Known for speed as the "Pom", this off-season bash gives the children something to do with their toys during the winter when any sensible player would leave them in the cup board. Instituted in 1948 by his son to commemorate Vauxhall designer Lawrence Pomeroy, and to detect the ideal touring car by comparative testing, the event has become a pre-season attempt to enjoy a day at Silverstone in...
Pete Tucker was one of the very first stars as stock car racing took a hold in fifties Britain. He recalls the lifestyle with Richard Barnett
In 1954 Juan Manuel Fangio was thrilling grand prix-goers on his way to another world championship, but in race stadiums around the United Kingdom another form of motorsport was being established. That same year British stock car racing was born, and was...
In your February issue WB asked what book readers would like to take to a desert island. Might I suggest LJK Setright's recently published A Private Car? With, cunningly squeezed into the slip case, Diary of a Nobody or The Wind in the Willows for those occasional non-motoring moments.
I am, yours, etc.,
Richard Barnett, Eton Wick, Berkshire