Articles tagged Jim Mayers

Page 78 of July 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 2008

Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

Page 14 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1955

The Ulster Tourist Trophy

A Hard-Fought Victory for Mercedes-Benz  Belfast, September 17th. For the first time the Ulster T.T. became a straightforward, simple race, in which the first car to cover 84 laps of the Dundrod circuit would be adjudged the winner of the Tourist Trophy, presented by the R.A.C. In the past, complicated handicapping systems have invariably resulted in lack of public interest as well as lack of...

Page 43 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1986

Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

Page 111 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, February 2005

Talk Curve - Historic motorsport insight - Twenty-year itch

Winning the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy was a dream for Tony Seber, writes Paul Lawrence The Seber family's racing Wolsley Hornets have long been renowned for their performances at VSCC events. And to top it all Tony Seber has now achieved the major coup of collecting the club's Motor Sport Trophy. This is awarded annually for the most successful pre-war car during the season....

Page 14 of February 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1952

Rumblings

Preparations As the new season of racing comes nearer plans and preparations conceived during the winter come closer to fruition. Naturally, in view of the emphasis on Formula II and the splendid showing of the HWM team in this field last year, as described in the September issue of Motor Sport, eyes turn to Walton-On-Thames, where John Heath is well advanced with the 1952 HWM Formula II cars....

Page 117 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, March 2005

Simon TayIor's Notebook

Historic cars look best on a historic circuit. This June, the Ulster AC will recreate the wild days of the TT at Dundrod Historic motorsport is about bringing the past into the present. It's how we can see great cars, not in faded photographs or dusty museums, but doing what they were built to do. But if you didn't witness them in action first time round, you may never get the full picture. The...

Page 28 of October 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1957

Innes Ireland Wins 1957 "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy

WHEN Innes Ireland took his Lotus-Climax to Goodwood on the last day of August for the third B.A.R.C. Members' Sports-Car Meeting of the season, he led the annual Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest by 16 points, to 10 points each scored by Foster and Page, nine by Bristow and eight each by Greene and Charles. In his first race Innes spun at the first corner and was disqualified,...

Page 67 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 2010

Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

Page 12 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1952

HWM wins the "Daily Express" International Trophy

Record crowd sees a very full programme at Silverstone. Lewis-Evans (Cooper) beats Brown and Moss in 500-cc race. Type C and Mk VII Jaguars take Production Car Honours. New 89.29 mph Lap-Record by Fischer's 4-cylinder Ferrari. Hawthorn's misfortune in the final Britain responded warmly to Formula II racing when the BRDC organised the International Trophy Race Meeting for the Daily Express at...

Page 14 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1951

ALLARD BEATS THE FIELD

The Hants and lierks NI.C. and Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Versatility Trial will start front Castle Combe on April 21st (scrutineering at 9 aatt,) and finish in the Marlborough area. It is open to Hants & lIerks, Bristol, S.1 7.N.B.A.C., 750, W. Hants &. Dorset, V.S.C.C., N.W. London M.C., and Sonthsea members, and entries close lira post on April 14th, at et per car, teams 15s. Cars will...

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