Articles tagged Dudley Folland

Page 12 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Pescara Sports Car Race This was won at 75.2 m.p.h. by Roll's 2 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeo in spite of heavy rain. He beat Vallone's Ferrari and Louveau's Delage. Fagioli's O.S.C.A. won the 1,100-c.c. class. V.S.C.C. Members Day at Prescott p>On August 27th, the Vintage S.C.C. held its annual speed hill-climb at Prescott. F.t.d. was made by Stubberfield's Type 35 1927 Bugatti, now a single-seater,...

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Obituary: John Wyer

A legendary figure in the world of sports car racing, John Wyer, has died at his adopted home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 79. As team director, he could take credit for the Le Mans victories of Aston Martin in 1959, of the Gulf team Ford GT40s in 1968 and 1969, and of the Gulf-Mirage in 1975. After serving his apprenticeship with the Sunbeam Motor Company, Wyer joined Solex Carburettors,...

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Highly Successful Brooklands-Type Racing at Goodwood

Reg. Parnell's 4 CLT/48 Maserati Wins Three Races, including the Richmond Trophy, and Sets the Lap Record to 87.1 m.p.h. Folland's Ferrari and Kennington's Cisitalia Successful on their First Appearance. Stirling Moss has Easy Victory in his V-twin Cooper. Whitehead's Great Drive. The B.A.R.C. Meeting at Goodwood in the ideal weather that prevailed on Easter Monday was motor-racing at its best....

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Obituary

Anthony S Heal One of the best-known and supportive members of the VSCC and the sporting world of motoring, Anthony Heal died last month after being taken to hospital with suspected heart trouble. He was 88 and went peacefully. Heal's active participation in competition events with the older motor cars commenced before the VSCC was formed. For instance, in 1931 he gained a silver medal in the...

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Italian Victory in Le Mans 24-Hour Race

Chinetti Brings Lord SeIsdon's 2-litre Ferrari in First at Over 82. m.p.h. Delage and Frazer-Nash Second and Third. Heat Takes Heavy Toll, but Six British Cars Finish. Before the war Le Mans was a household word in British motor-racing circles, as well it might be, with British cars winning this gruelling 24-hour sports-car race outright on six occasions. The Germans did much damage to the famous...

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Matters of the Moment

Another Unjust Tax Many people who spectate at speed venues this year will grumble at the admission prices they will be required to pay. Consequently, rather than take sides, or try to determine whether or not the crowds that pack the terraces above the Madeira Drive at Brighton, line up in their hundred-thousands behind the linked arms of voluntary marshals at Silverstone, or who crowd the...

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Rumblings

Monaco A visit to the Monaco Motor & Engineering Co., Ltd. of Watford, is always an interesting experience and thither we went the other day, feeling Monaco that it would be pleasant to see some racing cars mid-week, and not far from London. We certainly came away well satisfied, and impressed with what Director Ian Connell and General Manager John Wyer had to show us. Incidentally, Monaco is...

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An Intensely Interesting R.A.C. BRITISH GRAND PRIX

De Graffenried's Maserati Wins from Gerard's E.R.A. with Rosier's non-supercharged Talbot Third. Only Eleven out of Twenty-five Starters Survive the 300 Miles. Moss' Cooper Wins Exciting 500-c.c. Race from Dryden and Aston (Coopers). The First Practice Period On the Thursday before the British Grand Prix, Silverstone took on all the atmosphere that characterises a really important International...

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Rumblings

Down Watford Way Visiting the Monaco workshops at Watford again recently, we were able to get further details of the three Le Mans H.R.G. cars which by now will no doubt be finally completed and ready for the race. The dry weight of these cars, according to the dreaded gasworks weighbridge opposite, is 12 cwt. and 21 lb., so that with driver aboard and a full tank of fuel they should go to the...

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Time for Formula Libre?

In the lean years following WWII ‘free formula racing’ helped to keep motor sport alive. The time is ripe for a renaissance… Free formula racing – Formule Libre – used to play an important role not only in British-based club racing but also in the international race calendar. The notion of running pretty much “what you brung” was in effect a necessity during the austerity years of racing’s...

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