Articles tagged Geoffrey Crossley

Page 5 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, March 2002

Geoffrey Crossley

We regret to report the death of Geoffrey Crossley, a participant in the first-ever round of the world championship at Silverstone in 1950. Crossley, who was 80 years old, raced before and after World War II, and competed in two Grands Prix After retiring from the 1950 British GP with transmission failure, he went on to finish ninth in the Belgian GP in his Alta. He also finished sixth in that...

Page 34 of May 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, May 1955

Salvadori's Goodwood

Three Firsts and Two Second Places by This Driver at Easter B.A.R.C. Meeting, in Connaught, Maserati and Aston Martin Cars An extremely large crowd of some 50,000 attended the International Race Meeting at Goodwood on Easter Monday, when the summery weather set off the picturesque setting, the Paddock thronged with people and the sports-girls more exotic or attractive than ever. Many entirely new...

Page 1 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 1, December 1949

Matters of Moment

The 1950 International Calendar The Calendrier for next season has been passed by the Federation International de l'Automobile after a special meeting in Paris, and issued for all those interested to heed and digest. Conscious of the clashing of fixtures and general congestion which characterised the 1949 list, the F.I.A. asked that national bodies would cut down their demands for international...

Page 32 of January 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1999

Economy Drive

The Forgotten Races - 1950 Belgian Grand Prix Who'd bet on a slow old Talbot against Alfa's works GP team? Raymond Sommer, that's who. Andrew Frankel reports What can you remember form the 1050 Grand Prix season? That Alfa-Romeo's indomitable 158 won every single race? The miserable failure of the BRM V16? That Dr Giuseppe Farina was the first to earn the right to call himself World Champion? To...

Page 3 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, December 1949

Reports of Recent Events

M.C.C. Sporting Trial This year's Sporting Trial of the Motor Cycling Club, which started from Buxton on October 22nd, attracted 88 car entries and also the rain, which rendered it a difficult event, only seven competitors gaining First-Class Awards. The hills included Washgates, Checks, Pilsbury, Jenkins Chapel, Litton Slack, Taddington Moor and a modified version of Cow Low. The trial went with...

Page 17 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1999

Camel train

Sir, Further to Raymond Sommer's 1950 Belgian GP ('Economy drive', MOTOR SPORT, January 1999). Apparently, sole survivor Geoffrey Crossley ran his Alta in the 1949 Belgian Grand Prix as well as in the 1950 race, so he probably knew that Louis Rosier's Talbot cameled its way to a win over the Ferraris in '49. Was this the genesis of Sommer's plan for the 1950 race against the equally thirsty Alfas...

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