Articles tagged Elizabeth

Page 108 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, December 2014

Crown duels

{RAC Grand Prix de l'Europe, Silverstone, May 1950} There were some notable guests among the estimated 150,000 crowd as international motor racing moved into a bold new era Writer: Simon Arron, Illustrator: Guy Allen History records it as the opening round of the freshly inaugurated Formula 1 world championship. The June 1950 edition of Motor Sport headlined it, “The Royal Silverstone Meeting”...

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Gordon Kirby

Full power, brittle calendar... After knocking on the door for five years, Will Power (above) has at last won the IndyCar title. The Australian looked a likely champion in 2010, ’11 and ’12, only to throw away his chances in the closing stages. This year, his fifth with Team Penske, Power made as heavy work of the job as anyone in motor racing history, eking out his first IndyCar title by...

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948

Rumblings

The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 66 of August 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 2000

Ableseman

Bill Boddy recalls how Dick Seaman was persuaded to buy a 10-year-old Delage and how he used it to defeat the E.R.A.s and Maseratis three times in just three weeks. The late Dick Beattie Seaman, born in February 1912, was undoubtedly one of the greatest British racing drivers until his untimely death after the accident at Spa in a Mercedes-Benz in June 1939. He was dedicated to becoming a...

Page 66 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 2010

1970s

New ideas proliferate on track but the driver toll continues. Tyrrell is blue riband, Lotus goes black and gold and Hunt hits his purple patchBy Alan Henry There was a certain contradictory symbolism about Jack Brabham winning the opening round of 1970, the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. It was as if the 44-year-old Aussie’s victory run in the Brabham BT33 had been the final full-stop which...

Page 11 of September 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, September 1946

BRDC Bulletin

Many wild rumours have been circulating regarding the proposed combined J.C.C. and B.R.D.C. race scheduled for September 28th, including the fantastic story of Nuvolari being offered £1,000 starting money. The facts of the matter are that some time ago the committee of the B.R.D.C. and council of the J.C.C. agreed that if a suitable venue could be found, the two clubs would combine to run a joint...

Page 56 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 1995

Tax Exile

The Nash-Healey was the first of the post-war Anglo-American hybrids, presaging various Allards, the AC Cobra, Ford GT40 and 71/R Griffith, as well as more refined vehicles from Bristol, Gordon-Keeble and Jensen. It was made only for sale in America, although works cars competed with distinction at Le Mans and in the Mille Miglia. But it was done for by economics and a family rival. In 1949...

Page 67 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, September 1977

Opel 1

M. N. Mavrogordato's significantly-original 1914 GP car There is perhaps nothing more exciting and satisfying in the old-car firmament than a racing car from the glorious, glamorous, and now far-distant world of pre-Kaiser-War road-racing. Quite a number of such cars has survived, fortunately. But time takes its toll, and most of those that are in working order today have had to be substantially...

Page 40 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1953

CLUB „NEWS

WE HEAR Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret have graciously accepted membership of the " Order of the Road." Their fleet of cars now carry the insignia of the Order, a six-sectioned crimson coloured circular badge. The Royal Family thus demonstrate their very real interest in the work of the Order which has been firmly sustained since its foundation in 1928. King George VI...

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