Articles tagged Michael Salmon

Page 48 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1997

The Maranello concessions racing team

At the 1958 London Motor Show newly crowned world champion driver Mike Hawthorn tried to launch his Tourist Trophy Garage business in Farnham, Surey, as Ferrari's UK importer, selling two cars, one a heather-grey 250GT to Tommy Sopwith. Both Sopwith and his friend, Colonel RJ 'Ronnie' Hoare, ran Ford main dealerships and both used Mercedes-Benz 300SLs. The Colonel's roadster was a horror and...

Page 40 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1970

Vintage tailpiece

Steam at Bishop's Castle (August 31st) I like to go to at least one traction-engine rally and one flying display a year, if the opportunity arises. This is good for one's sense of proportion, apart from the obvious contrast between such events. This year it came to the late summer Bank Holiday and I'd not done either, when I remembered that the County of Salop Steam Engine Society's Rally...

Page 38 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 2003

Blind AMbition

Twenty-three years after its Le Mans win, Aston Martin returned to La Sarthe. Sort of. Richard Heseltine explains how a one-time club racer fired up a sleeping giant and got a rude awakening When club racer-turned-entrant Robin Hamilton moved into the big league with his ill-starred Nimrod Group C venture, he was tarred with the more derogatory connotations of the word 'amateur'. But he was...

Page 58 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1962

A.M.O.C. Martini 100 Meeting, Silverstone (July 14th)

Twelve hours of solid rain preceded the Aston Martin O.C.'s "Martini 100" race meeting at Silverstone, and the course did not dry out fully until three of the seven races had been run. Two of these were for sports and sports/racing cars, 1,600-c.c. being the arbitrary dividing line. Mike Beckwith (Lotus 23) won the up-to 1,600-c.c. race without trouble, while Douglas Graham won the larger-engined...

Page 74 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 2008

Lunch with... Richard Attwood

This English gentleman upset his father by racing for longer than he was supposed to, but success at Monaco and Le Mans in particular made it all worthwhileBy Simon Taylor Richard Attwood could never be anything but English. Scion of a prosperous Midlands family with links to the motor car that go back three generations, he was educated at Harrow, and served his apprenticeship at Jaguar in the...

Page 64 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1967

"Modern manual for drivers of steam road vehicles"

by W. Michael Salmon. 133 pp. 8 1/2 in. 5 1/2 in. (Model Aeronautical Press Ltd., 13/35, Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. 21s.) There is so much interest in steam traction engines and wagons these days that a simple manual of instructions in driving the different types, and servicing steam vehicles generally, including boiler testing, will not come amiss. Various members of the Road...

Page 129 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 129, June 2009

VIP hospitality at the Targa Florio

In the 1968 Targa Florio, British owner-driver Paul Vestey ran his recently-acquired ex-Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM. It had been the second of Maranello Concessionaires’ two 250LMs – chassis ‘6167’ – repainted from Colonel Hoare’s famous red and Cambridge-blue livery into PV’s favoured midnight-blue and white. He had run the car at Daytona, and with Roy Pike finished sixth in class at...

Page 80 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 2010

Lunch with... Jack Sears

The epitome of the Gentleman Racer, Jack Sears also possessed a steely edge that he put to good use on the race track – but he always saw himself as a team playerBy Simon Taylor Nowadays “Professional” tends to mean doing something properly, and “Amateur” can mean the opposite. But, back in the days of Gentlemen and Players, you’d only be a Player, and get paid for taking part in a sport, if you...

Page 12 of November 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1960

NORTH STAFFS M.C. (Sept. 24th)

Anstice-Brown (Halselec) wins "Motor Sport' Trophy THE Final Of the MOTOR SPORT Silverstone Trophy, which was contested at the North Staffs M.C. meeting, provided a comfortable win for John Anstice-Brown in his Climax-engined Halselec from Mrs. Peter Gammon's hot Ford Anglia and Neil Dangerfield's very fast Triumph TR3. Twenty-one competitors who had qualified at various meetings throughout the...

Page 132 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, March 2009

In a Galaxie far, far ahead...

How Jack Sears and the big Ford Galaxie changed the shape of British tin-top racing back in 1963 Touring car racing, especially since the 1980s, has left me absolutely stone cold. I have never developed any interest in production cars, and racing lookalike versions have always been filed in my mind under ‘S’ for ‘So what’. Perhaps much of this disinterest has become more deeply ingrained by the...

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