Articles tagged Tony Brooks

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Letters

Memories of Henry Taylor It’s sad that Henry Taylor has died, but I have a good memory of him. In 1968, when the London-Sydney Marathon rally was announced, I was part of the Supersport rally team in Acton. We had an excellent relationship with the Ford Competition Department in Boreham, so I phoned Henry, then Ford’s competition manager, and said “Any chance of a car?” Henry said, “If you get a...

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The Monza 500 Mile Race

Indianapolis Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Italy Monza, June 29th. Soon after the high-speed banked track was completed on the Monza Autodrome in August, 1955, the suggestion was made that an out-and-out track race should he held. The principal idea behind the suggestion was to invite a selection of Indianapolis teams over, as they were the acknowledged experts at high-speed track racing, and...

Page 111 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 1995

90th Birthday Party

Guests from racing and the motor industry assembled at Easenhall, Warks, in late April for a lunch to celebrate the 90th birthday of Wally Hassan OBE. The setting was the splendid Town Thorns retirement home run by BEN, the motor industry benevolent organisation, and on the lush lawn were gathered Bentleys, Jaguars, an SS, and Jack Brabham's Championship-winning Cooper, with all of which the...

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1967 British Grand Prix race report - Team Lotus Dominate

The choice of the R.A.C. fell on Silverstone this year, so with the help of the BRDC and most of the country's motor clubs the British Grand Prix was held on the wide-open spaces of the airfield circuit. Entry was by invitation and all the big teams were represented along with more than the usual number of private owners, some newcomers being given a chance to try their hand at Grand Prix racing...

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A Stirring V.S.C.C Oulton Park Meeting

Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Cars demonstrated. W. F. Moss drives fearlessly to win Seaman Trophies Race in his 1936 E.R.A. PRE-WAR RACING CAR. POST-WAR TRANSPORTER.—The sight and sound of the W125 G. P. Mercedes-Benz at Oulton Park aroused nostalgic memories on the part of those old enough to remember the Auto-Union/Mercedes-Benz battles at Donington. Almost as impressive was the 300 SL 100-...

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Modern Times

Today, if you're an F1 driver, that's what you do. There's no mom in your life for any other motorsport. As well as 17 races, there's all that testing: once the FIA's November ban is over, most teams move straight into a hectic programme. McLaren are hard at it in Spain from Monday 4 December. Plus jetting from country to country to remind the fans of the virtues of your sponsor's products....

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981

Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

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Jaguar XJ220

The XJ220 wasn’t the car that Jaguar had promised its customers – in fact, in a happy twist of fate the end product turned out to be even betterBy Richard Heseltine Oh to have been a fly on the wall when this series was first mooted. Just imagine the pitch: a championship for racing drivers no younger than 50 years of age competing in identical Jaguar XJ220 supercars. Worth the best part of £500K...

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European letter

[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., After motoring about on the highly efficient German and Belgian motorways and eating at the clinical and rather plastic motorway food stops, it was rather pleasant to return to France where you don't have to use the Autoroutes, leaving them to those people who are in a hurry. Meandering across France on...

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