Articles tagged Jack Sears

Page 46 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1984

The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

Page 41 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 1963

Six-hour saloon race

The six-hour saloon car race sponsored by The Motor will be held on July 6th and will give spectators the first opportunity to see the all conquering Ford Galaxies in a long distance race. Four of them are due to be driven by Jack Brabham/Dan Gurney, Sir Gawaine Baillie/Peter Jopp, John Sprinzel/Morton Lucia, Jack Sears/"X." Four 3.8 Jaguars will be driven by Roy Salvadori/"X," Peter Lindner/...

Page 117 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, October 2014

Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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Nigel Roebuck

The Ecclestone saga, modern F1’s banality, Foyt at Brands Hatch When the announcement was made that Bernie Ecclestone was indeed to face bribery charges in the German court, it’s fair to say that in the paddock there was a measure of surprise, for, Bernie being Bernie, the widespread assumption had been that it wouldn’t come to that, that he would manage to sidestep this potential threat to his...

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Peter Bolton

Peter Bolton, the former Le Mans racer and a BRDC life member, died in late August at the age of 88. Bolton raced at Le Mans 10 times in the late 1950s and early 1960s for AC and Triumph, and also competed on the Monte Carlo Rally. He was famous for driving an AC Cobra coupé at 185mph on the new M1 in June 1964, when, along with Jack Sears, he was testing the car before Le Mans. Having served in...

Page 52 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 2014

Historic racing

Donington Festival growsMotor Sport Trophy a key cog in the 2014 line-up | by Paul Lawrence The 2014 Donington Historic Festival will be the biggest such event yet, with racing on each of its three days from May 3-5. The line-up spans more than 60 years of racing, starting with the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy for pre-war sports cars. A full grid from the 1920s and 1930s is anticipated,...

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

'Other' Austin F1 race blooms A grid of 30 1966-83 Formula 1 cars from the Historic Grand Prix group proved a popular support to the revival of the United States GP at the Circuit of the Americas in November. The 10-lap HGP event was won by former Formula Atlantic star Dan Marvin aboard Phil and Kathy Reilly's 1974 Brabham BT44. Marvin qualified fourth, took the lead on lap four, and pulled away...

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The Maranello concessions racing team

At the 1958 London Motor Show newly crowned world champion driver Mike Hawthorn tried to launch his Tourist Trophy Garage business in Farnham, Surey, as Ferrari's UK importer, selling two cars, one a heather-grey 250GT to Tommy Sopwith. Both Sopwith and his friend, Colonel RJ 'Ronnie' Hoare, ran Ford main dealerships and both used Mercedes-Benz 300SLs. The Colonel's roadster was a horror and...

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THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY

An Interesting Experiment OULTON PARK, May 1st. AFTER some rather uninspiring years at Goodwood, the T.T. moved to the pleasant parkland circuit at Oulton Park for this year's race, and was organised by the B.A.R.C. for the R.A.C., with the co-operation of the Cheshire Car Circuit Ltd., and financed by the Senior Service cigarette company. Somehow, the idea of a T.T. race on anything other than a...

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