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Tag Archives: Stirling Moss

ELEMENTAL RACE CARS

FOR BETTER or worse, race cars today are replete with aerospace engineering. But it wasn’t always this way. Immediately after World War II, British motor enthusiasts wanted to race cars—surely … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

YIPPEE CAHIER

BERNARD CAHIER, PHOTO-JOURNALIST extraordinaire, represented R&T in Europe over four decades. I recall reading of his adventures with the Formula One contingent back in the 1950s; I had the pleasure … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

CENTRAL-SEAT SPORTS CARS

IN HIS MOTORSPORTS satire The Grand Prix of Gibraltar, Peter Ustinov described the hyper-technical Schnorcedes as having perfect weight distribution: Its driver sat neither left nor right; what’s more, his … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

REPLICA NEED NOT BE A DIRTY WORD

AMONG CLASSIC car enthusiasts, the term “replica” could be a pejorative: something less than authentic, a fake. On the other hand, for Frazer Nash, the name Replica is high praise … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

BERNIE’S CONNAUGHT DRIVE AT MONACO

THERE’S NO lack of opinion among auto enthusiasts about Formula One czar Bernie Ecclestone, but his being an ace race driver isn’t one of them. This isn’t for lack of … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

VANWALL RACE CARS

ENGLISHMAN TONY Vandervell’s business was producing bearings in Acton, West London, but his passion was international Formula One racing. By 1959, when Tony’s health precluded his running these two activities, … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

JENKS’ BOX OF MAGIC

WHEN Stirling Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia, his navigator Denis Jenkinson had an advantage over other co-drivers in this 1000-mile Italian road race from Brescia to Rome and return—he … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment