Articles tagged Truman

Page 22 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1971

The expensive Mr. Stewart

They don't love Jackie Stewart at Laguna SCCA, or the motoring writer of the San Francisco Chronicle doesn't. That paper pointed out last month that at the Mid-Ohio Raceway for a Can-Am event Stewart cost the track owners a small fortune in alterations to a circuit which has a good safety record. He "didn't like some trees here, a dirt bank there, or the arrangement of some guard rails". His...

Page 40 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1958

The Maidstone and Mid-Kent M.C. National Silverstone Race Meeting (May 10th)

WHEN the Maidstone Club booked Silverstone for its annual race meeting last month it certainly had its money's worth. An excellent entry of 131 and ten races of 10 to 20 laps ensured a full day's sport, but watched by a very, small crowd. Starting-grid positions were decided by ballot, rendering the opening laps startling, and the marshals were kept on their feet by two accidents on the first lap...

Page 11 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1952

1952 British Grand Prix race report - Ascari victorious Silverstone

  A Splendidly Organised "Daily Express"/ B.R.D.C. Silverstone Meeting. Ascari and Taruffi Win the Big Races, Moss (Kieft) the 500-c.c. Race. Both B.R.M.s Retire! The British Grand Prix Meeting at Silverstone on July 19th was one of the most interesting day's racing so far experienced at the famous circuit. As the big entry came out for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix a police band played the...

Page 13 of May 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1952

Grand Prix de Pau

The first of the French Formula II races provides much of interest. The Pau GP which took place on Easter Monday was the first of the series of eight events to count for the French Grand Prix and was comfortably won by Ascari with a new four-cylinder Ferrari. Most of the eighteen entries were out for the first practice session and there were five new Ferraris present, Ascari and Villoresi driving...

Page 9 of September 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, September 1950

George Wicken wins "Daily Telegraph" Trophy

A crowd of 46,000 watched thrilling racing, splendidly organised by the 500 Club under J. F. Gale, at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday. This was an International Meeting, but the only foreigners to appear were Johnie Claes (Cooper-J.A.P.), Lex Beels (Beels-J.A.P.) and Phil and Harry Schell (Cooper-J.A.P.s). The big questions were: Can we beat the foreign opposition and how will Stirling Moss,...

Page 9 of August 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, August 1948

500 c.c circuit racing at Brough

By permission of the Blackburn Aircraft Motor Club, the 500 Club was enabled to stage a series of races for their members over an excellent 0.65-mile circuit. laid out at the Blackburn Company's aerodrome at Brough. An excellent motor-cycle entry made up the main part of the programme, and, in spite of continuous torrential rain until the end of the afternoon, some 5,000 spectators attended and...

Page 37 of February 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1952

Club affairs

GA Woodcock, 73b, London Road, Peterborough, is now the secretary of the Peterborough MC.  Eton College now has its motor club, The Rootes Group has presented engines and chassis for the workshop and it is hoped that cars will eventually be built. The club's president is GR St Aubyn and the secretary is CJJ Balfour, Heath Lodge, Petersfield, Hampshire. The Singer Owners' Club reports a membership...

Page 30 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 1953

Excellent Entertainment at Ibsley

The W. Hants & Dorset C.C. Race Meeting at lbsley on April 18th lived up to tradition. It was a happily-informal, well-run meeting, with interesting racing for 750 and 1,172 Formula cars, sports cars, vintage cars, 500s and Formule Libre racing cars. Speeds were high over the 2.2-mile circuit, and in spite of a clash with Snetterton an excellent entry of over 125 was obtained. (But what a...

Page 17 of September 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1952

New Lap Record At Brands Hatch

The August meeting opened with a threat of indifferent weather but apart from one heavy shower there was virtually no rain. John Bolster should be congratulated upon his excellent commentary of the racing on the broadcast system. The band of the Royal Artillery were given a very big hand on the occasions in which they filled in the various intervals. The first heat of the August Sprint Race was...

Page 10 of July 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1948

Raymond Mays holds his own at Shelsley

The 2-litre E.R.A. makes F.T.D. in 37.89 sec. Poore and Gerard runners-up. Astonishing runs by John Cooper's Cooper 1,000. There is something about Shelsley Walsh that newer sprint venues lack. And on June 12th really warm weather contributed to the happy atmosphere, as racing cars, their vans and tenders and the exciting cars of enthusiast spectators converged on the famous Worcestershire hill....

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