Articles tagged Tony

Page 78 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 2014

Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

Page 63 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, January 1995

Out of The Past

In turning out old papers I have come upon a forgotten manuscript, about the Cedar Tree tea-rooms in Ripley. The place was discovered in 1918 by two people seeking a fresh way of life. The husband, subject to fevers from serving in the Boer War, had worked on aeroplanes during the 1914/18 conflict, being unfit for active service, and was able to design and build small yachts. Seeking a post-war...

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America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

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Showdown

The Editor's annual discourse on various aspects of the motoring scene Another Motor Show has come round so it behoves us to consider what sort of motor car it is that we require as we scan the glossy catalogues and study the sparkling exhibits. I understand that it is now practical to install a television set in a motor car, and someone suggested to me the other day, when I was expressing regret...

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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...

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Events of note

Goodwood Festival: It's a family affair With a central theme of 'Young Chargers, Old Masters', the greatest racing dynasties in the history of the sport will be celebrated during the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Every summer, Lord March and his team transform the grounds of Goodwood House into a glorious commemoration of everything that is wonderful about motorsport. Star names, star cars,...

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XVII Grand Prix of Naples

Circuit of Posillipo races Naples, May 15th. Since real Grand Prix racing disappeared from the small circuits of Europe, due to various reasons, the title of Grand Prix for many meetings has only been one of tradition, and the Naples races are such. However, while some circuits have closed down completely the circuit of Posillipo continues with unabated enthusiasm, even though it is a shadow of...

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Nigel Roebuck

Legends: Gary Bettenhausen "I can't believe I'm in England," said Gary Bettenhausen at Goodwood, "driving this race car my dad used to drive 53 years ago..." Bettenhausen's father Tony, whom Denis Jenkinson described in 1957 as 'a sort of Indianapolis Fangio', dominated the 1951 AAA Championship, winning eight of 14 races, but the Belanger Special also won the Indy 500, in the hands of Lee...

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VSCC WELSH WEEK-END

IISCC Welsh Week-end HIE FRANI, iNAL Vintage SC,56 elsh Trial and 1>ro ing 'Fest week•end took place satisfactorilv on October 12 1 3th. with 74 entries 1, the tomer and It, tot Ilic road-commit, irelegance.tests part. Ilea, lain on the ,turday nig gave over btu rendered tlie observed sections very muck, and slip., I was unable to wat,di them. being detailed to (Cl to the ii t, nig-tests al...

Page 31 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 2007

That sink-in feeling

Dario Franchitti: He’d drunk the milk and done the interviews, but only after some sober reflection the next day did the full impact of his Indy 500 win dawn on him I’ve won the Indy 500! I don’t want that to sound arrogant. That’s not how it’s meant. Far from it: it’s been a truly humbling experience. I’ve said it here because I still don’t believe it. Perhaps I will when I read this page in my...

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