Articles tagged Leslie Brooke

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Brits get an icy reception

When the British contingent found a unique way to deal with the arctic conditions of the 1947 Swedish Grand Prix, their rivals cried foul play Odd-ball motor races – unusual events that feature internationally recognised categories of significant racing cars – are always interesting. Perhaps the all-time prize winner might turn out to be the Israel Grand Prix on the so-called Barnea Beach circuit...

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The International Trophy

Silverstone, March 19th This year saw the running of the thirtieth International Trophy race at Silverstone, the first one in the present series being held in 1949, which Alberto Ascari won with the then new and exciting short-wheelbase Ferrari with supercharged V12 engine of 1 1/2-litres. However, the International Trophy as a major British race started long before that, in 1933 to be exact,...

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The E.R.A Club Dinner

The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec., Barry Eastick, himself an ex-E.R.A. owner, A. F. Rivers-Fletcher took the chair and Raymond Mays and Humphrey Cook were guests of honour. Mays delivered a moving speech, recalling how he had initiated...

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Reports of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events 750 CLUB DRIVING TESTS The 750 Club, aided by the Cemian M.C., held ambitious driving frolics at Sunbury on Aug. 22nd, even laying on a public address apparatus, energised by Philip Turner, most precariously mounted. This was the second round of an interclub contest between the Hants and Berks M.C., N.W. London M.C., 750 Club and Lancia Club, for the L. M. Ballamy bread...

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Early Circuit Races

Sir, Further to Mr. Maycock's interesting observations on "the first circuit race ever", may I try to shed some more light on the subject? The Narrangansett Park track race outside Providence, Rhode Island, was held on September 7th, 1896, as a virtual sideshow attraction at the Rhode Island State Fair. A.H. Whiting drove the Riker electric to which Mr. Maycock refers, and reputedly he covered...

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Rumblings

That Film Again The German Motor-Racing Propaganda film, together with George Monkhouse's great colour-films of pre-war Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union racing, could surely be used to very good effect as publicity for the B.R.M.? We feel, and have felt for a long time, that British motor-racing prospects would improve if a series of lectures by well-known personalities could be given to the general...

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Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

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Rumblings

Budget Day What will Budget Day bring to ease the motorists' heavy burden ? In a little more than a month we shall know the best, or the worst. We are due for kinder treatment for the motor car is no longer a luxury, yet its users are savagely taxed. Petrol is sold at a fantastic price, doe to the 2s.6d. per gallon tax extracted from a class of the community which already pays for a driving...

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The B.R.D.C. Isle of Man Races

"Bira's" Simca-Gordini wins Manx Cup Race at over 66 m.p.h. from Harrison's Riley and Winterbottom' s Emeryson. Gerard's E.R.A. victorious in Empire Trophy Race at over 68 m.p.h. E-type E.R.A. home 4th. Specially reported for "Motor Sport" by T. G. Moore The first post-war car races organised by the B.R.D.C., the British Empire Trophy and the Manx Cup, which were run in the Isle of Man on August...

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The XXXIII Mille Miglia

A Personal Triumph for Castellotti In spite of popular alarums and excursions the Mille Miglia took place on April 28/29th in exactly the same form as past years, and the only differences in the route were two new by-pass roads: at Pineto, on the Adriatic coast, and San Quirico, shortly before Siena. Of the 427 entries, only 54 failed to turn up in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia for the official...

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