Articles tagged Ken Kavanagh

Page 38 of June 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 2011

Letters

Brands one-off for F1?Sir, With events in Bahrain having caused the postponement — and likely cancellation — of this year's GP, are we not presented with a chance for the Formula 1 circus to stage an additional meeting in 2011? In these unique circumstances, there is scope to organise a non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch. Coming 'home' to this wonderful British circuit, which has...

Page 21 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1984

"Not what it was intended to be"

In our article on page 150 of the February, 1984 issue we published a photograph described as "Not what it seems to be : a blower Bentley for sure, and many parts were built in 1929 / 1930, but it spent most of its life as a drophead coupe, not the 4-seater Le Mans car it purports to be." We were, of course, wrong in that the photograph, which was printed in error, was actually of the concours...

Page 93 of June 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, June 1985

Letters:

Maserali 250Fs Sir, The May issue of Motor Sport contains a report on the recent VSCC meeting at Silverstone. In it you compare the performance of Neil Corner's "proper" (as you term it) 250 Maserati with that of my own 250F and the similar car owned by Nick Mason. This very clearly implies that my car is, therefore, not "proper". In the context of historic cars this can only be taken to mean...

Page 16 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1951

CHAIN CHATTER

CHAIN CHATTER by "CAR ROZZINO" J3winning the Ulster Grand Prix, at 95.18 m.p.h., Geoff Duke is now imbeatable in the 500-ce. World Championship, SO that though there is still ono more event to be run to complete the series, he can be congratulated on his magnificent effort. If it had not been for a last minute tyre failure last year he would have been World Champion 1950, but he has some...

Page 28 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters THE V.S.C.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING (April 22nd) While the Americans were busy scratching the surface of the moon the Vintage S.C.C. was holding its opening race meeting of 1967, on a dull, cold day, which didn't daunt a very large crowd from attending. Moreover, rain held off until the racing was over and a programme of nine races and a one-hour High Speed Trial...

Page 32 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1986

The 250F Maserati - Part one

Last year there was a race for Maserati cars only, at a VSCC meeting at Silverstone, with a good turn-out of pre-war cars from Bologna and post-war cars from Modena, but unfortunately the VSCC itself and many reporters got into a terrible muddle over the 250F entries. This was not surprising as there are numerous fake 250F type Maseratis about the place and some of them are masquerading under...

Page 54 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1995

The numbers game

Unravelling the mystery of various Maserati 250Fs… The Maserati 250F is everyone's favourite '50s Grand Prix car. It was not a landmark design in terms of technological development, but it was as successful as any in its era, and above all it epitomised the aesthetic appeal of a Grand Prix car in the last days before designers discovered that racing cars worked better with their engines behind...

Page 83 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, April 1984

Readers' Letters

Not "Cordon Rouge" Your Continental Correspondent's warning regarding replica and fake cars offered for sale (February's "Not What They Seem to Be") proved timely indeed. So much so that I almost suspected that he had had a sneak preview of the Small-Ads of that same issue, for there, almost heading the lists, was none other than "Cordon Rouge" itself, Raymond Mays' first Bugatti, and one of the...

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