Articles tagged Dennis Poore

Page 17 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1952

The Scottish Hill-Climbs

Bo'ness (June 28th) Some very fine climbs and eight class records broken were witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of spectators at the Sixth International Speed Hill-Climb at Bo'ness on Saturday, June 28th last. It was a warm, sunny day, with a dry track, and spectators gay in summer attire. Highlight of the day was the magnificent driving of Ken Wharton, first in his Cooper when he made f.t.d., ...

Page 19 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1953

V.S.C.C. WEEK-END

V.S.C.C. WEEK-END Sports-Car Club goes one better than many in 111}.111;:vint-01.g.;Silverstonc race meetings per SeaSOII. This year it held its second meeting.. on July Ilth, a day notable for a good attendance, a nu:eh-appreciated buffet and luncheon for the Press and officials, a fine, representative entry for the Seaman Memorial Trophies 100-kilometre. race., and rain only at the end. The car...

Page 28 of December 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1961

Alfa Romeo racing and production cars—1910-1940

By Sir Anthony Stamer. (Continued from the November issue) To revert to production models, the year 1927 saw the birth of Jano's Tipo 6C 1500 6-cylinder single-overhead-camshaft 1,487-c.c. (62 x 82 mm.) touring car, giving 44 b.h.p., max. revs 4,200, and top speed 68 m.p.h. This beautifully balanced car had an engine largely constructed from aluminium alloys and of monobloc construction, with...

Page 20 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 1984

Obituaries

Peter D. C. Walker Peter Douglas Conyers Walker (70) died on March 1st 1984. Formerly a farmer by profession, he was (in his day) one of the fastest and most skilful of British racing drivers, with the ERA, BRM, Jaguar, and Aston Martin works teams. His greatest victory was in 1951's Le Mans 24-hour race, partnered by the late Peter Whitehead. That was the first race for Jaguar's original...

Page 15 of November 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1954

The Racing Mechanics

Introduction The editor and the writer met not so long ago, and amongst other things the conversation turned upon the subject of how little had been written about motor-racing mechanics, those good folk whose work plays such a very important part in the general structure of motor racing. It was decided that a short series of articles, each dealing with a single personality would probably be the...

Page 58 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, October 1973

On Motor Cycles

Over the past twelve to eighteen months a great number of people have discovered the motorcycle and it has become quite the "in" thing, as long as the sun is shining. Almost every motoring magazine has featured motorcycles in some form or other in recent months, some of them light-heartedly, others quite seriously, and it would appear that the motorcycle has now become "respectable". Very old...

Page 47 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1986

Connaught

Moving Up A Gear We left the story of Connaught Engineering at the end of the 1951 season. The first Type A F2 car (A1) had performed creditably in the type of race for which it had primarily been designed: sprint events in Britain, mainly contested by gentleman amateurs with the odd pro or semi-pro entry adding a bit of spice. Development ot the car had taken much longer than expected, though,...

Page 31 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 2003

My only grand prix

1952 British at Silverstone by Eric Thompson Driving works Aston Martin sportscars is what you are best known for, but what single-seater experience did you have before you entered the British GP? I had raced Rob Walker's ERA-Delage. Not many times — about half a dozen outings in British events. I found, though, that a single-seater then was really not very different to the sportscars I was...

Page 73 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, March 1999

Half-pint heroes

From modest origins as a cheap self-build class, 500cc racing became the route to the top. Bill Boddy recalls the part he and Motor Sport played in its inception. During World War Two with Motoring Sport Moribund, all manner of plans were formulated for what could be resumed when Hitler could be vanquished. Among these was the idea, arrived at almost simultaneously by that avid enthusiast the...

Page 83 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, October 1994

No catching Ricketts

With Oulton Park, the traditional home of the Richard Seaman Memorial Trophy races since 1956, no longer being available to the VSCC, an alternative, and in truth more appropriate, venue has been found in Donington Park. It's more appropriate in that Donington was Seaman's favourite English circuit and the one on which he scored all his home wins — most notably in the 1936 Donington GP sharing...

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