Articles tagged Michael Taylor

Page 13 of July 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 1960

The Grand Prix of Belgium

A Tragic Race Spa, June 19th. When the Belgian Grand Prix was last run, in 1958, the organisers slipped up in their estimation of the performance of the competing cars by holding the race over 300 kilometres on the superfast Spa-Framcorchamps circuit. The reality was that the event was all over in 1hr. 37 min for the average speed of the winner was nearly 130 m.p.h. and as an important Grand...

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Been there, dune that

Sir, I am delighted that you made Stirling Moss 'Best All-rounder' — but you don't know the half of it! In 1974, the late Henry Liddon and I organised the 17,000km London-Sahara-Munich World Cup Rally. Stirling and Michael Taylor entered Michael's factory-prepared Mercedes 280E, with Allan Sell, a brilliant Mercedes mechanic. The route back to the North African coast from Tamanrasset in the...

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Ferrari dominates the Aintree "200"

On April 18th the Grand Prix  circus moved on to the three-mile circuit built round the Grand National course at Aintree, where a very fine entry list had been obtained for the International "200" Race. This race has suffered in the past from poor entries, which has hardly classified it as "International," but the programme for this year's event was almost of Grande Epreuve status. Enzo Ferrari...

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Looking at Lola

Very few new designs in the history of motor-racing have been as successful as the 1,100-c.c. Coventry Climax-engined Lola, designed and built by Eric and Graham Broadley. In the 1959 season, the first full season of competition for the team, they have won practically every 1,100-c.c. race they have entered, and in 1,500-c.c. races have often finished very high in the results including an...

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Continental notes

These pages, as the name implies, usually refer to happenings on the Continent of Europe or such things as affect the Continent, but last month it was more than worthwhile to visit England in order to gather some Continental knowledge. At Motor Show time the Guild of Motoring Writers organise a day at Goodwood at which journalists may drive all the latest models round the circuit, but it has...

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Ifs Motor Sport readers' favourite circuit and ifs Frankers too THE POLL ON THE MOTOR SPORT WEBSITE TO discover your favourite Grand Prix circuit of all time brings back memories of two trips I did around Europe for the magazine at the end of the last century. In no particular order, I recall going to Reims, Rouen, Monza, Spa, Zandvoort, Clermont-Ferrand and the Nurburgring, and I even went to...

Page 14 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1999

Mike Taylor and Jonathan Seiff

Sir, Having just returned from a trip to Kyalami, I've only now picked up my copy of MOTOR SPORT, which I have been taking since 1958. Referring to your article on the Lotus Elite LX: Michael Taylor told me weeks after that terrible weekend that it took him three months and very accurate medication to get back on his feet. After which he sued Colin Chapman over the broken steering on the Lotus 18...

Page 33 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1977

Around and About

Janspeed Celebration Tuning companies have come and gone in their dozens over the years, but one which has remained constant in its integrity and solvency throughout all the ups and downs of the trade has been Janspeed Engineering Ltd. of Salisbury. The other week we went down to the Wiltshire cathedral town to help Jan Odor celebrate a triple anniversary: 20 years since he escaped to England...



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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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