Articles tagged Doug Nye

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French and irresistable

Sir, At last, a kindred spirit. Jonathan Blackwell's letter on the great Jean-Pierre Wimille, runs in tandem to my own thoughts. When racing resumed after the war, I was able to read the reports of 'Grande Vitesse' (Rodney Walkerly) in The Motor, courtesy of my local barber. I was about 15 years old. It would seem to my young mind that J-P was head and shoulders above the rest. I had read all the...

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Working with the Warwicks Sir, I write to say how very much I enjoyed Simon Taylor’s article on lunching with Derek Warwick in Jersey (April issue). Some 40 years ago my father, Samuel Lee, was company secretary to Warwick Trailers in Alresford and he always said Derek would be the next World Champion. Derek, as was stated, was frequently in the wrong car and place! I never met Derek but tales of...

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The Motor Sport Month - Obituaries

Derek GardnerDerek Gardner — Tyrrell's highly respected Formula 1 designer from 1970-77 — died on January 7, aged 79. Forty years before, Ken Tyrrell offered him the job of designing a racing car fit for World Champion Jackie Stewart. Bentley-driving Derek, reserved and precise, had never designed a car before. Born at Leamington Spa in 1931 and brought up in nearby Warwick he showed an early...

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Veteran to classic -- match races

Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince 'Bira' and Arthur Dobson, both in ERAs. Doug remarked that most Match Race themes disappointed, this race between 'Bira's three-year old ERA Romulus and Dobson's two-year-old B-type ERA being no...

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Water hazards

Doug Nye's July story about Mike Spence's Enna swimming trip brought back memories of a similar incident that befell me in 2011, during a regional cross-country race here in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. My car is a 2-litre rear-wheel-drive buggy, built with pipes and fully open to the elements. During qualifying, the route turned onto a dam wall but was not properly cautioned and the grass track...

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The F-philes

Anyone will tell you that ferrari is special some are more qualified than others to comment Stirling Moss A difficult bastard, for whom I have great respect. I don't think any of his cars ever caused a driver's death, but they gave pleasure to many of us who raced them. He has contributed as much to our sport as any man; may the name live and be admired forever. Ken Tyrrell Ferrari is Red;...

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What happened to Bill?

Sir, Regarding Doug Nye’s story on the Pescara 4 Hours (December issue), I believe the correct spelling is ‘Bill Pinckney’ and ‘Mecha-Matic’. Bill died in a plane crash in Scotland some years ago. I have been unable to find out what happened. Do any of your readers know? Rupert Lloyd Thomas, Toronto, Canada

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Karl Heinz Kalbfell The architect of BMW's 1999 Le Mans victory and the German firm's return to Fl in 2000 has died following a crash in a classic motorcycle event at Brands Hatch. He was 63. Head of BMW Motorsport from 1988, the German oversaw its successful M3 touring car projects, then took BMW to more success in Super Touring. Kalbfell, who joined BMW in 1977, moved it into sports car racing...

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Simon Arron covered several rounds of the 1983 British F3 Championship, but missed the Thruxton decider between A Senna and M Brundle. He and Brundle discussed the campaign when the latter was reunited with his Ralt RT3 at Silverstone. We borrowed another top-line F1 analyst, too, when David Coulthard drove Jim Clark's Lotus 25. Aiming a lens while hanging out of a camera car's hatch is a tricky...

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Books for Christmas

Bugatti -- An Illustrated History of the Cars from Molsheim by Hugh Conway and Jacques Greilsamer. 280 pp. 9-1/2" x 12-1/2".   Editions Modelisme, 94, Boulevard de Sebastopol, 75003, Paris, France.  260.00 French francs. This is the Christmas browsing-book par excellence and perusal of its lavish and magnificently-illustrated pages makes one wonder why anyone who can afford to purchase, maintain...



November 2019
Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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