Articles tagged Keith

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Max Hill

OBITUARIES Max Hill A s we closed for press we heard the very sad news of the death, aged 88, of Max Hill, after a very short spell in hospital. Max was a long-time VSCC member, who competed in their events with a Bugatti and took photographs and films at their meetings for so long that he became the regular source of their film shows year after year. His regular business was an engineering...

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Bitter sweet success

This Jaguar D-Type raced just once, at Le Mans in 1955, and won the most tragic event in our sport's history. Matthew Franey remembers how it was then and discovers what it is like today. Studying the ways in which people react under conditions of great stress, a recent television programme concluded that while some simply go to pieces amidst scenes of great catastrophe, others, for reasons too...

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Greene and pleasant land

Sir, It was a very pleasant surprise to see the article on Keith Greene (April 2003). We lived in the same Essex village in the 1950s. My father had a small garage and engineering business, and I knew Keith just as he was starting to compete. He raced a road-legal Lotus XI and was kind enough to give me a short ride in it while I was still at school. I watched Keith and his father compete in the...

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Obituaries

Sidney Greene It is with great sadness that we learn of the death, at the age of 76, of Sidney Greene. As a teenager, Sid lost his left arm in a road accident but that served only to whet his ambitions. For some years he raced cars successfully at club level (always without special modifications) and flew Spitfires during the war, earning the nickname "The Wingless Wonder". Apart from building up...

Page 64 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1979

VSCC Welsh Trial

The traditional visit to Wales by the main-section of the VSCC was purely a trial this year, the Concours d'Elegance and Driving Tests being cancelled because of insufficient entries. This could perhaps be laid at the door of Inflation but not, one hopes, at that of the speculative value of old vehicles But the trial went off well, just about avoiding the heavy rain-showers and occupying the...

Page 34 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1995

School's out forever

Being 16 used to mean having to cram for your exams. Nowadays, there is a potential sideline for scholars. We talk to Justin Wilson and Richard Tarling, the youngest two drivers ever to win car races in the UK. Imight be getting older, but it's not just my own age that makes me feel like a teacher at a school disco whenever I walk through the Formula Vauxhall Junior paddock. That's because the...

Page 34 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1989

Track test; Vauxhall Lotus Reynard

Dragonfly The inaugural year of the Vauxhall-Lotus Challenge in Britain, and its Opel-labelled European counterpart, ostensibly filled every hope expressed for it, and the massive backing of the world's biggest car manufacturer, General Motors, ensured that the series was seen in all the right places: it gave European competitors a better preview of current Formula One tracks than did either...

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Lunch with... Roy Salvadori

Britain’s busiest 1950s racing driver remembers the battles and the parties By Simon Taylor When I was first taken, as a small boy in the 1950s, to Goodwood, Silverstone and Castle Combe, Stirling Moss was of course the man we all wanted to see. But probably the second biggest draw in British motor racing, the darling of the crowds for his flamboyant speed and the ruthlessly determined way he...

Page 55 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 1984

Book reviews

"Adventure with Fate" by Harald Penrose, OBE, CEng, FRAeS etc, 394 pp, 9 in x 6 in. (Airlife Publications Ltd, 7 St John's Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 11E. £14.95.) Here is the book I have waited a long time for! — Harald Penrose's aviation autobiography. He was Westland's Chief Test-Pilot, but was much more besides, so that he knew almost everyone of importance in the developing years of...

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