Articles tagged Tony Merrick

Page 60 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1995

Nogaro HGPCA

Gary Pearson continued his successful season by taking David Pennell's Cooper-Climax T51 to victory in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association race at Nogaro on 9/10 September. It was an all-Cooper result, with Pearson followed to the line at the end of the two-part race by Alan Miles (153) and Rod Jolley (T51). The first race had featured an incredible five-car battle. John Beasley (Cooper T45...

Page 42 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1991

Road Test -- BMW 325i

World Class Leader When BMW were faced with replacing the two boxy generations of 3-series that had served from 1975 to 1990, with over 3.5 million sales, they knew their largest volume seller demanded a brand new body. Gone are the upright lines and air of quality that was the envy of the non-Mercedes manufacturing World: in came the aero generation 3-series, plastics to the fore. The result was...

Page 77 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 1998

The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

Page 58 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Silverstone

Vintage Sports-Car Club racing opened at a cold "new Silverstone" on April 20, using the 1.7-mile National circuit, the 10-race programme oversubscribed, with 286 entrants. After the customary 30 minute High Speed Trial, in which only Walker's 1935 Alvis retired and Bowles' TT Ford V8, Mrs Monro's big Alvis and Beattie's Frazer Nash failed to attain their qualifying requirements, the Fox &...

Page 13 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1997

Super squalo successes

SIR, Congratulations. MOTOR SPORT, like a thoroughbred racer, has survived a major development program without losing the essential ingredients. Generations of us readers should be heaving a big sigh of relief that the familiar mixtures of enthusiasm and informed journalism have been maintained. With regard to your article on Tony Merrick (Motoring Sportsmen, April), I see you refer to the "...

Page 65 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, May 2001

Ecurie Ecosse Transporter

The famous Scottish team's flagship has brought Paddocks to a halt since 1960. Gordon Cruickshank takes a look at this HGV's impressive CV Few teams have enjoyed such loyal patrons as Ecurie Ecosse. Privately funded by a selfeffacing benefactor and a desperately keen supporters' club, it rode high on a tide of national pride to international success. One of the keys to this hearty support was...

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Donington exhibits head for track

The first Lola Grand Prix car will be back on track this season, after 31 years in the Donington collection. Chassis BRGP41, which John Surtees drove for the Bowmaker team at the Brussels GP in 1962, was discovered in Australia and reimported. "It's like being in a time warp," says new owner Nigel Kemp, who may field the Eric Broadley design, powered by a four-cylinder CoventryClimax FPF engine...

Page 29 of September 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1966

Vintage postbag

Mercedes Identified Sir, The car illustrated on page 710 of Motor Sport is a four-wheel drive Mercedes Colonial, built by Daimler in 1907 to a special order issued by the "Reichskolonialamt" (State Department of Colonies). In 1908 it was used by the Secretary of State, Dernburg, for an official visit to, and sightseeing trip through, German South-West Africa. Not only did this car have four-wheel...

Page 40 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1990

VETERAN TO CLASSIC Maserati V8 RI

As we saw in Part Two 4502 remained almost unchanged through to 1949, apart from the engine capacity being reduced to 3 litres for the Indianapolis rules. It then almost lost its identity when the Granatelli brothers changed it into a Grancor, installing a 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine and making a completely new body bearing no resemblance to the original Maserati one. The Maserati engine went...

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The arrow that pierced the iron curtain

Rumours, gossip and bribes clouded the hunt for a treasure lost behind the Iron Curtain since WW11. But what a treasure - a genuine Silver Arrows Mercedes-Benz By Doug Nye Settle down now, this is complicated... It was like a John Le Carre novel. December, 1988, and three of us had just flown into a frail and tense Communist Rumania. We had realised just how frail by evident cost-cutting on the...

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