Articles tagged Donald Campbell

Page 116 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, September 2014

A record worth its salt

Fifty years ago Donald Campbell’s outdated Bluebird defied the jet age by setting a new Land Speed Record. The scene remains one of the most inhospitable places in the world Writer James Nicholls It is 50 years since Donald Campbell broke the world land speed record on Lake Eyre in South Australia with his gas-turbine car Bluebird. On July 17 1964 he recorded the incredible speed of 403.100mph in...

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Something in the air

Once dismissed by Enzo Ferrari as a science for those who didn’t understand engines, aerodynamics proved to be manna for those who understood racing cars…Writer Adam Cooper This was a period of tumultuous change for Formula 1– and the greatest developments came in the field of aerodynamics. Just consider the arc of evolution between the Lotus 49B, which Emerson Fittipaldi raced at Brands Hatch in...

Page 131 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 131, August 2010


LE MANS 1960-1969 THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MOTOR RACE - QUENTIN SPURRING Author Spurring’s opening assertion that the 1960s saw the making of the Le Mans 24 Hours is amply borne out as one peruses this handsome work, which captures the event’s colour, variety and atmosphere during a decade of rapid change. Although notionally the first in a series encompassing the famed race’s...

Page 57 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, June 1973


Sir, Your "Rumblings" feature on the National Motor Museum interested me, especially as I hope to pay a visit in a few weeks time, to compare it with the Montagu presentation which I knew well. I appreciated the nostalgic referencea to our "boyhood" era—"the Tinplate Citroëns, P2 Alfas etc." I can still recall the price paid for my P2. It was 25/-. They must be worth a fortune to serious...

Page 22 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1967

Jaguar E-type 2+2 with manual gearbox

The Jaguar E-type is obviously a motor car very appropriate to Motor Sport's readership and it has been covered in these columns in great detail, culminating in a comparison between the two-seater and the 2+2, which was published last April. The 2+2 driven for this purpose was an automatic transmission car, so it remained to try the elongated E-type in manual gearbox form. The original plan had...

Page 16 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 2000

Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

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

Fixtures For April

R. — Restricted Event. C. — Closed Event. C.I. — Closed Invitation Event. N. — National Event. I. —International event. 3rd. — Midlands M.E.C. Rally, Midlands. C.I. Armagh & Dist. M.C. & C.C. Trial, Armagh. C. Wirral 100 M.C. Sprint, Rhydrnwyn. C.I. Eastern Counties M.C. Race meeting, Snetterton. C. Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Race meeting, Castle Combe. C.I. S. Wales A.C. Hill-climb,...

Page 94 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2003

Coventry's supersonic show

A very significant British museum development is the opening of its Spirit of Speed Gallery by the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry. This is a reminder of LSR history and that Britain currently holds the record with Thrust SSC at 763.035mph, set by Andy Green, OBE. Prior to that, Richard Noble had held the LSR at 633.468mph, in Thrust 2, both cars very much his work. Both these...

Page 38 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1962

To Goodwood in a Galaxie

THE B.A.R.C. explained that its Festival of Motoring at Goodwood on July 14th was intended as a day of relaxation, so I arranged to drive down in a Ford Galaxie 500 "Fodor" sedan, which, on account of space, pace and all things smoothly automatic, provides a very restful form of motoring. MOTOR SPORT has long preached the gospel of a garden-party at Goodwood, but only in this Jubilee year of the...

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A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...



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