Articles tagged Ray Hutton

Page 32 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1975

Around and About

Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day promises much, as the 750 FIM contenders tackle Silverstone as it should be, sans Woodcote chicane. Perhaps, as one well-known motoring national newspaper writer confessed to us, you are one of the growing...

Page 44 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1984

the top ten

THE TOP TEN — and the Ten Worst, British Cars THE 100th Anniversary of the birth of the motor car, even though there is a divergence of opinion as to when this comes up, will undoubtedly concentrate motoring history in a spate of articles, books, rallies and gimmicks. It has already caused a famous Sunday newspaper supplement to embark on an ingenious interpretation. The paper involved was the...

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Automobile Year 37 (1989/90)

Automobile Year 37 (1989/90) edited by jean-Rodolphe Piccard. 280pp. 121/4" x 91/4". Motor Racing Publications Ltd, Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, Croydon, Surrey CRO 3RY. £24.95. riginally there was but this one high class annual devoted to motor racing, rallying and topical developments in the motor industry. Since then similar annuals, especially Fl reviews and bigger and more lavish one-make "...

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British Cars at Le Mans

by Dominique Pascal. 146 pp. 11 1/4" x 8" GT Foulis & Co, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £14.95 The French motoring journalist Pascal had produced two earlier books about the Le Mans 24-hour race, Porsche at Le Mans and Ferrari at Le Mans. The idea of doing another, on the many British cars which have appeared there, successfully or otherwise, seemed an excellent one, although a task...

Page 46 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1987

Pole Position — The BRDC Diamond Jubilee Book

To celebrate the sixtieth year of the BRDC, this great book has been produced in a special edition for members. Magnificently illustrated with some 380 pictures, it is also available to other interested parties. Here is the full story of the origins and history of this unique Club told by S C H Davis (a reprint from a previous Jubilee Book), alongside every aspect of the structure, development...

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VW Beetle & Transporter

The VW Beetle still roams the world's roads and Foulis have come up with a 325-page book (10 3/4" x 8") by Lindsay Porter about how to purchase and maintain the Beetle and Transporter Volkswagens, and how to build a Beetle Special. VW Beetle & Transporter costs £12.95, and follows the pattern of the well-known Haynes workshop manuals. WB Shire Publications continue to issue very attractive...

Page 29 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1975

Around and About

Evans Wins Grovewood Award Rothmans Formula 5000 Championshipwinner Bob Evans won the £1,000 top award in the Grovewood Motor Racing Awards for 1974. Evans, who drove a Lola-Chevrolet T332 entered by McKechnie Racing, had four wins, three seconds, four thirds, one fifth and two sixths from 17 starts in the Rothmans Championship. He also shared a March-DFV 745 in the British Airways 1000 and...

Page 50 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, June 1986

Book reviews

"Lamborghinl Countach" by Jean-Francois Marchet and Peter Coltrin (Osprey AutoHistory. 1214 Long Acre, London WC2. £7.95) It is an astounding 15 years since the Countach burst on to the stage at the 1971 Geneva Show, and since then more than 1,000 have been built. The car remains the epitome of the supercar. perhaps challenged finally by the new Ferrari Testarossa, but unlikely ever to be...

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The £1000 racing car

by Terry Cole. 111pp. 91/4 61/4. (GT Foulis & Co, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ £7.95). Here is a little book full of advice for those starting out on a motor racing career, or who intend to do so. Some of it is rather superficial, even a thought childish (such as explanations of how valve-gear works) but most will be very helpful to the absolute novice building a competition car on a...

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Silverstone — 40 Years

Silverstone — 40 Years edited by Ray Hutton. 144pp. 8.1/4" x 5.1/2". (Motor Racing Publications Ltd, Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, 46 Pitlake, Croydon CRO 3RY. £5.00). In a sense this little soft-covered book is a shadow of the bigger one brought out by the BRDC to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, and some of the contents are repeats thereof. But it is very welcome nevertheless, and is enhanced by...

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