TASMAN RACES Date / Race and Distance / Location / First / Second / Third / Winner's Speed k.p.h
Jan. 10, New Zealand GP, Pukekohe,
D McMillan (Ralt RT1), D. Oxton (Ralt R14), J. Smith (March 778), -Jan. 24, Lady Wigram Trophy, Christchurch,
D. Oxton (Ralt RT4), S. Millen (Ralt RT1), D. McMillan (Ralt RT1), -
FORMULA TWO RACES
(for European Championship) Date / Race and Distance / Location /...
The past winter months saw a great deal of racing in the Southern Hemisphere and not having a reporter covering these events we have not published any news on the activities, but for the record a summary of results is appended.
There was a large exodus of cars and drivers from Great Britain, including Graham Hill and Gurney with 1960 B.R.M. 2½-litre cars, Ireland, Clarke and Surtees with 1960...
This year the Tasman series was held over four races in New Zealand and three in Australia, all except one being of about 100 miles in length, the odd one out being the 75-mile Levin race. The Tasman organisers still insist on running their races to a 2½-litre engine capacity limit, but in spite of this a few European racing-car builders are prepared to build special engines for this obsolete...
MOTOR SHOW 82
It used to be the case that the launching of a new model actually took place on the manufacturer's stand at one of the important Motor Shows. Today. not only have those in the trade already seen, and sometimes driven, the supposedly secret product, but the general public too will have been fed more-or-less unofficial leakages, together with grainy photographs of prototypes in...
He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events
In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...
New Zealand Grand Prix, Pukehohe, January 7th -- 57 laps, 100 miles.
1st: J. Stewart (B.R.M. 2.1-litre) -- 162.49 k.p.h.
2nd: J. Clark (Lotus-Climax 2-litre).
3rd: R. Attwood (B.R.M. 2.1-litre).
4th: J. Palmer (Brabham-Climax 2.5-litre).
5th: G. Lawrence (Brabham-Ford 1.5-litre).
6th: J. Boyd (Brabham-Climax 2.5-litre).
Levin Grand Prix, Levin, January 14th -- 43 laps,...
The South African season of International races, held in December and January, had a small number of European contestants doing the "tour" of four events. The races were limited to 1,500-c.c. cars so can count as Formula One events, except that whereas the F.I.A. Formula puts a bottom limit of 1,300 c.c. the South African races allowed Formula Junior cars to participate.
Following the article we published last January on an M.A.G.-supercharged Volkswagen, we have received many enquiries, while details of other "souped-up" VWs have been coming at us thick and fast!
Before we discuss some of the claims made, it is ironical to note that, whereas formerly we were often accused of bias in favour of the German beetle, we had only to remark, when introducing the M.A.G...
...the best sports car driver on the planet"
He drove everything from D Types to Connaughts with a rare passion; Robert Edwards tells the story of a man good enough to win Le Mans, but doomed by an off-track obsession
I have noted before that it is our habit to forget all too easily those people whose impact on this sport was, in their time, much more important than we are prone to recollect it...
For 50 years Leslie Marr has been best known as a painter. But before that he bought himself a Connaught and went racing
By Paul Fearnley
Nursing a bruised face – and a consoling beer – while standing in the raised bucket of a mechanical digger on the outskirts of New Zealand’s southernmost city is an unusual way to conclude a motor racing career, but Leslie Lynn Marr has rarely taken the obvious...