Articles tagged Yorke Trophy

Page 18 of April 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 2013

The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

F3 Trophy race revived A landmark race in the acceptance of the 500cc Formula 3 category as a serious racing class will be revived at Silverstone in April. A modern-day version of the 100-mile Commander Yorke Trophy race will be part of the programme at the VSCC Spring Start meeting (April 20/21). Up to 30 cars are expected for 25and 20-minute races. First run at Silverstone in 1949, the race was...

Page 131 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 131, October 2013

A keen eye for detail

With the passing of John Coombs, Britain has lost another prominent team patron from one of motor racing’s most celebrated eras When John ‘Noddy’ Coombs died in Monte Carlo on August 3, Bernie Ecclestone emerged as virtually the last of the mohicans – the last of the great British motor racing team patrons whose career had begun as a private ownerdriver. Tommy Sopwith – of erstwhile Equipe...

Page 26 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1955

B.R. & S.C.C. National Silverstone Race Day

Gerard Beats Rolt in Formule Libre Race The British Racing and Sports Car Club, in conjunction with the B.R.D.C., put on a good day's racing at Silverstone over a new 2 ½-mile circuit on September 17th to entertain those not at the T.T. This club believes in brighter motor-racing, having introduced the Boxing Day Races at Brands Hatch, with a roast ox and Stirling Moss dressed as Father Christmas...

Page 64 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 2005

The Quiet Man

Shy Mike Spence spent most of his career in the shade. Paul Fearnley looks back at a man who was blossoming when he was killed at Indy The lights blinked yellow before the day-glo car hit the wall. The puff of dust as it dived into Turn One had told USAC chief observer Walt Myers all he needed to know: too high, out of the groove, trouble. Impacting at 45 degrees, Lotus 56/2 screeched along the...

Page 30 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, March 1985

The Cars of Paul Emery

Although the building of specials is a world-wide occupation, the British have a particular flair for it, it's part of the great amateur tradition, I suppose. Look into the background of most racing car designers, and a good few leading production car designers, and you will find a special which, not infrequently, was raced. Some will even tell you that their first attempt with the parts of an...

Page 72 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, December 2007

Brief encounter

Jack Lewis shot to F1 in no time, but his star shone only momentarily as he and racing parted company By Paul Fearnley There are racing drivers who do not look like racing drivers – for example, Bobby Rahal, bless his fireproof socks – and there are those who do. I cannot cite a single scientific fact to support my bold statement, but I can cite Carlos Reutemann. If the craggy Argentinian –...

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