Articles tagged Duncan Hamilton

Page 91 of April 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, April 2000

Miscellany

The popular VMCC Banbury Run for pre-1931 motorcycles returns to Banbury this year, on June 18, centred on Drayton School. I am glad to note that the 'Banbury' is for vintage bikes, that there was a run for those with gas lamps, and that the VMCC Founder, CE 'Fitch' Allen, BEM, is still active. * * * The VSCC of America, Inc asks me to make it clear that, founded in 1958, it catered only for...

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Patrick's paternal flame

Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father Writer Rob Widdows, photographer Mitch Pashavair "Mmmm, I see you’ve only used 5100,” he observes gruffly, peering down at the rev counter. “I hope we’re going to push harder than that. Is there a rev...

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Norman's conquest

The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman Dewis at the helm Writer Andrew Frankel, photographer Howard Simmons The dark green prototype has been lapping the handling circuit at the Motor Industry Research Association proving ground for a while...

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Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

Page 13 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1967

The 19th British Grand Grix

Team Lotus Dominate Silverstone, England, July 15th The choice of the R.A.C. fell on Silverstone this year, so with the help of the B.R.D.C. and most of the country's motor clubs the British Grand Prix was held on the wide open spaces of the airfield circuit. Entry was by invitation and all the big teams were represented along with more than the usual number of private owners, some newcomers...

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Second B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting At Goodwood

The second Members' Club Meeting at Goodwood was held in bright sunny weather on May 1st. The racing was keen, which led to a certain amount of farming and one attempt to remove the brick wall in the chicane, but no personal injuries were received. The meeting was the second round of the 1954 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The leaders are as follows: R. Watling-Greenwood (R.W.G.) ... 12...

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"Play Up and Play the Game!"

Thirty seven years ago Jaguar won Le Mans for the second time. At the wheel was one of motor racing's most colourful characters Duncan Hamilton. He and Tony Rolt drove their legendary C-type to the finish in record time; they had led for most of the race, had set the distance record in the twenty second hour and were the first to win at an average of over 100 mph. The winning car, Jaguar X120C...

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Motor Sport Pictorial Report

Goodwood Brighton Prescott Farnborough Real Racing. — Reg. Parnell's Maserati (1) and Peter Walker's type E.R.A. (16) during their immense duel in the Woodcote Cap at Goodwood. Walker drove the E-type magnificently, losing to the Italian car by a mere 1.4 seconds, and both drivers had the crowd on its toes. Memorable Birthday. — Stirling Moss, on his 20th birthday, winning the...

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At last—the truth about the original twin cam straight-eight supercharged Triumph Dolomite

by its creator, Donald Healey[Last April, in "Rumblings", we recalled the sensational 2-litre Triumph Dolomite, almost a direct copy of the then current 2.3-litre Alfa Romeo, which Donald Healey evolved in 1934 for the Triumpg Motor Co. Ltd. How this crib of the famous Italian sports car was possible (did Healey steal the drawings, dissect a car?) and what Alfa Romeo thought about it has remained...

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Up the creek without a saddle

Nuvolari, Rosemeyer, Surtees and Hailwood were bike stars who made seamless transitions to four wheels, from leaning to sliding. But a two-wheel hero's speed, balance and competitive edge doesn't guarantee four-wheel success. Fate can play a hand, as Colin Goodwin explains Geoff Duke Lancashire's Geoff Duke was at the top of motorcycle racing at the end of the 1951 season. He'd just won the 350...

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