Articles tagged Ellie

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

Page 131 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 131, October 2013

A keen eye for detail

With the passing of John Coombs, Britain has lost another prominent team patron from one of motor racing’s most celebrated eras When John ‘Noddy’ Coombs died in Monte Carlo on August 3, Bernie Ecclestone emerged as virtually the last of the mohicans – the last of the great British motor racing team patrons whose career had begun as a private ownerdriver. Tommy Sopwith – of erstwhile Equipe...

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