Articles tagged Margaret

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Crown duels

{RAC Grand Prix de l'Europe, Silverstone, May 1950} There were some notable guests among the estimated 150,000 crowd as international motor racing moved into a bold new era Writer: Simon Arron, Illustrator: Guy Allen History records it as the opening round of the freshly inaugurated Formula 1 world championship. The June 1950 edition of Motor Sport headlined it, “The Royal Silverstone Meeting”...

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News in brief

Gerry Birrell's daughter Kara was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and she is now actively raising funds for charity. Any admirers of her late father who might have items suitable for auction or would like to sponsor an upcoming parachute jump can contact Kara or her mother, Margaret by e-mail at * * * Williams technical director Patrick Head is intrigued as to...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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Matters of Moment

"In introducing a new journal, it is usual to commence with a word of apology.” These are the first, typically peculiar words to appear in this periodical. I’m not sure I entirely agree with that sentiment, but then I’m from a world entirely different from the one that existed in July 1924, when our magazine – your magazine – began its oddball odyssey through nine decades of competition motoring...

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Matthew Freddenberg’s Negative Gravity is the story of Miss Beatrice Shilling, who raced her Norton to Gold Star speeds at Brooklands, did valuable research on wartime aero engines at the RAE, and with her husband raced a very special Lagonda Rapier after the war. A most attractive book, its appealing front cover showing the lady in leathers, Norton mounted; I recommend it strongly. (£13.99,...

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Lunch with... Jochen Mass

Not many racing drivers have mixed competing in Grands Prix with sailing trips across the Atlantic. And that’s before you factor in this laid-back German’s sports car successesBy Simon Taylor For most of 2009, a quarter of the drivers on the Grand Prix grids were from Germany. And, thanks to the long reign of Michael Schumacher, that country is statistically one of the more successful in Formula...

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The VW 1300

Increased Performance Greatly Enhances Top-Quality Small Car The Volkswagen is an enigma. It has survived thirty years without change in its basic design or styling, in its fatuous Beetle form. Yet it continues to sell, and sell, and sell. And not only sell, but give service and satisfaction to countless customers throughout the civilised, and not so civilised, World. It is a fact that to date...

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Veteran to classic -- Forgotten Journeys

A long time ago, when the Motor Sport offices were somewhat closer to the traffic-flow along the City Road than they are now, there existed a secondhand bookshop a few doors away. Browsing there, I came upon Self Portrait by Gilbert Frankau, which did not interest me until, glancing at a list of "Some of the People in the Story," I was astonished to find the names of SCH Davis, Sir Dehane...

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Doug Nye

Heroes of the Revival The Goodwood meeting was packed with stars, but this trio’s presence was particularly appreciated As far as I’m concerned there were three real heroes of the recent Goodwood Revival Meeting: Sir Jack and Lady Brabham, and dear old Win Percy. ‘Black Jack’ at 81 has been in kidney failure for some time now. He requires dialysis three times per week, yet he – so ably cossetted...

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V-to-C Miscellany

Despite the recession, clubs are announcing their 1993 plans. The Daimler & Lanchester OC, which enrolled 27 new members in September last, with cars from 1938 to 1981, is to hold its International Rally at the home of the fifth Earl of Lichfield, Shugborough Hall, Milford, near Stafford, in the 900-acre estate there, on June 13. And the National Rally of the long-established Jowett CC is...



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