Articles tagged Robert Brooks

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

Brooks bids for US car auction market

It is scarcely 10 years since I watched agog as Christies sold the Kellner Coupe Bugatti Royale for £5.5 million. The man behind the gavel was Robert Brooks who, having crowned his career with the most expensive sale of a car at auction in history, left to go it alone. Since then Brooks has notched up the most valuable car auction in history (£18 million in 1989) and is now off to conquer the US...

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Tom Wheatcroft

1922-2009Famed for his Grand Prix car collection and for reviving Donington Park, ‘Wheatie’ was a rough-diamond old soldier with a heart of pure goldBy Doug Nye So Wheatie has gone. We don’t have to believe it. If ever there was an enthusiasts’ enthusiast who will live on in the memories of all those who met him, Tom Wheatcroft was that man. He was – by his own admission – a car, motorcycle and...

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Obituaries

Hans Stuck The 78-year-old father Of today's Formula One driver died last month. He had led a very full life of motor racing spanning some 30 years and was outstanding in mountain hill-climbs with Austro-Daimler cars and then with Auto-Union. He was also very successful in Grand Prix racing in the mid-thirties with the V16 rear-engined Auto-Unions, as well as in record attempts. After the war he...

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Big crowds out for Veteran Run

I have at last received the results of the IMS London-Brighton Veteran Car Run, held in good weather on November 2. From an entry of 426, six were withdrawn, presumably as a result of the fuss, later resolved, that as is traditional, only pre-1904 vehicles should take part. This splendid annual event is not a race, but it is of interest to know who excited the great number of spectators by...

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Veteran to classic -- historic racing

Historic Racing Activities The talking-point in historic racing circles this year has been the Vintage Sports Car Club's controversial decision to admit rear-engined cars to its races for pre-1960 Grand Prix machinery, and the effects it is having. It's an old argument. On the one side, logic says that if races are open to cars built before 1960, they should include any car built before 1960,...

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Around the tracks

Bradley takes Brands Supersports double in big March Frank Bradley won both legs of the Orwell Supersports Cup in Richard Dodkins' monstrous March 717 during the HSCC's annual Superprix at Brands Hatch in June. The reformation of the pan-European series brought 36 cars to the undulating Grand Prix track. Sadly missing, though, was the awesome BRM P154 of Jost Kalisch, who decided that he didn't...

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Auction Upheaval

In a dramatic move before just before Christmas, the three leading figures in Sotheby's car auction department defected en masse to major rival Brooks. Malcolm Barber, Stewart Skilbeck and historian Mike Worthington-Williams swell the Brooks team, with Barber becoming MD as founder Robert Brooks becomes Chairman. Brooks, who has auctioneering in his blood, has aspirations to broaden his field...

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Pearson wins GP Support Race

Local Lister-Jaguar ace Gary Pearson won the BRDC's Historic Sports Car Championship round which graced the British Grand Prix support bill, after a thrilling battle with Robert Brooks' agile 2-litre Lotus 15 in slippery conditions. The demise of pole position man John Harper's Cooper-Monaco, beached in the bunker at Bridge from half-distance, and the sister car of Frank Sytner with engine...

Page 64 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1998

Coys Historic Festival

This year’s Coys Historic Festival was the best and biggest yet staged. Marcus Pye was there Fifty years fell away as Baron Emanual ‘Toulo’ de Graffenried, Roy Salvadori, Geoff Richardson, Tony Rolt and Bob Ansell took their places on the grid with 19 of the original 26 cars for a reconstruction of the 1948 RAC Grand Prix, Silverstone's inaugural meeting, in a marvellously theatrical centrepiece...

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VETERAN TO CLASSIC - THE BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN

As much of a British Institution as Trooping The Colour, Changing The Guard or the Queen Mother's Birthday Appearances, the VCC/RAC Veteran Car Run from Hyde Park to Brighton occupied a great many owners of pre-1905 cars, crews and onlookers on November 6. To those surprised that this massive event does not take place in a warmer month of the year it has to be explained that November is...

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