Articles tagged George Abecassis

Page 29 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1962

"MOTOR SPORT" Brooklands Trophy Goes To Tony Hegbourne

The pleasant, unruffled atmosphere which prevails at Goodwood normally was upset on September 22nd, when the final races counting towards the MOTOR SPORT Trophy were run off. At the commencement of proceedings Tony Hegbourne (Lola) and David Eva (M.G. Twin-cam) were level with 23 points, followed by Veedol Trophy winner Bob Burnard (A.C. Ace) on 17 points, these three drivers each having two...

Page 13 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1951

CARS I HAVE OWNED

CARS I HAVE OWNED Tall, dark, sartorially-correct George Abecassis, partner with John Heath in the successful H.W.M. Formula II venture, contributes this article in the new series, in which racing drivers and other celebrities discuss the cars used for their everyday motoring. Abecassis has done plenty of motor racing, in Austin, Alta, Maserati, Bugatti, Cooper and other cars, but, at our request...

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981

Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

Page 144 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, April 2008

Brits get an icy reception

When the British contingent found a unique way to deal with the arctic conditions of the 1947 Swedish Grand Prix, their rivals cried foul play Odd-ball motor races – unusual events that feature internationally recognised categories of significant racing cars – are always interesting. Perhaps the all-time prize winner might turn out to be the Israel Grand Prix on the so-called Barnea Beach circuit...

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Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

Page 11 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 2004

AM's Le Mans pedigree

1935: Charles Martin/Charles Brackenbury steer their Ulster to third overall. In doing so they win the Biennial Cup, the result of which is based on back-to-back performances at La Sarthe, and the Index of Performance. 1950: DB2s (above) finish first and second in class by coming home fifth and sixth overall; George Abecassis/Lance Macklin (19) finish ahead of team-mates Brackenbury/Reg Parnell (...

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"BIRA" TWICE BEATEN

" BIRA " TWICE BEATEN SENSATIONAL RACING AT THE CLOSING CRYSTAL PALACE MEETING FURTHER ENHANCES ALTA PRESTIGE IN spite of torrential rain, the last Crystal Palace Meeting was immensely enjoyable. It is now a confirmed fact that one does not notice the slowness of the Palace circuit and that Harry Edwards's short races go down very well. The meeting was very fully televised and Dick Seaman started...

Page 87 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, July 1988

Fifty Not Out

Bugatti Owner's Club's Prescott Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations on May 21-22 (supported by Christie's) were a thorough success. The weather behaved, the queues to the hill were the longest ever, and a great many of those who have known Prescott from its opening in 1938 either drove up the full course in appropriate cars or were driven up — as I was in Dudley Gahagan's T37. There was a large...

Page 66 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1976

The Bugatti 3.3 litre Type 59

For many people the Type 59 is the best-looking of all the racing cars built by Ettore Bugatti, the whole car exuding a slender elegance, set off by the finely spoked wire wheels. Like so many racing cars, the Type 59 Bugatti was late in being completed and suffered by being technically obsolete by the time it appeared. The project was started in 1932 to try to combat the "monoposto" Alfa Romeo...

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Legends British GP 1955

The 2002 Formula One season may have been largely desultory, for many reasons, but for me it had its moments. Take Monza. I as good as knew that I was boarding yet another flight to witness yet another Ferrari victory, but John Prescott will be on nodding terms with his mother tongue before Monza loses its appeal for me. Denis Jenkinson always said that if he were allowed to attend only one race...

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