Articles tagged Jim Russell

Page 40 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1956

Pictorial Review

B.A.R.C. Goodwood International, Grand Prix de Monaco, "Daily Express" Silverstone International, Bugatti O.C. Prescott, West Essex C.C. Snetterton, B.R.S.C.C. Crystal Palace, Maidstone & Mid Kent M.C. Silverstone Top: The Hawthorn/Chapman battle at Goodwood thrilled the spectators on Whit-Monday. Here Hawthorn's Lotus-Climax takes Chapman's sister car on the inside coming into Madgwick...

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Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Bricking it at Club Corner

It just isn’t sensible to leave brick-built walls lying around in the middle of a motor race circuit. As Molesworth would have put it “…as everbody kno”. But the self-evident hazards of such an exercise were regarded as A Good Idea back in 1952 when the Club Corner chicane was introduced at Goodwood, to slow and deflect race traffic away from a trajectory which had seen them drifting round the...

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In brief

* Timeless rockers Status Quo will play an outdoor concert on the opening day of the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on Friday June 13. The seventh running of the three-day event will celebrate Italian marques, including Maserati and Ferrari. The main action will again be on the 1.2-mile speed event course in the grounds of the Cheshire castle. * Kirkistown will host its first race for front-...

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Jim Russell wins wet British Empire Trophy Race

The British Empire Trophy, one of Britain's oldest races has been held yearly except for the war years since 1932, but has seldom proved a racing or commercial success. The latest in the series, held as a F2 race on Saturday, April 11th, did little to disprove this reputation. The first Empire Trophy race was won by John Cobb in the 10-1/2-litre Delage on the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 126.36 m....

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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Book Reviews

"John Cooper - Grand Prix Carpet-Bagger" by John Cooper with John Bentley. 230 pp. 9 1/2" x 7" (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £5.95.) We have had books about the Cooper racing cars and their evolution, from that first ingenious Cooper 500 using front and rear-ends devised from Fiat Topolino front suspension units, and about the mercurial John Cooper, son of a...

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Matters of Moment

Bravo Britain! The 1955 motor-racing season ended with two achievements over which Britain is perfectly justified in blowing her own trumpet. We refer to the outright victory of 23-year-old C. A. S. Brooks in a Connaught against the works Maseratis at Syracuse, and the capture of International Class c records at Montlhèry, including the coveted " hour,"by a Cooper-Climax running on pump fuel. At...

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Legends British GP 1955

The 2002 Formula One season may have been largely desultory, for many reasons, but for me it had its moments. Take Monza. I as good as knew that I was boarding yet another flight to witness yet another Ferrari victory, but John Prescott will be on nodding terms with his mother tongue before Monza loses its appeal for me. Denis Jenkinson always said that if he were allowed to attend only one race...

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Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneWhat's happening in Formula Ford Formula Ford, the category of racing Introduced in 1967, continues to go from strength to strength and, if the early season races are anything to go by, 1972 could be the best year ever for these 1,600-c.c. skinny wheeled single-seaters. This season there are umpteen FF championships but the one everyone wants to win is that...

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