Articles tagged Hector Dobbs

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 93 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, October 1998

Miscellany

I was reminded of an interview I did years ago with Hector Dobbs, who raced, very successfully, a series of Riley specials, notably with lightened chassis, cut-away cockpits and with engines up to a bored-out six of 1986cc with four Amals, by an excellent article by Frank Hole (who ran one of them also very successfully, in Africa) in the July Classic Car – Africa. Two of the Dobbs Rileys went...

Page 71 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1975

Rob Walker's 3 1/2 - litre Delahaye

Rob Walker's 314-litre Delahaye THE DISTINCTIVE blue and white colours of R. R. C. Walker have been connected with motor racing since the early 1950s when Tony Rolt raced ERA/Delage and 2-litre Connaught for his team. Stirling Moss won both the 1960 and '61 Monaco Grand Prix races in an out-dated Lotus 18 and Siffert won the 1968 British Grand Prix in a very up-to-date Lotus-Cosworth 49. Walker...

Page 89 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, January 1998

Donington Derby

Only one British circuit in current use can also boast a pre-war history. Donington memories may centre round Mercedes and Auto Union, but as Bill Boddy relates, the park’s early days were also excitingNo need to tell any race follower of the Donington circuit near Derby and how well it is established in the motor racing firmament It was an ambitious venture from the very beginning, providing...

Page 57 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, August 1992

Happy Days

Singapore-born of an Australian mother and Scottish father in 1913, Ian F Connell competed in a considerable number of races and other competition events in an interesting variety of racing cars, both before and after the war. A short time ago I paid him a visit to chat about those days. Connell's father died when Ian was four and his mother and stepfather did not become regular motorists until...

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