Articles tagged Richard

Page 98 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, October 2014

Mods and rockers

The wild world of Special Saloons and Modsports went out of fashion as the traditional grass roots became swamped with one-make championships. But now they’re back in vogue – and blooming Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Howard Simmons There I was, slicing through Silverstone’s Bridge Corner, just clipping the apex when suddenly there were four cars stationary in front of me... Which is...

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Letters

Memorable John Button What a shame… and what a shock to be informed of John Button’s passing in your editorial. Having seen or heard nothing in the media, my wife and I were taken aback, since we frequently watch BBC news headlines and I admit to being a Facebook addict. I had the pleasure of meeting him at last year’s Festival of Speed. I had been ushered into the ‘red carpet’ area, for a cuppa...

Page 77 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 2013

You, me and WB

The spirit of Bill Boddy was surely travelling with our two-man Bentley crew as they sprinted to John O'Groats and back At midnight on June 27, 1938, a 4¼-litre Derby Bentley eased away from Parliament Square and turned to the north. At its wheel was a 25-year-old lad who was already the editor of Motor Sport and would go on to become the longest-serving contributor to this or, so far as we have...

Page 5 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 2003

A quick dash of Martini

A pair of Lancia LC2s will race in Group C races in Europe this season with Americans Richard and Benton Bryan driving. The ex-works Martini Racing cars were built in 1984 and one was raced by Bob Wollek, Riccardo Patrese and Mauro Baldi. After being dropped by the works team in 1986, the Dallara-designed cars have more recently been raced in America. Now they are back on this side of the...

Page 74 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, February 1996

A Racing Driver's Aeroplane

I would not like to attempt to list all those personalities who have been associated both with motor racing and aviation; Voisin, the Farmans, Harry Hawker who gave his name to so many great aeroplanes, the number is legion. Fewer racing personnel have been associated with the construction of aeroplanes named after them. Captain D K M Marendaz was responsible for one or two Marendaz machines, and...

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Teaming Metropolis

Into the tight right-hander at Lodge Corner. There's room for a Rover Metro and a couple of inches of daylight down the inside. Wait for his brake lights to come on. Count to three, grit teeth and go for it . . . now! You're through the corner as one, but the tighter line confers a couple of inches' advantage as you aim slightly left up the hill at Deer Leap. Perhaps you're too busy concentrating...

Page 87 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, December 1984

Sage Recollections

Sage Recollections Your article on the Sage car in the September issue is interesting, as you mention A. Graham Forsyth as Chief Designer. In 1957 I joined Fairey Aviation / Marine as Naval Architect and my first assignment was to design a fast motor boat around a new marine gearbox and drive system designed and built at the Hayes factory by A. G. Forsyth. He was first introduced to me as Captain...

Page 128 of March 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, March 2008

Mallock's half-century

Mallock will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the debut of its first sports-racing car with a weekend dedicated to the constructor at Silverstone in August during a 750 Motor Club race meeting. The cars were initially built and raced by Major Arthur Mallock and since his death in the mid-’90s his eldest son Richard has built cars for the Clubmans race series. Brother Ray has taken his team into...

Page 28 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1974

Looking back with Dick Jacobs

Earlier this year another era ended in the history of MG when a compulsory purchase order forced the closure of W. Jacobs and Son Ltd., Mill Garage, the most famous of all MG dealerships, run by that famous MG racing driver and entrant Dick Jacobs in Chigwell Road, South Woodford, Essex. Jacobs and Mill Garage possibly gave the MG marque more publicity in the '50s than the entire Nuffield or BMC...

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Matters of moment

Stellar grid for Le Mans Group C The biggest grid in the history of the Group C/GTP movement will line up at Le Mans on the morning of Saturday 12 June for the high-profile support race to the 24 Hours. Almost 40 cars are slated for the race, which takes GpC cars back to the French track for the first time since the demise of the class in the 1990s. Topping the entry are six Jaguars and five...

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