Articles tagged Tony Brooks

Page 13 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1958

The 20th International British Empire Trophy Meeting

Moss wins with works Aston Martin and equals Gerard's record Held on April 12th at its now traditional venue, the most excellent 2.76-mile road circuit at Oulton Park, Cheshire, the 20th International British Empire Trophy race provided an unexpectedly easy win for Stirling Moss, in a works-entered 3.9-litre DBR2 Aston Martin, after mechanical trouble had eliminated the only effective opposition...

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Risk and renumeration

A recent conversation with Tony Brooks highlighted the gulf in pay between then and now – the chances of a driver surviving a crash are higher, too Stirling Moss has always been a fan of his former Vanwall and Aston Martin team-mate, Tony Brooks. Tony was wonderfully neat, stylish and tidy as well as being blindingly fast. He was plainly one of the racing world’s top three drivers. He famously...

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Doug Nye

Heroes of the Revival The Goodwood meeting was packed with stars, but this trio’s presence was particularly appreciated As far as I’m concerned there were three real heroes of the recent Goodwood Revival Meeting: Sir Jack and Lady Brabham, and dear old Win Percy. ‘Black Jack’ at 81 has been in kidney failure for some time now. He requires dialysis three times per week, yet he – so ably cossetted...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The return of Räikkönen, the decline of Massa – How the party turned sour for Ireland at Lotus Save that the order was different – and unique in 2011 – with Mark Webber winning and Sebastian Vettel finishing second, the Grand Prix season finale in Brazil was pretty much a reflection of the whole year: the Red Bulls away on their own, with McLaren next up and then Ferrari (or, to be...

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Book news

The spate of motoring books, many of them admittedly of a very high standard and quite irresistible to true enthusiasts, shows no signs of diminishing to any appreciable degree. One hears that Ronald Barker is working on a sports-car history for Batsford which will presumably sort out the complexities of the many and confusing French and Italian fast cars, and that E. R. Hall may compile his life...

Page 16 of March 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1966

Competition Notes and News

News from Ferrari Due to various delays the factory Ferrari team was not ready in time to take part in the 24-hour Race at Daytona Speedway in Florida, but since then the Maranello Prototype cars have been announced. The works Ferrari team for the long-distance classic races will comprise 4-litre V12-cylinder models, designated 330P3. following on the P1 and P2 cars of previous years, and 2-litre...

Page 61 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, November 1956

Oulton Park

(Sept 22nd) In contrast with the previous big race meeting at Oulton Park the weather was fine for the September 22nd meeting. Generous prize money was offered. Coopers took the main event, Salvadori in the Formula II model being the winner of this Gold Cup race sponsored by the Daily Herald. This event resulted in a big contest between Lotus and Cooper cars, the Lotus exponents being very hard...

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The green shoots of sponsorship

As the first fully-backed team in Formula 1, the British Racing Partnership was envied by the works teams – who finally shut them out It’s what every team manager dreams of: a generous sponsor, a big budget, top cars and someone the press can call the world’s best driver. Today it’s the standard objective. Fifty years ago, when sponsorship meant little more than free tyres and oil, it seemed – to...

Page 74 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1997

Goodwood Festival of Speed: Pictorial Review

The sight and sound of the sole surviving V16 Auto Union mountain climb car, a great silver fish of a machine which slithered and growled under expert control, twin rear wheels scrabbling for grip in the omni-present rain, was as unforgettable to the 100,000 people who watched, entranced, at the fifth Goodwood Festival of Speed, as it was to its driver, Hans-Joachim Stuck. As if the clock was...

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Letters

A star of stage and screen I have just read the excellent Lunch With... Tiff Needell. Unfortunately there wasn't space to mention his rally exploits, so I thought I would share with you my memories of when I co-drove him in the 1996 RAC Rally, when it was still a proper RAC spread throughout the UK. Anyone on that year's event will never forget the atrocious conditions, with heavy snow and ice...

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