Articles tagged Tony Brooks

Page 58 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

Page 41 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, December 1960

2nd American Grand Prix

Moss wins in desert sunshine Riverside, November 20th The second American Grand Prix for Formula 1 cars, which counts towards the World Championship, was held at Riverside Raceway on the edge of the South Californian desert. The Raceway is an artificial road circuit running over the undulating desert for a distance of 3.275 Miles. The course consists of a 1.1-mile straight with a long 180-deg....

Page 22 of March 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1964

Catalogue Review - A New Look at Rolls-Royce Motoring

When we published the January Editorial to do with Rolls-Royce, we thought afterwards that possibly we had been singularly foolish in not realising that maybe the Crewe manufacturer isn't any longer interested in trying to sell motor cars. But this idea is dispelled by a beautifully produced if rather inconveniently sized (5 7/8 in. x 13 1/4 in.), piece of advertising literature with the above...

Page 22 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1991

Cotton On

WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their lucky stars that they had decided, somewhat begrudgingly a year ago, to allow the 'unlimited' fuel consumption controlled cars a year of grace. There are 10 of those, making a half-decent grid of 18...

Page 16 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 1997

Legends

Johnny Servoz-Gavin rather shook everyone at Monaco in 1968. Subbing for an injured Jackie Stewart, he qualified Ken Tyrrell's Matra second, behind Graham Hill's Lotus. An archetypal '60s figure, Servoz-Gavin is a forgotten man now, but that weekend he was the talk of the paddock. In the race he took an immediate lead, but clobbered the guardrail at the chicane and soon the damaged Matra was out...

Page 18 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 2001

Legends

It is true what they say about time accelerating as you get older. When I go to Barcelona for this season's Spanish Grand Prix, it will be 30 years, almost to the day, since I first covered a motor race, and it seems to have gone by in a beat. It was the April of 1971 when I started, and the venue was also Barcelona — albeit at the magnificent parkland circuit at Montjuich, rather than the bland...

Page 22 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1967

The parade of Anciens Pilotes

The idea of having a demonstration of historic racing cars driven by members of the Club Internationale des Anciens Pilotes des Grands Prix at Silverstone on July 15th, before the start of the British G.P. was an excellent idea, for which credit must go to the C.J.A.P. and the B.R.D.C. But such inaccurate accounts: have been published about it, due to confusion over who drove what car and so on,...

Page 9 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 2006

My first race

Cooper T72. Goodwood. 1964 by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Jim Russell opened a school at Magny-Cours, and I won a Cooper-BMC F3 car. I had to collect this car from England and said to John Cooper I would like to do a race so I could get to know it. He said, 'There's one at Goodwood; you can race it there.' I got an entry and I wasn't bad: fifth in practice. Jackie Stewart was on pole. I wanted to make...

Page 31 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1993

A famous Vanwall victory

Reader JA McCaul has written to say that in 1957, when he was nine years old, his mother and father took him and his two brothers on holiday to Italy. By chance they had gone to Pescara, on the Adriatic coast, in August, the main factor being that they were able to rent a flat belonging to the family of their au pair. On Sunday August 18 mother took her youngest son to the beach, while father...

Page 68 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1982

AVON RACING TYRES

AVON RACING TYRES THE OTHER day we drove to Melksham to see how Avon Tyres Limited make their racing tyres. The new Avon racing tyre department was opened in September last year, and occupies a 30,000 square-foot building, ripe for production expansion, on Avon's 28-acre site where car, motorcycle, truck, tractor and industrial and farm-vehicle tyres are made by this independent, all-British...

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