Articles tagged Paul Frere

Page 82 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 1975

The Story of XKD 573

On June 29th, 1956, the new, standard production, short-nose D-type, XKD 573, was handed over to Phil Weaver, head of Jaguar’s “Competitions shop”, for preparation for Le Mans on July 28th/29th. Painted in Belgian yellow, that car, shown here, was loaned by Jaguar to Equipe National Belge and was driven to fourth place overall by Jacques Swaters and Freddie Rouselle, covering 3,816.671 km. at...

Page 134 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, November 2010

You were there

This month, readers transport us to Detroit and Silverstone for Grand Prix action. We also feature Aston Martin in the 1950s at Le Mans and, er, Seaford ANDREW COSTIN-HURLEY These shots of ’50s Aston Martins were taken by ex-Ilmor engineer Andrew’s mother. “Mum’s cousin is Brian Clayton, an Aston race engineer from that era,” he explains. “Brian would travel from Feltham in a variety of cars to...

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

Porsche Carrera RS

As adept at crossing continents in a single bound as storming Le Mans, this Weissach icon may be the ultimate sports car. Can a replica be as good? Words: Andrew Frankel. Photography: Ian Dawson There are purer forms of motoring pleasure than howling across mountains in a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, but not many. A Ferrari F40 would be more thrilling, a Bugatti Type 35B more involving and a...

Page 30 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1957

Rumblings

The Guild at Goodwood This year's Test Day at Goodwood circuit, organised for the edification of its members and foreign guests by the Guild of Motoring Writers, was an unqualified success. A great variety of British-built cars was available for the journalists to fling round the course for three uninhibited laps and many famous personalities in the overseas motoring journalistic firmament, some...

Page 22 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1947

Club News

We Hear R. W. Pollack knows of ten keen Frazer-Nash owners in the Birmingham area. His own Black burn-engined "Shelsley" Frazer-Nash is being fitted with a Clyde supercharger by Chris. Shorrock. Leslie Seyd has very thoroughly rebuilt the ex-Shakespeare 1913 "12/14" Mors and also has the 1912 14-h.p. Gregoire. L. W. Thomas is building a 2-seater "special", using 3 in. by 16-g. tubular chassis...

Page 19 of September 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, September 1952

1952 German Grand Prix race report: Ascari sails to victory

Alberto Ascari takes third successive win for Ferrari One interesting point about the Nurburgring is its excellent concrete Paddock, with lock-up garages around the sides and the majority of teams take advantage of this, consequently there is always much of mechanical interest to be seen during the practice periods. Photo: Motorsport Images Of the three works Ferraris, Ascari and Taruffi were...

Page 14 of May 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1960

XX Grand Prix de Pau

An Endurance Race PAU, FRANCE, April 18th. THE Automobile Club Basco-Bearnais, who organise each year the Grand Prix of Pau, in south-west France, and have done so since 1930, are an extremely old-established concern, being founded in 1898 at the very dawn of motoring. As early as 1899 they organised a motor race, from Pau to Bayonne and back, won by a Peugeot at 52 k.p.h. average speed....

Page 49 of May 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, May 1998

Bellow yellow

Jacques Swaters founded Ecurie Francorchamps to tune Fiat 1100s. He built it into one of the finest racing teams of its era. Chris Nixon meets the man to discuss his lifetime in motorsport Garage Francorchamps is a distinct misnomer for the edifice greeting visitors to Jacques Swaters' Ferrari emporium. Situated in a large industrial area not far from Brussels airport the Garage is, in fact, an...

Page 72 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, September 1993

Quiz answer:

Only one reader correctly identified the mystery car with which Paul Frere challenged us in June. Paul says of the car : "It is a one-off 'bitza' built for Count Luigi Premoli. His Type 35 Bugatti had become obsolete, and he replaced the engine with an 8C Maserati, though lam not sure whether it was a 2500 or a 3000. Premoli called it a BMP (for Bugatti-Maserati-Premoli) and the Maserati-like...

Page 22 of March 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1956

BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEWS • • • "Annual Automobile Review—I954 Edition." 262 pp., 12/ in. by 9} in. (G. T. Fouls and Co. Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand, London, W.C.2. 42s.) The arrival of this annual is one of the events of the motoring year. First published in 1954. then as now by Edita S.A. of Lausanne and handled in this country by Foulis, "Annual Automobile Review" makes similar publications look like...

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