Articles tagged Jack

Page 107 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, May 2006

Simon Taylor's Notebook

Tony Southgate has gone from the 750 Motor Club to Formula One glory and Le Mans, and then back again The 750 Motor Club has always served as a nursery for budding designers. The first Lotus to race was Colin Chapman's Austin 7-based MkIII, which dominated the 750 Formula in 1951, and led to some of the most innovative and successful F1 cars of all time. Eric Broadley's first Lola was a homebuilt...

Page 4 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1990

Le Mans in Jeopardy!

Le Mans in Jeopardy! Most devastating news of the month came through as we were about to close for press that FISA has declared the Sarthe circuit at Le Mans unsafe and will not therefore be renewing its track licence when it expires at the end of December. As is well known FISA and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest have had their differences which saw the 24 Hour race last June exluded from the...

Page 56 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1996

Fabulous Fourth Goodwood

It's now the greatest historic meeting of all, says Alan Cox - but can Lord March's team keep it up? The fourth Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be yet another outstanding success for both competitors and the public, with Lord March and his small team expanding on the format established in previous years to such effect that the official paying attendance was quoted as 86,000 over the three...

Page 4 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, August 1994

The month in MOTOR SPORT

JUNE 22: Gerhard Berger signs an extension of his Ferrari contract, ensuring his place in the team for 1995. 22: F1 teams test at the revised Silverstone; Michael Schumacher is fastest. The circuit gets a favourable response from participants. 23: Renault launches the Clio Maxi, its rallying kit car (top). 26: Despite a quadruple roll during testing the previous week, Giampiero Simoni bags BTCC...

Page 67 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 1987

Cars In Books

From Another World — 1897-1917 by Anthony Eden (Allen Lane, 1976) we learn that the Earl of Avon's father took to motoring with style. He had two Benz cars, a limousine for use in the country and a smaller one with Brougham body in London; as an auxiliary at his fine country mansion, Windlestone, in County Durham, there was a Siddeley. All had bodies by Hooper, painted yellow as the family...

Page 22 of September 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1952

The Jackal Special

A Car well-known in Scottish Competition Events, described by its constructor, J. McCubbin My interest in "specials" was first aroused by reading of other people's efforts in Motor Sport and in 1938 I made my first attempt to produce such a car. I started off to help a friend who was working on the remains of a "Cup Model" Austin Seven. When we were about half-way through, we realised that there...

Page 16 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1999

...And mine

Sir, Having just read your article on Sir Jack and enjoyed it thoroughly, I thought I would let you know it was Sir Jack that started my love of motor sport, his was the first autobiography that I read. I have only met the great man at the Coys and Goodwood Festivals but have always managed to track him down for a quick chat. He has never ignored me or been too busy. I am just a racing fan but I...

Page 4 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, October 2002

Formula One stars celebrate at Revival

Damon Hill drove a 1962 BRM P578 at Goodwood to lead a special tribute to his late father. The Revival Meeting celebrated the 40th anniversary of Graham's first Formula One victory, scored in the 1962 Glover Trophy at Goodwood at the start of his world championship-winning season. After a handful of laps in the car, Damon confirmed his admiration for the drivers of the era. "You are very aware of...

Page 52 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1987

The Return of the 1914 TT Sunbeams

For the 600-mile, two-day 1914 Isle of Man TT, Louis Coatalen entered three twin-cam 3,295cc Sunbeams, which bore a close resemblance to the previous year's Coupe de L'Auto Peugeots, and nominated the Guinness brothers and Dario Resta as the drivers. A spare car was also taken. At the end of the first day's racing Resta had retired with big-end failure but the other Sunbeams were first and second...

Page 6 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 2004

Letters from readers

Life in the fast lanes Sir, Mike Plant's letter about Masten Gregory in the May issue tweaked a forgotten memory. In the early 1960s, one of my drinking companions in our 'local' at Kingston-upon-Thames was Phil Brooks, an unseen and little-known director of Cooper Car Co. He told me that when Gregory signed up with Cooper for the 1959 season, John Cooper murmured about life insurance. "Hell, man...

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