Articles tagged Tanya Crouch

Page 84 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, February 2004

Stadium rock

Pete Tucker was one of the very first stars as stock car racing took a hold in fifties Britain. He recalls the lifestyle with Richard Barnett In 1954 Juan Manuel Fangio was thrilling grand prix-goers on his way to another world championship, but in race stadiums around the United Kingdom another form of motorsport was being established. That same year British stock car racing was born, and was...

Page 13 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1954

Stock-Car Racing Comes To England

The stars, or rather the full moon, shone for "Digger" Pugh when he organised the first Stock-Car Meeting at New Cross Stadium on Good Friday evening. Every available inch of the place was filled (25,000 spectated) and crowds were left outside. Moreover, there was incident aplenty. One car fell on its side, another became poised on its roof on the outside of the course, the track became blocked...

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