Articles tagged Milton Keynes

Page 122 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, November 2014

2014 Oulton Park Gold Cup

The name resonates still, but there were mumblings about the content – both within the press room and from the spectator banks. When the Gold Cup was conceived, 60 years ago, it was a non-championship Formula 1 race with a trophy that reflected the event’s title. On August 6, 1954, Stirling Moss became the first recipient after taking his Maserati 250F to a comfortable victory over Reg Parnell’s...

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Notes on the Cars at Zolder and Imola

With the Belgian GP and the San Marino GP on successive weekends (April 29th and May 6th) there was precious little time for anyone to return to base between the races so most of the teams set off for Belgium with sufficient equipment for the two weeks. Europe based teams like Ferrari were at a big advantage and the Maranello team were back home by Monday lunch-time after the Belgian race the...

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Letters

Memories of Henry Taylor It’s sad that Henry Taylor has died, but I have a good memory of him. In 1968, when the London-Sydney Marathon rally was announced, I was part of the Supersport rally team in Acton. We had an excellent relationship with the Ford Competition Department in Boreham, so I phoned Henry, then Ford’s competition manager, and said “Any chance of a car?” Henry said, “If you get a...

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Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

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Matters of Moment

Farewell, MG Writing farewell to MG is far more heart-breaking than was Lee Strout White's moving "Farewell to Model-T", because whereas that famous Ford was merely departing to make room for the new Model-A, and later the celebrated Ford V8 and a host of subsequent successful Ford models, it looks as if the death-knell has sounded for the Abingdon-built MG sports cars. Whatever the financial...

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Matters of moment

A plea from British Leyland BL has joined the "Buy British" Campaigners with a plea to those concerned over prospects of longer dole-queues, smaller wage-packets and salary cheques, and bigger tax-demands, to shun imported cars. It bases its arguments on factors well-known to financial wizards, so we need not enumerate them here. But perhaps, without taking sides, we should at least give BL space...

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VW Scirocco GTX

A one-time avid Beetle enthusiast, it was some time since I had driven a VW, when the Scirocco came up for tests, with the 1.8-litre fuel-Injection engine. This was not the latest 16-valve version which should now be available, but performance is good nevertheless, with a top speed of 117 mph, to 60 mph in 9.2 sec and pick-up in the useful 50 to 70 mph band in 9.3 sec without coming off the fifth...

Page 41 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1991

Excelsior

The scene will be familiar to anyone who has ever been stuck behind a milk lorry, a truck full of sheep and a local bus on a rain swept back road in Wales. And so will that mixed feeling of boredom, discomfort and impatience. The cure, I discovered last week whilst testing the latest crate from Aston Martin, is British Racing Green, Connolly leather and 330 bhp. I was happy at 35 mph, but...

Page 61 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, May 1990

Ecurie Bertelli

First there was Ecurie Oppidans, then Morntane Engineering, and now Ecurie Bertelli, the latter being the name by which this long running concern dealing exclusively in pre-war Aston Martins is now known. Run by Derek Edwards and Judy Hogg, Ecurie Bertelli is now established as the most widely known company in its field, but its history has been as complicated and as uncertain as that of Aston...

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Lunch with... Christian Horner

In seven seasons, Horner has led Red Bull Racing from struggling F1 outfit to the dominant force in the pitlane. And all because he could admit to himself that he wasn’t going to be the next Vettel By Simon Taylor In the business world, management is all. The best managers earn the biggest salaries; companies with good profit growth are said to be well-managed. Management is studied at...

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