Articles tagged Peter Wilson

Page 20 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 2004

Mystery car competition

A years free subscription is the prize for the knowledgeable reader who recognises this month's mystery offering from LAT Photographic's archives. Answers must be received by May 10 and in the event of there being more than one correct answer, we will favour the entry with the fullest information. Good luck! Please send your entry to: Motor Sport, Somerset House, Somerset Road, Teddington,...

Page 43 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1986

Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

Page 76 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, December 1989

A long line drawn

Sir, I thank Motor Sport for printing a review of any my book about my period with Connaught Engineering. However, could I mention to the reviewer and to any interested readers of Motor Sport that the title of the book is To Draw A Long Line. This can be seen in bold letters on the dust jacket, the spine of the book and the title page. On page 962 of September Motor Sport, the photograph of Bill...

Page 16 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1963

R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship—1963

Our last article on the R.A.C. British Hill-Climb Championship appeared in our July issue and gave the position after the Midland A.C.'s Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb. Since then five other qualifying rounds have taken place; these being Bo'ness, Rest-and-Be-Thankful, Bouley Bay, Great Auclum and Craigantlet. Bo'ness, organised by the Lothian Car Club on June 22nd, saw Tony Marsh increasing still...

Page 60 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Prescott

One of the Best With sunshine, large crowds spectating at both practice and the climbs, and a record entry of 230, the VSCC's annual speed hillclimb on August 4th at the delightful Bugatti OC's Prescott course was one of the best-ever. Anthony Mayman made best time in his ERA R4D, just below his record, with a truly smooth ascent (41.34 s). Best vintage time was made by a determined Julian Majzub...

Page 67 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 2010

Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

Page 80 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1999

Tunnel Vision

Shaped in the wind tunnel, Bristol's striking Le Mans cars were technologically ahead of their time. Simon Taylor drove the sole surviving 450. Motor racing history is full of fascinating little culs-de-sac, and the Bristol 450 is one. A quality road car manufacturer decides to go racing for the first time, and builds three cats. They are raced just five times, but achieve three prestigious class...

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