Articles tagged Johnny Claes

Page 17 of January 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1954

Racing-Car Transports

Key to pictures on page 28 (1) European Ambassador. — The best-known English racing van on the Continent must surely be the much-travelled H.W.M. team's green A.E.C. Specially built and given to John Heath by an appreciative enthusiast, it carries the three H.W.M. racing cars and all the equipment the length and breadth of Europe. (2) Personal Transport. — Louis Rosier uses this large blue...

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1952 German Grand Prix race report: Ascari sails to victory

Alberto Ascari takes third successive win for Ferrari One interesting point about the Nurburgring is its excellent concrete Paddock, with lock-up garages around the sides and the majority of teams take advantage of this, consequently there is always much of mechanical interest to be seen during the practice periods. Photo: Motorsport Images Of the three works Ferraris, Ascari and Taruffi were...

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I was interested in the article "And All That Jazz" by M.L. I hope he won't mind if I correct him on two points; the band led by Johnny Claes was known as the Clae Pigeons and I was amused to see the late Buddy Featherstonehaugh described as a jazz singer. Actually, he was a fine tenor sax player in the Coleman Hawkins tradition and one of the best outside the USA. He also played alto and...

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Looking back with Paul Frere

Just occasionally, to keep a sense of perspective over the subject about which they are writing, motoring journalists try their hand at active motor ,racing. Some in recent years have achieved a fair degree of prowess in saloon car racing categories (including one of our number at Standard House) while others have contented themselves to "dip their feet" from time to time, usually retiring a...

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Continental racing season

By the Motor Sport  Continental Correspondent Travelling around the Continent during the racing season one naturally sees many interesting things and, likewise, at the races there is always plenty to see. Much of this goes to making up the race report but, even so, a great deal has to be left out due to space limitations, and lots more cannot be printed at the time for fear of evoking the wrath...

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Lunch with... David Piper

He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...

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Obituary – Paul Frère

Paul Frère, who has died aged 91, was the most accomplished journalist racing driver since Sammy Davis. As well as technical writing and road and track testing, Frère was a Grand Prix driver and eight-time Le Mans entrant, culminating in a win at the French classic in 1960 with Olivier Gendebien. Alfred Neubauer invited him into the 1954 Mercedes Le Mans squad (the car was not ready in time),...

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Lunch with Paddy Hopkirk

The PM, Brucie, The Beatles… They all wanted to know this Belfast boy after his Mini win in Monte Carlo. But that was just one of his many successes In the UK at least, the frenzy surrounding Lewis Hamilton’s World Championship win last November spread far beyond Formula 1’s normal audience, and for a few days his name was on the lips of politicians, comedians, media pundits, even the priest on...

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San Remo

Just along the cost from Monte Carlo lies Italy's rival to racing's most famous street circuit. David Malsher drives it, is bowled over by it - and explains why it went bust Without question, Italy has a rare magic. Motor Sport's venture to San Remo is the second half of a trip that started so disastrously we have spent the past two days playing catch-up. The evening before we were due to head...

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Lancia Aurelia

Far more than just an elegant tourer, the B20 GT defines an era when the Italian marque was known for groundbreaking engineering and superior build quality By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons Time was when Lancia had its own unique style and disdained convention. Its cars were often inordinately beautiful or, at the very least, resonantly elegant in their thinking. None more so...



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