Articles tagged Peter Proctor

Page 108 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, March 2014

Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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Junior jamboree

Formula Junior’s Golden Jubilee celebrations reached their zenith at the HSCC’s Brands Hatch Historic Festival By Paul Lawrence When a grand total of 102 Formula Juniors took to the Brands Hatch circuit across three qualifying sessions, Duncan Rabagliati and the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association had broken all records. Never before had over 100 Formula Junior racing cars competed in a...

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Lunch with... Keith Greene & Chris Craft

One was a popular saloon and sports car racer, the other a highly respected team manager. And as friends from their teens, their careers often wove togetherBy Simon Taylor I'm in a village pub, listening to two old friends reminisce about spending their entire working lives in and around motor sport. One raced his own marque of Formula 1 car, then spent 35 years as a top team manager in endurance...

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Racing on public roads

Sir, The attitude of your correspondent James F. Page is, unfortunately, very common amongst the many motorists who in their inconsiderations do not know how to treat cyclists on the roads. My job of selling cycles means that I have to drive 30,000 miles per year, and never am I given cause for alarm by cyclists other than perhaps by the odd child rider. I also cover several thousand miles every...

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Racing at Whitsun

Goodwood (June 3rd) The B.A.R.C.'s National British Race Meeting at Goodwood on Whit Monday June 3rd, although being the secondary meeting to their Crystal Palace International Race Meeting held simultaneously, provided Ferrari an opportunity for free practice for the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy, due to take place on the Sussex circuit on August 24th. Two GTO Ferraris were entered for the main event of...

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European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...

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The R.A.C. Rally

Volvo—1stVolkswagen—2ndSaab—3rd This year's R.A.C. Rally followed the pattern set by Jack Kemsley in 1961 of relatively easy road sections interspersed with flat-out motor racing on Forestry Commission roads plus a test on Oulton Park circuit and a hill-climb at Porluck. As the competitors arrived in Blackpool for the start they were met with teeming rain and large signs informing them that...

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Book reviews

"Tiger, Alpine, Rapier — Sporting Cars from the Rootes Group" by Richard Langworth. 175 pp., 10" x 7 1/4" (Osprey Publishing Co. Ltd., 12-14, Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP. £9.95) Some time ago Richard Langworth gave the impression that he was anti-British, by issuing some snide back-window stickers deriding British cars. He has made some amends for this by saying in the Preface to this book about...

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Tilting at windmills

The Tulip Rally aspired to greatness in the 1950s and 1960s but was held back by lack of finance ans a failure to embrace modern methods. As John Davenport explains Thanks to Max Bygraves and his song Tiptoe Through the Tulips, it's not difficult for people who know little about rallying to surmise that the Tulip Rally is something to do with Holland. And, knowing that country is as well endowed...

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Lunch with…John Fitzpatrick

Not everyone's cut out for single-seater racing, which is no problem when your talent burns just as brightly in touring cars and endurance racing, as Fitz's did for over two decaces BY SIMON TAYLOR Talking through John Fitzpatrick's long and remarkable motor sport career, two early dates stand out. One is May 19 1963, when a teenager in an 850 Mini won a saloon race at Brands Hatch outright,...

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