Articles tagged Reg Parnell

Page 60 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, February 1999

Team Managers - Guy Anthony Vandervell

In part two of our series, Robert Edwards looks at the man who walked out on BRM and yet brought Britain its first F1 World Title. It was Tony Vandervell's impatience as much as anything else which created the machine which won the inaugural Formula One Constructors' Championship in 1958. He had, like other notables in British engineering, been on the advisory board of the British Motor Racing...

Page 38 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1950

Sir,

Your correspondents' letters are interesting and as a flag marshal for some twenty years or so all over the British Isles where racing takes place, and knowing most of our drivers personally, may I be allowed a little space to air my views. Patrick Kelly writes with such little knowledge that, I can only conclude he is a young man but very enthusiastic for motor racing. How dare he state that our...

Page 12 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1992

Farewell to a modest man

After 27 years as President of the British Racing Drivers' Club, the Hon. Gerald Lascelles is heading for Bergerac, snooker and his 4,000 jazz records These days motorsport is big business dominated by the need for maximum publicity, yet behind the scenes the quiet men still lurk to whom the satisfaction of a job well done far outweighs the volume of any tone others might pursue when blowing...

Page 80 of February 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, February 2007

Gilded Youth

Driver profile: Effortlessly charming, loved by everyone and generous of character, Peter Collins was killed just as his career was in the ascendant. He was 26. Motor Sport offers two perspectives on the man: Mark Hughes considers his complex psyche, and Bill Boddy relates his promising career There is still great warmth in the way Peter Collins is recalled, 48 years after his passing. It’s more...

Page 39 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 2002

FLAME & FORTUNE

FLAME& FORTUNE ERIC THOMPSON'S RACING HAD TO PLAY SECOND FIDDLE TO A DEMANDINGJOB IN THE CITY, BUT HE PACKED A LOT INTO HIS ALL-TOO-RARE OUTINGS — ESCPECIALLY IN THE GOOD WOOD NINE HOURS. BY PAUL FEARNLEY DURING THE TWO WEEKS' HOLIDAY (AND EVERY THIRD Saturday) when he wasn't brolcing at Lloyds, Eric Thompson would take his jacket off, tuck his trousers into his socks and go motor-racing....

Page 101 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 2009

Portrait of the artist as a racing driver

For 50 years Leslie Marr has been best known as a painter. But before that he bought himself a Connaught and went racing By Paul Fearnley Nursing a bruised face – and a consoling beer – while standing in the raised bucket of a mechanical digger on the outskirts of New Zealand’s southernmost city is an unusual way to conclude a motor racing career, but Leslie Lynn Marr has rarely taken the obvious...

Page 30 of June 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1954

Trip To Sebring With The Aston Martin Team

Rob Walker describes his Trip To Sebring With The Aston Martin Team When I managed to get invited on this trip I thought it might he a good idea to offer to make a report of the race for Motor Sport, and so make some extra money on the side. But then I realised that I never know what has happened in a race that I have seen until I read the paper next day and, as I don't read so good, I didn't...

Page 72 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1999

Coys International Historic Festival preview

Only the GP pulls bigger crowds to Silverstone. Marcus Pye explains why the biggest ever BRM gathering is just one of the reasons you should attend. Fifty years of BRM is the central theme of the British Racing Driver's Club's Coy's International Historic Festival, presented by Chrysler, from July 30 - August 1, and by an extraordinary coincidence the final day of this great celebration would...

Page 44 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1998

First time out...

So many of Britain’s greatest drivers made their name at Goodwood but none more so than the four on these pages who all had their first ever race on the Sussex circuit Stirling Moss Inaugural Goodwood Meeting, September 1948 The place was pretty bleak, but it was a lovely meeting. We went with our Cooper 500 in a horsebox, me, my father and mother and, I think, a girlfriend; it was very much a...

Page 88 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, April 2010

The dapper snapper

One of the great motor racing photographers, Louis Klemantaski got closer to the action than mostBy Eoin Young Dapper, with a neat goatee, a bow tie and a twinkling smile, the late Louis Klemantaski was a motor racing photographer of the old school, a traditional ‘painter with light’. He began his work at Brooklands and Donington in the 1930s, always using a Leica until modern zoom lenses...

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