Articles tagged John Taylor

Page 57 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1963

Mallory Park (April 15th)

Despite running a Brands Hatch Meeting on the same day, the B.R. & S.C.C.'s National British Mallory Park race meeting produced a good entry with the exception of the Formula Junior race, which had only eight contestants. The main attraction of the nine-race programme was the 20-lap Formule Libre race, won by Tony Marsh's 2 1/2-litre B.R.M. from John Taylor's 1 1/2-litre Cooper-Ford and Brian...

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Diary: My month in racing

Officially honoured as the 'Southern Most in Love with Chevrons', Pye evokes memories of a B21/B19 and drives a B8. And he looks back on a sub-40-second F1 lap Malllory Park: Half a century of car racing at Leicester's 'friendly circuit' was chronicled in this tome before it joyously returned to green, and for everybody who has visited – as spectator, compeitior, official or humble scribe – this...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

Dirty HurryLydden Hill, February 22: European Rallycross drivers gather for pre-season testing Lydden Circuit presents a Festival of Motor Sport: racing cars, bangers, karts and rallycross." I have the programme still, dated May 31, 1976. It was one of my earliest trips to Lydden — and the venue hasn't greatly changed during the subsequent 37 years. Back then the paddock was packed with Commer...

Page 60 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, February 1979

Ford Competition Plans

For years Ford have held a January conference at which they tell an often amazed audience about their competition plans for the coming season. Of late this has really slid down into a parochial British affair of more benefit to the specialist rallying journalist than the media at large. For us at Motor Sport it has always been interesting to be able to talk to the Ford personnel at these...

Page 63 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, April 1979

Rally review

Swedish Rally Scandinavian winters being what they are, long and cold, it's almost inconceivable that February's Swedish Rally should have taken place on anything but roads plentifully covered by ice and snow. Sweden becomes white for months every winter, and remembering that the Monte-Carlo Rally has snow only on some parts of its route, the Swedish Rally is the only event in the World...

Page 32 of May 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1978

Around and about

The GP Opel conclusion Last month we published pictorial proof that Opel I, described in Motor Sport for September 1977, and owned by Noel Mavrogordato, is the car which finished 10th in the 1914 French Grand Prix, driven by Carl Jorns and which came to Brooklands as Opel II, entered by Capt. A. G. Miller. Since then I have turned up some engine and chassis numbers for these cars, as declared...

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Matters of moment

Showtime soliloquy The International Motor Show at Earls Court, just concluded, lived up to its name, with sparkling new cars from Great Britain, France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, America, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Russia. In a Way it was historic, apart from the exhibits from Beaulieu's National Motor Museum and others, because it was the last SMMT...

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Tale of two Taylors

Sir, For several years now I have been researching the life and times of the late John Taylor, who perished in the 1966 German Grand Prix. I have been working in close collaboration with John’s widow Mrs Irene Peutrill, who has very kindly loaned me John’s extensive archive of scrapbook cuttings, photos and motor racing memorabilia. For the record, John was a very successful ’60s privateer racer...

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Embassy Rallycross

International Rallycross came to Lydden Hill last month with the British round of the Embassy European Championship, now ending its first successful season on the calendar. A strong contingent of Fords and British Leyland cars turned out to do battle in the dusty conditions which prevailed at the Kent circuit, but Austrian autocross exponent Franz Wurz (above) came out on top with his Porsche...

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Reflections on the Dutch Grand Prix

ONE of the best things in the Dutch G.P. was to see Brabham and Hulme working together, to fend off the attacks of Jim Clark, not for the benefit of any individual but for the good of the Brabham team. In this age of "Driver Racing" rather than "Motor Racing," where the lay enthusiast puts all the emphasis-on the man and none on the machine, there has been little encouragement for drivers in the...



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