Articles tagged Nash Le Mans Replica

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Frank Sytner

EARLY EXPOSURE TO THE RACE TRACK SPAWNED A LIFELONG PASSION FOR RACING AND A SUCCESSFUL CAREER It was one of those moments that seized the young Frank Sytner and committed him permanently to the motor racing fraternity. His older brother took him in 1954 to the first race at Aintree, where the spectator entrance lay through a tunnel beneath the stands. Frank had never seen a racing car, but as...

Page 40 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 2000

Targa Florio

It was more than a race: It was a passion, a passion so strong that it still burns today. Paul Fearnley is swept off his feet by it, 23 years after the final chequer. A straight. After the innumerable (832 if you really must know) twists and turns, it's a straight that sticks in my mind. Odd that. And it's not the four-mile, aching-aim-flexing, crotch strap-readjusting, gauge-checking blind out...

Page 30 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1978

Ferrari fascination

A look at David Clarke and his Graypaul Motors Ltd. David Clarke is one of those fortunate motoring enthusiasts who has successfully moulded his hobby into a commercial enterprise with an enviable, world-wide reputation. What started off as a little bit of self-indulgence with the purchase of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export in 1960 led to a consuming passion for Ferraris, the assembly of his own...

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Lunch with... Keith Greene & Chris Craft

One was a popular saloon and sports car racer, the other a highly respected team manager. And as friends from their teens, their careers often wove togetherBy Simon Taylor I'm in a village pub, listening to two old friends reminisce about spending their entire working lives in and around motor sport. One raced his own marque of Formula 1 car, then spent 35 years as a top team manager in endurance...

Page 72 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, September 2005

Chequered history

The Chequered Flag was among the most visible race and rally teams of the '60s and '70s. Richard Heseltine catches up with former principal and wheeler-dealer Graham Warner Well that's progress for you. Earlier this year another slice of motor racing lore slipped away unobserved and without comment: the Chequered Flag on Chiswick High Road is no more, razed to make way for an apartment block....

Page 28 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1965

The cars of Betty Haig

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Late in November I drove out of Hampshire and across the rolling Berkshire downs, bleak under a blanket of grey cloud, to Shellingford, to talk to Betty Haig, grand niece of Field-Marshal the Earl Haig, K.G., G.C.B., O.M., about the cars she has owned, and driven in rallies, races and sprints. As I talked to this keen lady racing motorist in a study...

Page 22 of June 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1955

Sorting Out the Specialised Sports Cars

With Some Notes on the Trend of Amateur Design Last month we drew attention in the Editorial to the extremely healthy state of the Sport from the aspect of amateur-built sports cars. In an attempt to clarify the salient points in the design of such cars we give a table (see pages 340-341) covering sixteen different cars which are seen in current sports-car racing. In referring to these cars as of...

Page 117 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, July 2010

Italy's rolling museum

Ferrari and Mercedes put on stunning displays in the Mille Miglia, but a BMW hits the top spot It was 10 times lucky for husband and wife team Giuliano Cané and Lucia Gallian, who stopped the clocks in Brescia as repeat winners of the 2010 Mille Miglia in the aerodynamic BMW 328 MM coupé, 70 years on from the German marque’s first win. Behind them, three-time winner Luciano Viaro navigated...

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Tax Exile

The Nash-Healey was the first of the post-war Anglo-American hybrids, presaging various Allards, the AC Cobra, Ford GT40 and 71/R Griffith, as well as more refined vehicles from Bristol, Gordon-Keeble and Jensen. It was made only for sale in America, although works cars competed with distinction at Le Mans and in the Mille Miglia. But it was done for by economics and a family rival. In 1949...

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