Articles tagged Dennis Poore

Page 68 of January 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, January 1999

Privateer on Parade

Such was Bob Gerard's talent that he could take on post-war works GP teams in ancient ERA. Bill Boddy remembers him. Frederick Robert Gerard - Bob to the motor racing world - was born in the year of the ghastly First World War, on January 19, 1914 to be precise, in Leicester. He grew up amongst a family who favoured Riley cars. In later years Gerard ran a road haulage and truck engineering...

Page 48 of June 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1974

Memories!

Looking through old scrap-books or photograph albums can evoke many nostalgic memories. This was the case when a thoughtful reader lent us some interesting pictures taken from the album of the late Leslie Kesterton of the SU Carburetter Company. It starts with a faded portrait of a very early motorcycle, make unknown, but of the veteran period. Then come pictures taken in NSW in 1925 of a couple...

Page 32 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 2002

1956 ASTON MARTIN DBS3/10

1956 ASTON MARTIN DBS3/10 IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A STROLL IN FREDDIE MARCH'S park. After all, hadn't Jaguar's works trio recently covered 7532 miles, at more than 104mph, to score a superb 1-2-4 at Le Mans? And hadn't they beaten Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Lancia in the process? And this, remember, was the ground-breaking C-type's second success at La Sarthe: lighter, more powerful than its 1951...

Page 9 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, August 1952

Matters Of Moment

Real Road Racing in Britain? Charles Fothergill had a leading article in the News Chronicle of July 7th under the heading "Open the Roads to Car-Racers." In it he put forward sound arguments for closing suitable roads in this country for at least one annual motor race. A motor-cycle contemporary of ours publicised this subject a considerable time ago and went so far as to request from its readers...

Page 24 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1949

Sydney Allard (Allard) Makes F.T.D. at Prescott

Three Class Records Broken at Bugatti O.C. May Meeting The weather was fine until the programme at Prescott on May 22nd was almost completed, so that drivers had the advantage of a dry course, rare at this venue. Unfortunately, the meeting was sandwiched between Silverstone and the I.O.M. races and entries suffered in consequence, while they were further depleted by 23 nonrunners. Fastest time of...

Page 71 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, April 1987

Obituary: Dennis Poore

Roger Dennistoun Poore has died at the age of 70. He will be remembered for his company-director achievements but equally for his prowess at the wheel of a racing car. He began to race immediately after the war, with a J4 MG, from which he graduated to the difficult straight-eight Tipo 8C-35 3.8-litre Alfa Romeo, the ex-Hans Ruesch/Dick Seaman car. Poore adapted at once to this very fast car and...

Page 39 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 2002

FLAME & FORTUNE

FLAME& FORTUNE ERIC THOMPSON'S RACING HAD TO PLAY SECOND FIDDLE TO A DEMANDINGJOB IN THE CITY, BUT HE PACKED A LOT INTO HIS ALL-TOO-RARE OUTINGS — ESCPECIALLY IN THE GOOD WOOD NINE HOURS. BY PAUL FEARNLEY DURING THE TWO WEEKS' HOLIDAY (AND EVERY THIRD Saturday) when he wasn't brolcing at Lloyds, Eric Thompson would take his jacket off, tuck his trousers into his socks and go motor-racing....

Page 92 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, June 2010

Part-time power broker

Broker by day, racing driver in his spare time, Eric Thompson not only held his own against the pros at Le Mans but beat a World Champion in his sole Grand PrixBy Richard Heseltine Were someone to achieve something similar today, their accomplishment would likely be obscured by a blizzard of hype. But it was different then. Taken out of context, Eric Thompson’s World Championship Grand Prix tally...

Page 66 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 2002

A sound all-rounder

Ken Wharton won rallies, trials, sprints, hillclimbs and races. He drove Ford Zephyr BRM V16, Cooper 500 and Jaguar D-type with equal facility. Bill Boddy was impressed Ken Wharton was taught at Clewer House College in Birmingham, and also at Smethwick Technical college, before joining his father's engineering business, Fred Wharton & Co. His father had been a keen racing cyclist in the 1920s...

Page 46 of June 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1953

An Interesting Alfa-Romeo Query

Sir, Since 1948 I have been puzzled by references in all motor magazines to the 1 1/2-litre two-stage Alfa-Romeos as Tipo 159. Having a comprehensive collection of Alfa data, the following factory-authenticated data may be of interest and help to clear up this little mystery. Since the demise of the Monoposto (not Tipo P3, you notice) and the Tipo "C" cars (Dennis Poore type), all racing Alfa-...

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