Articles tagged Tony Vandervell

Page 13 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 1959

Matters Of Moment

Harken to the Herald This issue of Motor Sport contains a detailed and analytical appreciation of the exceedingly promising new Triumph Herald, Britain's challenge to the long-established supremacy of the Continental small mass-produced car. We are delighted that at last a British manufacturer has contrived to provide independent rear suspension at a competitive price and that the new Triumph...

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Maserati's 250F

The magic and the myth The English dictionary which graces the shelf in Motor Sport's editorial offices gives the definition of the word classical as "of the first class, of allowed excellence". It's an adjective which has frequently been used to describe the 2 1/2-litre Formula One Maserati 250F ever since the car was racing as a contemporary Grand Prix challenger. More has been written about...

Page 13 of February 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1959

Matters of moment

Mr. Vandervell's retirement On January 12th British motor-racing prospects suffered a severe set-back when Mr. G. A. Vandervell issued the following announcement: "I regret to announce, on medical advice, that at the age of sixty years I must go slower.  It is particularly regrettable to me to have to make this decision after building up a fine team, but I feel I cannot carry on by radar or...

Page 69 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 1997

The other British F1 drivers

Reg Parnell was not strictly a works driver but raced Tony Vandervell's Ferrari 375 'Thinwall Special' to fourth place in the 1951 French Grand Prix. Roy Salvadori made a one-off appearance for Ferrari when he finished eighth in the 1952 British GP. Cliff Allison joined the Ferrari grand prix team in 1959 with Tony Brooks but with little success. In 1960 he finished second in Argentina but...

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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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INTERVIEW

The king they never crowned. Life, for Stirling Moss, continues at 150 mph, a series of bends and obstacles to be taken at maximum throttle. But instead of balancing a Maserati 250F, a Vanwall, a Cooper or a Lotus in a delicate four-wheel drift, now he balances the rigours of a hectic schedule of business activities with the same commitment that he brought to his racing. In his heyday he was the...

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Modern times

In the tight-kint, suspicious world of Formula One, it's not easy to keep a secret. Just like the unlovely beargarden of modern party politics, there's usually someone with an axe to grind who is ready to betray a confidence. Gossip precedes most things that happen (as well as many things that don't), and rarely is one completely surprised by a piece of news. Which is why the BAR reshuffle came...

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Blood red brothers

Bill Boddy recalls a time when Ferrari were the young upstarts. Their thrilling battle with the well-stablished and hugely successful Alfa Romeo team ensured that the just-launched Formula One World Championship got off to a flying start When war ended Motor Racing in Europe in 1939, the Grand Prix Formula stipulated cars of up to 4.5 litres with atmospheric induction of the fuel mixture, and up...

Page 31 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1993

A famous Vanwall victory

Reader JA McCaul has written to say that in 1957, when he was nine years old, his mother and father took him and his two brothers on holiday to Italy. By chance they had gone to Pescara, on the Adriatic coast, in August, the main factor being that they were able to rent a flat belonging to the family of their au pair. On Sunday August 18 mother took her youngest son to the beach, while father...

Page 30 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1971

Around and about

Comment on the racing and club scene Motor racing in Britain goes on virtually around the calendar but, at least, in December and January the majority of racing cars are either in the process of being sold, bought, built or at least refurbished. This gives everyone a little more time for socialising while the motor racing journalist has a busy time taking in all the various functions and...

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