Articles tagged JOHNNY BRISE

Page 84 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, February 2004

Stadium rock

Pete Tucker was one of the very first stars as stock car racing took a hold in fifties Britain. He recalls the lifestyle with Richard Barnett In 1954 Juan Manuel Fangio was thrilling grand prix-goers on his way to another world championship, but in race stadiums around the United Kingdom another form of motorsport was being established. That same year British stock car racing was born, and was...

Page 30 of August 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1972

Around and About

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneJohn Player, The British Grand Prix and Lotus The tobacco firm of John Player & Sons of Nottingham have been one of the, if not the, best sponsor Formula One racing has ever known. They were the first of the major sponsors to start subsidising Grand Prix racing when the fuel companies clipped their wings, and their colourful Gold Leaf colours were to he...

Page 36 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 2000

Johnny Brise: The guiding light who slowly faded away

Johnny Brise won the world stockcar finals in 1956, '59 and '60, a feat unmatched at the time.The builder's son had set himself up as a pig farmer, but his exploits at the wheel made him a big name. In at the start of stockcar racing in the UK, he had a reputation as a stylish performer and innovator, forever seeking ways to improve his cars. He quit in '61 and switched to another emergent sport...

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