Articles tagged Jean Bloxam

Page 50 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1956

Bank Holiday racing at the Crystal Palace

JK Hall (Lotus-Climax) wins August Trophy Race. GA Naylor's 1934 Lagonda Rapier wins two races. The BARC was fortunate on August Bank Holiday, because torrential rain in the morning ceased in time for the afternoon programme of racing which they organised at the Crystal Palace for the LCC. Feature of the:afternoon was the August Trophy Race for 1,100-cc sports cars without superchargers, run in...

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And that reminds me...

Even tiny Jersey has its racing heritage - and heroes Growing up in Jersey with its 40mph limit I was a little short of local heroes; but acclaimed Chevron racer Digby Martland lived there, as did Mike Salmon, who is married to ace 1950s Aston racer Jean Bloxam. Michael’s career was long and illustrious: his irst Le Mans was in 1962, his last in 1984 in the ferocious Group C Nimrod Aston. He then...

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The 23rd BARC 23rd Members' Meeting

The BARC staged its third Members' Sports-Car Race Meeting of 1956 at Goodwood last month. The races, contested in dull but dry weather, were not especially exciting, possibly because a new rule was in force whereby any driver who spun was disqualified. Only PH Ashdown (Lotus-Climax) suffered under this ruling, when he lost control at St Mary's Corner on the last lap of the third race. Another...

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B.A.R.C. Goodwood Easter Meeting

Hawthorn (V6 Ferrari) wins sensational International "100" Glover Trophy Race. Victory for Moss (Aston Martin DBR2) in Sussex Trophy Race. Lewis-Evans (Beart-Cooper) wins 500-c.c. event and Brabharn's Cooper vanquishes Lotus in F II Lavant Cup contest. Lap record set to 97.3 m.p.h. by Hawthorn's Ferrari and Moss' Cooper. In spite of icy weather crowds estimated at some 60,000 went to Goodwood on...

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Continental notes

Italy really did get itself into an unhappy state over real motor racing, but after the initial ban on all events on other than closed tracks, such as Monza, there are signs of common sense prevailing and normality returning. In Sicily things were quite healthy for the Siracusa race took place on the usual road circuit and the Targa Florio has been reinstated as a World Championship event, while...

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Jenks on...

An interesting sight at the Gran Premio Siracusa was to see a 26-year-old Italian girl driving a grand prix Maserati and not teetering round at the back of the field in an effeminate way, but having a real go "up with the boys". This was Maria-Teresa de Filippis from Naples and, although it was her first outing in Formula One, she showed she was not frightened of the car, getting it into full-...

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The Aston Martin O.C. Silverstone Meeting (July 23rd)

A heat-wave rendered the A.M.O.C. Silverstone Meeting a warm business, with sun-bronzed backs (female) and sports shirts (male) much in evidence. Apart from some excellent racing, which included the St. John Horsfall Trophy Race for Aston Martins and the David Brown Challenge Cup Relay Team Race, an added attraction was a display of well-kept vintage and thoroughbred cars. This comprised a nice...

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Les vingt - quatre heures du Mans

A review THERE is little point at this late stage after the Le Mans 24 hour race in giving a lap by lap or hour by hour detailed account of the event; it is sufficient to précis the major happenings between 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st and 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22nd, and then look more closely into the why's and wherefore's of the event. For the first two hours weather conditions were good and...

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Lady Competition Drivers

Concluding Our Series On Lady Drivers Patsy Burt probably vies with Jean Bloxam as the most successful post-war lady competition driver and at the time of our visit she was waxing indignant over a comment which appeared in a weekly motoring magazine intimating that post-war lady competition drivers have not proved as successful as their pre-war counterparts. Patsy Burt maintains that although 130...

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Tommy Sopwith Leads on Points in "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest

In ideal conditions the B.A.R.C. ran off its 19th Members' Meeting at Goodwood on June 18th. Tommy Sopwith, starting with a nil-score in the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy contest, soared into the lead by winning three races. Driving his Cooper-Climax neatly, he won two scratch races, the first from Mackenzie Low in the Elva by 25.2 Sec, at 78.54 m.p.h., with Liddell's Buckler-Climax...

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