Articles tagged Judy

Page 82 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, December 2007

A life less ordinary

There was nothing conventional about the way American racer and Land Speed Record chaser Mickey Thompson lived – or died By Richard Heseltine In life, it was all too tricky to distinguish between the actual and the apocryphal. Mickey Thompson was manifestly a fame-chasing self-publicist, an egoist and a glory hound. He was able to pull the wool over the eyes of a credulous media and prise open...

Page 8 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, September 1993

Obituary Davey Allison

NASCAR racing was only just coming to terms with the loss of reigning champion, Alan Kulwicki, in an light 'plane accident in April, when Davey Allison, one of Kulwicki's main adversaries in last year's absorbing title contest, succumbed to injuries sustained when his helicopter crash-landed at Talladega. It was another cruel jolt to the American stock car fraternity as a whole, and a devastating...

Page 29 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1982

matters of moment

MATTERS OF MOMENT 1111 SHOWTIME SOLILOQUY Although less so than in Olympian and Earls Court times, the British Motor Show, which concluded recently in Birmingham, marks the near-close of another momentous motoring year. It has been a year that will long be remembered in general terms as well as in a motoring context. Nineteen-eighty-two saw the successful conclusion of a bloody war to regain...

Page 12 of October 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 2007

News in brief

The week-long Silver Fern Historic Rally in New Zealand will be run for the second time from October 16-23, 2008. The event will start in Christchurch and concentrate on gravel special stages in the Queenstown and Dunedin regions before finishing at Blenheim. The eight-day rally will focus on historic cars and cover much of the South Island in a route covering more than 700 stage miles. Michael...

Page 96 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, January 2006

UK v NZ in F5000 face-off

British F5000 drivers are all set to take on the Kiwis on their home turf with Revival Series races Seven Formula 5000 cars from Britain are currently en route to New Zealand to compete in the NZ F5000 Revival Series in January and February. Masterminded by Frank Lyons, the trip will take in races at Pukekohe (Auckland) and Ruapuna (Christchurch) as the UK drivers join around 15 locally-based...

Page 62 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, June 1993

A firing-up

The other Sunday nearly 100 people assembled at Roger Collings' Mill House for the firing-up of his aero-engined Mercedes-Maybach, successor to his legendary 1903 Mercedes, a move from the veteran class into Edwardianism (no more Brighton Runs?). Roger had assembled the great car in three months and one week but it had not been startedup until this exciting occasion. Before attempting to do this...

Page 54 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 2004

Bobby Allison: stars & swipes

For more than 20 years he went fender to fender — and occasionally toe to toe — in racing's toughest gig: NASCAR. He scored 84 wins, but they came at a heavy personal cost. By Damien Smith Where do you start with a man like Bobby Allison? So many races, so many wins, cars, teams; the anecdotes, the laughter, the disappointments... the tragedy. A life dedicated to the gladiatorial world of stock...

Page 63 of May 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, May 1964

Book Reviews

"Autocar Road Tests—Spring 1964." 150 pp. 11 5/8 in. x 8¾ in. Soft covers. (Iliffe Books Limited, Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. 8s. 4d.) The latest of Autocar's road-test books, this one contains 25 reports in the new five-page style adopted by that journal, ranging from the Renault 4L estate car and the Wolseley Hornet Mk. II to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III. Interesting new...

Page 104 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, April 2009

Lyons impresses with NZ win

British teenager Michael Lyons became one of the youngest ever winners of a Formula 5000 race when he claimed victory in a round of the New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at Taupo Motorsport Park. Lyons had missed the previous weekend’s races at Christchurch due to exams, but joined his parents Frank and Judy in time for the final events of the season. Racing his father’s Lola T400 (...

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