Articles tagged Neil Corner

Page 113 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, October 1978

Memories

Sir, I have just re-read my March 1978 issue of MOTOR SPORT and as always, particularly for a displaced Englishman living here in northern California, it is a great source of interest and pleasure. How shocking to read the report of the man who attacked the wife of a MOTOR SPORT advertiser. I thought only such shenanigans took place on this side of the pond, witness the poor owner of a 1932...

Page 32 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1988

A Personal Re-Union

Dear Reader, The month of May was a very busy one, with three Grand Prix events, at Imola, Monte Carlo and Mexico, and from all accounts those of you who had to watch these events on the television screen were very disappointed. If FOCA and Mr Ecclestone are to be believed as regards the worldwide coverage of Formula One, then half the world was disappointed. Our own Murray Walker cannot be...

Page 76 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, June 1977

Donington Re-born

Pre-War nostalgia enveloped the pleasant parklands of Donington Park on May 6th as the gloriously throaty roar of MultiUnion II and an Alfa Romeo 2.9 Tipo B Monoposto and the deep rumble of a less-fitting 1914 Grand Prix Mercedes reverberated across the undulating Leicestershire motor racing circuit. The noises were more than just another echo of the past released from the Aladdin's cave of the...

Page 105 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, June 1998

Nigel Corner

Growing up among some great racing cars, a racing career was no surprise. But he wasn’t always keen… Not many people can boast their first car was a Bugatti, but as the son of Neil Corner, Nigel Corner was immersed in fine old machines almost from the cradle. The Bugatti was a Type 52, the miniature electric racer, which the young Corner learned to pilot around the house. Today he has followed...

Page 69 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, January 2007

Ecurie Ecosse transporter

Much more than just another transport vehicle, the Ecurie Ecosse transporter became as famous as the cars – and drivers – it carried. And it’s still playing the same role 50 years on. Words: Gordon Cruickshank. Photography: Tim Kent It’s almost like walking into Merchiston Mews in Edinburgh in the 1950s: open the wooden doors and there’s a row of metallic blue sports-racers. On the flank of each...

Page 61 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, November 1979

Vintage Postbag

A 1914 TT Sunbeam Sir, To continue the story of the 1914 TT Sunbeam, mentioned by Mr. D. V. T. Fairrie, which he drove for "a good many thousands of miles" before selling it to a Mr. Lawson of Rolvenden, Kent. It appeared from the log-book that he ran it only for about a year and when I acquired it in 1940 it had been standing for some time, more or less derelict, outside a garage near Maidstone...

Page 24 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1970

The Six Hours of Watkins Glen

Clean sweep for Gulf-Porsches Watkins Glen, New York, July 11 th The long-distance race for Sports-Prototypes (Group 6), Sports cars (Group 5) and GT cars (Group 4) held on the short but fast Watkins Glen circuit in the north-west of New York State in America was significant in that it saw the final demise of 3-litre Group 6 cars, which the FIA have been trying to encourage. Since Porsche built...

Page 35 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1974

The Daily Express International Trophy Meeting

A splendid motoring garden party Silverstone, April 6th/7th One good thing about British sponsors is that they expect their teams to appear at British meetings and because of this there were some hurried returns from Sunny South Africa on the part of Lotus, McLaren, Surtees and Lola and with them came Brabham, BRM and Hesketh, to take part in the 40-lap Formula One race at the annual BRDC...

Page 34 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1984

VSCC Second Silverstone

Following on its Jubilee celebrations, the Vintage SCC ran its second Silverstone Race Meeting of 1984 on July 14th, with more races in the day than ever before, and a record entry of 267, the programme said. Rain fell, but did not disrupt the racing, but attendance was down to about 6,000. First, a six-lap scratch race, a fine win for Drake's ex-Danahar 8C Maserati, which led all the way,...

Page 64 of September 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1987

VSCC Oulton Park

Speed orgy "The Vintage Sports Car Club again ran a two-day "speed orgy" at Oulton Park road-circuit this year, on the last weekend in July, over the extended (2.769-mile) course, with a chicane to slow the cars before Hill Top approaching Knicker Brook. The entry of 227 contested 14 races, supplemented by bicycle frolics, an 89-car concours d'elegance, a big autojumble, and even a fun-fair —...

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