Articles tagged Neil Corner

Page 48 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1986

The GP Benz Tropfenwagen

I was reminded of this rare and unusual racing car when I saw, in the hand-out about Audi Motorsport's very enjoyable day at Shelsley Walsh, when Neil Corner ran his V12 Auto Union, the comment that these fabulous pre-war GP Auto Unions were "the forerunner of all modern F1 designs."   It is always a dicey thing to ascribe "firsts" to any one car, unless all the facts are at one's type-writing...

Page 25 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1978

The Cosworth Turbo

Keith Duckworth and company talk about their turbocharged V8 USAC engine Surprising as it may seem in view of Cosworth Engineering's role in Formula One, Keith Duckworth is all for changing the formula. For some years now he has been advocating that Formula One engines should be freed of all restrictions, save a control over the amount of fuel they consume. How this would be achieved, and why he...

Page 50 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1983

VSCC Silverstone

Run earlier this year because of the British GP, the Vintage SCC's second Silverstone Meeting of 1982, on July 2nd, enjoyed hot sunshine and some good racing, but the attendance (perhaps depleted by the Henley Regatta and Wimbledon tennis, just as the 1926 Summer Meeting at Brooklands had been affected by these counter-attractions and the Hendon Air Display) if smaller than expected, was...

Page 79 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1986

VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

The annual VSCC Shelsley Walsh speed hill-climb was a rather special occasion this year, because Audi Sport UK had asked Neil Corner to open the course with his recently-rebuilt pre-war Auto Union GP car, to commemorate the bringing of a V16 Auto-Union to Shelsley in 1936 so that Hans von Stuck could compete in that round of the European Hill Climb Championship. It was as exciting an occasion...

Page 14 of June 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 2006

HSCC celebrates its 40th birthday

Commemoration race at Silverstone Neil Corner's Griffiths Formula win in a D-type to be honoured The 40th anniversary of the Historic Sports Car Club will be celebrated during a two-day race meeting at Silverstone on May 20/21. To mark the occasion, an invitation race for the type of cars that contested the opening race in the club's history will be run. The HSCC was formed from a pilot race at...

Page 52 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1987

The Return of the 1914 TT Sunbeams

For the 600-mile, two-day 1914 Isle of Man TT, Louis Coatalen entered three twin-cam 3,295cc Sunbeams, which bore a close resemblance to the previous year's Coupe de L'Auto Peugeots, and nominated the Guinness brothers and Dario Resta as the drivers. A spare car was also taken. At the end of the first day's racing Resta had retired with big-end failure but the other Sunbeams were first and second...

Page 67 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1975

1925-1975:Moss drives seven significant racing motor cars

When the Brooklands Gazette was started in July 1924 Great Britain was well respected in Grand Prix racing, with the works Sunbeam team having won the French Grand Prix in 1923 and their supercharged 6-cylinder cars being very competitive in 1924. By the time that the magazine title was changed from the Brooklands Gazette to MOTOR SPORT, in August 1925, Segrave had won another Grand Prix for...

Page 66 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1978

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The 1914 Grand Prix Opels We have received the following letter from Mr. N. Mavrogordato bearing on the recent article and subsequent correspondence on these cars. Sir, Since many people have shown much interest in the 1914 Grand Prix Opel story, I venture once again to write to you about them. I enclose a most interesting letter, which I have received front T...

Page 30 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1970

Jaguars are historic

If and when the projected V12 Jaguar engine ever appears and ultimately replaces the 21-year-old six-cylinder XK engine, the twin .o.h.c. six must surely go down in the annals of automobile engineering history as one of the classics of all time. Its competition history is equally impressive, culminating in its use in the very advanced and beautiful-looking D-type models which were conceived for...

Page 63 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1979

The VSCC at Donington

Bill Morris wins the Nuffield and Shuttleworth Trophies The Vintage SCC having held the very last meeting at Donington Park before the war, it had to wait until this year to return there. It was a day of great expectations, with the Nuffield Trophy Race — a pre-war Donington ERA preserve from 1934 to 1939, and England's first long-distance road race — the main feature of a very full programme. In...



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