Articles tagged Tony Brooks

Page 62 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1998

Dire straights...

…and the corners weren’t much better either. While we like to celebrate the great race tracks in history, some haven’t always met with universal approval. Adam Cooper recalls the stinkers A few months ago I was heading along the Brussels ring road when an exit sign caught my attention. It bore a name with special historical significance, and it wasn't Waterloo. No, this was the way to Nivelles,...

Page 74 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 1995

Readers' Letters

Brilliant Moss Sir, I was thrilled to read the article on Stirling Moss in your November issue of Motor Sport, which a friend had sent to me in Germany because of this very article. Like many of my generation, I have always regarded Moss as one of the top three or four drivers of all time, and it was comforting to read that his bad luck in not winning the world championship at least once is of...

Page 28 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, February 1984

Looking back, with Cliff Allison

Of the Englishmen who drove Ferrari's classic Formula 1, front-engined Dino 246 machines, after 1958 World Champion Mike Hawthorn, of course, most of our readers will recall Peter Collins and Tony Brooks. Collins was a Ferrari team member from 1956 until his death in mid-1958, following an accident during the German Grand Prix, and scored a victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone at the...

Page 13 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 2007

Moss anniversary at Speedfair

Sir Stirling to head north of the border as part of a celebration of Scottish motorsport achievement Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be guest of honour at the Knockhill circuit's second Classic SpeedFair in July: it will be 50 years to the very weekend since he took one of his most important grand prix victories, when he and Tony Brooks shared the winning Vanwall in the British GP at Aintree (above...

Page 66 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1997

Red Lions

Enzo Ferrari was the least sentimental man in racing. Even so, says Shaun Campbell, he had a curious affection for british drivers Enzo Ferrari's relationships with the men who drove his cars were often difficult to follow, let alone fathom. Like much about the man, it is surrounded in a haze of self-induced mystery and enigma. But while it remains far from clear precisely what the Old Man did...

Page 35 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 2002

Front runner

5th - 246 Dino The final front-engined Ferrari won one world championship for Mike Hawthorn and nearly another for Tony Brooks. Mark Hughes reflects on that near miss The Dino was defiantly front-engined: carburettors gasping for breath from a hole within a long, mean bonnet, fronted by an ostentatiously yawning mouth, a car bored by talk of mid-engined superiority. Short, snub tail. Engine...

Page 21 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1961

BROOKS AND CONNAUGHT

BROOKS AND CONNAUGHT " The June issue of " What's New" contains an article entitled "Dentist in a Hurry," by W. Boddy, Editor of MOTOR SPORT, about Tony Brooks, and a colour plate, suitable for framing, of the 5955 Syracuse-winning Connaught. The supply is limited but free copies are available to members of the medical and associated professions who produce their cards, on application to A. H. I...

Page 82 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, September 1995

V-to-C Miscellany

Another reader, seeing my article on the Ford V8, wrote from Gibraltar to say that in 1958 he was told of an Armstrong Siddeley Sportsman's coupe that was for sale in Hove. (The tip-off came from James Boothby of JBM Motors, which may spark off more memories.) Investigation showed that someone had installed a "32-stud" V8 Mercury engine in this rather pretty car, the 3-speed Ford gearbox linked...

Page 52 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, March 1973

Tony Brooks looks back

SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO, the chance of a British car winning a World Championship Grand Prix was unlikely, the prospect of that state of affairs changing looked remarkably dim. With Mercedes-Benz and Maserati having a virtual stranglehold on the World Championship series, British efforts in no way matched up to the Continental opposition. BRM's effort usually resulted in a few fleeting moments of...

Page 64 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1993

Oh, Aintree!

It is now history that this year's Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree was abandoned after false starts. It was what Peter O'Sullivan, BBC Sport's commentator, called the greatest disaster in horse-racing history. Sad, really. But I think the time has come to recall some of the motor racing which took place at the famous Liverpool course, after the ambitious then-owner Mrs Mirabelle Topham,...

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