Articles tagged Roy James

Page 116 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, August 2014

Lunch with... David Brodie

For much of his 50 years in British racing he was a serial winner, and he rubbed shoulders with the Formula 1 crowd as wellWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell As we know, Formula 1 has pretty much taken over the motor sporting world. It gets almost all of the media coverage, almost all of the money and virtually all of the glory. A whole new generation of people who think of...

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1960s British single seater racing

Nearly an hour of quality colour film from this era is a real treat and there is great variety here, too. Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Mallory Park and Crystal Palace are the scenes for Formula Junior, F2 and F1, all shot by film-maker David Roscoe. Typically plummy period commentary and ubiquitous ’60s newsreel music (or perhaps that should be ‘muzak’) completes the time warp. Highlights include...

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Wanted: Racing Driver

In the swinging sixties, crime sometimes did pay...for motor racing. Gordon Cruickshank investigates Roy James, the great train robber. Like any other sport, motor racing can boast its share of shady individuals. Whispers and rumours are as far as it gets in many cases, but sometimes the facts are incontrovertible and occasionally sensational. In August last year a man died who had wanted to make...

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Going straight... to Bernie

Mike Doodson's article about Roy James sparked some memories from the 1960s and '70s. As a young teenager around the time of the great train robbery, I was shocked by the length of the term handed out to James — so much so that I wrote to him while he was doing his prison stretch. I was surprised and frankly a little shocked to receive a polite and thoughtful response from Roy. Like Doodson I too...

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Madgwick Moments

For two decades Goodwood served as a proving ground for racers, team owners and mechanics. Mark Hughes asks some to recall the lighter times at the track. Rob Walker - renowned privateer team owner "In 1957 after practice was over, Stirling came over to me. In those days you'd have a general mixed session for half an hour at the end of the day where anything could run, so there were MGs mixed up...

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B.A.R.C. Goodwood

June 22nd The finish of the third of four members' meetings, held at Goodwood on Saturday, June 22nd, and organized by the B.A.R.C. saw Chris Williams still in the lead for the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Challenge Trophy with 15 1/2 points. Second with 12 points is Morgan man Adrian Dence, who so staunchly upholds this marque! Ominous rain clouds started what looked like being a very wet...

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Team building

An F1 team boss who'd give you a lift home? Michael Scarlett worked at Brabham and recalls the friendly atmosphere My spell with Brabham, at the time when Jack started building racing cars, came about after mechanical and production engineering training on a student apprenticeship at Hawker Aircraft in Kingston, Surrey, and HND studies at Kingston Technical College. At the end of the usual five...

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Going off the rails

Reflections on The Great Train Robbery… and how it interrupted a promising young driver’s career Writer Mike Doodson It is 50 years since the Glasgow-to-London mail train was brought to a halt in a remote part of Buckinghamshire, by the simple subterfuge of placing an old glove over a green signal light, and a gang of villains got away with more than £2.5 million in used banknotes. The attack has...

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Fittipaldi: A fan writes

Sir, What a delight it was to read about the Fittipaldi Grand Prix team in the December issue. As a founding member of the FFF (Fittipaldi Fan Fraternity) the article stirred many fond memories. Although his record of two Formula One World championships, two (not one) Indy 500 wins and the CART championship stands comparison with most racing greats, Emerson's achievements have never really been...


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