Articles tagged Reg Parnell

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Broken promise

Just five years after their birth, Lola hit the Grand Prix trail, and took a debut pole. Paul Fearnley drives the Mk4 and explains why it didn't lead on to better things in F1 What was the most impressive aspect of the 1962 Formula One season? This month's cover story answers that, we hope: the starburst arrival of the monocoque Lotus 25. Okay, what was the second-most impressive aspect? A...

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Readers letters

Passion versus profit Sir, What great news – yet another passionless manufacturer is leaving Formula 1. They’re all the same. They want a slice of the global advertising exposure and then, surprise surprise, they’ve only just arrived and they want a slice of the cake too. They think that they can buy F1 success, but when the going gets tough they don’t have the character or self-respect to stay...

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Magic numbers Certain figures are forever associated with star drivers It is interesting what a famous number or logo can do to a product. The likes of Gilles Villeneuve, Richard Petty, Barry Sheene and Valentino Rossi made certain numbers a central part of their racing history. The number 46 is now so well known that it could be plastered all over a Vauxhall Astra in the back end of Skegness and...

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Formula One on Ice

Imagine, if you can, Patrick Depailler, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Rene Arnoux, John Watson, Rupert Keegan, Derek Daly and a few lesser lights, taking Formula One Cars to Sweden to race on a frozen airfield circuit for the Swedish Winter Grand Prix. Today, when the Formula One circus is sweltering in the heat of Argentina and Brazil it seems unthinkable, but in early 1947 a hardy band of Grand Prix...

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Matters of Moment

The Coming Season A whole issue of Motor Sport could be devoted to discussion of the prospects and possibilities of the coming racing season, so popular and well supported is present-day motor-racing. Confining ourselves to a few random observations, it seems that many excitingly fresh Grand Prix racing cars built to the new 1954 Formula will emerge from the chrysalis stage, although how many...

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Sunday drive in the Eifel

Tony Brooks is one of the all-time greats and a master of understatement - the headline is his. It refers to his epic win for Aston Martin alongside Noel Cunningham-Reid in the 1957 Nurburgring 1000km. Motor Sport is delighted that, after some cajoling, he agreed to write about that momentous victory On paper, we didn't stand a chance, a 3-litre Aston Martin driven by two relative rookies versus...

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Lunch with... Roy Salvadori

Britain’s busiest 1950s racing driver remembers the battles and the parties By Simon Taylor When I was first taken, as a small boy in the 1950s, to Goodwood, Silverstone and Castle Combe, Stirling Moss was of course the man we all wanted to see. But probably the second biggest draw in British motor racing, the darling of the crowds for his flamboyant speed and the ruthlessly determined way he...

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A faltering start for May's BRM

I first saw the BRM (British Racing Motors), this most exciting racing car, in December 1949 at Bourne, Lincolnshire, when it was unveiled to the press and distinguished visitors and demonstrated by Raymond Mays, who had planned such a car for many years. Its first appearance was to be in August 1950 in the Daily Express International Trophy race at Silverstone, but the Trust, which was made up...

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Breezed in, blown out

With its young millionaire backer, Scirocco looked set to whip up a storm in F1. Gordon Cruickshank explains why it didn't Next time you chive down the Goldhawk Road in West London, stop at the Seven Stars pub and lift a glass to the old truism that if you want to make a small fortune out of motor racing, start with a large one. For it was behind this establishment that large amounts of money...

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Forgotten Hero

At times faster than Moss, and secure enough for Stirling to favour him as his Jaguar co-driver, Peter Walker set the Coventry marque's Le Mans ball rolling and deserves a better press. Frequented by ordinary, everyday drinking folk there isn't, and never has been, anything particularly remarkable about the Horse & Groom pub in Eign Road, Hereford. However, 20 years ago and more, the bar had...



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