Articles tagged Reg Parnell

Page 43 of July 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 1954

My Visit To Sebring

by Rob Walker (Continued from the June issue) We arrived just in time for lunch at our hotel, Harder Hall, which is situated on the edge of Sebring, between two lakes and the golf course, and it has the most delightful surroundings. Everybody interested in the race seemed to be staying at the hotel, and the first to greet us was that great character Wacky Arnold, who, amongst other things, is...

Page 58 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

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¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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Moonlighting

He won 25 grands prix and the Indy 500, but, as Paul Fearnley discovers, it was Jim Clark's exploits away from Formula 1 — whether hustling stock cars or rallying a Lotus-Cortina — which truly showcased the Scot's versatility A staid Sunbeam saloon, a quirky DKW two-stroker, a steadfast TR3, a nimble Porsche 356 coupé, a borrowed Anglia and an eye-opening, 100mph-lap D-type Jag; rallies (from...

Page 19 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, May 1953

Competition Representatives

(Continued from the April issue) Freddie Bothamley of Automotive Products F. Bothamley, the Competition Manager of Automotive Products  Co., Ltd. (Lockheed brakes, Borg and Beck clutches. etc.) has been interested in racing from his earliest days, and as a schoolboy was a frequent spectator at car and motor-cycle meetings. Made his first real contact with the Sport during his student days with...

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The wheel of fortune

Heir to a multi-million dollar fortune, a genius driver and married to Miss World, Peter Revson seemed to have it all. But reality, says Mark Hughes, was not so simple He was the Grand Prix driver straight from the Hollywood A-list. An offspring of one of modern America's icon dynasties, this handsome, debonair sophisticate would kiss goodbye to any one of a number of beautiful women, climb into...

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THE "DAILY EXPRESS" / B.R.D.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING

Collins (Ferrari) Wins International Trophy SILVERSTONE, May 4th THIS year the International Trophy race did not take its usual form of two short heats and a final, but took place over 50 laps of the Silverstone circuit in the form of a non-stop 150-mile race. Open to cars of F1 and F2 the two types ran together for an overall classification with a special sub-division for the F2 cars. Of the...

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Sebring 12 hours

Half as long, twice as tough They say if you can last 12 hours at Sebring, doing 24 at Le Mans is no problem. Perhaps this is why it remains one of the three greatest sports car races on Earth. Andrew Frankel experiences the ultimate Le Mans rehearsal There is something magical about Sebring. It's not the magic that floats in the air around Spa or Monza. The magic about this converted airfield is...

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Baker's Dozen

An Account of the Cars Owned to Date by Edward G. Pool Baker's dozen seems an appropriate title for the story of the thirteen cars, or more accurately vehicles, I have owned since 1945. Particularly as a dictionary of slang lists us an alternative meaning: "To thrash vigorously." Early in 1945 I was granted a petrol allowance. I had been wounded and managed to persuade the authorities that a car...

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THE TOP 100 DRIVERS, PART ONE...

THE TOP 100 DRIVERS, PART ONE.. SIR, It will always cause controversy and debate creating a list of any 'Greats'; racing drivers especially so. But however you look at it, Mark Hughes has some amazing whoopsies in his selection so far. Firstly, the list is incorrectly entitled Greatest Drivers. As such, USAC, NASCAR, Cart, Indy Car, saloon, sports car and historic drivers should also be...

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