Articles tagged Sam

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Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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Matters of Moment

"In introducing a new journal, it is usual to commence with a word of apology.” These are the first, typically peculiar words to appear in this periodical. I’m not sure I entirely agree with that sentiment, but then I’m from a world entirely different from the one that existed in July 1924, when our magazine – your magazine – began its oddball odyssey through nine decades of competition motoring...

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VSCC's Jubilee Welsh Trial

The VSCC does things wholeheartedly. So when Jubilee year of its Welsh Rally came about, it celebrated in some style. Instead of the customary two days' trial in the Welsh wilds, it reintroduced a 200-mile road-section on Saturday October 14th, with the option of the Sunday trial as before, or a quite difficult 66-mile rally at 22 mph. Not only that, but with the appreciated low-key help of...

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Edwardian Class

'The great Edwardian, or pre-World War One, racing cars have a class to themselves at VSCC meetings, and they certainly have "class." Their cultivation, long after the races for which most of them were built had been forgotten, arose largely from articles in MOTOR SPORT in the 1930s. Soon after the VSCC was founded in 1934 it was decided to run these giants from a past age again. Just before...

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Rally Review

Ivory Coast Rally  --  Toyota walkaway It is fashionable among publicists, some writers, and those who find pleasure in statistics, especially those with little or no competitive experience, to link the Ivory Coast Rally and the Marlboro Safari Rally as "the two African qualifiers of the World Rally Championship". The unfortunate inference is that both events are of the same calibre, each...

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Letters from readers

Sir, In your November 1943 issue it was remarked that "a lady MT driver at a northern airfield arrives daily in a late-model "Red Label Bentley, and at the same place Rivers Oldmeadow is CGI." These facts are true to-day, but at the time your November issue was published circumstances had rendered them invalid, as the Bentley had become non-operational. Joan (the owner) had been unable entirely...

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Lunch with... David Brabham

Jack’s youngest son was supposed to be a farmer. Instead, he followed the ‘other’ family business and ploughed his own furrow, from F1 to sports cars We’ve noted before the potency of the motor-racing gene, the father-and-son successions such as the Hills and the Villeneuves, and dynasties from the Unsers to the Andrettis. More rarely, a name can mean not just a family but also a team, or a...

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