Articles tagged Tony Vandervell

Page 126 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, January 2008

Risk and renumeration

A recent conversation with Tony Brooks highlighted the gulf in pay between then and now – the chances of a driver surviving a crash are higher, too Stirling Moss has always been a fan of his former Vanwall and Aston Martin team-mate, Tony Brooks. Tony was wonderfully neat, stylish and tidy as well as being blindingly fast. He was plainly one of the racing world’s top three drivers. He famously...

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Chequered history

The Chequered Flag was among the most visible race and rally teams of the '60s and '70s. Richard Heseltine catches up with former principal and wheeler-dealer Graham Warner Well that's progress for you. Earlier this year another slice of motor racing lore slipped away unobserved and without comment: the Chequered Flag on Chiswick High Road is no more, razed to make way for an apartment block....

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A breath of French air

Bill Boddy It is not unusual for motoring correspondents to look back to the first race meeting they attended. Mine was at Brooldands in 1927, after which I saw most of the races, long and short, there and at Donington, etc, including the unforgettable grands prix at the Derby track when the German cars dominated as few spectators had seen before. But a memorable race I went to on the Continent...

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The green shoots of sponsorship

As the first fully-backed team in Formula 1, the British Racing Partnership was envied by the works teams – who finally shut them out It’s what every team manager dreams of: a generous sponsor, a big budget, top cars and someone the press can call the world’s best driver. Today it’s the standard objective. Fifty years ago, when sponsorship meant little more than free tyres and oil, it seemed – to...

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Matters of Moment

Hawthorn signs-on with Vandervell Last month we were able to announce that Moss had signed a contract with the Mercedes-Benz G.P. and sports-car teams for 1955 and to wish him every success at the wheel of the German cars. Now comes the news that Hawthorn has signed with millionaire industrialist G. A. Vandervell to drive a Vanwall in this season's Grands Prix. Ferrari's loss is Britain's gain...

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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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WB Rumblings

Interesting that the Lagonda Car Club has a Vokes Trophy among its awards. It recalls those 'pancake' Vokes air-cleaners which could be neatly attached to carburettor intakes. Arnold Davey, editor of the Lagonda CC magazine, tells me that this trophy was presented to the Club by C Vokes' grandson Tony Vokes, as an award for the AGM driving tests. He inherited a 3-1/2-litre Lagonda, one of at...

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José Froilán González - Obituary

1922-2013 Former Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix driver Jose Froilan Gonzalez died on June 15, aged 90. Together with Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre MarimOn, he spearheaded Argentina's efforts in international motor racing from the beginning of the Fifties. Among his European career highlights, he ended Alfa Romeo's domination of Formula 1 by giving Ferrari its maiden World Championship victory in...

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The early cars

After six seasons with Ferrai-based Thinwall Specials, it was time to go it alone... You can imagine GAV's foul mood when the organisers of the 1954 Swiss Grand Prix at Berne rejected his entry. They had plenty of cars, thank you. Their dismissive attitude to this new British car was, however, partly GAV's fault. He eschewed PR to such an extent that the official programme for the BRDC...

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Reflections

– Why Fernando Alonso is simply the best – How Alain Prost stoked the wrath of Ron Dennis – Mosport Park one day, Brands Hatch the next – The Rothmans 50,000: good idea, poor execution These days it always surprises me to hear Formula 1 drivers enthusing about the Hungaroring. It is very ‘technical’, they say, and satisfying to get into a low there. By contrast, in 1986, the year of the first...

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