Articles tagged Patrick Lindsay

Page 71 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, March 1983

The Aladdin's Cave of Booker

We look behind the scenes at Personal Plane Services  Specialisation, at one time very much the way forward, seems to have become the victim of expansion. Traders want to trade in anything with a profit margin, Boots have long given up being just chemists and we know of one filling station which sells, among other things, corn-cob pipes and contraceptives. In aviation it's not quite the same....

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Air

Duxford SOME thirty, years ago, use after the war, five brand new Short Stirlings, complete with twenty engines and a mountain of spares, changed hands for £2,000. Today there are no flying Stirlings left in the world, and the same can be said of many other aircraft types which helped to shape world destiny but have since vanished completely, leaving shameful gaps in aviation history. Not all...

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Grand Prix de Monaco historique

Monaco welcomes back real racing The Historic Grand Prix at Monaco was spectacular for all of the right reasons. Christopher Tate reports on a memorable weekend 'Motion is tranquility' is one of Stirling Moss's favourite maxims about life - and about motor racing. Certainly, Moss, his fellow competitors and tens of thousands of spectators enjoyed plenty of both motion and tranquillity, over a...

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Vintage postbag

P.V.T. Sir, Glancing, through your article "Thoughts about P.V.T." in last month's issue, I noticed that you ask how the list of accepted cars was arrived at. Perhaps you have forgotten, it was arrived at by a Referendum sent to all members soon after it was decided to accept any post-1930 cars, and reported in the January 1946 Bulletin. This seemed the most democratic way, giving all members a...

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Top Cats!

In the overall scheme of things, forty years is hardly a big deal, and the pedigree of the late-Eighties racing Jaguar, the XJR-9 which recently revived the marques Le Mans-winning traditions, can be traced back in one bound to the C- and D-types which in their time were equally considered to be at the forefront of automotive technology. Although we still acclaim the attractive looks of the...

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Reflections in the Harbour

IT WAS not too difficult to reflect in the Monte Carlo Harbour as these days the yachts are all fairly small and there is quite a lot of space. Gone are the days of veritable ocean-going linen filling the harbour and today the only exciting craft are a few Italian-owned powerboats, as sleek and purposeful as a Ferrari Boxer. To watch some of these burble slowly out of the harbour and then get on...

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Letters:

Maserali 250Fs Sir, The May issue of Motor Sport contains a report on the recent VSCC meeting at Silverstone. In it you compare the performance of Neil Corner's "proper" (as you term it) 250 Maserati with that of my own 250F and the similar car owned by Nick Mason. This very clearly implies that my car is, therefore, not "proper". In the context of historic cars this can only be taken to mean...

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Formula Three Championship

With Shell and Motor Sport backing again Following a successful first year in which Shell and Motor Sport magazine combined to run a British Championship for Formula Three cars it has been decided to continue the association for a second year despite the change of regulations for this popular formula. The new championship was announced by Motor Circuit Developments recently and will be known as...

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Brooklands' Lionheart

Legendary record breaker John Cobb didn’t say much – but his cars spoke volumes. Andrew Frankel gets a rare insight into the big man by driving the most famous of them all, at its spiritual home There are only two framed photographs on my desk and, shamefully, neither is of my children. One is a fuzzy snap of a silver Honda NSX being driven around a rather wet Silverstone, which earns its place...

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Veteran- Edwardian- Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting—April 23rd. The first Vintage Sports Car Club Race Meeting of 1966 takes place at Silverstone on Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 12.15 p.m. It is open to the public and there is usually a very good attendance to watch this varied and entirely amateur racing over the 1.6-mile Club circuit, Organisation being notably efficient...

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