Articles tagged Stowe Corner

Page 84 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, July 1990

Common Heritage

The Esso British Car Championship is like all other forms of motor sport, continually changing. This year will almost certainly be the last in which the enormously powerful and spectactular, turbocharged Group A cars such as the Ford Sierra Cosworth will be allowed to race in unrestricted form. Cars such as my Labbatt's Sierra RS500 now develop around 560 bhp, giving a top speed of over 170 mph,...

Page 22 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1992

Pace Notes

The expression "pace notes" in rallying terms refers to the written details that rally navigators use to aid the drivers to know what is approaching. These notes detail everything, such as direction and speed, road surfaces, bumps and dips, water splashes, blind brows and time controls, at all times telling the driver what he cannot see coming. These notes are compiled by the navigator in...

Page 58 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 2013

Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

Page 30 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1975

Continental notes

Swiss Grand Prix The Swiss Grand Prix used to be one of the classic motor races, held on a very fast and challenging circuit in the forest of Bremgarten, on the outskirts of the Swiss capital city Berne. It all started in 1931 when a big exhibition to encourage sport was held in Berne, and the local motorcycle club organised some racing on the paths through the forest. This motorcycle racing...

Page 14 of December 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 1966

Racing on the Isle of Man

—the R.A.C. disapprove LAST month I wrote about the possibility of holding the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy race on the Mountain Circuit in the Isle of Man, a circuit that is used twice a year for motorcycle racing, three weeks in June and two weeks in September. It is a circuit whose value is not only proven, but one that is fully geared to racing, as regards marshalling, control, medical facilities,...

Page 22 of July 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1949

The Bugatti O.C. at Silverstone

R. C. Symondson Wins 48-Mile Final in His 575 Bugatti The first of the Club Meetings at Silverstone took place in perfect weather on June 18th, organised by the Bugatti Owners' Club, and all the fun and games of club days at Brooklands and Donington before the war were re-enacted again at the new R.A.C. circuit. It was a most enjoyable day. The invited one-make clubs co-operated warmly and an...

Page 14 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 2000

Modern Times

Everyone was delighted by Rubens Barrichello's triumph in the German Grand Prix — except perhaps Ron Dennis. Unlike so many maiden wins, this was bravely and fairly won, and did not rely on the opposition conveniently dropping out. Indeed, an electrical problem in qualifying had relegated Rubens to 18th on the grid, and nobody has won in Formula One from that far back since John Watson's great...

Page 66 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1997

Accidental heroes

No one believed that a garage owner and his son could take on and beat the might of Ferrari and Maserati. Matthey Franey looks back at, and samples, a bit of Cooper history In 1955, the Cooper Car Company, perhaps unwittingly, built a sportscar that would change forever the face of motor racing. Charles and John Cooper's tiny concern from darkest Surbiton had already enjoyed considerable success...

Page 32 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1993

Readers' recollections

While reading the many letters received from MOTOR SPORT readers about their choice of 'Three Memorable Moments' in motor racing, and letters on the subject are still arriving, I became aware that some of them were quoting memorable instances they had seen on the television screen, in films or on a video cassette. I realise we can't all be in the right place at the right time. Indeed, not many of...

Page 12 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1952

HWM wins the "Daily Express" International Trophy

Record crowd sees a very full programme at Silverstone. Lewis-Evans (Cooper) beats Brown and Moss in 500-cc race. Type C and Mk VII Jaguars take Production Car Honours. New 89.29 mph Lap-Record by Fischer's 4-cylinder Ferrari. Hawthorn's misfortune in the final Britain responded warmly to Formula II racing when the BRDC organised the International Trophy Race Meeting for the Daily Express at...

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