Articles tagged Mike Lawrence

Page 37 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, November 2008

Letters

What would Jenks say? Sir, Since I was old enough to stand I have been a Ferrari fan and never a fan of McLaren. While I am a tifoso, I feel that after the arrival of Schumacher, Brawn etc, the entire ethos of that team changed, to the detriment of Grand Prix racing and to motor sport in general. In contrast I like Ron Dennis’ candid approach and believe that fairness is at the heart of the team’...

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Letters from readers

Write to: Motor Sport, Somerset House, Somerset Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8RT, United Kingdom E-Mail (please include address): motorsport@haynet.com The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters John Dawson-Damer Sir, As president of Club Lotus Australia, I'm handling the sale of the sporting biography of the late Honourable John Dawson-Damer who was tragically killed at the 2000...

Page 68 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, September 1990

The Story of March — Four Guys and a Telephone

by Mike Lawrence, 256pp. 10 3/4" x 8". Aston Publications Limited, Bourne End House, Harvest Hill, Bourne End, Bucks. SL8 5JJ £17.95 This book has to be one of the best books on motor racing this reviewer has ever read. From the early days of the team's formation right through to the near demise of the Group twenty years later, Mike Lawrence gives such an insight that the book could almost have...

Page 44 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1998

The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

Page 64 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1995

Reader's Letters

Africa revisited Sir, Mr Victor Bryant has raised some objections to my piece on the 1939 Tripoli GP (April). He is correct in saying that Nuvolari, not Lang, won the 1939 Yugoslav GP — I misread my notes. A different matter is my including the Tripoli GP in the European Championship; that was industrial strength brain-fade. The question as to who was the more successful driver, Caracciola or...

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Hash and splash

Sir, Two letters in the March issue prompt this one. Mike McDowell writes on Ivor Bueb, and Robert Edwards writes on the Masten Gregory/Archie Scott Brown showdown. More than 40 years on, perhaps it is time to clear the air. As Mike says, Ivor felt himself to be under a lot of pressure, but the amount of brandy he drank before each race, to "steady his nerves", could have lost him his driving...

Page 46 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1987

Directory of Classic Sports-Racing Cars

In defining the contents of this new directory, Mike Lawrence sensibly avoids the question of what is "classic" by using the first World Sportscar Championship as his guide. This gives us a very thorough listing of just about all the sportscars racing between 1953 and 1961, plus a few earlier entries of note, which ranges from the international winners to the very specialised racers such as the...

Page 55 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, January 1986

To the North By Bentley Eight

In 1938 Bill Boddy road tested a Bentley by driving it from the Palace of Westminster to John O'Groats. It was one of those ideas which catch the imagination and when we recently reprinted his account of the journey, the response was such that we decided to recreate the trip. The Route The 1938 party of Bill Boddy, Tom Lush and Jim Brymer took what was then the quickest route: the Al to Scotch...

Page 121 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, September 1995

Classic quartet

This month, we profile four classic sports cars of the 1970s, and point out some of the pitfalls potential buyers may face. Sports car fans were spoiled for choice in the 1970s. The fastest and most exotic machines came from Italy in the form of the V12-powered Ferraris and Lamborghinis and V8 Maseratis, but all the while the Italians produced a second layer of smaller, less expensive though...

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The Things They Say

"The reason motor racing did not matter (in Britain, in the I950s) is encapsulated in one word, Brooklands . . . There are still some who drone on about the derelict white elephant outside Weybridge. To hear them speak you would think the place mattered, or even did once matter. They are wrong. Brooklands was the biggest setback to British motor racing there has ever been . . . It was not the...

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