Articles tagged Peter Gammon

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 18 of June 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1954

Second B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting At Goodwood

The second Members' Club Meeting at Goodwood was held in bright sunny weather on May 1st. The racing was keen, which led to a certain amount of farming and one attempt to remove the brick wall in the chicane, but no personal injuries were received. The meeting was the second round of the 1954 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The leaders are as follows: R. Watling-Greenwood (R.W.G.) ... 12...

Page 46 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1989

Broadley speaking

It is hard to pinpoint precisely when Eric Broadley went from being a special builder to becoming a constructor, but in 1958 he appeared with his Lola-Climax Mk1 and at the beginning of the 1959 season there were four of them and he was on his way. At the time 1100cc sports-car racing in Britain mast serious business, the equivalent of Formula Three today, and Lotus dominated by running works...

Page 30 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1954

The "Daily Telegraph" Meeting at Brands Hatch

On August Bank Holiday Monday the-Fifth "Daily Telegraph" Trophy Race was held at Brands Hatch; the first race for this trophy was held on August 7th, 1950, on the same circuit, and was won by George Wicken at a speed of 63.56 m.p.h. This year more than 140 entries were received, most of the well-known British 500-c.c. drivers and in addition some French, Belgian, Swiss, Finnish, German and Dutch...

Page 94 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2005

A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

Page 41 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1954

Rumblings

The "Motor Sport" Club Trophy, 1954 The regulations governing this contest, won last season by Peter Gammon, remain the same as in 1953. The contest is between sports cars at certain club Silverstone race meetings, those drivers being placed in certain stipulated races being eligible to compete in a Motor Sport handicap at the conclusion of each meeting. The first six finishers in this Motor...

Page 28 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1956

Aston Martin versus Eurie Ecosses at Goodwood

Tony Brooks Wins the Goodwood Trophy at 88.19 m.p.h. THE last big B.A.R.C. Goodwood Meeting of the year was held on one of the few fine days, September 8th. Unfortunately, the fare provided did not live up to that of previous years, for only a handful of out-dated racing cars competed - with one exception, Salvadori's works prototype F. II Cooper - and otherwise this was sports-car racing, with...

Page 14 of December 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 1956

Continental Sunday at Brands Hatch

The golden autumn Sunday of October 14th was the occasion of a BRSCC Race Meeting at Brands Hatch, attended by a crowd of 37,000 and given a Continental atmosphere by the beautiful girls who presented certain of the prizes—tall, slim, blonde Mrs KM Whitworth kissing Peter Gammon on both cheeks after his victory in the F II race, while Petula Clark kissed Archie Scott-Brown on the mouth and rode...

Page 40 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1959

Brands Hatch International

The International meeting at Brands Hatch on August 29th gave the relatively small crowd some of the most exciting and some of the dullest racing seen at this tiny track since the same meeting last year. The main event of the day was the Kentish "100" Trophy for Formula 2 cars, which was divided into two 42-lap parts, the winner being decided on aggregate times. The vast majority of Formula 1...

Page 37 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1954

Racing Cars Again At Castle Combe

Leston's Cooper 1,100 Beats the Water-Cooled Racing Cars. Gammon's "Homemade" Lotus-M.G. Vanquishes Latest Sports Connaught. Salvadori's 2-litre Maserati Shows the Way Home to the Ecurie Ecosse 3 1/2-litre XK120C Jaguar Racing cars appeared again to herald the start of the 1954 season at the splendidly-run meeting of the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. at Castle Combe on April 3rd. The programme opened...

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