Articles tagged Reg Parnell

Page 92 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 2012

Peak Practice

It was the nearest England ever got to hosting a true road race. Sixty years on we visit Derbyshire to try out a track that might have beenBy Simon Taylor Imagine Jaguar D-types, Ferrari Monzas, Aston Martin DBR1s and 300S Maseratis fighting it out over a fast, narrow road circuit looping over high hills. A circuit almost as long as the old Nürburgring, with every sort of corner and hazard from...

Page 19 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1952

Rumblings

152 m.p.h. Turbine Warm congratulations to the Rover Company, who set up the first timed records with a turbine car on the Ostend-Ghent motor road on June 25th. Driven by Peter Wilks and Spencer King this pioneering Rover set up final figures of 82.391 m.p.h. for the two-way s.s. kilo., 95.568 m.p.h. for the two-way s.s. mile, 151.196 m.p.h. for the two-way f.s. mile and, fastest of all, 151.965...

Page 27 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1950

Pre-War E.R.A.s Dominate I.O.M. British Empire Trophy Race

Bob Gerard Wins in Masterly Manner at 70.05 m.p.h. Oscar Moore Victorious in his O.B.M. in Manx Cup Contest, after Retirement of Cooper 1,100s The B.R.D.C. races in the Isle of Man on June 15th produced very good sport. In particular, the 12th British Empire Trophy Race, won by Bob Gerard, was a most interesting event. Practice was enlivened by an unhappy episode involving the ever ill-fated E-...

Page 179 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 179, September 1999

Madgwick Moments

For two decades Goodwood served as a proving ground for racers, team owners and mechanics. Mark Hughes asks some to recall the lighter times at the track. Rob Walker - renowned privateer team owner "In 1957 after practice was over, Stirling came over to me. In those days you'd have a general mixed session for half an hour at the end of the day where anything could run, so there were MGs mixed up...

Page 40 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1992

Floridan time warp

End-to-end on Route 27, Sebring is 10 miles long. Land is cheap in Florida, and there's a typical strip of neon lights announcing gas stations (where the cheaper brands are still 99 cents per gallon), diners, motels and liquor stores. "American teams welcome here," proclaimed the illuminated billboard outside one motel, reacting against NISMO's startling success at Daytona a few weeks earlier,...

Page 49 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, October 2000

Dundrod

Our new series of track tests begins in Ulster. Paul Fearnley visits a circuit deemed too dangerous even for the fearless '50s yes is still in regular use Get it stopped. Stuff it in to the apex. Nail it on the way out. Medium-speed, highdovvnforce is the current Formula One way. Flat out is flat out is flat out — always has been, always will be. It's the 'float' that's almost sunk without trace...

Page 34 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1997

The Shark bites back

Ferrari's 555 racer was christened 'The Shark' but in the 1950s it was more minnow that man-eater. Now, forty years on, Willie Green takes on Maserati's fabled 250F and finds the Super Squalo fighting back Italy 1953. Ferrari designer Aurelio Lampredi wheels out Maranello's answer to Mercedes' W196. Sleek and low, with curvaceous side-tanks, the 553 Squalo looks like a mean rival to the silver...

Page 94 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, September 1998

Book reviews

Goodwood Festival of Speed By Ian Lambot Watermark, £35.00. ISBN 1-873200-20-X It's not easy to sum-up a sporting event where no-one really cares about the results, but this substantial book does a pretty good job. It's a collective look at the first five years of the Goodwood Festival, and while it is divided year by year, the dates don't really matter: instead, short three or four-page '...

Page 42 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, January 1975

Looking Back with Bruce Halford

Looking Back with Bruce Halford WHEN CONSIDERING the astronomic sums of money which several current Grand Prix teams state is necessary to maintain and operate their cars throughout a full Formula One season it becomes quickly evident just why there are very few privateers around trying to race in this exalted category. If they do try to compete, it is frequently with outdated and uncompetitive...

Page 14 of March 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1964

Continental Notes

March will see the beginning of the 1964 season of Formula One racing, with an event at Snetterton, in which there looks like being quite a good entry, though little that is new, the date of March 14th being rather early. Most of the Grand Prix teams are as last year, the drivers being satisfied with the cars and the owners satisfied with the drivers, though there are two exceptions. These are...

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