Articles tagged Dick Protheroe

Page 58 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1962

A.M.O.C. Martini 100 Meeting, Silverstone (July 14th)

Twelve hours of solid rain preceded the Aston Martin O.C.'s "Martini 100" race meeting at Silverstone, and the course did not dry out fully until three of the seven races had been run. Two of these were for sports and sports/racing cars, 1,600-c.c. being the arbitrary dividing line. Mike Beckwith (Lotus 23) won the up-to 1,600-c.c. race without trouble, while Douglas Graham won the larger-engined...

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Inside line: Nick Whale

With historic rally and race cars on hand, he has the best of both worlds What events have you done this season? Two rounds of the British Historic Rally Championship, one forest and one Tarmac, five races in the E-type, including Goodwood, and I shared a Lotus Cortina with Chris Sanders in the FIA Historic series. I'm very privileged to have such a choice of cars. What's the history of the E-...

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Dick Protheroe: scary but fair

Dick Protheroe -- scary but fair One-eyed RAF war hero Dick Protheroe was known as a difficult character by most who knew him in racing circles, a dedicated racer who always seemed to have a point to prove. The story goes that he did not lose his eye during hostilities as one might have expected, but as a consequence of an incident during a post-war stock car race when a bottle was thrown from...

Page 96 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 2011

Meek and Wild

Known for ts sma , nmbe racers, Gnetta caused a snocK wnen ts muscu ar new V8 won first tme out We reunte tnat car wtn ts driver Cnrs Mee K to fee tne nose BY IVAN OSTROFF I aunched at the 1965 Racing Car Show, Ginetta's G10 not only looked good but, fitted with a Mustang 289cu V8, promised serious performance. The hope was that the car would attract road-racing competitors in the United States....

Page 36 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1985

Tojeiro

The way in which John Tojeiro became a constructor is typical of the Fifties — he built a special intending to race it himself then first one, then another, customer arrived on his doorstep and suddenly he was no longer a special builder but a small scale constructor. Ironically, he never did get round to racing one of his own cars. Although little more than 30 Tojeiros were ever built, and...

Page 59 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, July 1959

Eastern Counties M.C. Snetterton Meeting

Snetterton on Sunday, June 14th, was the venue of the annual Eastern Counties Motor Club's "100" Trophy meeting. Highlight in a five-event programme was the 100-mile (37-lap) saloon car race, counting for the B.R.S.C.C.'s Saloon Car Championship, the winner taking the Eastern Counties "100" Challenge Trophy. First was Sir Gawaine Baillie in an Equipe Endeavour 3.4 Jaguar, after his team-mate Jack...

Page 54 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1992

On Your Marques...

There can be no debate that, in only two years, the Christie's Historic Festival at Silverstone has firmly established itself as the world's foremost historic meeting. This year, its reputation was enhanced still further, a crowd of over 27,000 providing solid endorsement of the event's appeal and popularity. That the event should have overtaken other well-established meetings such as the...

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Feedback

Reg and Rosberg Sir, Just a minor correction to your article in the March issue about Dick Protheroe's E-types. The car bought and raced by Roger Mac was registered 256 DJU, not CJU and was generally called 'Deja vu'. It was later rebuilt with a convertible body by John Lewis and used by Roger to win the 1983 European Historic Sportscar Championship. Further to the Chevron article in the same...

Page 150 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 150, January 2013

Boys will be boys

What happens when you let some of the greatest drlvers of a generatlon loose in 1100cc saloons? One-make races, as regular readers might already have noticed, are not my favourite thing. Once in a while they were regarded by some motor manufacturers as a usefully headline-grabbing one-off promotion. Fifty years ago, right at the end of the 1962 racing season, BMC ran just such an event for the...

Page 22 of May 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1957

19th B.R.D.C. British Empire Trophy Race

Oulton Park, April 6th. In contrast with previous arrangements for the British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park, this year, the fourth occasion on which this race has been organised by the B.R.D.C., the trophy was awarded to the fastest driver of the day and not on a class handicap basis. After some discussion the Club's Committee decided to go ahead with the event in spite of the limited gate money...

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