Articles tagged St John Horsfall

Page 57 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, June 2001

'Remus'

Warhorses Arguably the most-raced car in the world, Remus has been out in almost every season since 1936. Gordon Cruickshank investigates Could this be 'the most raced car in the world'? Owner Ludovic Lindsay shrugs. "I've used that phrase myself because other people have, but does it mean race miles, or race starts, or number of seasons?" Yet on any of those grounds, ERA R5B can argue for that...

Page 69 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 2009

One hell of a company car

Aston Martin owner David Brown drove this DB2 to work every day – after it had finished third at Le Mans and won its class in the Mille Miglia. And nobody’s messed with it since By Ed Foster The Aston Martin DB2 is often overlooked as a successful competition car, which isn’t surprising given the existence of the DB3S, DBR1 and more recently the DBR9. But it’s the DB2 that got Aston’s post-war Le...

Page 109 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, June 1998

Miscellany

The author of the biography of the writer Henry Williamson, Tarka And The last Romantic (ISBN 0-7509-1492-0), is his daughter-in-law, who with her husband is a member of the Alvis OC and owner of three TA14 Alvises. She wonders if the 1938 2-litre 15/98hp Aston Martin DYY 764, which Henry Williamson bought second hand, attracted to the car by his friendship with St John Horsfall who was preparing...

Page 57 of May 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1998

St John Horsfall - secret agent

St John Horsfall is most famous for his driving the Spa 24-hours solo. But compared to his wartime exploits as an M15 agent, this was almost a breeze. Bill Boddy reports St John Radcliffe Stewart Horsfall (John or ‘Sinjin’ to his friends) was born on July 31, 1910 at Morningthorpe near Norwich but was brought up in Dunwich, Suffolk. The youngest of six boys, it could be said he was born into a...

Page 57 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, August 1992

Happy Days

Singapore-born of an Australian mother and Scottish father in 1913, Ian F Connell competed in a considerable number of races and other competition events in an interesting variety of racing cars, both before and after the war. A short time ago I paid him a visit to chat about those days. Connell's father died when Ian was four and his mother and stepfather did not become regular motorists until...

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