Articles tagged Peter Jackson

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 118 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, February 2009

MGB

Some people look down their noses at this prolific sports racer, but they shouldn’t: the evergreen MGB has always been a useful track tool By Richard Heseltine Oh, how we scoffed. When the last MGB skulked off the production line in October 1980 it was a relic, a passé throwback blighted by corporate indifference to a globally revered marque. That and US safety regulations which had resulted in...

Page 74 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 2008

Lunch with... Richard Attwood

This English gentleman upset his father by racing for longer than he was supposed to, but success at Monaco and Le Mans in particular made it all worthwhileBy Simon Taylor Richard Attwood could never be anything but English. Scion of a prosperous Midlands family with links to the motor car that go back three generations, he was educated at Harrow, and served his apprenticeship at Jaguar in the...

Page 67 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 1992

Tiger, Tiger, burning bright

The Manx Motor Racing Club's popular Manx Classic took place from September 24-26. Highlights included a new lap record on the Willaston circuit, used for Saturday's pursuit sprint, and the successful inauguration of a new 1.3-mile hillclimb, running up a section of the TT course from Ramsey. The pursuit sprint was dogged by several unforeseen hurdles, including red-flag stoppages to attend the...

Page 63 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1971

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Wind tunnel Little more than ten years ago Peter Jackson was trying to persuade racing car manufacturers to build their car bodies in glass fibre reinforced plastics rather than from the then almost universal aluminium sheet. Since then the British racing car industry has grown enormously, and one of the biggest success stories of all is that of Jackson. Now he controls a labour force of over...

Page 44 of July 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1973

Around and about

Scheckter Stateside Since Jody Scheckter's appearance in the Race of Champions in March very little has been seen of the fast-rising South African star on the European scene. In fact he has not raced in Formula One since then. But Scheckter has been far from idle over the past two months. At the start of the season McLaren Racing told him that they were committed to running F1 cars for Denny...

Page 81 of July 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 1973

Cars in books

Having referred to the smuggling book by a Customs Officer, I read "Benzedrine for Breakfast", by Noreen Price and Peter Jackson (Robert Hale, 1963), to see, as it were, the other side of the coin, Noreen Price having been imprisoned for smuggling watches in a Chrysler and associated with racing-driver Gordon and the Delahaye in the same pursuit. But although this book is full of improbable but...

Page 69 of October 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, October 1967

SPECIALISED MOULDINGS

SPECIALISED MOULDINGS THE FIRM of Specialised Mouldings do exactly what they say : manufacture special glass-fibre bodies for racing cars. They are a Small firm, efficient and highly regarded, and as much a part of racing as the names of Dunlop, Lucas and Coventry Climax. Yet the handful of people employed in this sphere are delving into a subject about. which little is known, streamlining of...

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