Articles tagged Don Moore

Page 65 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, June 1971

Janspeed put a cutting edge on the Toledo

Changes in the world of conversion specialists are usually more frequent than in the Motor Industry which supplies the raw material for the converters to work on. However, around a dozen such "go-faster" firms have now been part of the motoring scene for so long, or have been so successful, that they are now accepted as part of general motoring life. Companies such as V. W. Derrington (the...

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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...

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The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

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Book reviews

RS —The faster Fords by Jeremy Walton, 245pp. 10" x 71/4". (Motor Racing Publications, Unit 6, Pilton Estate, 46 Pitlake, Croydon CRO 3RY. £14.95.) When you want information about Ford cars Jeremy Walton is the author to read, for he has raced and rallied Fords, has worked for the company and still keeps his eyes very much on the best-selling make. His latest study concerns the RS models in...

Page 67 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, May 1961

The Easter Goodwood Meeting

Surtees First in Glover Trophy F.2 Race in Yeoman Credit Cooper, Setting a New F1 Lap Record Moss (Cooper) Wins in Inter-Continental Lavant Cup Race and Sports-Car Race with a U.D.T. Lotus THE weather could hardly have been more miserable on Easter Monday morning, but the men got out their duffle-coats, the girls gay umbrellas, and a crowd of 45,000 set off for Goodwood, over roads rendered...

Page 87 of December 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, December 2012


Lunch with SIR JOHN WHITMORE In more ways than one, Sir John Whitmore is different. Since this monthly series began in Motor Sport six years ago I've been lucky enough to take some 80 motor sporting personalities to lunch, and I don't think any of them has had so short a racing career. Probably none has had so strange a life since walking away from the sport, either. But John makes a worthy and...

Page 39 of April 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 1960


RACING DRIVERS DIRECTORY -I The racing careers of the leading Grand Prix drivers have been repeated so many times that they are well known to most followers of the Sport. We feel that there are just as many interesting stories to be told about the men who race almost every weekend at Club and National meetings up and down the country. We hope that those people who watch the racing from the...

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Legends - Archie Scott Brown

You could get close to your heroes in the fifties. When I was a kid, we would go to race meetings where, for an extra five bob, you could buy you a paddock pass. There were no motorhomes, of course, and the drivers simply hung around, chatting with each other, signing autographs or whatever. If, like me, you were an adoring fan, it was bliss. Like most of my contemporaries, I worshipped Stirling...

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Letters from Readers

Fascinating restorer stories Sir, I am writing to thank you for your splendid series 'The Classic Restorers'. I began following vintage and classic racing some 20 years ago when I went to live near Silverstone, and became so fascinated with the machinery that I often spend a whole meeting wandering around the paddock examining the cam rather than watching the racing. I often used to wonder who...

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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...



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