Articles tagged Neil Corner

Page 50 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1979

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition, thought up by Hugh Conway, CBE, and put on very tastefully indeed at the Royal College of Arts in London, is now over. But its impact will be felt for a long time to come. Never before, even when they were in production, can Bugatti cars have achieved greater publicity. The Bugatti OC had its Reception and Viewing of this remarkable Exhibition on October 20th,...

Page 34 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The RAC London-Brighton Veteran Car Run (November 7th) I have tried the Brighton Run most ways—by tram and bus to Croydon to watch the veterans climb up past the Airport before the war, riding on veterans since 1936, driving some of Lord Montagu's in more recent runs. This year I did it in comfort—staying in Brighton on the Saturday night and reporting from...

Page 64 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1974

Silverstone International Trophy

Ronnie Peterson led the International Trophy from the start after James Hunt Hesketh got away slowly from pole position, its driver thinking that the clutch was about to fail. The new Lotus was slowed by tyre trouble, but Hunt caught up easily and passed into the lead with twelve laps of the forty-lap event left. Peterson stopped with engine failure two laps later and Hunt finished a popular...

Page 32 of May 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1978

Around and about

The GP Opel conclusion Last month we published pictorial proof that Opel I, described in Motor Sport for September 1977, and owned by Noel Mavrogordato, is the car which finished 10th in the 1914 French Grand Prix, driven by Carl Jorns and which came to Brooklands as Opel II, entered by Capt. A. G. Miller. Since then I have turned up some engine and chassis numbers for these cars, as declared...

Page 27 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1978

The International Trophy

Silverstone, March 19th This year saw the running of the thirtieth International Trophy race at Silverstone, the first one in the present series being held in 1949, which Alberto Ascari won with the then new and exciting short-wheelbase Ferrari with supercharged V12 engine of 1 1/2-litres. However, the International Trophy as a major British race started long before that, in 1933 to be exact,...

Page 72 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1986

VSCC 1st Silverstone

The Vintage SCC's first Silverstone Race Meeting of this year, on April 19th, had both sad and happy connotations. Sad because it remembered the Hon Patrick Lindsay, one of the Club's outstanding and most popular racing drivers, happy because it recognised the 50th year in which Cecil Glutton, CBE, has been racing the 1908 GP Itala, that 12-litre giant. in VSCC events. The tributes to Lindsay...

Page 47 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, December 1984

veteran edwardian vintage

VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD CAR MATTERS A Possible Yardstick THOSE in the fortunate position of being able to afford to buy a good vintage, post-vintage thoroughbred or classic car have a difficult choice to make, as study of the many very covetable examples advertised each month in MOTOR SPORT underlines. For those in this difficult position there is a possible yardstick...

Page 65 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, May 2001

Ecurie Ecosse Transporter

The famous Scottish team's flagship has brought Paddocks to a halt since 1960. Gordon Cruickshank takes a look at this HGV's impressive CV Few teams have enjoyed such loyal patrons as Ecurie Ecosse. Privately funded by a selfeffacing benefactor and a desperately keen supporters' club, it rode high on a tide of national pride to international success. One of the keys to this hearty support was...

Page 39 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1980

Historic racing

I do not know who coined the word "Historic" and applied it to old racing cars, but it was an awful mistake, for it implies that the car has a history worth recording. In some cases this is justified, in other cases it is a poor joke, and there are some cases that are downright false. The Germans use the word "Oldtimer", which I believe they got from America, while the French use the phrase "...

Page 38 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1986

Letter from Imola

From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear M.L. As mentioned in my last letter I was due to spend a couple of days at Silverstone "messin' about with old cars" and this duly happened. The Friday afternoon was the Vintage Club's test day, prior to their April race meeting, and it was a splendid afternoon with all manner of old racing cars in the paddock and out on the track. They were nearly all pure...

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