Articles tagged Peter Gamier

Page 40 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1994

The man who played with fire

Hockenheim brought the spectre of fire back to Grand Prix racing. In his first interview for almost two decades, former BRM chief Louis Stanley, who pioneered means of eliminating such risk, recalls the days when safety was a dirty word In his heyday on the Grand Prix circuits Louis T Stanley cut an imposing figure. Tall and corpulent, ruddy of face and silver of hair, his blue blazer and old...

Page 24 of July 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1965

Reflections on the Monaco G.P.

THE decision by Clark and Gurney to compete in the Indianapolis 500-mile race in preference to the Monaco G.P. upset some people and surprised others. It really should not have been a surprise, for both are professional racing drivers and for either of them to become the first road-racing-type driver to win Indianapolis, apart from the vast bag of gold, would be an important and satisfying...

Page 64 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1991

Cars in books

A little more about the cars used by Clare Sheridan, whose Sahara adventuress with a 1926 Renault we mentioned recently, emerge from a book about her tempestuous career, Cousin Clare by Anit Leslie (Hutchinson, 1976), whereas in her biography, To the Four Winds (Andre Deutsch, 1957), intriguing as this is, Clare does not refer to cars by make. In the former book the Renault is mentioned, and we...

Page 36 of February 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1967

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1966 So another year is over and it is time to take stock of the cars I drove during 1966. I make no excuse for writing this series of abbreviated road-test reports other than to explain that I enjoy reading similar annual summaries by other motoring writers, and so I assume that there will be some interest in going over briefly the sort of motoring...

Page 45 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1979

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars He Drove During 1978 I had intended giving this annual look-back a miss this time, after more than 25 years of summarising my previous year's road-test reports, especially as I do not wish what follows to appear to be the total road-testing done by Motor Sport in 1978. However, as there is a move afoot to produce a quarter-of-a-century of these summaries of road-...

Page 98 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, May 2000

Obituary - Peter Garnier

Peter Gamier, Editor of Autocar from 1968 to 1975 has died, aged 81. After joining The Autocar in 1950, he became its Sports Editor in 1955. As well as heading Autocar's motorsport team, he took part in several sports and GT events as co-driver, notably to Stirling Moss and Jack Sears. He was appointed as Secretary of the GPDA between 1960 and 1967. His writing style, fluid and literate, flowered...

Page 41 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1979

Books for the New Year

"The Art of Gordon Crosby" by Peter Garnier. 95 pp. 13" x 9¼". (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex. £7.95). I may not be the best person to review this book of Gordon Crosby paintings and sketches, for the reason that as a motoring historian I prefer photographs to the work of artists, these being, in general, unable to lie, thus avoiding confusion over the past...

Page 61 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, April 1988

A loud clanger!

Last month's Donald Healey appreciation correctly said he was a successful Monte Carlo Rally competitor in Invicta and Triumph cars, but a gremlin got in the works in calling Healey the first British driver to win the event. That honour, as I well knew, belongs to the late Hon Victor Bruce, who started from John O'Groats in an AC with a three-speed gearbox incorporated in the back axle, and broke...

Page 70 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, December 1989

Book reviews

Donald Healey – My World Of Cars by Peter Garnier with Brian Healey. 216 pp., 91/2 x 63/4. PSL-Thorsons Publishing Group Ltd., Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 2RQ. £14.95. There have been some excellent books about the history of Healey sports cars, including those by Brian Healey, which have included short introductions about the life of the great instigator of these well known...

Page 58 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1977

Book Reviews

"Allard -The Inside Story" by Tom Lush. 207 pp. 9+ in. x 7; in. (Motor Racing Publications, 28 Devonshire Road, London, W4 2HD. £7.95.) Although we reviewed an Allard history as recently as last May, and very good it is, if you can afford the extra price of Lush's book you will get more information and more pictures about this very sporting, now defunct, make of car. Indeed, this book is more...

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