Articles tagged Tony Vandervell

Page 35 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1965

Reflections on the British Grand Prix

AFTER the recent Belgian Grand Prix there was a great deal of admiration for Clark having won that race four times in a row. After the British Grand Prix a lot of people overlooked the fact that Clark has now won our own Grand Prix four times in a row, and what is more, on three different circuits. In 1962 at Aintree, in 1963 at Silverstone, in 1964 at Brands Hatch and now at Silverstone again....

Page 17 of September 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1968

Grand Prix Domination

As the Editor pointed out last month, Grand Prix racing has never been in such an open state, with every race wide open as to its outcome. No driver, or make of car, has been dominating the scene and this must be a healthy state of affairs to encourage everyone to put every effort into their racing. Over the years there has often been one team or one driver who has dominated the Grand Prix scene...

Page 11 of October 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 1957

Matters Of Moment

The Magnificent Vanwall Achievement Last month we devoted a leader to congratulating Fangio on his fifth World Championship. The previous month we offered congratulations to Vanwall and Stirling Moss on winning the G.P. d'Europe. Now Motor Sport joins British motor-racing enthusiasts in praising the magnificent achievement of Tony Vandervell in winning so convincingly the Italian G.P. with his...

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Showtime Soliloquy

The picture at the top of this page shows pre-war German Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz cars being driven along the Charlottenburgh Strasse, with the Brandenburger Gate in the background, for the opening of a Berlin Motor Show. This was Hitler's way of emphasising to the German Nation that their racing cars ruled supreme. Since motor racing began, the important Grand Prix contests had been dominated by...

Page 84 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, March 2010

A voice of experience

Brian Shawe-Taylor’s notes on racing against the greats of the 1950s and seeing Nuvolari in action have never been published – until now Recently a package arrived at the Motor Sport office. It was from 1950s Le Mans and Grand Prix driver Eric Thompson and contained a manuscript written by his friend, fellow racer and Aston Martin team-mate Brian Shawe-Taylor. Compiled in 1960, the writings...

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Lunch with Mike Costin

At one time Colin Chapman’s deputy, Costin is famed for his engine business with Keith Duckworth. And when it came to product testing, he was handy at the wheel By Simon Taylor The first seeds of many a great enterprise have been planted by the meeting of two young people with similar ambitions and complementary talents: like the day in May 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce sat down to...

Page 62 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, September 2008

This charming man

Fifty years on from his untimely death, Motor Sport looks back at the career of popular Englishman Peter Collins, who was more than just Hawthorn’s Mon Ami Mate By Nigel Roebuck Peter Collins was the debonair embodiment of the 1950s racing driver, a man of good looks and charm and wit. Born in 1931, he missed the war; with half a dozen years more behind him, he would surely have flown Spitfires....

Page 41 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1955

The B.A.R.C. Crystal Palace Meeting

Hawthorn Wins International Trophy Race in Moss' Maserati The Crystal Palace was again the scene of motor-racing on July 30th, when the B.A.R.C. staged its so-called International Meeting at the rather bumpy London circuit. Hawthorn won the big event of the day, the International Trophy race, run in two heats and a final of 21 miles. He drove the Stirling Moss Maserati, as Stirling arrived from...

Page 36 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section dedicated to old-car matters Some Lucas History Last year the great Lucas electrical organisation, on which so many vintage and older cars relied for lighting and starting sets, celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. From this auspicious occasion it is possible to extract some interesting items of history. For instance, the famous company dates back to 1834, when Joseph Lucas was...

Page 24 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1989

Letter to readers

What turns you on? Dear Reader, A little while ago I was driving into London's Heathrow Airport, following a Saab Turbo. I was in a Porsche, and we weren't racing or competing, merely going about our business. As we wound our way along the perimeter road we came up behind a Jaguar XJ-S, and turning into a car park I looked in my mirror to see a Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL behind me. I have a fairly...

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