Articles tagged Kenneth McAlpine

Page 46 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1984

The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

Page 38 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, February 1987

Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

Page 30 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1949

Motor Sport Pictorial Report

Goodwood Brighton Prescott Farnborough Real Racing. — Reg. Parnell's Maserati (1) and Peter Walker's type E.R.A. (16) during their immense duel in the Woodcote Cap at Goodwood. Walker drove the E-type magnificently, losing to the Italian car by a mere 1.4 seconds, and both drivers had the crowd on its toes. Memorable Birthday. — Stirling Moss, on his 20th birthday, winning the...

Page 12 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 2000

Modern Times

Today, if you're an F1 driver, that's what you do. There's no mom in your life for any other motorsport. As well as 17 races, there's all that testing: once the FIA's November ban is over, most teams move straight into a hectic programme. McLaren are hard at it in Spain from Monday 4 December. Plus jetting from country to country to remind the fans of the virtues of your sponsor's products....

Page 13 of December 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1955

Matters of Moment

Bravo Britain! The 1955 motor-racing season ended with two achievements over which Britain is perfectly justified in blowing her own trumpet. We refer to the outright victory of 23-year-old C. A. S. Brooks in a Connaught against the works Maseratis at Syracuse, and the capture of International Class c records at Montlhèry, including the coveted " hour,"by a Cooper-Climax running on pump fuel. At...

Page 40 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1954

The Formula 1 Connaught

A New 2 1/2-Litre Alta-engined British G.P. Car, with All-Enveloping or Normal Bodywork, to be Built for Private Owners At Goodwood during the afternoon of August. 12th a select assembly of Pressmen and enthusiasts who had taken the trouble to drive down to the Sussex circuit at the invitation of John Webb Press Services, saw Rodney Clarke drive a few sedate laps in the prototype 2 1/2-litre Alta...

Page 15 of November 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1950

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS In the Ulster Trophy Race last August the second fastest lap was put up by a .I.P. powered with a 998-e.e. V-twin Vincent11.11.1). engine, which went round at 73.84 A New m.p.h. in the wet. The product of Racing Car Joseph Potts, Ltd., of BelIshii', Lanarkshire, is about to go into production. The makers stale that II ley will endeavour to offer a racing car suitable for tlu,...

Page 21 of November 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 1952

Gerard's old E.R.A. wins an epic Charterhall International Trophy Race, beating B.R.M.

A very big crowd attended Scotland's first International Motor Race at the Winfield Joint Committee's Charterhall Meeting on October 11. Even bigger crowds are likely to attend the 1953 fixtures of this organisation, for the efficient arrangements, lack of "red tape" and the outstanding excellence of the racing are what the spectating public looks for. The weather was cold but dry, the 2-mile...

Page 58 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, February 1987

Privateer Pleasure

Sir, It gave me great pleasure to read the articles about Connaught in the October and November issues, reviving happy memories of days gone by as a Connaught private owner. My most vivid memory is of one day in 1953, sitting in the car in a ploughed field at Snetterton during a torrential downpour, having spun off at a corner. I was slowly making my way back to the track, wheels spinning in the...

Page 13 of June 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1955

Matters of Moment

Come along Britain! Mercédès-Benz, with the aid of two Englishmen, have won Italy's Mille Miglia, one of the world's toughest motor races. The German firm spared no effort or expense to achieve this victory, as will be apparent from the account of the race published in this issue of Motor Sport. This month another important sports-car classic takes place in France, the Le Mans 24-Hour Race of...

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