Articles tagged Neil Corner

Page 101 of October 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, October 1977

Nurburgring Nostalgia

Sir, If your Grosser Preis von Deutschland correspondent, D.S.J., had really followed his nostalgic bent for the greatest circuit in Europe, he should have returned to the Nurburgring on August 13/14, instead of travelling to Austria to chase the money-grabbing neuropaths he depicted so well in his dream. There he would have seen the 5th Historic event at the 'Ring with some 190 competitors just...

Page 52 of September 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters Looking back at VSCC Silverstone The second VSCC Silverstone Meeting was plagued by heavy rain showers, which was unfortunate, because there was a record entry and because the wet track was directly responsible for the Bentley-Napier leaving the course and being badly damaged, with David Llewellyn being slightly injured. The traditional races at this meeting...

Page 59 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 1973

European letter

[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the editor.] Dear W.B., Last month I mentioned about the desirability of Europe being all one country and how nice it would have been had money stabilised and found equality from one country to the next, Only recently I had a classic example of this when I had to get from the Monza 1,000-kilometre race, which was held on a...

Page 82 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2006

Mrs JoJo's new clothes

A reader has asked me if I remember H C ‘Nobby' Spero. Yes, I certainly do: I saw him racing at Brooklands. He was a regular competitor with his Austin 7, and he used some rather unusual streamlining in the search for extra speed. He appeared first in 1928, in his Boyd Carpenter car named 'Mrs Jo Jo', at the Whitsun Meeting. In his second race he finished third, with the respectable best lap of...

Page 73 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, February 1984

Readers letters

Ten kilos of 4-star? Sir, You make a very valid point in January's editorial. Metrication makes calculation so much easier, but we must choose our arms of measure with care. The gallon, and litre, as a unit of measure of petroleum fuels it always been a bit of a nonsense, unless it is related to temperature. A wise man he who fills up first thing in the morning and orders the fuel oil delivered...

Page 72 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1981

Maserati's 250F

The magic and the myth The English dictionary which graces the shelf in Motor Sport's editorial offices gives the definition of the word classical as "of the first class, of allowed excellence". It's an adjective which has frequently been used to describe the 2 1/2-litre Formula One Maserati 250F ever since the car was racing as a contemporary Grand Prix challenger. More has been written about...

Page 25 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1975

VSCC Oulton Park Race Meeting

The Vintage SCC held its first meeting at the shortened 1.65-mile Oulton Park circuit on June 14th, when many competitors expressed their dislike of the new sharp righthand corner after the Cascades. The concrete kerb on the outside of this corner was also criticised, and it was responsible for Freddie Giles tearing the sump-plug out of the Cognac Special and Peter Morley pulling the n/s rear...

Page 36 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1978

Books for Christmas

Bugatti -- An Illustrated History of the Cars from Molsheim by Hugh Conway and Jacques Greilsamer. 280 pp. 9-1/2" x 12-1/2".   Editions Modelisme, 94, Boulevard de Sebastopol, 75003, Paris, France.  260.00 French francs. This is the Christmas browsing-book par excellence and perusal of its lavish and magnificently-illustrated pages makes one wonder why anyone who can afford to purchase, maintain...

Page 66 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1976

The Bugatti 3.3 litre Type 59

For many people the Type 59 is the best-looking of all the racing cars built by Ettore Bugatti, the whole car exuding a slender elegance, set off by the finely spoked wire wheels. Like so many racing cars, the Type 59 Bugatti was late in being completed and suffered by being technically obsolete by the time it appeared. The project was started in 1932 to try to combat the "monoposto" Alfa Romeo...

Page 34 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, April 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters VSCC Pomeroy Trophy INTENDED to define the best all-round touring-car of the meeting and the only one in which modern cars mingle with the prewar variety in VSCC affairs, the Pomeroy is less of a pointer than once was the case, because the road section has been abandoned, while this year a defect in the Shell/BP Racing Service petrol pump in the Paddock also...

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