Articles tagged Jimmy Brown

Page 22 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, April 1989

Under scrutiny; Silverstone Circuits Ltd.

"The spectator comes first" Not so long ago, Silverstone Circuits had an unenviable reputation as the complacency capital of British motorsport. Our sister publication Motoring News received so many bad vibrations at the 1987 Shell Oils British Grand Prix that it initiated a reader survey, the results of which appeared shortly after. The findings contained some unfavourable comments which led to...

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Club Stakes

A controversial deal and the resultant membership backlash has broken friendships and split the British Racing Drivers' Club. The fate of the recently announced joint venture between Silverstone Group and TWR Group, to form Silverstone Motor Group, hangs in the balance. It is a very lop-sided balance at present, and a decidedly thin thread by which the situation is suspended. Quite possibly the...

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Continental Notes

It now looks as though there is more than meets the eye in the "manoeuvrings" to get the German GP away from the Nurburgring. One "ministry man" involved with the Constructors Associations is clutching on to a fading document said to be "signed by all the F1 drivers" in which they unanimously agreed not to race at the Nurburgring in 1977. This was signed by those in action at the time at Monaco...

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The British Racing Drivers' Club

A tribute to the owners of Silverstone Circuit in their Golden Jubilee Year This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the British Racing Drivers Club, that most prestigious and exclusive of motor clubs, whose modern history is inseparably intertwined with that of Silverstone, Britain's fastest motor racing circuit, owned by the Club. The BRDC is one club to which enthusiasm and the money for a...

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Webb Sight

Brands Hatch thrived under racing's great promoter, John Webb. He talks to Simon Taylor John Webb was one of the great motorsport visionaries. For 25 years, from 1964 to '89, he ruled Brands Hatch, grew the circuit into the most successful in the country, and went on to add Mallory Park, Snetterton and OuIton Park to his portfolio. He was determinedly commercial, consistently creative and...

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Farewell to a modest man

After 27 years as President of the British Racing Drivers' Club, the Hon. Gerald Lascelles is heading for Bergerac, snooker and his 4,000 jazz records These days motorsport is big business dominated by the need for maximum publicity, yet behind the scenes the quiet men still lurk to whom the satisfaction of a job well done far outweighs the volume of any tone others might pursue when blowing...

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Empire Trophy asides

The public at Brooklands used to complain of the closely-spaced, high, spiked iron railings through which they had to peer. But at least large dogs were unable to get through the bars onto the Track. * * * * * If you want to know the dog's name, ask Jimmy Brown what he called it. It bit a marshal but the Silverstone Track Manager was undaunted and carried the errant animal to the security of his...

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Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

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Lunch with Ian Phillips

Messenger boy, writer, editor, circuit boss, charity director, team manager, sponsorship hunter... meet a man of many partsWriter: Simon Taylor | Photographer: Charles Best Something a bit different this month. The subject of this ‘Lunch With…’ is hardly a household name: indeed many motor sport enthusiasts may never have heard of Ian Phillips. Yet he has been a motor racing insider for more than...


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