Articles tagged Douglas Bader

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Book Reviews

"Fly For Your Life," by Larry Forrester. 367 pp. 8 in. by 5¼ in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., Ludgate House, 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 18s.) "Fly For Your Life" is Larry Forrester's biography of Wing-Comdr. Robert Stanford Tuck, D.S.O., D.F.C. and two bars, one of the great fighter pilots of World War Two. It follows the pattern of many similar biographies and autobiographies of R.A.F. fighter...

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Lunch with... David Piper

He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...

Page 58 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1997

Planes, Brains & Automobiles

He is remembered as the brains behind the idea that created Goodwood but Tony Gaze was also a formidable fighter pilot and a successful racing driver. He tells Eoin Young his story Tony Gaze was at the Australian Grand Prix this year, tall and distinguished and unrecognised in the paddock of the modem professional business that he knew as a sport 50 years before. It was as Squadron Leader FAO...

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A stylish farewell

Spitfire frolics above the Goodwood estate are nothing new, but one of this year’s pre-Revival flypasts had an extra touch of poignancy Writing this, still in the soggy and arthritic afterglow of the most rain-affected Goodwood Revival Meeting yet, there’s a memory of the Thursday cricket match that stands out for me. That afternoon’s thin cloud cover was high with a watery sun occasionally...

Page 17 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1998

Dickie Stoop and Douglas Bader

Sir, I have just read your account of driving the Sebring Frazer Nash at Goodwood. I wonder if you knew that Dickie Stoop flew with us at Westhampnett in early 1941, 610 Squadron being based on the site of the paddock. When Douglas Bader had the perimeter track built we were the first to race around it in our our MGs and felt we'd made some sort of record when we drove the Sebring at Le Mans...

Page 38 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, March 1973

Around and about

Group 1 grumbles ENTERING ITS SECOND full year, Group 1 standard saloon-car racing starts the season on a note of discord and controversy. In the centre of all this is the RAC Minorsport Division who were responsible for reorganising the regulations but only announced their deliberations two weeks ago and only five weeks before the start of the season. Furthermore some of those decisions have met...

Page 18 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1998

Legends - Dan Gurney

At Goodwood, no one was more caught by the atmosphere than Dan Gurney. "Yesterday I played in Lord March's cricket match," he said. "I was on his team, and beginner's luck - I ended up making eight, er, runs, including a four, so I was pretty stoked about that! And also I got Doug Nye - he hit sort of a rounder to me, and I threw the ball, and hit the three posts before he got there... "Charles...

Page 19 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1998

Legends

Brian Redman One evening, several years ago, and over a degustivo or two, Jenks was reminiscing about the Mille Miglia. "I've often thought," he said, "what fun it would have been to do it in a Porsche 917." Driven by whom? I asked. Rodriguez? Siffert? "No, no," he replied. "Given a choice, I'd have chosen Brian' Redman. He was as every bit as quick as they were, and far more intelligent. With...

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

Book Reviews

"Reach for the Sky," by Paul Brickhill (384 pages, 5 1/2 in. by 8 1/4 in, Collins, St. James's Place, S. W.1. 16s.) This is the story of Douglas Bader. D.S.O,. D.F.C., the legless R.A.F. fighter pilot, who escaped from a German prisoner of war camp after shooting down many enemy aircraft and introducing new tactics to Fighter Command, It is a splendid story of immense courage exceedingly well...

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