Articles tagged Neil Corner

Page 41 of May 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1970


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC SILVERSTONE RACE MEETING (April 11) ALTHOUGH practice was delayed by fog, rating at this first VSCC Silverstone Meeting of 1970 took place in thin sunshine. Neil Corner was the star driver, winning two races without opposition, in his GP Aston Martin and the famous 4-litre V12 supercharged Sunbeam "Tiger", while another of his cars, the ex-Crowther/Vessey...

Page 72 of August 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, August 1985

VSCC July Silverstone Races

VSCC July Silverstone Races THE VINTAGE SCC has a way with the weather and for its second 1985 Silverstone races, the Mike Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting, it chose a marvellous summer day. Nine races were divided between an entry of 187 and good interesting racing resulted. The afternoon opened, after a Parade of modern Maseratis, with the six-lap Scratch race incorporating the Bill Phillips...

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Prescott's 35th Anniversary

The 35th Anniversary of Prescott, the hillclimb near Cheltenham which the Bugatti OC bought for its own use in 1938, was celebrated by the BOC/FOC on a gloriously sunny Saturday in June. (Strictly, it should have occupied the Sunday). There was a magnificent Bugatti entry, with almost all the more recent types running, some driven by overseas Bugatti owners who were on an International Rally to...

Page 94 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, August 1983

Letters from readers

Real racing ircuits Sir, I should like to endorse enthusiastically Denis Jenkinson's remarks concerning .real" racing circuits contained in his article "Reflections on a Grand Prix" (p.784 July issue). From the other end of the competitive continuum, as a club racing competitor in the increasingly popular MG Car Club and BARC/MGOC championship series, I and many of my friends feel like yelling "...

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VSCC Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 12th)

Alan Cottam's Day The traditional VSCC OuIton Park race meeting was held in sunshine, after a wet Friday, and had 148 race entries, and another 35 for the Cheshire Life "Beauty Show", won by Neale's 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost from Parker's 1938 Alvis and Firth's 1937 Lagonda, the Martini Trophy being won by Barker's Talbot 90. Racing opened with a 5-lap Scratch Race in which Quartermaine's...

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Veteran to classic -- historic racing

Historic Racing Activities The talking-point in historic racing circles this year has been the Vintage Sports Car Club's controversial decision to admit rear-engined cars to its races for pre-1960 Grand Prix machinery, and the effects it is having. It's an old argument. On the one side, logic says that if races are open to cars built before 1960, they should include any car built before 1960,...

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GKN-Daily Express Silverstone Meeting

Something of everything Silverstone, April 7th/8th This year was the twenty-fifth race meeting organised by the BRDC at Silverstone under the title of the International Trophy. The first one was in 1949, when Alberto Ascari won with a supercharged 1-1/2-litre Ferrari from the Scuderia Ferrari, and since that day the BRDC have run this annual event without fail. From the inception the meeting has...

Page 33 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1968

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters "Daily Express" International Trophy Historic Car Race, Silverstone (April 27th) 12 laps—Full Circuit—Wet A varied field of 28, hampered by the conditions, put on a good race. Bewer's G.P. Aston Martin led for the first two laps, before gearbox trouble eliminated it. Lucas (Maserati 250F) then took the lead, working hard to hold tail slides, closely pursued by...

Page 18 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1999

Who's a jolly good fellows?

Sir, Following the success of my Auto Union Album, Neil Corner has asked me to prepare a similar book of photographs by Robert Fellows, whose pre-war race negatives Neil owns. Fellows was a gifted photographer and a friend of both Dick Seaman and Rodney Walkerley ('Grande Vitesse' of The Motor). In 1948 Walkerley published a slim volume called Grands Prix 1934-1939, with photographs by Fellows...

Page 86 of March 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, March 2007

Auto Union D-Type

As Nuvolari’s mount heads for Christies’ saleroom and a probable record price, we investigate the science behind this legendary pinnacle of pre-war racing car engineering In grand prix racing’s most potent demonstration of yin and yang, the six seasons leading up to WW2 were both a golden era for the sport and one malign component of the dark political stain then spreading across Europe. The...



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