Articles tagged John Turner

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Tragedy mars VSCC event

VSCC racer Garry Whyte died and two other drivers were hospitalised as a result of two separate accidents during the club’s annual Spring Start meeting at Silverstone. Whyte was running second in Saturday’s Vintage Racing Car event when he rolled his 1921 GN Gnome at Brooklands corner. Suffering from serious head injuries, he was transferred to hospital by air ambulance but never regained...

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Sportscar Survey

The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World Championship for Makes, taking the title for the first time in their history. For the small crowd that witnessed the Austrian event however, it won't be the Italian conquest that sticks in their minds, but the...

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Three Formula 2 races

Zeltweg Airfield, Austria ON September 18th the Austrian motor-sporting public had a great day, for they were able to see World Champion Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss in action with F.2 cars on the short aerodrome circuit at Zeltweg. Brabham was naturally driving a Cooper-Climax and Moss had the R. R. C. Walker Porsche single-seater, while against these two were Hermann and Barth with factory...

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Marshall's Firenza

Marshall's Firenza A study of one of the most successful Special Saloons in British club racing IF ONE were to sit down and analyse the reason for the changing image of Vauxhall Motors over the last few years, three predominant motor racing factors would emerge: Bill Blydenstein, Gerry Marshall and the racing Firenza which Blydenstein prepares and Marshall drives with such spectacular verve in...

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Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

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Tuning topics

This month we are looking at a broader range of specialist news than normal, mainly as a result of the usual loss in feature pages which affects any motor sporting magazine at this time of the year. Certainly I achieved one ambition that not many motoring journalists even want to think about, namely driving a tuned rallying Skoda around Silverstone! The occasion was the International Car Test Day...

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Alfa Romeo takes Championship Lead

AFTER THE relatively new, modern autodromes of Mugello and Dijon, the stage scenery for the fourth and fifth rounds of the World Championship for Makes was changed to two long-established, classic circuits: Monza and Spa. Both are steeped in tradition, having an ambience that the new tracks can hardly hope to have attained yet, and both are very, very fast, even though there is now a permanent,...

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Lambda masterwork

A one-model book, as distinct from a one-make book, which covers every conceivable aspect of the Lancia Lambda is the truly all-embracing Capolavoro by Bill Jamieson, edited by John Turner. Its 230 pages describe and illustrate this desirable Lancia model in all its series and guises, from 1922 to '31. Racing and rallies are not neglected and Lambdas are seen posing with beautiful ladies for...

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High-tech Saab 9000 in the luxury class

ROAD IMPRESSIONS High-tech Saab 9000 in the luxury class MEASURED against the activity in the small and medium size car sectors in the past five years, the large-car class has been a fairly neglected area. Most of the running has come from Audi, the new 200 Turbo and Quattro models establishing a benchmark for high performance with comparable handling, but in the summer Saab took the wraps off...

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Goodwood revival

John Surtees' magnificent drive in David Piper's Ferrari 250LM looked decisive in the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration, highlight of the third Goodwood Revival Meeting, until the green prototype was delayed in the pits. 1988 Indycar champion Danny Sullivan duly swept Robert Sarrailh's Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, started by Steve Hitchins, through to victory over Surtees/Piper, the Jaguar E-type of...

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