Articles tagged James

Page 18, January 1967

Vintage Postbag

Twin o.h.c. Sir, May I be allowed to correct Mr. Anthony Blight's totally erroneous remark that " in 1930 twin overhead camshafts were a barbaric necessity . . . and wholly unsuitable for commercial production." Three cars come immediately to mind which used twin overhead camshafts in this period and which could certainly not be described as " mechanical abortions "; the " 1750 " Alfa Romeo, the...

Page 127, October 2014

Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

A day in the country Among the green fields of Hertfordshire there’s a little farm with a fine harvest on show I had meant to stop in at DK Engineering for ages, but here’s a funny thing about a top Ferrari shop – it’s always so packed with high-end machinery that if that Testa Rossa you meant to have a squint at has moved out, there will be an interesting 750 Monza or 250TdF in its place. Kind...

Page 110, February 2014

The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

Page 114, August 2007

Racing beats rain

Beautiful cars and good racing shone through at Brands as dreadful weather failed to spoil an exciting new fixture on the historic racing calendar. Paul Lawrence reports The British Bank Holiday weather did its best to wreck the Masters weekend on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, but some great cars and an encouraging crowd proved that the concept is most definitely right. On track, Richard Meins...

Page 111, August 2006

Marcus Pye

Visiting his friends in the North gives Marcus a preview of a historic Lotus rebuild and a tense few minutes at the helm of a pre-war V12 behemoth Northumberland: The chance to talk cars with connoisseurs is always to be seized, particularly over a convivial lunch in one of Britain’s most beautiful regions. Nick Rossi and Peter Golding have been pals since schooldays spent whizzing round in T-...

Page 25, June 2008

Obituaries

David Leslie David Leslie was an up-and-coming single-seater driver who dominated the Formula Ford 2000 and Atlantic races I watched as a child. He was a sports car and touring car front-liner during my early days as a race reporter. And, in recent years, he was a fellow journalist and dinner companion. Yet my abiding memory of Leslie, who died in a plane crash along with Richard Lloyd (right)...

Page 91, April 2006

Pace notes

Your guide to what’s coming up Life begins at 40 for HSCC Donington Park: HSCC April 2 The scene is set for a memorable 40th anniversary season of racing for the Historic Sports Car Club, which kicks off at Donington Park. Full or near-to-full grids are expected for all nine races on the programme, as the new-look pits and paddock are used for the first time. The meeting will include the opening...

Page 114, October 2004

The season deciders

Race meetings at Mallory Park and Silverstone in October will bring the curtain down on what has quite possibly been the best season ever for the Historic Sports Car Club. The 2004 season has been marked by tremendous racing from huge grids across all the club's championships, set within a sporting atmosphere amongst drivers who relish the chance to race cars spanning three decades. Both the...

Page 53, March 1980

The wartime diaries of an RFC Officer

(Continued from the February issue)  The summer of 1916 saw our aristocratic young Guards Officer, seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, whom I shall identify as X, as keen on motoring as ever. Having tuned-up his 1914 Adler and having had a ride in a new Calthorpe light-car driven by a girl-friend, we find him starting off from Cambridgeshire at ten o'clock with two young ladies in the Adler and...

Page 76, April 2010

Lunch With... Derek Warwick

He never earned the Grand Prix wins he deserved, but the man once dubbed Britain’s next World Champion isn’t worried. He loves life just as it isBy Simon Taylor Twenty-five years ago Formula 1 drivers had already become, in their own eyes at least, pretty important people. Now they had motorhomes to hide in, and even a chat over a coffee had to be booked in advance via a stern PA, whose job it...

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