Articles tagged Neil Corner

Page 123 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 123, April 2010

"I raced one"

Willie GreenThis evergreen all-rounder made his Le Mans debut in a Daytona but has mixed feelings about its worth as a racing car… “I first drove the JCB Daytona in the 1973 Le Mans four-hour race, sharing with Neil Corner. Earlier on I’d tested the car at Monza and almost wrote it off after I’d committed myself to a fast left-hander only to discover a Ford Escort’s exhaust system – from the...

Page 30 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1986

Letter from France

From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear M.L., Can you imagine it being too hot, 1986 summer came while the Formula One "circus" was in Detroit and it was long overdue. The race in Montreal was reasonable enough and with five days to cover 600 miles I took the opportunity to make a deviation south into Indiana. Now the state of Indiana has a lot of interesting things in it, but the real hub is the...

Page 34 of May 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, May 1980

The BMW Cabriolet on sale in Britain

Towards the end of last year we borrowed a BMW 323i Cabriolet from Frank Sytner, who was offering these Bauer conversions on registered 3-series saloons. Although the Cabriolet was available new as a model in its own right on the Continent, it could not be brought into Britain as a new car because of the lack of Type Approval. Now BMW have obtained Type Approval, and will be importing 120 of...

Page 26 of April 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1968

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Hill's 1930 Alvis Silver Eagle Wins 1968 V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Only the Vintage S.C.C. could run this event, one feels. It was conceived by the late Laurence Pomeroy as a means of finding the best all-round touring car, from Edwardian to current model. Pomeroy's father designed such famous fast touring cars as the Prince Henry and 30/98 Vauxhalls,...

Page 67 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 1980

Historic Preparation

Unlike today's Formula One teams, who have to begin preparation for the next season as soon as the present one is finished, those people involved in historic car racing have a clear period of some months in the winter to prepare for the next season. We paid a visit to some of the places where historic cars are being rebuilt or overhauled in readiness for "old car racing" in 1980, whether it be...

Page 38 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 1971

Things they do

Motor Sport often comments on "things they say", but a recent happening in one of the simpler forms of club racing forces us to comment on "things they do". The event concerned was a race on the Silverstone club circuit for Historic Sports Cars, a race calculated to give the contestants more fun than the spectators, and a race of no significance other than affording people the opportunity to have...

Page 27 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1977

The Schlumpf Collection

The name of 71-year-old Fritz Schlumpf has been known in the world of old cars for many years, though his 74-year-old brother Hans is not so well known. The Schlumpf family had a thriving textile industry in the Alsace part of France, not far from the German and Swiss borders, and since the mid-thirties the Schlumpf brothers have been interested in old cars, especially Bugattis, which is not...

Page 88 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, May 2006

Array of Sunbeams

As Nick Pellett has rightly remarked, it is a minor miracle that all three of the 1914 Tourist Trophy Sunbeams have survived to appear together as at last year's Isle of Man TT Centenary, where his car performed so well, as described last month. Their preservation began after the VSCC accepted Edwardian cars and Kent Karslake, the celebrated contributor of 'Sideslips' to Motor Sport, had...

Page 28 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1977

NEW CARS

There were quite a number of new cars in the pits for the British Grand Prix. Most notable was the Formula One Renault RS/01 described in the June issue of Motor Sport, though somewhat altered in outward appearance with an entirely new frontal treatment to the bodywork, with a chisel form rather than the original full-width "bluff" nose, and the power-unit being exposed rather than hidden under...

Page 60 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1975

VSCC Hawthorn Trophy meeting

Top left: The ill-fated Type 59 Bugatti driven by Neil Corner, followed at close quarters by D. Barber's blown SS100, in the Pre-War All-Corners' Scratch Race. The Bugatti crashed, the SS seized-up, and the race was won by No. 17, Bill Morris' ERA. Right: That hard-trier, the Chawner-GN, in staccato action. Above, left: President Kain does it again! Bernard on his way to winning the Boulogne...

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