Articles tagged Reg Parnell

Page 27 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, January 1985

Looking back with Tim Parnell

It is just 21 years ago this month that the motor racing world was shocked by the sudden death of Reg Parnell at the early age of 52. The man who had become an enduring landmark on the post-War international racing scene, both as a driver and, after his retirement, in the role of team manager, succumbed to a trivial freak of medical misfortune while being treated in hospital for peritonitis,...

Page 39 of April 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 1960

RACING DRIVERS DIRECTORY-1

RACING DRIVERS DIRECTORY -I The racing careers of the leading Grand Prix drivers have been repeated so many times that they are well known to most followers of the Sport. We feel that there are just as many interesting stories to be told about the men who race almost every weekend at Club and National meetings up and down the country. We hope that those people who watch the racing from the...

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 62 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1992

Barcelona!

Now that all the razzmatazz, emotion, and showbiz of the Olympic Games, at which the only wheeled sport was bicycle racing (with Lotus technology to the fore) is over and TV programmes have returned to normality, it seems opportune to recall some of Barcelona's motor racing. I remember going there for the 1950 X Gran Premio de Pena Rhin over the Pedralbes circuit. Barcelona was not then the...

Page 33 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, May 1993

In the beginning

Silverstone International Trophy 1954 "I only touched the tyres..." It is interesting how many readers saw and heard their first racing car in action at Silverstone. Since 1948, when the old RAF aerodrome was turned into a racing circuit, it really has been the home of British motor racing. Of course, Donington Park gave British motor racing enthusiasts the chance to see Grand Prix racing, as...

Page 26 of February 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1954

Club News

N. London M.C. For the first event of 1954 there will he a film show at the White Lion Hotel, High Street, Edgware, Middlesex, at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday. February 10th. At the last film show held by this club there were over 250 people present, and so that they can ensure that all persons present have proper seating accommodation it has been decided that admittance can be by ticket only. Tickets...

Page 42 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1961

Veteran – Edwardian – Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Richard Seaman Trophies, Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 24th) One of the highlights of the vintage year is the Vintage S.C.C.'s Race Meeting in the delightful setting of Cheshire's OuIton Park road circuit, and last June, on the hottest day of the year so far, the racing and the Parade of the Pre-War Racing Drivers combined to make this a...

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Chain Chatter

By "CARROZZINO" THE T.T. this year must surely have dealt the severest blow to accepted progress in design for many a year. The performances put up by Bell and Duke on the rehashed single-cylinder Nortons are absolutely staggering, even when allowance is made for the riders' ability. The single-cylinder motor-cycle engine for racing purposes in the 500-c.c. class had at last reached the stage, in...

Page 27 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, September 1954

Close Racing At Crystal Palace Bank-Holiday Meeting

Reg Parnell (Ferrari) Wins August Trophy Race and Sets a New Lap Record of 75.82 m.p.h. Tony Crook Breaks Sports-Car Lap Record in his Versatile Cooper-Bristol The B.A.R.C. National Meeting at the L.C.C.'s Crystal Palace Circuit on the afternoon of August Bank Holiday produced some exciting racing, although it is, we think, a reflection on the excessive number of meetings now being held that it...

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1950 British Grand Prix race report - Farina wins Grand Prix d'Europe

  Glorious Weather for Their Majesties Visit. Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 in R.A.C. G.P. de l'Europe. Won by Farina at 90.95 mph, Parnell Third. Coopers Meet Their Match in 500cc race won by Aikens' Iota at 79.29 mph. Record Crowd Sees Farina Lap at 94.02 mph. Before a record crowd, estimated at over 150,000, Dr. Giuseppe Farina won the G.P. de l'Europe at Silverstone on May 13th, driving a 1½-litre Alfa...

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