Articles tagged Tony Vandervell

Page 36 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 2006

Full-frontal assault

Lancia-Ferrari D50 and Vanwall VW7: two icons from the end of F1's front-engined era. Simon Taylor gets a thrill and charts their history Side by side in the pitlane at Donington Park these virtual contemporaries look so different. One is tall, flowing, almost bloated. And proudly green. The other is low, tight, delicate. And unashamedly red. Shorn of their sponsors' shrieking schemes, every...

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Team Managers - Guy Anthony Vandervell

In part two of our series, Robert Edwards looks at the man who walked out on BRM and yet brought Britain its first F1 World Title. It was Tony Vandervell's impatience as much as anything else which created the machine which won the inaugural Formula One Constructors' Championship in 1958. He had, like other notables in British engineering, been on the advisory board of the British Motor Racing...

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Vanwall owners seek budget for F1 return

The charismatic Vanwall marque, which won the World Constructors Championship in 1958, could be back in Formula One Grand Prix racing as early as 1999 if VF One, the company which owns the rights to the trademark, can put the finance in place to launch a new team. Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks, who shared one of bearings king Tony Vandervell's green teardrop-shaped cars to score the first all-...

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Enzo's Right-Hand Man

In the mid-1950s, Romolo Tavoni was faced with a choice: he could work alongside a tyrannical Enzo Ferrari...or get the sack. Fifty years on, he tells Chris Nixon he made the right decision. In January 1950 a young employee was called in to see the manager of the Credito Italiano bank in Modena. The bank had a new client and, keen to help out in any way, had offered the man's services to the firm...

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Matters of moment

Britain and Formula One Before racing commenced at the well-organized Daily Mail "Race-of-Champions" Meeting at Brands Hatch last month (report on page 263) a few minutes silence was observed in memory of the late Tony Vandervell, who died of a heart-attack, aged 68, on March 10th. Not only the big assembly of spectators at Brands Hatch but the entire world of British motor-racing and...

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LOOKING BACK ON Stuart Lewis-Evans

In F3 he raced the Bears-Cooper with considerable success. Aston Martin signed him for long distance sports car events, though he never shone in sports cars in quite the same way as in single-seaters. Still, he and Brooks were lying fourth at the Nfirburgring when, late in the race, their car was forced off the road. Partnered by Carroll Shelby, Lewis-Evans finished third in the Tourist Trophy....

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Gilded Youth

Driver profile: Effortlessly charming, loved by everyone and generous of character, Peter Collins was killed just as his career was in the ascendant. He was 26. Motor Sport offers two perspectives on the man: Mark Hughes considers his complex psyche, and Bill Boddy relates his promising career There is still great warmth in the way Peter Collins is recalled, 48 years after his passing. It’s more...

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Rumblings

Across the Mill Pond America is an ally of ours and, indeed, her armed forces occupy our island. So it is necessary that a conscientious motoring journalist should keep a watchful eye on the automobiles that emanate from the U.S.A. More than ever before are Americans small foreign-car conscious. While their own products seem to be standing unsold in the showrooms to some extent small imported...

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Lunch with... Tony Brooks

Smooth, undramatic and always very fast, he remains one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers this country has ever produced writer Simon Taylor, photographer James Mitchell For today's Formula 1 drivers, the glare of the media spotlight is relentless. TV cameras haunt every corner of the paddock, there are daily press conferences throughout a Grand Prix weekend, and harassed PRs are for ever...

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CONTINENTAL NOTES

CONTINENTAL NOTES WHILE some people were getting on with a motor race at Monza recently, the British manufacturers of racing cars were meeting to try and decide how they could keep motor racing the way they wanted it, and not the way the F.I.A. had decided. The main gripe is about the new Formula for Grand Prix racing which comes into effect on January 1st, 1961, in precisely three months time....

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