Articles tagged Tony Brooks

Page 96 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, October 2004

Bill Boddy

More than a Merc demonstration Demonstartions of pre-war GP cars at present-day race meetings can be a big attraction. I've mentioned Tony Brooks and Peter Collins driving a W125 and a W154 Mercedes-Benz during the VSCC Oulton Park meeting of 1958. And in 2001 Auto Union displayed their resuscitated 1937- and 1938-type C and D cars at Donington; had the late Michele Alboreto, the Ferrari driver,...

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Letters

Working with the Warwicks Sir, I write to say how very much I enjoyed Simon Taylor’s article on lunching with Derek Warwick in Jersey (April issue). Some 40 years ago my father, Samuel Lee, was company secretary to Warwick Trailers in Alresford and he always said Derek would be the next World Champion. Derek, as was stated, was frequently in the wrong car and place! I never met Derek but tales of...

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A mini adventure

40 years ago Goodwood held its last Formula One race. It was the final year of the 1.5-litre formula, which despite its critics provided some of the finest racing ever at the Sussex track. By Gordon Cruickshank. Photography by James Mann.   Picture it. The FIA has just decreed that racing's top formula will now run with 2-litre engines. Instantly the field is open to a stack of small teams, and...

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Matters of moment

So now both Bentley and Rolls-Royce are owned by BMW, what are we to think of this peculiar state of affairs? I think we should be depressed but not for the reasons you might think. I have no problem with the principle of foreign corporations looking after the interests of quintessentially British marques. You have only to look at how jaguar and Aston Martin have thrived under Ford to see the...

Page 56 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1979

Obituaries

Rodney Clarke It is with sadness that we have to record the death of Rodney Clarke, in the middle of May after a short illness, at the early age of 62. Clarke was the driving force behind the Connaught sports and racing cars that brought a high standard of design and manufacture into the British motor racing scene after the 1939-1945 war. With financial backing from Ken MacAlpine, of the renowned...

Page 77 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, July 2001

Back in the Saddle

When Lotus made their first tentative Formula One steps, Cliff Allison and the Nimble 12 scored the first points for this famous team. After 43 years apart, we reunited them. David Malsher reports Blip, blip, buzz — pause — clunk, sputter, sputter. This Lotus `queerbox' is in perfect condition. But it's still a sod. Next lap, into the first corner, there's a confident blip, blip, and a creamy...

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Share delight

50 years ago, Vanwall achieved the first all-British Formula 1 victory, in the British GP. The win was shared by Stirling Moss and his team-mate – who tells us exclusively about that day By Tony Brooks Those last 10 laps were exhausting. I was checking the rev counter, listening anxiously to the engine’s note, changing gear with exaggerated care, braking a little earlier and giving the cars I was...

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A winner and a gentleman

Modern corporate Formula One is a million miles from the carefree days of racing that Rob Walker graced - but he still enjoyed and kept in touch with it. Andrew Frankel remembers an arch enthusiast who did his winning in style The most telling thing about Robert Ramsay Campbell Walker, I always thought, was not his fine achievements as a private team owner but the fact that his occupation in his...

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Ferrari Celebration

Quite the most mouth-watering sight in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock during the weekend of the Belgian GP was magnate Albert Obrist's collection of sports-prototype racing Ferraris. They represented the period in which the marque scored its nine Le Mans triumphs, four at Daytona, eight in the Mille Miglia, nine in the Targa Florio and six in the Tourist Trophy. They brought the past back to date...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

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