Articles tagged Leslie Marr

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 64 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 1986

The Editor Brings Together — Two B & M Aston-Martins

The Bamford and Martin Aston-Martins were made a long time ago, in quite small numbers, but interest in them has never been greater, thanks to the research into their history by the AMOC. Justifiably, because they were hand-built sporting cars of immaculate conception that made a considerable contribution to British competition success.. Consequently, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring...

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 61 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, May 1990

Ecurie Bertelli

First there was Ecurie Oppidans, then Morntane Engineering, and now Ecurie Bertelli, the latter being the name by which this long running concern dealing exclusively in pre-war Aston Martins is now known. Run by Derek Edwards and Judy Hogg, Ecurie Bertelli is now established as the most widely known company in its field, but its history has been as complicated and as uncertain as that of Aston...

Page 37 of June 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, June 1953

Motor Racing Returns to London

RoIt (Connaught) Wins L.C.C./B.A.R.C. Coronation Trophy at New Crystal Palace Circuit. Motor racing returned to London Road Circuit, at the Crystal Palace, on Whit Monday, when upwards of 50,000 well-behaved and enthusiastic people enjoyed a slick meeting run by the B.A.R.C. for the London County Council. It was fitting that this meeting should be held so near to Coronation day, for the first...

Page 32 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1955

Bentley Drivers' Club Silverstone Meeting (July 30th)

A pleasant meeting of the Bentley Drivers' Club took place at Silverstone on Saturday, July 30th, for sprints and races. The standing-start ¼-mile sprints were held before lunch and a series of races for Bentley, Lagonda and other genuine sports cars followed in the afternoon. For the sprints the competitors were divided into classes and ran in pairs, McKenzie's 3-litre Bentley making best time...

Page 42 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1955

The Shelsley Walsh Jubilee Hill-Climb

It was a great occasion at Shelsley Wlash on August 28th, for the Golden Jubilee of this classic British speed hill-climb was celebrated in great style. Guests were received by S. H. Newsome, J.P., President of the Midland A.C. in a marquee at the triangle (he drove Warwick and Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands, the Becke Powerplus at Shelsley Walsh, in the nineteen-twenties), amongst them F. S....

Page 24 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, September 1955

Charterhall (August 6th)

The drive from London to Charterhall is not a very pleasant one at any time, but in the middle of the summer it is at its worst with a continual stream of heavy lorries and "Mimsers" grinding along at 25 m.p.h. causing long queues at all the innumerable bottlenecks on England's Al road. The weather was good for the International Charterhall Meeting on August 6th, but, alas, the racing for the...

Page 11 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1957

Matters Of Moment

Motor Sport Trophies The first event to count for this trophy took place in 1950. Subsequent events achieved considerable popularity and the purpose of these races, namely to unite the clubs and allow their members to meet one another, was to some extent fulfilled. These five-lap handicap events have continued successfully to date and have given amateur drivers a chance to win a small amount of...

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Derrick Edwards

Derrick Edwards, one of the main influences in maintaining the surviving 300 or so pre-war Astons on the road and racing circuits for four decades, has died, aged 83. During wartime, Derrick worked with tanks, developing a strong engineering acumen, which he later put to good use when he established a repair workshop. One of his first customers was Connaught driver Leslie Marr, for whom he was...

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