Articles tagged Sally

Page 65 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, December 1983

Down to the sea in a Mercedes

On the evening prior to the Run I went down to the garage at the Gloucester Hotel in Kensington to look at this fine Mercedes-Simplex which had been brought from Germany, together with the 1899 two-cylinder 10 hp Benz (with its remarkable pointed prow adorned with gilled cooling tubes) that the Museum's Curator, von Pein, was to drive. The engine, of 110 x 140 mm (5,320 cc), has its four side-...

Page 33 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1979

Life at Thomson & Taylor's - 1927 to1939

Mr. R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, continues his account of life at T & T's of Brooklands under the great Reid Railton In the December issue of Motor Sport, R. H. Beauchamp concluded his article with a description of John Cobb's Railton Land Speed Record Car of 1938 and his journey to Bonneville Salt Flats prior to Cobb's successful record attempt. In the accompanying article Mr. Beauchamp takes up...

Page 82 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2003

The grit in the oyster

Chris Irwin The social revolution of the sixties was mirrored in racing by a swathe of free-wheeling, up-and-coming hotshoes. Chris Irwin was listed among them, but, as Adam Cooper reveals, he stood apart from the crowd For the last couple of years I've been working on a biography of Piers Courage, and it's been fascinating to talk to all who knew him well. But there's one man whose name keeps...

Page 61 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, August 1995

To F3L and back

It had the best engine, a proven design team, prime drivers. Ford's blessing, and it looked sensational. How could the F3L fail? To preface this article with some anecdote or little-known historical fact would be to miss the crux of the Ford F3L. Twenty-seven years ago, the mechanics at the Byfleet-based Alan Mann Racing Limited wheeled out, by my way of thinking, the most beautiful racing car to...

Page 4 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1997

How we broke the Sound Barrier

by Richard Noble There were never any problems with ThrustSSC just opportunities. The first came with the completion of the Thrust2 project, and the achievement of the first British World Land Speed Record since Donald Campbell's record in 1964. We were the best in the world again and there was every expectation the record would be retaken by well funded Americans the following year. I talked to...

Page 26 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 2009

Obituary

Teddy Mayer Teddy Mayer passed away at home in Surrey at the end of January. Mayer, 73, was a stalwart of McLaren Cars through most of the company’s first 20 years and spent the last 20 years of a long career with Penske Racing, primarily as a key administrator of Penske Cars in Dorset. As McLaren’s business manager, Mayer joined Bernie Ecclestone in helping found the Formula 1 Constructors’...

Page 60 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, May 1996

Ex-Pat Import

Though fated not to become a household name, Pat Fairfield was much admired by his peers; Andrew Embleton recalls a genial and popular driver Although Patrick Greenway Fairfield was born in England, on November 26th 1907, he emigrated to South Africa at the age of 15, with his sister Molly and their mother. The family had a large citrus estate at White River, a small town in the Transvaal Lowveld...

Page 29 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1992

Asides

After the Lombard RAC Rally has swept its way through many of Britain's forests, it is appropriate to recall that the forest roads which provide the very essence of the RAC and many other rallies in the United Kingdom were first introduced to the sport by Jack Kemsley. More than 30 years ago, Jack endeavoured to ease the RAC Rally away from the various manoeuvring and other tests of the time and...

Page 68 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1992

Stretton stumped

Cadwell Park hosted the VSCC's final race meeting of the year, the event moving from its traditional August Bank Holiday slot to September 20. With the Williams Trophy now having moved to Mallory Park, the main race was for Pre-War Racing Cars, supported by John Scott & Partners. Considerable interest centred on Martin Stretton's chances of challenging traditional ERA supremacy in this class...

Page 76 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 1999

Piers Courage by his family

Courage Best: Piers Courage was not just another driver who died before his time. He was a genuinely great man too. Adam Cooper talks to his family. Piers Courage: A great person, a gentleman through and through, and a formidable racer Motorsport Images Some-time, back in the early sixties, shortly after Piers Courage decided that motor racing was going to be his life, his father took him to one...

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