Articles tagged Sammy Miller

Page 8 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1992

Suspended animation

Active suspension made a triumphant return at Kyalami, where Nigel Mansell ran away and hid As the dust settles once more on the parched Kyalami and the South African GP, we shall look back in the months to come and truly appreciate just how crushingly superior the Williams FW14Bs were. When Nigel Mansell spoke afterwards of his plan "to build a cushion of 20 seconds" you realised just how much...

Page 93 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1999

Miscellany

This is the 90th anniversary of the prototype Morgan threewheeler, to be celebrated with Morgan's Challenger Contest, involving a VSCC race, three VMCC races, a hill-climb at Oliver's Mount, and a speed trial at Wroughton. That apart, the MTWC has been invited to join the British Festival of Sidecars on October 17 as part of the anniversary year, with TV coverage. Details from John Blower, Windy...

Page 17 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1994

Breaking the barrier: Breaking new ground

McLaren Advanced Vehicles' contender to go through the Sound Barrier on landwill break all sorts of new ground in the technological war of distance against time What is the Sound Barrier? Well, it's one of those intangibles that may or may not exist, a hypothetical barrier of shockwaves that surrounds an object travelling near the speed of sound. The real question is: What is the speed of sound?...

Page 59 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 2000

Goodwill Festival of Speed Preview

Every year it becomes more difficult to improve on the standards of the previous festival of speed. But this year it looks like they've donated it once again. Marcus Pye has all the details. Phineas T Barnum have sold it as the Greatest Motorsport Show On Earth and, for once, he'd have been telling the truth. Goodwood's Festival of Speed, established in 1993, proudly wears that mantle and its...

Page 126 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, June 1999

Miscellany

The Bugatti OC has its enjoyable Classic Prescott hill climb on June 5/6, and the VSCC goes there for its notable annual event on August 7/8, practice first, timed action on the Sundays. The moderns championships are on June 26/27 and September 4/5. The Club Secretary is Mrs Sue Ward, on 01242 673136. The International Bugatti Rally in south-west France takes place from June 14/19. Embarking on a...

Page 48 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1989

Sparkford Museum enlarged

Already enlarged since it was opened by Land Speed Record man Richard Noble in 1985, the Haynes Sparkford Motor Museum has had another extension of 12,000 sq ft added to it, this time opened by publisher John Haynes' son Mark on his 21st birthday on April 21. Situated close to Yeovil, the museum houses more than a hundred cars in "as new" condition in its well-lit halls, specialising in its "...

Page 40 of February 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1971

Rumblings

Two wheels and four wheels—One of the claims to fame of Tazio Nuvolari was the fact that he was successfully racing motorcycles and cars at the same period of time, though he did not reach legendary fame with cars until he gave up motorcycle racing. Racing motorcyclists who have turned to car racing with varying degrees of success have been numerous through the ages, Rosemeyer going from DKW...

Page 56 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1995

March of Progress

As the sunburnt crowds made their way home from Goodwood House on the Sunday evening, the Earl of March was able to reflect on another spectacularly successful Festival of Speed which had, once again, succeeded in assembling a peerless collection of historic and modern cars and bikes, together with an equally illustrious roll-call of drivers and riders to demonstrate the exhibits. In this third...

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