Articles tagged Gregor Grant

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Gentle giant

The distinctive Gooda Special Bentley proved to be a crowd favourite when it raced at Goodwood last March – and it’s every bit as engaging behind the wheel as it is to behold Writer: Richard Heseltine, Photographer: Michael Bailie you don’t know whether to laugh or cry but make a noise somewhere in-between. It just looks so, well, improbable. It arrives as a Bentley and departs as an Italianate...

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Matters of moment

Competition Shop-Window It is excellent to know, as another intense competition season is about to commence, that in the field of saloon car racing and rallying, Ford, Leyland and Vauxhall will meet the challenge from Continental makes, in spite of a general recession in the Motor Industry. It behoves all enthusiasts to see as much as possible of the Sport while it continues to flourish and we...

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A Highly Successful Gransden Meeting

R. D. Poore wins the Gransden Trophy Race in the 3.8-litre AlfaRomeo from Abecassis at 86.3 m.p.h. Habershon's 1 1/2-litre Delage Victorious in Vintage Scratch Race. Alan May's "30198" Vauxhall Placed Twice. The thanks of all enthusiasts who gathered at Gransden Lodge airfield on July 13th are due to the C.U.A.C. and V.S.C.C. for the splendid circuit racing witnessed there. In general, the...

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Motoring Books for Summer Reading

"The Vintage Motor Car Pocketbook." Compiled by Cecil Clutton, Paul Bird and Anthony Harding. 256 pp. 5⅝ in. by 41/8 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 8s. 6d.) There is no end, it seems, to the books that pour from the presses about vintage cars, but this little reference work is the greatest fun. Indeed, it is more likely to be used for pleasant browsing than for...

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Book Reviews

"Move Over!" by Russell Brockbank. 64 pp. 9-7/8 in. x 7-1/3 in. (Temple Press Books, Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 10s. 6d.) This is the fifth of the inimitable Brockbank's books of motoring cartoons, of which his first and third ("Round the Bend" and "Over the Line") have gone into second impressions and his second ("Up The Straight") into five impressions. The cartoons, with one exception...

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Enthusiasm and Enjoyment: A Clubmans Formula

Cheerful comradeship, front-engined racing cars bearing a squashed resemblance to the inspiration of Chapman's Lotus Seven, and some remarkable lap times from cars and drivers who have deliberately side-stepped much of modern racing's pressures, simply for the fun of competing and constructing their individualistic machinery. These are the impressions left after coming into contact with Clubmans...

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Books for Christmas reading

"Lost Causes of Motoring," by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 224 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-5/8in. (Cassell and Company, Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London. W.C.1. 30s.) In the positive flood of motoring books which have marked the fading of an eventful 1960 a very few stand out from the others and are worth acquiring at all costs, even if this means buying them. Such a book is "Lost Causes of Motoring," the...

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Books for Christmas

"Ford: The Dust and the Glory. A Racing History", by Leo Levine. 630 pp. 9½ in. x 6¾ in. (Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 10, South Audley Street, London, W.1. 63s) The bulkiest of the new batch of motoring books received recently for review, this work follows the theme, now so popular, of one-make racing history. It covers practically every aspect of racing in which Ford cars indulged, from the early...

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Book Reviews

The Motor Year Book, 1953. Compiled by Laurence Pomeroy, M.S.A.E., and R. I. de Burgh Walkerley (Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1.   206 pp., 7-1/2 in. by 10 in.  15s.). This annual is ever-welcome, constituting as it does both pleasant reading and an invaluable reference to new models, world trends, road-tests, racing and competition cars and results, etc. It is beautifully...

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Rude awakening

1955: Richmond Trophy, Goodwood Jack Brabham's success at cooper was the product of graft and talent. His first UK race was full of the sort of obstacles that made him stronger. Paul Fearnley explains This was not Jack Brabham's first race in a Cooper. Far from it. Nor was the moment of his maiden race outside the Antipodes particularly enjoyable for the swarthy, brown-as-a-berry Sydney-sider:...

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