Articles tagged Robert Brooks

Page 15 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, April 2007

How to...

 …choose a historic racer An excellent place to start is with a sports-racing car: they are the perfect introduction as they are real racing cars but not as tricky and twitchy as single-seaters. Start with a small-capacity car, like the Lotus XI. It is a delight to drive; you can really make it sing once you learn to enjoy the handling of one of Colin Chapman’s greatest designs. There are plenty...

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Snow business

In contrast to the weather pundits' prophesies, the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone saw most of the meeting run in dry conditions. predominantly blue skies being broken only by snow flurries as the '50s Sports Cars took to the circuit. Richard Pilkington was hopeful of repeating last year's success in the Fox & Nicholl Trophy with the Totnes Motor Museum's 1938 Talbot,...

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Goodwood Revival Preview

For anyone who loves motorsport's history, there's quite simply no other place to be come mid-september. Marcus Pye looks ahead to the greatest event on British racing's calendar The aces could always make their cars dance at Goodwood, bobbing and drifting on that narrow cusp between adhesion and disaster at one of the fastest circuits of the era. For 19 seasons, starting in 1948, enthusiasts...

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Winter Marathon

What, no snow? If there has been one profound change in the old car business in recent times, apart from ludicrous price rises, it has been the flourishing of a new historic rally scene. Setting aside the Mille Miglia, which may be a ready inspiration but is neither competitive nor even accessible to anyone with less than priceless machinery, we now have a spread of events peaking with the new...

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Future is bright for Silverstone

The future of Silverstone as a grand prix venue took a major step forward on July 30 when the members of the British Racing Drivers’ Club voted to press ahead with the £25 million project known as the ‘Silverstone Master Plan’. The BRDC, which owns the complex, put the redevelopment plan before its membership and 80 per cent voted in favour. The project will include six million sq ft of...

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Fangio Mercedes for Goodwood sale

Important Grand Prix masterpiece resurfaces after years in secret collectionBy Damien Smith The most important and expensive Grand Prix car ever sold will go for auction this summer in a sale that will create a frenzy among collectors. The Mercedes-Benz W196 in which Juan Manuel Fangio won the second of his five Formula 1 World Championships is the only post-war 'Silver Arrows' to exist in...

Page 59 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, December 1992

Brighton breezes

In this non-race, the first to arrive was D Nicholls' 1899 1¾ hp Romain tricycle. HRH Prince Michael of Kent's 1902 24 hp Panhard-Levassor Roi-des-Belges had trouble at Brixton and hadn't arrived when we checked in. Lord Montagu was greeting arrivals at the finish; the National Motor Museum had three entries of which he had driven the 1903 22hp Daimler tonneau. As last year, there was a long...

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Blistering racing thrills crowds at Coys Festival

Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the beasts, BRM's Golden Jubilee centrepiece did not follow the script, but 66,000 paying spectators (over three days) witnessed superlative racing at Silverstone's eighth Coys International Historic Festival, presented by Chrysler for the third year, in July. As so often in period, the shrill note of BRM V16s was brief. In a crescendo of revs, 76-year-old...

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Matters of moment

Michael Edwardes - Magician We do not profess to understand how Mr. Michael Edwardes has done at British Leyland what Lord Stokes, Lord Ryder, Alex Park and Derek Whittaker failed to do, inasmuch as he was able to actually obtain .a standing-ovation from the Leyland work-force, after announcing 12,500 redundancies and saving some pretty pungent things about the workers themselves and the...

Page 32 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1993

The hills are alive

Goodwood. It's still a name that means something to the British racing public, even though it's 27 years since a pukka race meeting was held at the West Sussex airfield circuit. Indeed, much of the circuit's infrastructure remains. It is still used for the occasional sprint event, and barely a day of the week goes by when it is not pressed into service for private testing or corporate functions....

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