Articles tagged Raymond Baxter

Page 70 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, September 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Fear of the past? Watching coverage of the German GP qualifying session, I was struck by how poorly F1 connects with its past. The Sky team made brief mention of the old Hockenheim, Jim Clark’s death and John Surtees winning in Germany, but their focus is on the here and now. I don’t blame broadcasters for that, but F1 should do far more to connect with the history of the...

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Letters

What would Jenks say? Sir, Since I was old enough to stand I have been a Ferrari fan and never a fan of McLaren. While I am a tifoso, I feel that after the arrival of Schumacher, Brawn etc, the entire ethos of that team changed, to the detriment of Grand Prix racing and to motor sport in general. In contrast I like Ron Dennis’ candid approach and believe that fairness is at the heart of the team’...

Page 111 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 1995

90th Birthday Party

Guests from racing and the motor industry assembled at Easenhall, Warks, in late April for a lunch to celebrate the 90th birthday of Wally Hassan OBE. The setting was the splendid Town Thorns retirement home run by BEN, the motor industry benevolent organisation, and on the lush lawn were gathered Bentleys, Jaguars, an SS, and Jack Brabham's Championship-winning Cooper, with all of which the...

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BARC midnight matinees

On January 11th and 18th BARC members filled the comfortable Curzon Cinema for their private midnight show of motoring films-a delightful innovation devised by John Morgan for his members' pleasure, and now in its third year. The show opened with some particularly good filming of Shelsley Walsh by the Shell film unit. This was followed by a Television Newsreel of Farina's mastery of Goodwood and...

Page 11 of March 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1954

Matters Of Moment

Lancia Wins The Monte Carlo Rally Any disappointment that Britons feel that this year's comparatively easy Monte Carlo Rally was won by an Italian car can be tempered by the knowledge that the victorious car is one of the more roadworthy and technically-advanced modern high-performance vehicles and that Louis Chiron, who drove it, is one of France's most popular racing drivers. In hoping that...

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THE RACING DRIVER'S POCKET-BOOK

T _ RAC \G D R'S POCKET-BOO HIGH-SPEED THRILLS FROM MOTORSPORT'S GOLDEN AGE by Colin Goodwin This is an interesting departure from the conventional. Instead of new writing about historical events, this cherrypicks from period reports to assemble a wonderfully diverse selection of motor racing milestones, races and circuits from the start of four-wheeled competition through to the mid-50s. There...

Page 41 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 1964

Book Reviews

"1964 World Car Catalogue." Compiled by the Automobile Club of Italy. 565 pp. 10-5/8 in. x 8-7/8 in. (Iliffe Books Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. 90s.) The favourable remarks we published when reviewing the 1963 edition of this great work apply equally to the 1964 edition, which covers improved technical and typographical presentation and details of many new models, while...

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Matters of moment

Showtime soliloquy The International Motor Show at Earls Court, just concluded, lived up to its name, with sparkling new cars from Great Britain, France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, America, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Russia. In a Way it was historic, apart from the exhibits from Beaulieu's National Motor Museum and others, because it was the last SMMT...

Page 82 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 2010

Mirror to the World

The budget was huge, the organisation immense. Anthony Howard was the man charged by the Daily Mirror with turning rally bulletins into news Once upon a time, Fleet Street thrived amid rivers of alcohol, old Spanish practices, the chatter of telex machines and the aroma of hot lead. But its firm grip on advertising revenues and its prime position as provider of news and entertainment faced an...

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MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT RALLY RUMINATIONS If it were not for the fact that 470 entrants presumably cannot he wrong, we should have written off the DON .Express 1,000-mile rally as an wiliceessary event. A modern car should have no difficulty in averaging 35 m.p.h. over the main and secondary roads of Britain in the hands of a compelling driver, providing he avoids the really inaccessible places and ice...

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