Articles tagged Jimmy Stewart

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The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race ADENAU, August 30th. TO bring themselves in line with Italy and France in holding classic sports-car events the Germans organised a race over 44 laps of the 22-kilometre Nurburgring, the intention being to provide a gruelling race that would stand alongside the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. To anyone familiar with the Nurburgring there was no doubt at all that 1,...

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Rumblings

The Three Graces The introduction of a new model by Ford is always a notable event, with the tradition of the model-A's historic release at Holland Park skating-rink as a powerful shadow. On February 20th we went over ice, literally, to see the new Consuls, Zephyr and Zodiac on ice, metaphorically, at Harringay Arena. In introducing these three new Fords, Sir Patrick Hennesy said a few words to...

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The D-type cast

D-type voices Jaguar sports car successes put Britain on the international racing map. In the early 1950s, a time when its GP teams were still falling short, the D-type forced home the Coventry firm's pre-eminence by securing a Le Mans hat trick before Vanwall ended Britain's championship F1 wait at Aintree in 1957. Paul Parker speaks to several key players in the D-type's incredible story Sir...

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Easter At Goodwood

The Bank Holiday Meeting of the B.A.R.C. promised to be a first-class occasion but, although it was held in sunshine before a record crowd of 55,000, it fell short of that promise. Alberto Ascari and Baron de Graffenried failed to appear, there were many non-starters, and the big race of the day, over 21 laps, had five finishers, only four of whom completed the full distance, while the result was...

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Lunch with… Norman Dewis

During 33 years and more than a quarter of a million 100mph miles, Norman Dewis was a dedicated team player who helped make Jaguar great By Simon Taylor Marque loyalty is an old-fashioned concept these days. A driver will swap seats after a season or two, a designer will change teams, an engineer or technician will quietly ask around to tease out available opportunities. Everyone's looking to...

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Modern Times

Predictability is the enemy of goodmotor racing. That's because it's meant to be a sport, not an art. If you go to an RSC production of Othello, you know the plot: the pleasure is in the interpretation of a familiar text. When the LSO performs Also Sprach Zarathustra, you don't want to be surprised by a note that wasn't in Richard Strauss' score. In a copy of The Waste Land, you would regard a...

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Ecurie Ecosse

David Murray and the legendary Scottish motor racing team Eric Dymock It’s a little poignant to be reviewing this after hearing that one of EE’s characters, Jimmy Stewart, had died, but this absorbing account of the blue cars gives his abilities full credit. Dymock is ideally placed, because he knew most of the players and edited the team magazine. When he says “Ian Stewart was every bit Stirling...

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Double Scotch

In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing teams don't usually inspire loyalties outside their own country, for obvious reasons. But the tale of Ecurie Ecosse, proudly Scottish from beginning to end, is one which inspired support right across...

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Privateer on Parade

Such was Bob Gerard's talent that he could take on post-war works GP teams in ancient ERA. Bill Boddy remembers him. Frederick Robert Gerard - Bob to the motor racing world - was born in the year of the ghastly First World War, on January 19, 1914 to be precise, in Leicester. He grew up amongst a family who favoured Riley cars. In later years Gerard ran a road haulage and truck engineering...

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The B.R.D.C. Silverstone International Trophy Meeting

Silverstone, May 2nd. The B.R.D.C.'s "Festival of Speed" has become an important fixture for many British spectators, who enjoy a full day's programme for modest admission charges. This year over 100,000 flocked to Silverstone, not, as on the Continent, in carefree fashion to drink in the sun at outdoor tables as the racing cars were driven through colourful streets, but in pouring rain to a...

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