Articles tagged PHIL LLEWELLIN

Page 166 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 166, July 2004

Bill Boddy

The Brighton Run pioneers With the regulations for this year's London-Brighton Veteran Run now available, it seems appropriate to recall how this now world-famous event started. In 1927, the DailySketch/ Sunday Graphic newspapers decided that the 1896 Emancipation Run which had freed autocars from speed restrictions might be remembered by having a run over much the same route, for the older cars...

Page 50 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1998

Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

Page 94 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, September 1998

Book reviews

Goodwood Festival of Speed By Ian Lambot Watermark, £35.00. ISBN 1-873200-20-X It's not easy to sum-up a sporting event where no-one really cares about the results, but this substantial book does a pretty good job. It's a collective look at the first five years of the Goodwood Festival, and while it is divided year by year, the dates don't really matter: instead, short three or four-page '...

Page 126 of March 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, March 2012

And that reminds me...

Procrastination brings the rich talent of the incomparable Russell Bulgin into focus Desperate to find any excuse not to face the keyboard, I picked up a 1991 edition of Car magazine and started browsing. To be fair, Car was probably already in the process of peaking by the time the magazine I came across was produced, but if all you did was look at their ‘Frontline’ columnists, you’d know it...

Page 15 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 2000

Letters From Readers - Banking On Sitges

Sir, To my shame, I have only just read the March issue. Your item about Sitges caught my eye, as I have driven on the track twice recently, during a Honda launch in Barcelona and in November 1998, on a drive from London to southern Spain. The track is tucked away behind a housing development to the south of Sitges. It's still possible to complete a lap, albeit a very slow one. The banking is in...

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