Articles tagged Stirling

Page 17 of February 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1965

Fragments on forgotten makes

No. 30 –– The Crouch The Crouch was one of the multitudinous family of light cars which came into being in essentially simple form before the First World War. It survived into peacetime, developed into a sporting 4-cylinder, but went the way of many, failing under the onslaught of mass-produced cars like Morris and Clyno by 1927. Through the co-operation of Andrew Whyte of Jaguar Cars Ltd., I was...

Page 29 of June 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1955

The Racing Mechanics

Continued from the March Issue ”Alf" Francis In order that there shall be no misunderstanding at the outset, the writer would like to make clear that he has never met the subject of this present article, and, to show how the years pass, when your Editor 'phoned the other day and said in a commanding time, "What about 'doing Francis?", he replied with what dignity be could muster, "Bill, I'm so...

Page 24 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1961

LADY competition drivers

LADV competition drivers [The women did pretty well in motor racing before the war and by 1936 even the cautious Brooklands' authorities permitted them to compete on a level basis with the men. There was Gwenda Hawkes who was faster round Montlhery in the 2-litre Derby-Miller than John Cobb was round Brooklands in 24 litres of Napier-Railton, Kay Petre who looked exceedingly feminine but tamed...

Page 60 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1995

Cast of Characters

It's like being back in the Sixties! "We’re at Silverstone during the Coys Historic Festival. The speaker is a tall, burly, silver-haired man, who alternates between inspecting cars and greeting old racing friends: Cliff Allison, Tim Parnell, Bruce Halford, for he too is a Formula One driver of those days. The results tables don't proclaim Ian Burgess as one of the greats, but there was a time...

Page 28 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1965

THE EAST AFRICAN SAFARI

THE East African Safari comes round every year and with monotous regularity reduces a field of about a hundred cars down to what can only be described as a handful. The car that emerges on top is not always from the same manufacturer, for in the past Mercedes, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Ford and now Volvo have supplied the winner but the high average speeds over the local roads have always required a...

Page 66 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, December 1999

Beating the Boys

Beating the Boys PAT MOSS IS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS LADY RALLY DRIVER OF ALL JOHN DAVENPORT TALKS TO HER ABOUT HER CAREER, AND ASKS WHERE HER SUCCESSORS ARE THEY SAY THAT IF YOU HAVE AN ITCH, YOU SHOULD scratch it. My particular irritant was to try and understand where all the lady rally drivers had gone. Circumstances had conspired to make me wait for two hours at a small French airport. My...

Page 7 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 2007

An Astonishing coincidence

I’d like to say we planned our cover story to tie in with the sale of Aston Martin, but the truth is it just happened that way. However, the news that David Richards is behind the bid should come as a relief to all who care about the marque in general and its racing activities in particular. We should be grateful too that the clear-thinking Dr Ulrich Bez remains at the company’s head. Last time I...

Page 102 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, August 2002

When one car isn't enough

Most petrol-heads (Ghastly description), whose enthusiasm, I thought, came from the heart, even the soul, will have owned quite a few cars. But who can compete with G RN Minchin who, between 1907 and 1939, claimed, in his book Under My Bonnet, to have had 151 and 13 motorcycles? His favourites in the post-WWI years were his 1920 Rolls-Royce, 1929 Rolls-Royce Twenty, 4.25-litre 1936 Bentley and a...

Page 40 of October 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 2010

Italian blood, British heart

The unique BRP-run 250GTO is the car Moss was meant to race at Goodwood, but that Innes Ireland took to victory – which makes driving it today both a thrilling and a worrying prospect Just imagine for a moment that it’s the spring of 1962. The telephone rings and your friend and employer on the other end asks you to fly to Italy and make your way to Maranello, where you are to collect a brand new...

Page 96 of May 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, May 2003

Did Fangio let Moss win at Aintree?

I read with interest Nigel Roebuck's recent recall of his early memories of grands prix and his thoughts about the Moss/Fangio finish at the dramatic 1955 GP at Aintzee. He tells us that he saw his first such race in 1951, at Silverstone; I witnessed my first GP at Donington Park in 1937, 10 years after I had seen the less important affairs at Brooklands. But Nigel was five, I was 24, on our...

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