Articles tagged Robert Brooks

Page 40 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2000

Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

Page 85 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 1999

1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

Page 5 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, January 1990

BROOKS

RO QKS ON Brooks at Donington: Thursday, 8 February and Monday, 9 April, 1990. Two sale dates for your diary, and already some cars of remarkable quality. Most attention will focus on '1VEV.' The faster and more successful of the Essex Racing Team's famous pair of lightweight Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos, it is now offered fully restored while uniquely retaining its original body and engine. '1VEV...

Page 15 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, June 1997

Frank Sytner

EARLY EXPOSURE TO THE RACE TRACK SPAWNED A LIFELONG PASSION FOR RACING AND A SUCCESSFUL CAREER It was one of those moments that seized the young Frank Sytner and committed him permanently to the motor racing fraternity. His older brother took him in 1954 to the first race at Aintree, where the spectator entrance lay through a tunnel beneath the stands. Frank had never seen a racing car, but as...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 77 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 1998

The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

Page 58 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Silverstone

Vintage Sports-Car Club racing opened at a cold "new Silverstone" on April 20, using the 1.7-mile National circuit, the 10-race programme oversubscribed, with 286 entrants. After the customary 30 minute High Speed Trial, in which only Walker's 1935 Alvis retired and Bowles' TT Ford V8, Mrs Monro's big Alvis and Beattie's Frazer Nash failed to attain their qualifying requirements, the Fox &...

Page 28 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1994

Glorious Goodwood

Take a stately home, a dedicated team and add the finest seledion of historic racing cars ever assembled, and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable motorsport weekend. Only one thing could have made the second Goodwood Festival of Speed better for me and that would have been the presence of Daniel Sexton Gurney at the wheel of one of his fabulous Eagle Weslakes now owned by Miles Collier...

Page 6 of May 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1998

'Wonderful problem' for Goodwood Circuit Revival

One thousand applications for race entries from owners of cars with the requisite circuit history will ensure the success of September's Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival, but the weight of numbers is providing a headache for selectors charged with the job of assembling 12 representative 30-car grids. "It's a wonderful problem to have," said panellist and ardent Historic racer Robert Brooks. "Six...

Page 102 of February 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, February 2013

The arrow that pierced the iron curtain

Rumours, gossip and bribes clouded the hunt for a treasure lost behind the Iron Curtain since WW11. But what a treasure - a genuine Silver Arrows Mercedes-Benz By Doug Nye Settle down now, this is complicated... It was like a John Le Carre novel. December, 1988, and three of us had just flown into a frail and tense Communist Rumania. We had realised just how frail by evident cost-cutting on the...

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