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Page 75 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, February 1996

Kenneth Neve, OBE

Sadly, the entire vintage motoring world is mourning the death, after a long illness, of Kenneth Neve, OBE, at the age of 84. He was a highly successful and popular personality, both in business and in his pastime of rebuilding and running older motor-cars, which was a full-time relaxation. Educated at Tonbridge School and then apprenticed to Vickers-Armstrong, Neve spent his entire business life...

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Bathed in nostalgia

This year's Spa Six Hours allowed those present to immerse themselves in some fine historic racing By Marcus Pye Hallowed Francorchamps, home of motor racing in Belgium since 1924, is somewhere everybody aspires to race. Hewn into the forests of the Ardennes, in the French-speaking Wallonia region, today’s circuit is one of the world’s favourites. It is truly a lap of the gods, even if downforce-...

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Rock hard

Manfred Winkelhock never backed off in life or in racing. Adam Cooper recalls a true charger The appearance of 'M Winkelhock' at the top of the timing screens caught the eye in Monaco — but then it all went wrong. The yellow car arrived at Ste Devote out of shape and slid into the tyre barrier with a thump. The driver clambered out, frustrated at wasting his chance to hold on to pole position. It...

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Fabulous Fourth Goodwood

It's now the greatest historic meeting of all, says Alan Cox - but can Lord March's team keep it up? The fourth Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be yet another outstanding success for both competitors and the public, with Lord March and his small team expanding on the format established in previous years to such effect that the official paying attendance was quoted as 86,000 over the three...

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A bit behind the times

by Kenneth Neve. I76pp. 81/4" 51/4". (Grenville Publishing Co, Standard House, Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4DA. £7.95 plus 55p UK postage) How could any vintage-car enthusiast not read this charming little book? The formation and activities of the VSCC are already well-documented, of course, for Peter Hull wrote its history many years ago, and to celebrate its Jubilee it published its own...

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Sommer time in Sweden

Sir, Thank you for your article on Raymond Sommer. Truly, he was a very great driver. Though he wanted to be an independent, he drove as if he always had works-prepared cars and plenty of spare parts. Sommer raced twice in my country — on the frozen Lake Vallentuna in 1947 in his Maserati, and on the Skarpnäck airfield in '48 in a Ferrari. In both races, he left the opposition for dead, and drove...

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BRM's last front-runner

The small, slightly stooped, white-haired Frenchman has a distant look in his eyes, almost three decades later, but smiles at the memory. "I remember that although that was one of the longest grands prix, to me it felt like quarter of an hour, because I was concentrating to hard. It was quite difficult for me to be in front, and two or three times I risked my car overtaking people." Parnell: "I...

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The Speed Merchant of Venice

The saloon car driver of the '80s has something to prove in the '90s. Can Roberto Ravaglia meet the challenge of the BTCC head on? Paul Fearnley talks to the only man ever to be officially crowned the World Touring Car Champion Roberto Ravaglia collects touring car titles like Rupert Murdoch does media outlets. In the second half of the 1980s the Venetian was the undisputed saloon car king,...

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