Articles tagged Noel Cunningham-Reid

Page 46 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1984

The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

Page 127 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, December 2010

Around the houses

NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD Historics at Brooklands Historics held its second sale on September 25 at the Brooklands Museum during which it sold some interesting cars including a 1933 Singer Nine Le Mans for £30,731 and the ‘barn find’ 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 2.6-litre competition saloon, once owned and raced by Noel Cunningham-Reid, for £63,000. Although 50 per cent of...

Page 58 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

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1956 ASTON MARTIN DBS3/10

1956 ASTON MARTIN DBS3/10 IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A STROLL IN FREDDIE MARCH'S park. After all, hadn't Jaguar's works trio recently covered 7532 miles, at more than 104mph, to score a superb 1-2-4 at Le Mans? And hadn't they beaten Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Lancia in the process? And this, remember, was the ground-breaking C-type's second success at La Sarthe: lighter, more powerful than its 1951...

Page 98 of May 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, May 2013

Lunch with... Tony Brooks

Smooth, undramatic and always very fast, he remains one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers this country has ever produced writer Simon Taylor, photographer James Mitchell For today's Formula 1 drivers, the glare of the media spotlight is relentless. TV cameras haunt every corner of the paddock, there are daily press conferences throughout a Grand Prix weekend, and harassed PRs are for ever...

Page 18 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1957

Cooper Wins 140-Mile FII Race at Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting

This year the International Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park, on October 5th, was a mixed car and motor-cycle meeting. If this gave the spectators who normally go only to car meetings an opportunity of enjoying the sight of Suttees' masterly handling of a Norton and that fantastic four-cylinder M.V. Augusta machine and of appreciating Cyril Smith's mastery of the spectacular sport of sidecar...

Page 22 of May 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1957

19th B.R.D.C. British Empire Trophy Race

Oulton Park, April 6th. In contrast with previous arrangements for the British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park, this year, the fourth occasion on which this race has been organised by the B.R.D.C., the trophy was awarded to the fastest driver of the day and not on a class handicap basis. After some discussion the Club's Committee decided to go ahead with the event in spite of the limited gate money...

Page 24 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 2001

Sunday drive in the Eifel

Tony Brooks is one of the all-time greats and a master of understatement - the headline is his. It refers to his epic win for Aston Martin alongside Noel Cunningham-Reid in the 1957 Nurburgring 1000km. Motor Sport is delighted that, after some cajoling, he agreed to write about that momentous victory On paper, we didn't stand a chance, a 3-litre Aston Martin driven by two relative rookies versus...

Page 82 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, January 2003

Terms of endurance

Soundly beaten by scuderia Ferrari in the 1958 world sportscar championship, Aston Martin was supposed to be concentrating on its Formula One campaign in 1959. So how come David Brown's men ended up taming the prancing horse on the two-seater front? Chris Nixon, the author of Sportscar Heaven, explains The late 1950s was a great period of sportscar racing. Even though Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and...

Page 68 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 1994

Historic focus - TKF 9

D for two TKF 9 was responsible for launching the F1 careers of Henry Taylor and Jim Clark. And it’s never stopped racing since. . . "There's someone else who really ought to be here, and that's Jimmy Clark." The speaker is Henry Taylor, former GP driver, and we are gathered in the BRDC Suite at Silverstone to reminisce about a car both Taylor and Clark drove early in their careers — Jaguar D-...

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