Articles tagged Joe Soap

Page 22 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1955

Continental Notes

The recent cancellation of the French Grand Prix and other races meant that there was something of a lull in Continental reporting, apart from some minor events, until a return was made to the homeland for the British Grand Prix. This break allowed the opportunity to journey to Stuttgart where a select little gathering took place amongst the heads of the racing department of Daimler-Benz, at...

Page 19 of May 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, May 1956

Continental Notes

Unforunately it is not very often that any of the big British manufacturers do anything in the competition world that I view with other than antipathy, for most of the efforts are usually so misdirected, but the entry by Rootes of two Sunbeam Rapiers in the Mille Miglia raises the eyebrows and opens the eyes. The remarks by Sir William Rootes about making some sort of effort to wave the British...

Page 22 of June 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1969

Continental Notes

The cancellation of the Belgian G.P. is still provoking much thought and comment, and having moved closer the issue is much clearer, though not officially. In Belgium, as in Germany, France, Spain and Great Britain there are rival factions trying to gain more power in the organisation of motor racing. To the motor-racing enthusiast who is not making money out of racing, but paying to watch, all...

Page 29 of April 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 2005

Jenks on...

Starting money, 1969 In general principle the idea of paying drivers and teams a certain sum of money to start in a race is fair enough. The financial arrangements used to be Individual, an organiser paying a team relative to the attraction value to the spectators. If he thought Graham Hill in a Lotus would attract a lot of paying spectators he would pay £1000, for example. If he thought Joe Soap...

Page 16 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1956

Continental notes

For many years now it has been a popular misconception that the top Grand Prix drivers handle their cars in impeccable fashion, always placing the wheels to within fractions of inches of the edge of the road, or skimming their hub caps past walls so close that it is difficult to see daylight between them. When a top Grand Prix driver is going fast yet in his own time, then this is fairly true and...

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