Articles tagged Tony Brooks

Page 4 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 1998

Matters of moment

Given all the fuss about Rolls-Royce and Bentley right now, you'd be forgiven for not noticing that automotive GBH is already being committed on the name of one of our most proud and innovative marques. Have you seen the brand new Rover-BRM? If not you should know that it is neither gas-turbine powered nor likely to be competing at Le Mans any time soon. This Rover-BRM is an entirely unremarkable...

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'The Whale'

John Surtees talks to Tim Scott about Vanwall's short-lived final project In the end it came to signify nothing more than an epilogue, but the 'Whale' moniker that's been stuck on Tony Vandervell's short-lived rear-engined creation is rather unkind — and perhaps misleading. Although clearly lacking the sleekness and grace of a Lotus 21 or Cooper T53, the sole race outing of VW14, in the hands of...

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Nigel Roebuck

Will the new F1 regulations destabilise Red Bull? When will one of the top teams see sense and sign Nico Hülkenberg? And has F1’s safety crusade taken a step too far? It is the evening of Sunday, November 17, as I write, and a few minutes ago a Texan lady in my hotel asked me what seemed to her a very reasonable question. “Is anyone else,” she said, “ever going to win another Grand Prix? I mean,...

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Marcus Pye's Diary

  Paying homage to the Maserati 250F, visiting the Brighton Speed Trials and railing against driving standards at Spa Donington Park: Difficult to believe, when one considers the extraordinary longevity of the model, that only two drivers won World Championship grands prix in Maserati 250Fs. That the opposition was immense, and well-funded, implies special talent was called for. Thus it was: Juan...

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Top Art Award

A young automotive designer from Germany has been judged winner of the 1999 International Motoring Art Competition Amateur artist Andrea Mindt beat 237 entries for the Ford-backed event, with a depiction of a Lancia D50 in acrylic on wood. Judges included Jody Scheckter, Tony Brooks, John Watson, Paul Stewart, Rowan Atkinson and Chris Rea. The first prize brought with it a purse of £2000, while...

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Pic 'N' Mix-Up

Sir, I was interested to see that you had published an article on the 1957 Nurburgring 1000kms. As a supporter of both Tony Brooks and of Aston Martin, I bought your May issue for a touch of nostalgia. All very enjoyable, but why the picture of Brooks driving a DBR2 at in 1958 on the front cover and at the bottom left of page 292 Maybe you miss Denis Jenkinson's nitpicking. If you want the...

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Tony Brooks

He may have made it look easy, but driving a Vanwall at 10-tenths was a tough call Charles Antony Standish (he much prefers Tony) Brooks would never say that he was self-effacing. He's far too self-effacing for that. For instance, as we wander through his and wife Pina's stylish but (not unexpectedly) understated apartment, he explains how recent address confusion has forced him to readopt his...

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Ferrari's English connections

"The great thing about Ferrari," explained Harvey Postlethwaite, "is that they not only have a tremendously quick response time, but they will try anything. You haven't even the faintest idea of how many experimental things are tried and discarded without ever seeing the public light of day. De Dion suspensions, turbochargers . . . you've no idea!" The Ferrari team's English chief of Formula...

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Goodwood Revival preview

The world's greatest historic race meeting is back. If you were these last year you'll need no further encouragement. If not, read on and let Marcus Pye tell you exactly why you should spend September 17-19 weekend in West Sussex. Goodwood's Motor Circuit Revival, last September, was universally hailed as the greatest historic race meeting of all time. Unarguably so, for nowhere on the planet was...

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Moss, Brooks for Vanwall reunion

Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Vanwall will be reunited at Aintree on July 19-20, exactly 40 years after Moss recorded the first all-British World Championship Grand Prix victory at the Liverpool circuit in one of Tony Vandervell's can, chassis VW 10. Moss and Brooks are also due to share Aintree memories in a Saturday evening event in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall which will be worth...

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