Articles tagged Jim Stokes

Page 30 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1990

A Rarity

Last month brief mention was made of a demonstration run by 'Mike Sparken' in a Tipo 158/159 Alfa Romeo at the Vintage Sports Car Club's Silverstone meeting, and needless to say there was a lot more behind that simple statement of fact than was apparent. In the first place, unless my memory is playing me false, it was the first time an 'Alfetta' has been in action in Great Britain since 1951,...

Page 21 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1989

Letter to readers

Vans! Dear Reader, The first time I saw a racing car being unloaded from a van in the paddock for a Speed Trial, I was fascinated, because up to that time racing cars were things I had only seen in photographs, racing on circuits. It had never occurred to me to consider how the racing car got to the circuit. Vans with the name of a well-known tuning establishment, or racing driver, on the side...

Page 4 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 2000

Past winners flocked Monaco historic GP

No fewer than six Monaco Grand Prix-wining cars head a glittering entry for the second Grand Prix Historique, with Sir Stirling Moss reunited with Maserati 250F '2522' in which he triumphed in 1956, for an event which is guaranteed to bring the hallowed streets of Monte Carlo alive on May 27-28. Many other machines which shaped the history of the principality's famous race are coming from around...

Page 36 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 2006

Full-frontal assault

Lancia-Ferrari D50 and Vanwall VW7: two icons from the end of F1's front-engined era. Simon Taylor gets a thrill and charts their history Side by side in the pitlane at Donington Park these virtual contemporaries look so different. One is tall, flowing, almost bloated. And proudly green. The other is low, tight, delicate. And unashamedly red. Shorn of their sponsors' shrieking schemes, every...

Page 70 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, March 1990

Project J5

Project J5 Sir, DSJ asks to what purpose is J5 being built (Letter to Readers, February 1989). J5 is being built just for the hell of it; the specification was laid down in early 1955 and what is being built now is not a Connaught but a car to that specification. The spec. was known as J5 so we call our car J5. It is being built for no other purpose than to give the people concerned interest,...

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