Articles tagged Robert Brooks

Page 83 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 1996

Ure Back

Excellent racing and some rare machines vied for Alan Cox's attention at VSCC Silverstone in June The race of the day was the Hawthorn Spanish Trophy which saw a triumphant return to the track for John Ure, who took Peter Mann's ERA AJM1 to a close-fought victory from Ludovic Lindsay's famous ERA 'Remus'. The leaders scrapped furiously for the duration of the 12-lap event with added interest in...

Page 68 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 1994

Exotic fruits

After last year's inaugural Festival of Speed, the Earl of March had said that the event would only be repeated if he could guarantee that it would better its predecessor. An exacting demand, but not wholly impossible, and the 1994 Festival proved to be another resounding success. Whereas 1993's entries had been restricted to the type of cars which graced Goodwood in its days as a racing circuit...

Page 68 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 1993

The rub of the Green

Picture the scene: on the southern slope of the Sussex Downs a Ferrari GTO races through a right-hander shortly after the start, the corner lined with straw bales, while the crowd cranes forward from behind tapes and paling fencing, basking beneath a clear, blue sky. Shortly afterwards, it is followed by another GTO, this time in the livery of Maranello Concessionaires, which wails off into the...

Page 54 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1992

On Your Marques...

There can be no debate that, in only two years, the Christie's Historic Festival at Silverstone has firmly established itself as the world's foremost historic meeting. This year, its reputation was enhanced still further, a crowd of over 27,000 providing solid endorsement of the event's appeal and popularity. That the event should have overtaken other well-established meetings such as the...

Page 73 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, April 1995

Pomeroy Trophy

The Vintage SCC's annual search for The Ideal Touring Car — an exercise undertaken in memory of the early Vauxhall designer Mr L H Pomeroy — took place on February 25 at Silverstone, on the National Circuit. The event comprised, as has been its wont for some 40 years, a series of high-speed Autotests followed by a test of high-speed reliability on the track. For the autotests the shorter the time...

Page 131 of February 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 131, February 2013

Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world — Bonhams — The beginning of the year is always a busy time for auctions, with Scottsdale sales running from January 15-20. Bonhams is holding its annual January sale on Thursday 17 and has announced 'La Petite Royale', a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet (£560-750,000), a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV (£560-680,000) and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 3005L...

Page 34 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 2000

Goodwood revival

John Surtees' magnificent drive in David Piper's Ferrari 250LM looked decisive in the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration, highlight of the third Goodwood Revival Meeting, until the green prototype was delayed in the pits. 1988 Indycar champion Danny Sullivan duly swept Robert Sarrailh's Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, started by Steve Hitchins, through to victory over Surtees/Piper, the Jaguar E-type of...

Page 39 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 2008

Andrew Frankel – Road cars

Who’ll buy this beauty? Times change. This week a press release landed not on my doormat but, as they all do these days, in my ‘Inbox’. It was entitled ‘Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo test-drives the new California’ and in it he opines that it is ‘a great Ferrari that delivers unique driving pleasure’. Contrast this with the statement reputedly released by Maranello’s first boss Enzo...

Page 11 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1997

Alfa P3 lifts Patrick Lindsay Trophy in VSCC's Thrilling Silverstone meet

Glorious shirtsleeve weather blessed the opening meeting of the VSCC's racing season, the traditional GP Itala Trophy meeting at Silverstone, and after last year's experiment to restrict the title race to original cars, this year's event for the Itala and Lanchester Trophies once again admitted vintage specials and hybrids. Stanley Mann's 8-litre Bentley, Mark Walker's Cirrus-engined Parker-GN...

Page 15 of August 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, August 2009

Silverstone back in favour

Over the course of the British GP weekend it became apparent that the race will be back at Silverstone after all in 2010 – and possibly beyond. While the announcement of a breakaway series created the possibility for an event at Silverstone to appear on a FOTA calendar, both Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone made it clear that the door was still open to the UK’s World Championship round if...

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