Articles tagged John Clarke

Page 66 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1977

Formula Two review

After three rounds in what looks like being a tough year of Formula Two, there have been three different winners, in three different makes of car and using three different types of engine. The European championship was predictably being led by the little Frenchman Rene Arnoux in his Martini Renault but a number of very promising young newcomers to the FIA championship have emerged. These drivers...

Page 84 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, June 1973

Notes on the new cars at Barcelona

In the aftermath of Jo Siffert's tragic accident at Brands Hatch in 1971 came a resolution to make Grand Prix cars safer against fire risk, particularly in the case of side impacts. This culminated in regulations being drawn up by the CSI which were to finally come into effect at the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix. The regulations required deformable side structures and the text of the actual rules was...

Page 13 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 1943


Aston lore The article by F. W. Ellis on the pre-Bertelli Aston-Martins, which we published in the May issue, has brought forth some additional very interesting facts, by no less an authoritative motoring historian than Laurence Pomeroy himself. It seems that the side-valve Aston-Martin engine and also the rare single o.h.c. 16-valve engine were both designed by a Mr. Watson, who had formerly...

Page 47 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, February 1986

The sports-model Altas

Alta, the product of keen engineering fettler Geoffrey Taylor, is a comparatively neglected sports-car. Even books devoted expressly to sports cars either omit it or give it very little space. Yet this admittedly small-production British make not only made a number of successful competition apearances but Alta engines were used by British racing teams of the calibre of HWM and Connaught. It is....

Page 66 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 2011

Return of the Marlboro Man

He was the chain-smoking, Stetson-wearing little Italian at Frank Williams’ team in 1974. But when we reunited Arturo Merzario with the Iso-Marlboro, the fags were just for show… By Damien Smith The man in the cowboy hat pushes open the café door. The few people tucking in to breakfast stop, forks poised, mouths open. The tiny, wiry figure is wearing pale blue overalls and race boots, and there’s...

Page 41 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1971

The Frazer Nash "Patience"

Sir, I am astonished that no knowledgeable expert has provided the correct story of the Frazer Nash "Patience" let alone Motor Sport itself, the highest Church of Vintage/Historic/Veteran religion. I feel I must do my best from sheer memory. "Patience" was a 1926 Nash, acquired in the early 30s by one John Clarke who modified, developed, did the work and named her. She had a crash, resulting in...

Page 14 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1941

Letters from readers

Sir, Just home on leave, so I took the opportunity of securing a copy of MOTOR SPORT and noticed your paragraph in "Rumblings" re the demand for hosts. If anybody cares to drop me a line I would be extremely pleased. We might even arrange a meeting somewhere over suitable refreshment. As you can see, I am now stationed in the lovely old trials country, and my particular job is driving a cross-...

Page 24 of April 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1975

Before We Lose Track

The cars of Frank Williams are as varied and elusive as Frank himself, his entries in Formula One starting in 1969 with a Brabham BT26 and then moving on to the De Tomaso factory team, with Piers Courage as his driver. This period was followed by two seasons with March cars, with Henri Pescarolo and Carlos Pace, and backing from the French Motul oil company, and in 1972 his own long-awaited car,...


October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.



The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.


Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It