Articles tagged Tony Vandervell

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

Captain Scarlet

In a few tempestuous years, Ingeniere Bizzarrini walked out on Ferrari, gave Lamborghini its greatest asset, fell in with and then out with Iso, and then put his own name to some dramatic creations. LM has been trying one out. Forty years ago, Tony Vandervell was the first in a long line of motoring folk who publicly declared an intention to knock Enzo Ferrari and his "bloody red cars" off their...

Page 45 of August 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, August 1956

Recollectons of Reims

Traditionally the French Grand Prix is the greatest of the Formula 1 races and when this event takes place on the splendid Reims-Gueux circuit few will argue. Consequently this year the Editor joined the photographer in journeying out in the latter's Austin-Healey 100M to meet the Continental Correspondent who was reporting this and the accompanying pair of 12-hour sports-car races, A very...

Page 54 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, December 1971

First year of 1,600-c.c. F3

With Ford-based engines revving to 11,000 r.p.m. and wheel to wheel dicing to the chequered flag the old 1-litre Formula Three came to an end. For 1971 the governing body of motor racing had conceived a new formula which allowed engines of up to 1,600 c.c. but with a restrictor on the atmospheric side of the induction. In effect it was a throttling device but quite a lot of people thought that...

Page 51 of February 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, February 1959

Letters from Readers

N.B.—Opinions, expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport  does not necessarily associate itself with them.  --  Ed.   Too much "soup"? Sir, In the January issue of Motor Sport we are told of your interesting challenge to a tuning firm to substantiate performance claims in respect of an Austin Metropolitan. You also print a half-page advertisement in the name of  "Messrs. Rally...

Page 39 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1976

Fragments on forgotten makes No. 35: The Beverley Barnes

Reference to the Beverley-Barnes in last year's article on the cars of General Ironside brought some interesting notes about this unusual make from a reader who was in the Motor Industry at the time when the B-B was in current production, although he was working at the time for Georges Roesch of Talbot fame and was, incidentally, responsible for bringing Roesch and W. O. Bentley together again,...

Page 44 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1998

First time out...

So many of Britain’s greatest drivers made their name at Goodwood but none more so than the four on these pages who all had their first ever race on the Sussex circuit Stirling Moss Inaugural Goodwood Meeting, September 1948 The place was pretty bleak, but it was a lovely meeting. We went with our Cooper 500 in a horsebox, me, my father and mother and, I think, a girlfriend; it was very much a...

Page 13 of July 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 2007

Moss, supreme but untitled

Sir Stirling Moss finished in the top three places in the World Championship every year from 1955 to 1961. He was second four times and third three times, but the world title his talents so obviously deserved remained elusive Stirling Moss, Britain’s great motor racing hero of the 1950s and early 1960s, who is still regarded as the best driver never to have won the World Championship, had...

Page 24 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1970

The Six Hours of Watkins Glen

Clean sweep for Gulf-Porsches Watkins Glen, New York, July 11 th The long-distance race for Sports-Prototypes (Group 6), Sports cars (Group 5) and GT cars (Group 4) held on the short but fast Watkins Glen circuit in the north-west of New York State in America was significant in that it saw the final demise of 3-litre Group 6 cars, which the FIA have been trying to encourage. Since Porsche built...

Page 130 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 130, October 2009

Doug Nye

Stirling’s finest drive? Aye! Britain’s favourite racer overcame gearbox woes and a scratched cornea to score the first major win for a rear-engined car As Stirling Moss’s 80th birthday is upon us (upon him?) spare a thought for one of his exploits which I feel is too often submerged by tales of his derring-do in the Mille Miglia, or in Formula 1 at Monaco and the Nürburgring. The one he seems to...

Page 63 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 2011

A-Z of the British GP

of the British G t's wnere tne Word CnamOonsnp began, and been on tne ca endar ever §nce, Sverstone, Antree, Brands -atcn tne fans nave f ocKed to tnem a We cnehsn 'our' race, and as our a pnabett gude snows, t nas a cnaracter / XINTREE Horses for courses? Not necessarily. The home of the Grand National hosted five British GPs (plus 11 non-championship F1 races) in the 1950s and early '60s on a...

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