Articles tagged Peter Berthon

Page 9 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 2004

You were there

Another chapter in our series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Thruxton, Oulton Park, Aintree and the Isle of Man Chris Beach never went to a race circuit without taking his camera after being inspired by the sights he saw at Oulton Park's Gold Cup meeting in 1959. His shot of David Piper's Lotus has a wonderful period feel and...

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RUMBLINGS

Alfas up again There is always something new from Africa, and those two ferocious Grand Prix races, one in Tripoli and one in Tunisia, which took place last month, reveal a new and more healthy situation in big-car racing. After a period of complete, albeit well-deserved, domination by the two German marques, the 12cylinder Alfa-Romeo has at last arrived and the results of the two races show it...

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948

Rumblings

The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 98 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 1998

BIritish Racing Misery

I read with amusement the editor's comments on how the V16 BRMs lived up to their original failures at the marvellous Goodwood Revival Meeting. Much has been written about Raymond Mays' too ambitious attempt to put Britain on the post-war GP map. Here is how it looked to one who was there at the time. I had seen the splendid performances Raymond Mays had put up before the war in speed-trials,...

Page 60 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1982

Berthon and Mays

Sir, In his letter (May issue MOTOR SPORT) my old friend Anthony Brooke assumes rather more than I have written. Indeed Peter Berthon often rode with Raymond Mays at Southport, and at Shelsley Walsh, at Brooklands and at other venues, not only in the Vauxhall Villiers (now in Anthony Brooke's good hands), but in other cars raced by Mays. In my letter I only wrote thus — "I well remember Raymond...

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1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

Page 25 of August 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1938

THE E.R.A. CLUB

THE E.R.A. CLUB Sir, 'This is an open letter to all those interested in Britain's prestige in motor racing. Owing to the wonderful generosity of Humphrey Cook, the E.R.A. concern came into being and put England On the map in the 1 I-litre class. The very existence of these cars would not have been possible except for his tremendous sportsmanship. In order to assist him the E.R.A. club was formed...

Page 41 of March 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, March 1961

The Trend of Racing Car Design

The period of motor racing which forms the basis for the discussion of design trends, as applicable to Grand Prix cars, in this article will live in history for two reasons. The years concerned were 1959 and 1960, and in that time there has been an almost complete swing to a basic layout where the engine is placed behind the driver, instead of in front of him, as in the previously accepted...

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A jam-packed season

Owen racing organisation BRM versus Team Lotus For the two drivers who battled out the 1962 Formula 1 World Championship to its nail-biting last-round conclusion, the year had started very differently. While Jimmy Clark was dominating a south African Formula 1 tour in baking sunshine, graham hill and his equally roustabout friend Peter Jopp were slithering down to Monaco over ice and snow in the...

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SOME SPECULATIONS

SOME SPECULATIONS NkT FAST-CAR SUSPENSION —with particular reference to tha t used on the German G.P. Cars by SILdr. C. W. S. MARRIS, This masterful survey of modern suspension as to future trends and another article which technical matter of the " systems represents both an interesting prophecy satisfy those readers who have asked for more . " sort in their " Motor Sport."—Ed. IHAVE used the...

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