Articles tagged Rob Walker

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Historic scene: October 2018

Unique sounds as well as rare sights always mark out Goodwood's Festival of Speed, but this year two V8s made a special impact Perhaps years in the future I’ll get tired of the Festival of Speed, but even though each time I approach the gates I wonder what can possibly be new and interesting, I always find my notebook filling up rapidly. (Not that I can always read it afterwards. I was once doing...

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Southsea M.C. Speed Trials

(May 27th) The Southsea M.C. held speed trials (called, more discreetly these days, timed trials!) at Thorney Island R.A.F. Station, near Emsworth), on May 27th. The course was a straight s.s. 1/2-mile up one of the runways, not so picturesque as the private drives and seaside promenades of olden days, but a very safe course, fair to the competing machinery, while the grass surrounds and sailing...

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You were there

Another chapter in the series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps. The Andrettis were unceremoniously slung out of the 1982 Le Mans just hours before the start -- because the oil cooler on Harley Cluxton's Mirage M12 GpC car was deemed to be in the wrong place. Mario and Michael...

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Lunch with... Sir Stirling Moss

Simon Taylor finds out that life for the man they used to call Mr Motor Racing is more hectic than ever. For him it’s a logical continuation of the racing career that ended 44 long years ago Photography: James Mitchell Sir Stirling Moss doesn’t eat lunch. At 76 years of age, he’s far too busy. By 7am each day he’s at his desk in his self-designed, high-tech house in Shepherd Street, Mayfair. Lady...

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1961 Team Drivers

With several new racing teams in the field for 1961 there is likely to be a shortage of drivers and some of the top drivers have still not joined their 1961 team. Ferrari has only retained Phil Hill, von Trips and Ginther, indicating that perhaps he will not be racing sports cars, while Cliff Allison has joined the new United Dominions Trust/Laystall team as the number one driver. Stirling Moss...

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Astons in the blood A trip to Surrey uncovers a cache of Britain's finest, and a man with a fund of knowledge I’ve read about Aston expert Richard Williams over the years but hadn’t met him until a motoring friend took me along to the eponymous firm he runs in Cobham, tactfully camouflaged behind suburban bungalows. R S Williams has been tuning, restoring and improving Astons since the 1960s, but...

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Shadows on the sands

Casablanca – the sunlit scene of Britain’s first World Championship was darkened by tragic eventsBy Nigel Roebuck Bernie Ecclestone recently said that, for him, the World Champion each year should be the driver who had won the most races, that only in the event of a tie on victories should ‘places’ come into the reckoning. And no season better supports Ecclestone’s notion than 1958, when Mike...

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Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

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Letters

Memories of Henry Taylor It’s sad that Henry Taylor has died, but I have a good memory of him. In 1968, when the London-Sydney Marathon rally was announced, I was part of the Supersport rally team in Acton. We had an excellent relationship with the Ford Competition Department in Boreham, so I phoned Henry, then Ford’s competition manager, and said “Any chance of a car?” Henry said, “If you get a...

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1969, '71 & '73 Jackie Stewart

My first memory of seeing Jackie Stewart is at the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting in 1964: a small trim man, talking to a pretty girl – Helen, his wife – with a scarf tied around her head. They were standing by their car, a green Mini. That day Stewart, driving Ken Tyrrell’s Cooper-BMC, won the Formula 3 race beating Chris Irwin’s Merlyn. There was at first an innocence about him – a small-town boy...

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