Articles tagged Graham Whitehead

Page 74 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 2014

Patrick's paternal flame

Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father Writer Rob Widdows, photographer Mitch Pashavair "Mmmm, I see you’ve only used 5100,” he observes gruffly, peering down at the rev counter. “I hope we’re going to push harder than that. Is there a rev...

Page 134 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, November 2010

You were there

This month, readers transport us to Detroit and Silverstone for Grand Prix action. We also feature Aston Martin in the 1950s at Le Mans and, er, Seaford ANDREW COSTIN-HURLEY These shots of ’50s Aston Martins were taken by ex-Ilmor engineer Andrew’s mother. “Mum’s cousin is Brian Clayton, an Aston race engineer from that era,” he explains. “Brian would travel from Feltham in a variety of cars to...

Page 43 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1986

Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

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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 (...

Page 28 of December 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1954

Club News

The E.R.A. Anniversary Trophy, 1954 The E.R.A. Anniversary Trophy was initiated for competition this year by Humphrey Cook and the presentation of it was entrusted to the Aston Martin Owners' Club, and the points marking system was evolved for nine specified race meetings and hill-climbs, at most of which special E.R.A. races were run. By the end of the season Derek Wilkinson had emerged as a...

Page 13 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1958

The 20th International British Empire Trophy Meeting

Moss wins with works Aston Martin and equals Gerard's record Held on April 12th at its now traditional venue, the most excellent 2.76-mile road circuit at Oulton Park, Cheshire, the 20th International British Empire Trophy race provided an unexpectedly easy win for Stirling Moss, in a works-entered 3.9-litre DBR2 Aston Martin, after mechanical trouble had eliminated the only effective opposition...

Page 32 of May 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1950

Goodwood Easter Meeting

Richmond Trophy Race Run Under Appalling Weather Conditions but Parnell Still the Master. "Bira" Wins Chichester Trophy. Splendid Driving by Poore and Shawe-Taylor. Dryden and Coldham Fight a Great Duel in the 500-c.c. Race.   Paddock Prowlings In the huge new Goodwood Paddock much of interest was to be observed during practice on the Saturday. The Platé Maserati for "Bira" to drive arrived in a...

Page 37 of June 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, June 1953

Motor Racing Returns to London

RoIt (Connaught) Wins L.C.C./B.A.R.C. Coronation Trophy at New Crystal Palace Circuit. Motor racing returned to London Road Circuit, at the Crystal Palace, on Whit Monday, when upwards of 50,000 well-behaved and enthusiastic people enjoyed a slick meeting run by the B.A.R.C. for the London County Council. It was fitting that this meeting should be held so near to Coronation day, for the first...

Page 61 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, November 1956

Oulton Park

(Sept 22nd) In contrast with the previous big race meeting at Oulton Park the weather was fine for the September 22nd meeting. Generous prize money was offered. Coopers took the main event, Salvadori in the Formula II model being the winner of this Gold Cup race sponsored by the Daily Herald. This event resulted in a big contest between Lotus and Cooper cars, the Lotus exponents being very hard...

Page 14 of February 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1952

Rumblings

Preparations As the new season of racing comes nearer plans and preparations conceived during the winter come closer to fruition. Naturally, in view of the emphasis on Formula II and the splendid showing of the HWM team in this field last year, as described in the September issue of Motor Sport, eyes turn to Walton-On-Thames, where John Heath is well advanced with the 1952 HWM Formula II cars....

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