Articles tagged Philip

Page 153 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 153, April 2014

Sweet but unsung sixteen

A last gasp for Britain’s premier engine maker – and it went almost unheard The late, great Frank Gardner famously likened turbocharged racing engines to sounding “like ducks farting through long grass”. We have two ducks who regularly colonise our pond, but while I have never detected the auditory effect Frank cited it’s plain what he meant, and it is a concern in F1 that this year’s GP2 cars...

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Tinker, tailor, soldier, fly

It’s 6.30am and I’ve just woken up face down on the hot Tarmac in the pitlane of the Potrero de los Funes circuit in San Luis, Argentina. I can hear trucks moving and so scramble from my one-man tent into the blazing sunshine. Squinting towards the pitwall I see the form of Race2Recovery team founder Tony Harris. “I thought you’d f***** off already!” he grins.Welcome to the Dakar Rally bivouac...

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Air

A Section Devoted to Aeronautical Affairs Winning the 1980 "Dawn-to-Dusk" The bend of the Thames at Greenwich slid under the yellow fabric-covered wing as we turned onto track for the final leg. Past Crystal Palace, Croydon and KenIey, over the M25, and there was Redhill ahead, standing out like a bowling green in the bright evening sunlight. We joined overhead, the T indicated 26 and, with the...

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The man at the top of Britain's unsung motor giant: GKN's Barrie Health

Although now welded together under the crisp GKN corporate symbol, the size of the Guest Keen and Nettlefold associated companies, and their international success story is hard to grasp. Hard because British companies are not meant to derive a fifth of a successively more and more glowing balance sheet to profits made in Europe. That a total of £107.91 million was made in total surplus for 1976 (...

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Twenty Questions

SUBJECT: Andreas PreuningerOCCUPATION: Manager high-performance cars, Porsche motorsport What is your greatest achievement? My son Philip, who has the Porsche virus aged three! And gaffing the GT street cars better and better. I'm proud of their iconic status. What is your biggest regret? Not doing something in life to be in a position to buy a GT! Whose work in the industry today do you admire...

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Matters of moment

Credit where it's due If you look back 10, 15, 20, or 25 years in the correspondence columns of any motoring magazine you're liable to experience déjà vu, for many of the letters deal with subjects which are still current preoccupations. Indeed, many could be printed today with little alteration. There is the "I would like to thank the marshals. . ." letter; the "what about British drivers?"...

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R-Rs parade for Her Majesty

I heard that another Rolls-Royce parade before Her Majesty the Queen was scheduled for this year, a repeat of that which took place at Windsor in the Silver Jubilee year, 1977. Then, courtesy of Lord Montagu, my wife and I had seats in a vintage 40/50hp Silver Ghost. In addition, a stately 35/120hp Daimler was at the entrance to remind us of how the Royal Family had changed from Coventry-built...

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Books for Christmas

"Morgan—First and Last of the Real Sports Cars" by Gregory Houston Bowden. 191 pp. 10 in. x 7¼ in. (Gentry Books Ltd., 55-61, Moorgate, London, EC2R 6BR. £3.95.) The Morgan, as the foremost three-wheeler and one of the sole surviving hand-made sports cars, is deserving of a full and accurate history. This reviewer did his best to record the vintage years of the three-wheelers in a 50p book (...

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Lunch With... Derek Warwick

He never earned the Grand Prix wins he deserved, but the man once dubbed Britain’s next World Champion isn’t worried. He loves life just as it isBy Simon Taylor Twenty-five years ago Formula 1 drivers had already become, in their own eyes at least, pretty important people. Now they had motorhomes to hide in, and even a chat over a coffee had to be booked in advance via a stern PA, whose job it...

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A Trio of Tricycles

The strange species which Anthony Phelps has, slightly prematurely, christened "enthusiastus extinctus," is subject to many strange diseases. Of these infections, one of the most virulent is undoubtedly Morganomania, the main symptom being, a tendency to rave about the effects of 30-odd b.h.p. on about 800 lb. of old iron. Personally, I once thought I was safe, believing that Morganomania was a...

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