Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 39 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1986

500 cc Postscript

Now that D.S.J is writing letters to the Deputy Editor I will content myself with the occasional postscript, when M L 's articles tog the old memory. His piece on 500 cc F3 racing certainly did that, and his title "A Body Is Desirable" he can repeat any time he likes! It is very true that, originally, 500 cc racing was intended to provide for impecunious participation in the Sport but that it...

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News in brief

Racing car builder Cyril Kieft (above) has died, aged 92. Kieft and Stirling Moss challenged Cooper's 500cc rule in 1951, and Don Parker won the '52 and '53 500 titles in the cars. Cyril Kieft's ambitious plans included an F1 car, built in 1954 but only completed in 2003; the marque faded after he sold out in '54. A fuller appreciation will follow in next month's issue. * * * Discussions have...

Page 37 of November 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, November 1959

Pleasant End-of-Season Brands

Another season's racing at Brands Hatch ended on a pleasant note with the B.R.S.C.C.'s meeting on October 4th. Under almost heat-wave conditions, two new class records were set up, and the saloon car event provided one of the best-ever races on this 1.24-mile circuit. Graham Warner won the opening race (10 laps for series production sports cars) with his Elite, after Chris Lawrence's Morgan had...

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The International rules of our sport are written in French. There is an English translation in the FIA's Yearbook, but when the inevitable loophole leads to the inevitable bout of semantics, it is the Gallic interpretation that 'settles' the argument. Why? The French were first off the mark, that's why. They hosted the first recognised motor race (the 1894 Paris-Rouen), the first three Gordon...

Page 39 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 2003


Abandoned at birth and forgotten for decades, Kieft's grand prix contender has finally hit the track. Gordon Cruikshank describes a 48 - year build-up What has a gestation period of 50 years? Cyril Kieft's grand prix car. Conceived in 1953, part-built in '54, abandoned by '55, the incomplete car was forgotten by the racing world. Until September last year, when it finally made its race debut,...

Page 42 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, November 1958

The B.A.R.C. Autumn Member's Meeting

The final Goodwood Race Meeting of 1958, which had deteriorated from a National Open Meeting into the 32nd Members' Meeting and was consequently poorly supported by spectators, in spite of perfect weather, was absolutely full of heart-stopping incidents. Never before, in the history of Goodwood, has the chicane been demolished so frequently by so few ! The only racing cars to appear at Goodwood...

Page 12 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1953

Good sport at Castle Combe

The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. opened its 1953 season at the splendid Castle Combe circuit on Easter Saturday, when an excellent entry of 89 sports and Formula Ill cars was received. The meeting was run to schedule before quite a nice crowd of spectators and good sport witnessed. Our only complaint concerns the racket worked by the caterers, who not only demanded 1s. deposit on their cups—sensible...

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

Variety at Ibsley

Salvadori Wins Two Races at Excellent W. Hants & Dorset C.C. Race Meeting The W. Hants & Dorset C.C. held its fifth Ibsley Race Meeting, on April 30th, as it is fully competent to do, and offered, as usual, some delightfully varied racing. Ibsley circuit, near Ringwood, has some fast corners and four reasonably-long straights in a lap distance just short of two miles. In practice on a wet...

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Rodney Felton The vintage racing scene is mourning the loss of this determined racer who died in mid-May. Best known for his fearless handling of vintage Alfa Romeos in VSCC events, he was a prime mover in the club's activities for more than a decade. Felton was an Alfa Romeo enthusiast and seldom, if ever, raced anything else. First in an 8C and later in a Tipo B, he claimed a number of major...

Page 53 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 1957

Brands Hatch Racing (June 9th)

Formula II Lotus and Cooper Teams with Twin-cam-engine Cars Fight for Leading Places Warmer weather arrived on June 9th for the B.R.S.C.C. meeting at Brands Hatch when drivers and spectators alike looked forward to a few hours of pleasant sport. The customary schedule of events included Formula II and Formula III racing and sports cars. Formula III types were off to a good start early in the...



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