Articles tagged Tony Crook

Page 50 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 2014

Tony Crook: 1920-2014

Tony Crook, who has died shortly before his 94th birthday, was an automotive polymath. He was a racing driver of great talent, scoring 370 wins and places between 1946 and 1955. He was also a shrewd businessman, managing a thriving Surrey dealership that specialised in Bristol but also dealt in many other sporting makes, and even aircraft and helicopters. And when Bristol Cars fell on hard times...

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Rumblings

"500 Progress" The suggested rules for 500-c.c. class contests laid down by the B.A.C. Motor Sports Clubs are by now well known and seem generally acceptable. We rather liked the idea of not permitting more than two cylinders, but whether or not real economy would have resulted from insisting on pump fuel is debatable, John Bolster, of course, believing that reliability can only be courted by...

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Bill Boddy

Car and Man of the Century awards Autocar, in conjunction with its 100th issue with Esso, had its readers (I do not know how many) and staff vote for the Car and Man of the Century. The result was the Mini and the late Enzo Ferrari. The awards were made to Dr Alex Moulton, who was responsible for the innovative rubber suspension of the late Sir Alec Issigonis's little car, and to Enzo's son Piero...

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Reports of Recent Events

West Essex C.C. Speed Trials On March 26th the W.E.C.C. held speed trials at Boreham airfield, timing cars in pairs over a standing kilometre—an ambitious event for a new club. They hope later to hold races there, so that Boreham, near Chelmsford, can be added to the British venues listed Editorially last month. Again indicative of the present-day interest in motor sport, 96 entries came in for...

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Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

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Silverstone snippets

Racing is only part of the Historic weekend: visitors needed strong legs to tour all the sights, car and star-spotting. There was a Jaguar re-union of 'Lofty' England, with Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt and the C-type with which they scored their memorable 1953 Le Mans win, immediately before David Brabham, one of the drivers of the GT class-winning X1220C at the Sarthe this year, took over the...

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Important Announcement

The Motor Sport Brooklands Fund The Trustees of the Motor Sport Brooklands Fund have presented to the B.A.R.C. the Brooklands Memorial Challenge Trophy subscribed for by readers who have contributed to this Fund. The Trophy will be awarded this year to the driver making the best aggregate performance in the B.A.R.C. Goodwood Members' Meetings to be held on May 6th, June 17th and August 12th. It...

Page 38 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 2004

Stirling performances

Goodwood bookends the story of Britain's most famous racer. A teenage Moss sprang to public attention there and, before his career stopped short against one of its earth banks, won more races at the track than anyone else. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to people who saw him shine 1948 Inaugural meeting (September 18): 500cc race (3 laps) Cooper Mk II, 1st at 71.92mph, Fastest Lap 1:58 (73.20mph) Win...

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Racing At Whitsun

THE Whit-Saturday Goodwood Meeting of the B.A.R.C. attracted a relatively small crowd, perhaps on account of memories of the Silverstone congestion of a week earlier, possibly because of the Derby. The atmosphere of pre-war Brooklands was most enjoyable and the Sussex constabulary were ready and willing to exercise skill in coping with traffic congestion, should it have arisen. The main...

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Tony Crook — Driver

Sir, "The Other Cars of Brian Lister" (August issue) greatly brought back memories to me, a racegoer for over 30 years. However magnificent a driver Archie Scott-Brown was, it is not correct to say that in 1954 . "The Lister-Bristol driven by Archie Scott-Brown was the only challenge to Roy Salvadori driving Sid Greene's 2-litre Maserati". He may have been the only challenge to Salvadori, but...

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