Articles tagged George Wicken

Page 14 of February 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1961

Boxing Day Brands Hatch (December 26th)

The opening event of the day for G.T. cars gave another victory to Graham Warner's Lotus Elite from Chris Lawrence's more accelerative Morgan Plus 4 which held the lead for a couple of laps. Cohn Hextall moved up into third place in his Thunderbolt while Pat Moss in her first real motor race (although some rallies appear to be thinly disguised races) kept the Sprinzel-Sprite in eighth place. The...

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Jim Russell wins wet British Empire Trophy Race

The British Empire Trophy, one of Britain's oldest races has been held yearly except for the war years since 1932, but has seldom proved a racing or commercial success. The latest in the series, held as a F2 race on Saturday, April 11th, did little to disprove this reputation. The first Empire Trophy race was won by John Cobb in the 10-1/2-litre Delage on the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 126.36 m....

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The "Daily Telegraph" Meeting at Brands Hatch

On August Bank Holiday Monday the-Fifth "Daily Telegraph" Trophy Race was held at Brands Hatch; the first race for this trophy was held on August 7th, 1950, on the same circuit, and was won by George Wicken at a speed of 63.56 m.p.h. This year more than 140 entries were received, most of the well-known British 500-c.c. drivers and in addition some French, Belgian, Swiss, Finnish, German and Dutch...

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Emphasis on sports cars—road impressions of the works Mk. IX Lotus

There is no need to underline the excellent performance, one might write "circuit-performance," of Colin Chapman's Mk. IX aerodynamic Lotus, for its race successes at various club meetings and its splendid showing, while it was running, at Le Mans and in the T.T., speak nearly as loudly as the little car's exhaust note! Moreover, enthusiasts who went to last year's Earls Court Motor Show were...

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B.A.R.C. Goodwood Easter Meeting

Hawthorn (V6 Ferrari) wins sensational International "100" Glover Trophy Race. Victory for Moss (Aston Martin DBR2) in Sussex Trophy Race. Lewis-Evans (Beart-Cooper) wins 500-c.c. event and Brabharn's Cooper vanquishes Lotus in F II Lavant Cup contest. Lap record set to 97.3 m.p.h. by Hawthorn's Ferrari and Moss' Cooper. In spite of icy weather crowds estimated at some 60,000 went to Goodwood on...

Page 26 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1955

B.R. & S.C.C. National Silverstone Race Day

Gerard Beats Rolt in Formule Libre Race The British Racing and Sports Car Club, in conjunction with the B.R.D.C., put on a good day's racing at Silverstone over a new 2 ½-mile circuit on September 17th to entertain those not at the T.T. This club believes in brighter motor-racing, having introduced the Boxing Day Races at Brands Hatch, with a roast ox and Stirling Moss dressed as Father Christmas...

Page 13 of February 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1961

Matters of Moment

The compulsory old-car tests After toying with the idea for five years, the Government enforces compulsory testing of old cars from the middle of this month, but at first only of those over 24 years old, an indication that the scheme is expected to be difficult to operate. There is everything to be said for ensuring that all road vehicles are in a safe condition but Mr. Marples has not been at...

Page 43 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 1955

Crystal Palace (May 30th)

The fine weather continued over Whit Monday for another of the B.R. & S.C.C. meetings held this time at the Crystal Palace circuit. The four-hour programme included the same types of event as were seen at Brands Hatch the day before, namely Formula 1 and III racing cars, sports cars up to 1,500 c.c. and unlimited. The first race, the Redex Challenge Trophy Race, started at 2 p.m. with S....

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Reg Parnell Outdrives Italians at "Daily Express" B.R.D.C. Silverstone Meeting

1950 4½-litre Ferrari Leads Latest Alfa-Romeos in Rain Jaguar Wins Production Car Race, Mk. V Coopers Hold Off Iota Challenge in 500-c.c. Event. Although the hoped-for battle between the official Ferrari and Alfa-Romeo teams fizzled out with the withdrawal of the former, Silverstone on May 5th saw Reg. Parnell's 1950-type 4½-litre Ferrari seriously challenge Fangio's Alfa-Romeo in its heat and...

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Goodwood Whitsun meeting-dull but dry

Hawthorn (Cooper Bristol) is Brilliant Victor of Sussex Trophy Race The weather was bleak but dry for the Whit-Monday Meeting at Goodwood—the racing likewise. It was one of those International fixtures notable for its lack of International entries. The six races were run off with that efficiency and strict adherence to schedule for which the BARC is justly famous, but suffered from lack of new...



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