Articles tagged Vic Norman

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All in a year's work

In which the Deputy Editor reviews his 1979 motoring activities  It doesn't feel as if a year has passed since I last wrote this annual review, and looking back through my diary for this flash of time I wonder how I have managed to fit in the long list of cars driven, the countries and events visited, the production of 12 issues of this magazine and a semblance of relatively normal life as well....

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VSCC Donington

VSCC DONINGTON Vic Norman making his meteoric start in the Maserati 250F No. 3, below, leaving Martin Chapman's Monza Lister (2) and Neil Corner in the BRM P25 (1) well behind. The Hon. Patrick Lindsay in ERA R5B Remus just ahead of the ultimate winner of the Nuffield Trophy Race, Bill Morris, in ERA R128 Hanuman, right. At Donington John Howell once again ran his venerable 3-litre Sunbeam, which...

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VSCC Silverstone

THE HON. PATRICK LINDSAY won three of the eight races at a first-class Vintage SCC meeting over Silverstone's Club circuit on April 17th, watched by a considerable crowd of enthusiasts in the chilly sunshine. Some exciting racing and no accidents made it a memorable afternoon's sport, starting with the 40 min. High Speed Trial incorporating a compulsory wheel change. Interesting runners were...

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Around and about

BRM Auction Sale At the Motofair at Earls Court, on October 22nd, the remains of the BRM works team were put up for auction by Christie's, the Hon. Patrick Lindsay running the sale with a delightful touch of gentleness and efficiency, his auctioneering technique being qui te charming. Apart from works drawings, various aspects of administration, documentary films and odds and ends, there were...

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Maserati's 250F

The magic and the myth The English dictionary which graces the shelf in Motor Sport's editorial offices gives the definition of the word classical as "of the first class, of allowed excellence". It's an adjective which has frequently been used to describe the 2 1/2-litre Formula One Maserati 250F ever since the car was racing as a contemporary Grand Prix challenger. More has been written about...

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Ferrari fascination

A look at David Clarke and his Graypaul Motors Ltd. David Clarke is one of those fortunate motoring enthusiasts who has successfully moulded his hobby into a commercial enterprise with an enviable, world-wide reputation. What started off as a little bit of self-indulgence with the purchase of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export in 1960 led to a consuming passion for Ferraris, the assembly of his own...

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Historic racing

I do not know who coined the word "Historic" and applied it to old racing cars, but it was an awful mistake, for it implies that the car has a history worth recording. In some cases this is justified, in other cases it is a poor joke, and there are some cases that are downright false. The Germans use the word "Oldtimer", which I believe they got from America, while the French use the phrase "...

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All in a Year's work

A review of some of the more interesting variety which spiced the Assistant Editor's life in 1977 Nineteen-seventy-six had been such an exciting and dramatic year for me on the circuit and on forest tracks that in the article of this title in Motor Sport last March I was able to ignore the more mundane aspects of a motoring journalist's life—like driving exotic cats and travelling the world! (so...

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V-E-V Miscellany

V-E-V Miscellany.—Geoffrey St John pitted his Type 51 GP Bugatti against Vic Norman's Starnpe biplane at Kemble not long ago, in a duel over a as 1/4-mile. The Bugatti beat the aeroplane. Chatting the other day with Commander Dunhill, ex-RNVR, he told us how for part of his Electrical Engineering apprenticeship at Faraday House, he served some of his time at the Sunbeam Motor Co's Service Station...

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The BMW Cabriolet on sale in Britain

Towards the end of last year we borrowed a BMW 323i Cabriolet from Frank Sytner, who was offering these Bauer conversions on registered 3-series saloons. Although the Cabriolet was available new as a model in its own right on the Continent, it could not be brought into Britain as a new car because of the lack of Type Approval. Now BMW have obtained Type Approval, and will be importing 120 of...



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