Articles tagged Michael

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Wesley J Tee

AIthough not exactly unexpected, because he had been away from the office for some time due to illness, the death on August 1 of Mr W J Tee, proprietor of MOTOR SPORT since 1936 and of Motoring News since 1957, came as a shock. With his passing a publishing era has sadly ended. I had known and worked for him for something like 60 years or more, and had come to realise what the Teesdale publishing...

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R T Horton

We are sorry to learn belatedly of the death of R T Horton, in Shrewsbury, aged 89. Ronald Tombs Horton was well known in motor racing circles, staring with a 1912 Morgan but going on to more serious racing with a faster Morgan threewheeler, Amilcar and Riley cars. He owned the Avon-JAP for a time and built a Horton Special that won its class at Shelsley Walsh. Ronnie Horton then turned to MGs,...

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The Birkin plaque

On June 19, just after this issue of Motor Sport will have gone to the printers, lnnes Ireland, President of the BRDC, and HRH Prince Michael of Kent are due to re-instate the Sir Henry Birkin plaque on the wall of the Brooklands Paddock Clubhouse. No one could be better suited to the task, because Innes, like Birkin, was a hard charger on the circuits, while the Prince is not only a splendid...

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VW Beetle & Transporter

The VW Beetle still roams the world's roads and Foulis have come up with a 325-page book (10 3/4" x 8") by Lindsay Porter about how to purchase and maintain the Beetle and Transporter Volkswagens, and how to build a Beetle Special. VW Beetle & Transporter costs £12.95, and follows the pattern of the well-known Haynes workshop manuals. WB Shire Publications continue to issue very attractive...

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VETERAN TO CLASSIC - THE BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN

As much of a British Institution as Trooping The Colour, Changing The Guard or the Queen Mother's Birthday Appearances, the VCC/RAC Veteran Car Run from Hyde Park to Brighton occupied a great many owners of pre-1905 cars, crews and onlookers on November 6. To those surprised that this massive event does not take place in a warmer month of the year it has to be explained that November is...

Page 53 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1991

IMSA -- Daytona 24-Hours

The Perfectionist The Daytona 24-Hour race began as a test of speed and ended as a feat of endurance won, not unexpectedly, by Porsche. With the factory teams of Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota out of contention on Sunday morning it was left to Reinhold Joest, the perfectionist, to orchestrate the success. . . . the 18th Porsche win at Daytona since 1968, and perhaps the hardest to achieve. The drivers...

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In brief

* Former Grand Prix racer Takuma Sato will move into the IRL IndyCar Series in 2010. The Japanese has signed to drive a Dallara-Honda for the KV Racing squad after a successful test at Sebring in February. * Sports car legend Emanuele Pirro will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, a race he won five times with Audi, at the wheel of the British Drayson Racing’s Lola-Judd coupé. The veteran Italian has...

Page 63 of July 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, July 1992

Vintage Postbag

Bentley Boys Sir, Many thanks for the splendid write-up of the Millbrook 1000-mile record attempt. The final pit stop was indeed in order that HRH Prince Michael of Kent might drive the final lap, but I would like to stress that, throughout the attempt, he took exactly the same spells as his fellow drivers (ie two stints of 125 miles each), returning commendably regular lap times despite a...

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Brighton Breezes

The official count gave the non-starters as 35, out of 468 entries, and estimated that some 15,000 gathered in Hyde Park to see the start. Those with problems that frosty morning included a 1900 Pieper and a 1903 Humberette, but both got going. Although this is not a race, there was some Childish speculation as to whether Stirling Moss, on a 1904 Mercedes entered by Dieter Ritter would be able to...

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Goodbye

Banner headlines in one of the top newspapers, such as "Wheels turns full circle for man who partnered Sir Malcolm" and "Last lap for man who burned rubber when Bluebird was the latest model", told us that A F Rivers Fletcher has given up racing at the age of 83. To quote again. "Those at VSCC Silverstone saw Rivers wave goodbye to the crowd from a 1934 Alvis Speed-20 for which he designed the...

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