Articles tagged Reg Parnell

Page 40 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1956

Pictorial Review

B.A.R.C. Goodwood International, Grand Prix de Monaco, "Daily Express" Silverstone International, Bugatti O.C. Prescott, West Essex C.C. Snetterton, B.R.S.C.C. Crystal Palace, Maidstone & Mid Kent M.C. Silverstone Top: The Hawthorn/Chapman battle at Goodwood thrilled the spectators on Whit-Monday. Here Hawthorn's Lotus-Climax takes Chapman's sister car on the inside coming into Madgwick...

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Crown duels

{RAC Grand Prix de l'Europe, Silverstone, May 1950} There were some notable guests among the estimated 150,000 crowd as international motor racing moved into a bold new era Writer: Simon Arron, Illustrator: Guy Allen History records it as the opening round of the freshly inaugurated Formula 1 world championship. The June 1950 edition of Motor Sport headlined it, “The Royal Silverstone Meeting”...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

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Looking Back on Chris Amon

“He’s getting to be another Chris Amon…” How many times have we heard that comment made over the years about Formula One drivers who, although undeniably talented, seem never quite able to grasp that elusive, first Grand Prix victory. In fact, such comments do less than justice to the popular New Zealander who, although only turned 40 last summer, has been out of the Grand Prix arena for almost...

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Three colours red

Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari flew the flag for Italy with elegant style – and success. How they did it, so rapidly after the ravages of war, is a remarkable tale grounded in politics and passionWriter Richard Williams Alfa Romeo’s team of cherry-red Tipo 158s took the first three places in the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship at Silverstone on May 13, 1950, with Nino Farina...

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Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

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All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

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Brits get an icy reception

When the British contingent found a unique way to deal with the arctic conditions of the 1947 Swedish Grand Prix, their rivals cried foul play Odd-ball motor races – unusual events that feature internationally recognised categories of significant racing cars – are always interesting. Perhaps the all-time prize winner might turn out to be the Israel Grand Prix on the so-called Barnea Beach circuit...

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Lucky strike

If Juan Manuel Fangio's first race at Monaco was stunning, his first race lap was unbelievable. Shaun Campbell recalls Fangio's 'lucky' debut win. Juan Manuel Fangio called it luck. A simple word, expressed with a shrug, to explain how he remained alive when so many of his friends and rivals didn't. It seems a hopelessly inadequate explanation, but then luck means different things to different...

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Looking Back with Mike Hailwood

Few competitors have made the transition from motorcycle racing to the world of Formula One with the same success as Mike Hailwood. John Surtees of course, for whom Hailwood drove Grand Prix cars for over two years, won seven World Championships on two wheels as well as one on four wheels, but apart from him only a small handful attempted the switch. Geoff Duke tried abortively, while Gary...

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