Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 23 of October 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1954

The Castle Combe National Race Meeting

Bob Gerard's Cooper-Bristol Beats Flockhart (B.R.M.) at Pleasant Meeting on August 28th. Two Class Records Fall. At the risk of being accused of repetition, I will say that the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. race meetings at Castle Combe circuit, adjacent to the picturesque Wiltshire village of Castle Combe, near Chippenham, are run effectively, yet with a minimum of "red tape." So it was on August...

Page 27 of November 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, November 1954

The B.A.R.C. Autumn Meeting

Goodwood closed its 1954 season on a strong note, for many interesting cars were present at the International Meeting on September 25th, which was graced, moreover, by fine weather. Of the competitors, Wharton returned to drive a B.R.M., although his Dunlop-disc-braked Maserati non-started, Stirling Moss drove a sports Lister-Bristol, Masten Gregory, fresh from his fine showing at Prescott,...

Page 14 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 1951

Report of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events SHELSLEY WALSH HiLL-CLIMB (Sept. 22nd) With a time of :3(1.02 sec., Ken Wharton lowered the car record for the hill and also bettered the absolute record held by a Vincent-If. R.D. motor-cycle. In practice Dennis Poore recorded 36.92 sec., the first time the 1,000 yards have ever been covered in under 37 sec. An unfortunate accident happened to A. J. Butterworth, when the...

Page 41 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1985

Kieft

At the 1954 Motor Show was a stand on which was displayed two fibreglass-bodied Kieft Climax 1100 cc sports cars, one in racing trim, one in road trim, and an ambitious flat-four air-cooled engine. The history of the engine was covered in November's issue of Motor Sport, for it was the Kieft-modified AJB with Norton cylinder heads. The reason why the cars were at the Motor Show was because the...

Page 73 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 1989

VSCC Prescott

There is no nicer speed-venue than Prescott hill on a blazing summer day, as the big spectator attendance for the VSCC climbs on August 6 endorsed. They saw more than 400 ascents expeditiously handled by the hard-working officials, and had the additional bonus of watching Anthony Mayman, in his usual fine form in ERA R4D, break the VSCC record for the 880-yard short course with a meteoric 41.11...

Page 29 of November 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1952

Goodwood Finale

Gonzalez (B.R.M.) Wins Woodcote Cup and "Daily Graphic" Goodwood Trophy Races, with Parnell's and Wharton's B.R.M.s Second and Third in the Latter. Moss Wins 500 Race for Cooper. THE final B.A.R.C. Goodwood Race Meeting of 1952 attracted a fine crowd and a very interesting entry. Ironically, since they were for sale, for the first time B.R.M. fielded a team of three cars. In practice Duncan-...

Page 39 of June 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1953

Hawthorn and the "Flying Horse" 100 per cent. Successful at Silverstone

Parker Wins 500-c.c. Race for Kieft A huge crowd saw Hawthorn do exactly what Ferrari intended him to do at Silverstone on the occasion of the Daily Express B.R.D.C. International Trophy Meeting on May 9th. He won his heat and the final of the International Trophy with the Formula II Ferrari and the Production Sports Car Race in a 4.1-litre Ferrari America, which he had not even sat in before...

Page 16 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1952

Goodwood Whitsun meeting-dull but dry

Hawthorn (Cooper Bristol) is Brilliant Victor of Sussex Trophy Race The weather was bleak but dry for the Whit-Monday Meeting at Goodwood—the racing likewise. It was one of those International fixtures notable for its lack of International entries. The six races were run off with that efficiency and strict adherence to schedule for which the BARC is justly famous, but suffered from lack of new...

Page 53 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 2001

Hardy Special II

Home-built specials were the lifeblood of British Motorsport before WWII and the genesis of a Formula One revolution after it. This latecomer to their ranks has been winning for almost half a century. By Paul Fearnley Hats off to the British special-builders. For theirs was the spark of innovation that fired this country's domination of the sport. The lack of closed roads generally held Britain...

Page 56 of July 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1954

Salvadori's Snetterton

The W.E.C.C. meeting at the Norfolk circuit provided a day of exciting racing and also the best weather of the Whitsun holiday. Roy Salvadori's six drives brought him the reward of four firsts, one second and a third. Driving an Ecurie Ecosse C-type Jaguar in the Lyons Trophy event he was 11 sec. behind the winner, R. Berry (XK120), who received 1 min. 20 sec. start. The 500-c.c. race was hard...

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