes how his ex-Ashby 2.9-litre monoposto Ferrari Alfa-Romeo was purchased, prepared and run in 1947 sprint and hill-climb events. When the Editor first asked me to write for MOTOR SPORT the story of a season’s hill-climbs and sprints, I felt that the subject was too personal to be of general interest but, on thinking it over, it occurred to me that...

Page 90 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, September 1984

The Ford V8

Sir, Your "Ford at Brooklands" article, and especially the reference to V8 coupés being used for trials and rallies, reminded me of the car which my brother and I bought on January 3rd, 1939 from Dennis Poore, then a salesman at Atalanta Cars at Staines but ten years later British Hill Climb Champion, for £20 10s. Our car was a 1933 Ford V8 drophead coupe complete with dickey seat where the...

Page 15 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1953

Club news

We hear... Osca engines may be used in the Gordon Bedson-designed Formula ll Kieft, if there is a Formula II Kieft. Coventry Climax are said to have a 200-b.h.p. V8 twin, o.h.c., petrol-injection, 1954 G.P. engine on the drawing-board. Dennis Poore, after severing his connection with Connaught, did not drive at Goodwood. The 750 Club has been urging its members to write to their M.P.s over the...

Page 112 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, June 1981

Alfa Romeo 8C/35

In the interview with Dan Margulies in the April issue of Motor Sport he mentioned that his enthusiasm for motor racing was started in 1937, when he saw Hans Ruesch win the Grand Prix in Bucharest in a 3.8-litre Alfa Romeo 8C/35. For British motor racing enthusiasts this particular Alfa Romeo also holds an important place in history. It was one of the last of the 8C/35 models to be raced by the...

Page 31 of December 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 1969

Books for Christmas

"Ford: The Dust and the Glory. A Racing History", by Leo Levine. 630 pp. 9½ in. x 6¾ in. (Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 10, South Audley Street, London, W.1. 63s) The bulkiest of the new batch of motoring books received recently for review, this work follows the theme, now so popular, of one-make racing history. It covers practically every aspect of racing in which Ford cars indulged, from the early...

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Raymond Mays Makes Fastest Time At Shelsley Walsh

Outstanding Runs by Poore, Wharton and Betty Haig AT the Shelsley Walsh Meeting on June 10th the sun shone so strongly that the tar on the road melted and fast times were impossible. What with sun-tops, bare midriffs, shorts, and weird head-coverings, quite a "Freiberg" atmosphere prevailed. Curiously, in spite of plentiful petrol, the crowd was about the smallest we have seen at Shelsley---call...

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