Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 21 of February 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1958

Brands Hatch on Boxing Day

When we were young it was "the thing" to go to a circus on Boxing Day, but fashions change and now it is motor racing! The Boxing Day Meeting of the B.R.S.C.C. at Brands Hatch was graced with lenient weather last Christmas, although the course was damp. First of the seven races was the FIII race, which Skelton's Martin-Norton led throughout, to win at 64.66 m.p.h., after making fastest lap at 67...

Page 92 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, August 1998

My greatest race - Trevor Taylor

Mallory Park Formula Three race, July 7 1957 A borrowed sprocket and some strange advice from an unlikely source was enough to turn Trevor Taylor from Formula Three rank outsider to outright race winner I had a bit of a disastrous Formula One career. People always said there's only one way to make a name for yourself, and that's to loop-the-loop in front of the grandstand. I had a bloody good...

Page 51 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, August 1955

B.R. & S.C.C. Brands Hatch Meeting (July 10th)

On Sunday, July 10th, the British Racing and Sports Car Club held another race meeting for Formula III racing cars and sports cars. The weather was fine and all the well-known drivers arrived to take part in the clay's events. The Sporting Record Trophy race started the ball rolling. This consisted of the traditional three heats with first and second finals and a consolation final. In Heat 1 the...

Page 28 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1956

Aston Martin versus Eurie Ecosses at Goodwood

Tony Brooks Wins the Goodwood Trophy at 88.19 m.p.h. THE last big B.A.R.C. Goodwood Meeting of the year was held on one of the few fine days, September 8th. Unfortunately, the fare provided did not live up to that of previous years, for only a handful of out-dated racing cars competed - with one exception, Salvadori's works prototype F. II Cooper - and otherwise this was sports-car racing, with...

Page 14 of February 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1952

Rumblings

Preparations As the new season of racing comes nearer plans and preparations conceived during the winter come closer to fruition. Naturally, in view of the emphasis on Formula II and the splendid showing of the HWM team in this field last year, as described in the September issue of Motor Sport, eyes turn to Walton-On-Thames, where John Heath is well advanced with the 1952 HWM Formula II cars....

Page 34 of May 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, May 1955

Salvadori's Goodwood

Three Firsts and Two Second Places by This Driver at Easter B.A.R.C. Meeting, in Connaught, Maserati and Aston Martin Cars An extremely large crowd of some 50,000 attended the International Race Meeting at Goodwood on Easter Monday, when the summery weather set off the picturesque setting, the Paddock thronged with people and the sports-girls more exotic or attractive than ever. Many entirely new...

Page 55 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, March 2004

Ardua non astra

Although it never claimed a major win, the Erskine Staride set a future Lotus Formula One racer on his way. Nick Phillips looks back at this innovative F3 The 500cc Formula 3 era spawned a host of cars. Among them was the innovative, though ultimately underperforming Erskine Staride. It won races and gave Trevor Taylor, a future Lotus team-mate to Jim Clark, his start in single-seaters but the...

Page 37 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1954

Racing Cars Again At Castle Combe

Leston's Cooper 1,100 Beats the Water-Cooled Racing Cars. Gammon's "Homemade" Lotus-M.G. Vanquishes Latest Sports Connaught. Salvadori's 2-litre Maserati Shows the Way Home to the Ecurie Ecosse 3 1/2-litre XK120C Jaguar Racing cars appeared again to herald the start of the 1954 season at the splendidly-run meeting of the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. at Castle Combe on April 3rd. The programme opened...

Page 33 of May 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, May 1955

Easter Satuday at Castle Combe

Margulies (Jaguar XKI20C) Wins Main Event In spite of a small entry and comparatively brief programme, the Easter Meeting of the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. at Castle Combe circuit was as enjoyable as ever. The sun lent a touch of summer to the scene, belied by a cold wind, and the presence of two Bentley Continentals and Kathleen Maurice's new Frazer-Nash coupe as circuit-cars added much to the...

Page 57 of November 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1955

Brands Hatch (October 9th)

The last of the summer race meetings at Brands Hatch was held on October 9th, when over one hundred racing and sports-car drivers assembled, some to take part in championship finals. The greatest battle was for the National 500-c.c. Championship which was fought for by Russell and Bueb, Russell eventually taking the title with 31 points to Bueb's 29, although the latter had the satisfaction of...

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