Articles tagged Jack

Page 89 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2014

Sam Brabham

A familiar name is back on top of the podium. Simon Arron meets one of a famous dynasty’s youngest representatives "One of my first proper kart races was at Bayford Meadows, but nobody was available to give me a lift so Uncle Mike volunteered. He hadn’t been to a circuit for years, but when we got there he began fiddling with the kart, then took me for a track walk and pointed out the correct...

Page 23 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1974

Gordon Allen

Gordon Allen is something of an engineering adventurer. His various achievements over the years in the pursuit of engineering enjoyment and motor sport pleasure include designing and constructing a two-cylinder, twin-overhead camshaft racing motorcycle engine, constructing upon Mini gearboxes two four-cylinder, 1.5-litre alloy block engines fitted with adapted Jaguar twin-cam cylinder heads and...

Page 76 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1993

Silverstone snippets

Racing is only part of the Historic weekend: visitors needed strong legs to tour all the sights, car and star-spotting. There was a Jaguar re-union of 'Lofty' England, with Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt and the C-type with which they scored their memorable 1953 Le Mans win, immediately before David Brabham, one of the drivers of the GT class-winning X1220C at the Sarthe this year, took over the...

Page 66 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1992

The Ariel

In the beginning the Ariel was a fine, powerful car, in the best "Mr. Toad" style, a copy of successful continental techniques. There was little shame in that, at a time when the lead set by Mercedes with its honeycomb radiator, gate gear-change, channel-section steel chassis-frame and so on was widely adopted by other makers. In this case the manufacturer was the Ariel Motor Co, of Bournbrook,...

Page 12 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 2003

Simon Taylor: Modern Times

Justin Wilson's signing for Minardi has finally brought into F1 a young British driver whose talent and speed were in little doubt, even before he dominated Formula 3000 in 2001. Having scratched around for a decent drive ever since he won the F3000 championship, he is now bringing more than £2 million of sponsorship to Paul Stoddart's little team, and will himself be driving virtually for...

Page 136 of October 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, October 2010

The Cadwell trip that got Surtees hooked on racing

Talking with the great John Surtees recently was more than usually interesting as he began to reminisce about the dawn of his racing career. I’d asked him about his earliest significant memory of contact with the racing world, and it took him way back to the days when his father Jack was resuming his own racing activities for the first time since the pre-war years. John said: “I do recall seeing my...

Page 14 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 1999

A KNIGHTHOOD FOR MOSS?

A KNIGHTHOOD FOR MOSS? SIR, Having attended the Goodwood Revival meeting and enjoyed the 70th celebrations for Stirling Moss, I cannot help wondering why the most famous and revered British sportsman has reached three score years and ten with 'only' a CBE to his name. Surely, if a football manager can be knighted for a one-off treble, what honour should the country offer a man who has given and...

Page 51 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1955

Club News

S.T.D. Register The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held a successful Talbot Rally at Seaford on May 29th, organised by Mr. R. Bilby, which was attended by the Talbot designer Georges Roesch. After a picnic lunch on the downs the cars were driven to a roped-off enclosure by the Martello Tower, where a Concours d'Elegance was judged by Commander Jack of the Seaford Town Council and W. Boddy, Editor of...

Page 118 of December 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, December 2008

Doug Nye

Heroes of the Revival The Goodwood meeting was packed with stars, but this trio’s presence was particularly appreciated As far as I’m concerned there were three real heroes of the recent Goodwood Revival Meeting: Sir Jack and Lady Brabham, and dear old Win Percy. ‘Black Jack’ at 81 has been in kidney failure for some time now. He requires dialysis three times per week, yet he – so ably cossetted...

Page 39 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1989

In Father's footsteps?

Gary Brabham Racing dynasties have become positively fashionable in the Eighties. The extended working lives of top Americans such as Mario Andretti and the Unser brothers have even led to second generations racing directly against their fathers, and international sportscar racing could yet see Justin and Derek Bell competing in the same arena. Here in Britain we have many examples of the racing...

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