Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 32 of July 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1954

Opening Meeting At Aintree

Stirling Moss Drives Impeccably to Win B.A.R.C. "Daily Telegraph" 100-mile "Aintree 200" and 30-mile 500-c.c. Race. Duncan-Hamilton's Jaguar Beats the Rest in the Sports-Car Race. Lap Record 81.82 m.p.h. by Collins (Thinwall Ferrari). B.R.M.s Outclassed. The new motor-racing circuit at Aintree, near Liverpool, opened to a wet but successful International meeting organised by the B.A.R.C. for the...

Page 79 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, September 1988

VSCC Shelsley Walsh

Showers are bad for sprints, as they are for Wimbledon finals, and the VSCC Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb suffered as much as the tennis on July 2. Some BBC Television filming took place beforehand, about which it would spoil viewers' fun next February to reveal more. This interfered with the marshals' lunch-hour, but scarcely held up the meeting, in which FTD was made by Rodney Felton's Alfa Romeo;...

Page 96 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, April 2008

When Brands was hatched

Motor Sport couldn’t help but delve into a new book by Chas Parker on the history of the Kent circuit. Here we present an extract from the 1950s, when the grass track was paved over, Druids corner was added and the cars started racing clockwise 1950 * Victory in the first-ever car race at the circuit on April 16 went to Don Parker, driving a JAP-engined Parker Special. * Stirling Moss won all...

Page 39 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1954

Stirling Moss' Triple Victory At Oulton Park

Big Crowds Watch His Maserati and Cooper-Norton Wins at International "Daily Dispatch" Meeting Lap Record Elevated to 85.4 m.p.h. Oulton Park circuit deserved the big crowds which flocked to it on August 7th for the International Meeting, because its sponsors really do try to provide value for money. This time the lap distance had been extended to 2.75 miles, the new "Krusel-curve" loop at the...

Page 47 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, May 1958

Letters from readers

N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. Rolls-Royce quality Sir, As one of the oldest of the Rolls-Royce customers—my experience beginning with my father's 1913 Silver Ghost and continuing with my 1937 Phantom III, with overdrive gearbox—I would like to come at once to the company's defence, when Mr. Gretton...

Page 38 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, March 1985

Information wanted

The following readers would be grateful to hear from anyone who can help them with information about the cars they own. Letters will be forwarded. Dr A. M. J. Blow from Bourn, Combs, who has a Tojeiro-Bristol (erg no SOO 140). Jon Hadder and Bob Hall from Orpington who have restored the Kieft which Don Parker modified and drove with great success in the early '50s. Douglas Brogan, from Newbury,...

Page 17 of September 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1952

New Lap Record At Brands Hatch

The August meeting opened with a threat of indifferent weather but apart from one heavy shower there was virtually no rain. John Bolster should be congratulated upon his excellent commentary of the racing on the broadcast system. The band of the Royal Artillery were given a very big hand on the occasions in which they filled in the various intervals. The first heat of the August Sprint Race was...

Page 50 of July 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 1954

Brands Hatch Whit-Monday Meeting

This meeting was notable for the fact that it was the first time that racing cars of Formule Libre class had raced at Brands Hatch — and I hope we see much more of it, as the battle between Whitehouse and Beauman was fought out in the highest standards of motor racing. The open challenge race was won at speed by Don Parker. Russell gave him a run for his money, but Parker will take a lot of...

Page 7 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, July 1997

Don Parker

Don Parker, the most successful Formula Three driver in history, died peacefully in hospital on May 20th after a short illness. He was 88. Don's career statistics read: British F3 Champion in 1952, 1953 and 1959. He won 126 F3 races and in 1953 alone started in 44, had podiums in 42 and won 30. And that in a car he developed himself. Officially it was a Kieft, but since Don made everything except...

Page 39 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, November 1964

Continental Notes

Back in the spring I warned the Editor that the November Continental Notes would not have much about the Continent in them, for "come Formula Two or high water" I was going to attend the 1st British Drag Festival. The newly-formed British Drag Racing Association had announced their intention of bringing to this country some of the top American Drag Racing Teams, and we were promised the sounds...

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