Articles tagged Mike Keen

Page 43 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1986

Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

Page 94 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2005

A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

Page 26 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 2003

Rude awakening

1955: Richmond Trophy, Goodwood Jack Brabham's success at cooper was the product of graft and talent. His first UK race was full of the sort of obstacles that made him stronger. Paul Fearnley explains This was not Jack Brabham's first race in a Cooper. Far from it. Nor was the moment of his maiden race outside the Antipodes particularly enjoyable for the swarthy, brown-as-a-berry Sydney-sider:...

Page 86 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, January 2009

On motor sport's front line

As the Second World War ended, so motor racing could start up again, with RAF pilot Tony Crook among its early pioneers By Martin Gurdon Childhood wishes drew Tony Crook to motor racing, and eventually made him decide to leave it. Until recently best known as the man behind Bristol Cars, Crook had a distinguished record in early post-war motor sport. From 1946 to ’55 he competed on equal terms...

Page 80 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1999

Tunnel Vision

Shaped in the wind tunnel, Bristol's striking Le Mans cars were technologically ahead of their time. Simon Taylor drove the sole surviving 450. Motor racing history is full of fascinating little culs-de-sac, and the Bristol 450 is one. A quality road car manufacturer decides to go racing for the first time, and builds three cats. They are raced just five times, but achieve three prestigious class...

Page 41 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1985

Kieft

At the 1954 Motor Show was a stand on which was displayed two fibreglass-bodied Kieft Climax 1100 cc sports cars, one in racing trim, one in road trim, and an ambitious flat-four air-cooled engine. The history of the engine was covered in November's issue of Motor Sport, for it was the Kieft-modified AJB with Norton cylinder heads. The reason why the cars were at the Motor Show was because the...

Page 101 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, December 1998

Miscellany

How pleasing it is to have stamps on one's letters recalling Britain's successes in the LSR field, with particular reference to these of the Campbells, although sad that Richard Nobel's great participation, culminating in the present 722mph record with ThrustSSC is not depicted. J C C Mayers won the first MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy in his Lester-MG. In 1952, with Pat Griffiths, he...

Page 57 of May 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1955

The Monkey Stable Racing Team

The Monkey Stable re-enters sports-car racing in 1955 with a team of completely new cars of unusual design. It is hoped that the first of the new series will be seen in the British Empire Trophy race at Oulton Park on April 2nd. Three further chassis have been laid down and are due to make their appearance in mid-May. The Cars : The chassis, built in the Monkey Stable works in North London to the...

Page 115 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, June 1981

Number Plates

HWM 1 The HWM team of single-seater Formula 2 cars made a good name tor themselves in European racing in 1951 and 1952, but as Formula 2 began to forge ahead they got left behind by more powerful cars, like Ferrari and Maserati, and lighter cars like Cooper-Bristol and Connaught. The initials HWM derived from Hersham & Walton Motors Ltd. the motor business being run by John Heath and George...

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