Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 86 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, April 2004

A charmed life

Alan Brown, who died earlier this year, wheeled and dealed his way through single-seaters and sports cars. Mike Lawrence remembers the colourful career of a true 1950s all-rounder Alan Brown was a Formula Three champion, the first man to win World championship points for Cooper, and the first to race a Vanwall. He was also a Formula One constructor (the man behind the Emerysons of 1961-62) and a...

Page 129 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 129, January 2012

Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world RM Auctions It was Italian machinery that made the headlines on the evening when the Canadian auction house held its annual UK sale in Battersea Park on October 2, with the 1958 Ferrari 250GT ‘Tour de France’ (above) selling for £2.24m, and a 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast for £644,000. By contrast, the far rarer and more exotic 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo...

Page 9 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 2003

Parker know-all

Sir, I have recently taken out a subscription to Motor Sport after a long absence, because of your current emphasis on historic racing and motorsport's glorious past. Modern-day F1 leaves me cold. I have not been disappointed. I very much enjoyed your article on Peter Arundell (almost as much as the one on the 1957 German GP — a story so exciting it can be retold again and again). It is very...

Page 57 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, October 1955

Precott International Hill-Climb (Sept. 11TH)

September 11th was another memorable day at Prescott, where the most interesting entry list showed a fair cross-section of most types of sports and racing cars. Towards the end of the first runs rain began to fall and the course became slippery, Winby's Austin-Healey, Welton's Cooper and Berry's Bugatti grazing banks and suchlike. D. V. Parsons in his Frazer-Nash "Otozell" shed a chain at Pardon...

Page 17 of November 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, November 1954

The Eastern Counties M.C. Snetterton Meeting

(Oct 9th) The Eastern Counties Motor Club race meeting at Snetterton on Saturday, October 9th, was held in fine weather. The meeting started promptly at 12 o'clock and the seven events were run through very slickly, although there was no set time-table. The first race was won by J. R. Stoop in his Frazer-Nash at a speed of 74.98 m.p.h., after the first corner the race became a procession...

Page 23 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, June 1952

Rumblings

New look With the exception of one article, the May issue of Motor Sport appeared set in Bodoni. For seventeen years the pages of Motor Sport have been set in Scotch Roman, and when. it became apparent that Motor Sport must change its style, much thought was given to ways and means. Bodoni was selected because we knew it to be easy to read and economical on space. Most criticisms of the change...

Page 73 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, March 1999

Half-pint heroes

From modest origins as a cheap self-build class, 500cc racing became the route to the top. Bill Boddy recalls the part he and Motor Sport played in its inception. During World War Two with Motoring Sport Moribund, all manner of plans were formulated for what could be resumed when Hitler could be vanquished. Among these was the idea, arrived at almost simultaneously by that avid enthusiast the...

Page 72 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, December 2007

Brief encounter

Jack Lewis shot to F1 in no time, but his star shone only momentarily as he and racing parted company By Paul Fearnley There are racing drivers who do not look like racing drivers – for example, Bobby Rahal, bless his fireproof socks – and there are those who do. I cannot cite a single scientific fact to support my bold statement, but I can cite Carlos Reutemann. If the craggy Argentinian –...

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