Articles tagged Don Parker

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George Wicken wins "Daily Telegraph" Trophy

A crowd of 46,000 watched thrilling racing, splendidly organised by the 500 Club under J. F. Gale, at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday. This was an International Meeting, but the only foreigners to appear were Johnie Claes (Cooper-J.A.P.), Lex Beels (Beels-J.A.P.) and Phil and Harry Schell (Cooper-J.A.P.s). The big questions were: Can we beat the foreign opposition and how will Stirling Moss,...

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Modern times

The unspeakable event's of September 11th left their mark on everything and everyone around the globe, jerking our priorities into a new awareness of what really matters. It was almost a relief to find that the insular, self-important world of Formula One was not immune to this process, and at Monza a few days later there was an all-pervading sense of unreality. A subdued Michael Schumacher spoke...

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B.R.S.C.C. Race Meeting

On Sunday, May 1st, the British Racing and Sports-Car Club held another meeting at Brands Hatch. This time the weather, unlike the last meeting on Easter Monday, was unpleasant and the steady downpour of rain continued throughout the afternoon. The programme included qualifying races with finals for 500 c.c. cars, sports-car events for 1,200-c.c. and 1,500-c.c. cars, and a J.A.P. race. Heat 1 of...

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Ecurie Ecosse Success At Whitsun Goodwood Meeting

The B.A.R.C. Meeting at Goodwood resulted in comparatively dull racing, offset by exciting moments and ideal weather. The Ecurie Ecosse entered their three Jaguars and followed up their splendid showing at Spa by winning the Whitsun Trophy 100-kilometre race, Titterington beating Flockhart when the latter's Jaguar threw a tyre-tread within sight of the chequered flag. The meeting was to have been...

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BRANDS HATCH -April 21st

BRANDS HATCH-April 21st Thom were a nuinlor of crashes during a meeting at which Gerard. driving his ( 'toper-Norton splendhily, Eric Brandon, Don Parker and .11:m Brown all set a new lap-record of 68.44 m.p.h. Bra:alio. in his Alark V CooperNorton. was again the outstanding lriver. beating Bottoms to the ehanipionship of the meeting. ()ems CHALLENGE RACE. : Ii. Parker (.1.11.8. J.A.P./. 6(i.71 m...

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Half-Litre C.C. Silverstone Meeting (August 23rd)

Some 70 air-cooled and one water-cooled 500-c.c, cars roused the echoes at the B.R.D.C. circuit. The Junior Race over 10 laps was a victory for I. L. Bueb's Iota-J.A.P. wich won, but only just, at 69.13 m.p.h. from R. K. Tyrrell's Cooper-Norton and V. J. Firrn's J.B.S.-J.A.P. Don Truman met trouble early on, but his Cooper-Norton resumed far back. The Senior Race over the same distance was a sure...

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Vanwall Successes at Castle Combe

Harry Schell Wins Two Races for Vandervell and Sets Lap Record to 90 m.p.h. The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C., at the Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire, achieved distinction on October 1st in having its International Race Meeting broadcast and televised. Although the works Lancia/Ferraris and Maserati had returned to Italy and Hawthorn was deemed too expensive in the ex-Bira Maserati, a good entry...

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Excellent Racing at Ibsley

The, West Hants and Dorset C.C. ran one of its biggest meetings to date, in suitably sunny weather, on the occasion of the fourth race day at Ibsley, near Ringwood. Due to crop cultivation the former circuit could not be used, but a 1.9-mile lap of the perimeter provided a fine substitute and the old Paddock bend was still the most difficult, involving competitors in some truly phenomenal...

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Aston Martin Snetterton Racing (April 24th)

This meeting opened the 1954 season at Snetterton, the 2.71-mile circuit out in the wilds of Norfolk, not far from the one-time home of Burrell road locomotives. Tony Crook was in fine form and in the first two 5-lap sports-car scratch races led Salvadori (Maserati) in his very fast Cooper-Bristol. which must possess some very "high-pressure steam." Cliff Davis' Tojeiro-Bristol finished third in...

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SUNRAC AT SILVERSTONE

S.U.N.B.A.C. AT SILVERSTONE (Sept. 5th) S.U.N.B.A.C. were at one time a little dubious about taking September 5th is the date of their annual Silverstone Meeting because this followed the 750 M.C. Six-Hour Relay Race and a paucity of motorable motor Cars was feared in consequenee. But as it worked out, whereas the Relay Race was well awash. S.U.N.B.A.C. had the very best September weather, a day...

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