Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 43 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 1955

B.R. & S.S.C.C. Race Meeting, Brands Hatch (May 29th)

Most of the 500-c.c. ace drivers were present and one or two interesting new cars arrived; the 1,200-c.c. class contained the varying types of Ford-engined machines which were competing against the increasing number of Coventry-Climax-engined cars. The 1,500-c.c. and unlimited sports-car races contained some extremely fast motor cars, notably the 2,157-c.c. Cooper-Bristol of Bob Gerard, the...

Page 45 of February 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1959

Boxing Day at Brands Hatch

Graham Hill demonstrates his prowess The BRSCC really is extremely fortunate with the weather for its Boxing Day Brands Hatch motor-racing. Never has ice or snow caused the cancellation of this winter programme and last Christmas fog which seemed likely to do so dispersed, so that everything went to schedule and in these circumstances rain seemed only a slight inconvenience. A considerable crowd...

Page 54 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1955

Aintree International Meeting

The Daily Telegraph rather foolishly used the first appearance of the B.R.M. 2,500-c.c. Grand Prix car in the hope of drawing a large crowd to Aintree. So when the early morning news reported the forcible retirement of the B.R.M. many stayed away from what proved an interesting day's racing. Practice times showed nothing outstanding, the fastest time going to Moss in his own Maserati. The B.R.M....

Page 22 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1953

LEICESTERSHIRE C.C TRAIL

LEICESTERSHIRE C.C. TRIAL (Sept. 5th) The Bowmaker Trophy Trial was run on September 5th, 25 cars leaving Leicester at 11 p.m. with Llandudno as their goal. The route consisted mainly of second-class roads and some of a much lower category, over which a speed of 30-m.p.h. average was required as far as Lilleshall, where a halt was made for supper. The 24-m.p.h. average proved sufficient to cause...

Page 11 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1952

1952 British Grand Prix race report - Ascari victorious Silverstone

  A Splendidly Organised "Daily Express"/ B.R.D.C. Silverstone Meeting. Ascari and Taruffi Win the Big Races, Moss (Kieft) the 500-c.c. Race. Both B.R.M.s Retire! The British Grand Prix Meeting at Silverstone on July 19th was one of the most interesting day's racing so far experienced at the famous circuit. As the big entry came out for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix a police band played the...

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

Crystal Palace Racing (June 10th)

Archie Scott-Brown Drives Brilliantly to Win Unlimited Sports-Car Race at 75.50 m.p.h. And so to the Crystal Palace on Whit Monday, June 10th, for a further programme of motor racing organised by the B.R.S.C.C. Formula III racing cars led off at the start, the first event being the Redex Challenge Trophy Race, heat one resulting in a contest between Strange and Russell in Cooper-Nortons, with...

Page 24 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1956

BOXING DAY AT BRANDS HATCH

BOXING DAY AT BRANDS HATCH THE best of good fortune did not attend the B.R. & S.C.C. in its bold project of staging the second Christmas race meeting at Brands Hatch -Stadium on Boxing Day, for by then the sunshine of Christmas Day had given place to heavy rain and cold winds. However, so great is the enthusiasm for motor racing that spectators braved the unwelcome elements to watch a slickly...

Page 66 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 2003

Mid-life prizes

Don Parker didn't begin racing until he was past 40 and yet he became one of Britain's most successful drivers of the 1950s — a match for Stirling Moss no less in the cut and thrust of Formula Three. Mike Lawrence profiles one of the most unlikely stars of the sport Next time you read that so-and-so has scored a record number of victories in Formula Three, reflect that in the 1950s, Don Parker...

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

CLUB NEWS

CLUB NEWS WE HEAR At the end of July, H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, inspected British Le Mans cars at Goodwood Circuit. Afterwards many of the Le Mans drivers attended the Gold Cup race at the other Goodwood circuit. Club secretaries should note that H. V. Canning, the proprietor of the White Cafe, Railway Approach, Twickenham, Middlesex, is willing...

Page 13 of May 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1952

Grand Prix de Pau

The first of the French Formula II races provides much of interest. The Pau GP which took place on Easter Monday was the first of the series of eight events to count for the French Grand Prix and was comfortably won by Ascari with a new four-cylinder Ferrari. Most of the eighteen entries were out for the first practice session and there were five new Ferraris present, Ascari and Villoresi driving...

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