Maserati 450S

The Maserati 450S is a racing car made by Maserati of Italy, used in FIA's endurance World Sportscar Championship racing. A total of nine were made, their design started in 1954 led by Guido Taddeucci. Their intent was to use larger engines than those used by Maserati. One was the 3.5-litre to be used in Maserati 350S, the other to be used in the 450S, had a 4.478-litre short-stroke V8 engine with four Weber carburetor 45 IDM. The tubular chassis and body was designed by Valerio Colotti, inherited much from the Maserati 300S, using De Dion and 5-speed ZF gearbox, a suspension with double wishbones and coil springs; the 450S was raced in the 1957 World Sports Car Championship where its principal rivals were Ferrari with its Ferrari 290 MM, 315 S and 335 S models, the Jaguar D-Type and the Aston Martin DBR1. Chassis #4501 had a 4.2-litre V8, based on the prototype raced at 1956 Mille Miglia and 1956 Swedish Grand Prix. A clutch failure after a promising start in the Buenos Aires 1000 km by Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio prevented the car from commencing the season with a win.

The car was redesigned as a coupé drawn by Frank Costin of England, constructed by Zagato, raced once again by Moss at Le Mans where it failed to finish. The car was restored by Medardo Fantuzzi of Maserati. Chassis #4503, driven by Fangio and Jean Behra, won the 12 Hours of Sebring, it was crashed by Behra during practice for the Mille Miglia and didn't start the race. Repaired, it was again crashed by Behra at the Le Mans 24 Hours before it won again in the hands of Behra and Moss in the Swedish Sports Car Grand Prix. In the final race of the 1957 season the Venezuelan Sports Car Grand Prix it was destroyed before being rebuilt. Chassis #4505 driven by Moss and Denis Jenkinson raced in the Mille Miglia until the brake pedal fell off. At the Nürburgring 1000km it was driven by Moss and Fangio and recorded another DNF when the wheel dropped off; the car was sold to Temple Buell, who drilled it to 5.7-litres, to Jim Hall. Chassis #4507 was driven by Moss and Harry Schell at the Venezuelan Sports Car Grand Prix where it was destroyed in a fiery crash that involved chassis #4503.

Maserati finished the season as runners up to Ferrari in the World Sports Car Championship, its two victories at Sebring and Kristianstad, together with a second place at Buenos Aires and fourth in the Mille Miglia by its sister 300S giving Maserati 25 points. For Maserati this was five behind Ferrari's winning total of 30 points gained from victories at Buenos Aires, the Mille Miglia and Venezuela together with second at the Nürburgring and Sweden. Other cars were sold: Chassis #4502 to Tony Parravano, #4505 to Jim Kimberley and #4506 to John Edgar. Chassis #4509 and #4510 was sold to the US, some having engine expansions to 5.7-and 6.6-litres and used in SCCA races by Carroll Shelby, Jim Hall, Masten Gregory, Walt Cline and Ebb Rose. Chassis #4512 was the #4501. Between 1956 and 1962, the 450S had 31 of these being victories. Willem Oosthoek & Michel Bollée, Maserati 450S: The fastest sports racing car of the 50s—A complete racing history from 1956 to 1962, 2005. Maserati 450S: Technical Specifications Maserati 450S: Technical Specifications Maserati 450S Maserati 450S Maserati 450S Maserati 450S

St Peter's Church, Raunds

St Peter’s Church is an Anglican Church and the parish church of Raunds. It is a Grade; the present building is thought to be on the site of an earlier place of worship. The majority of the existing structure was erected between the 12th and 14th centuries, the walls being constructed of limestone with ashlar dressings; the spire is the second tallest in Northamptonshire. The bowl of the 13th-century circular font is decorated with a carving of a ram's head. A brass on the floor commemorates his wife Margaret. There is a tomb-chest dedicated to John Wales, vicar from 1447 to 1496. In the south chapel are monuments to William Gage of Magilligan, Ireland. A number of other substantial monuments and medieval wall paintings survive within the building; the church features a rare'left-handed fiddler' decoration above the western entrance. Until the 15th century the dedication of the church was to St Mary but the dedication now used is to St Peter; the interior was restored in 1878 by Sir Gilbert Scott.

The three-manual organ was built by Peter Conacher and was one of the largest organs by Conacher of Huddersfield. It was donated in 1893 by John King–Smith, a prominent boot manufacturer in Raunds and was most restored in 2006. In 2007, Hargrave and Stanwick were united as "The 4 Spires Benefice", with each village retaining its own church

There Will Be No Armageddon

There Will Be No Armageddon is an early acid trance album by Union Jack. The songs were composed in the early 1990s and the album was released by Platipus Records in 1995, it was Union Jack's first studio album and first release on compact disc. It was released again in August 2001 by K7 Studio. Two of the songs on this album, "Two Full Moons and a Trout" and "Red Herring", were major hits in the mid-1990s European dance scene. Most of the songs in this album incorporate a variety of acid sounds. "Red Herring" introduces a loop of a distorted female vocal sample. "Fromage Frais" is a trance version of Prelude No. 1 from the Well Tempered Clavier composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. From the album jacket: "Despite possible connotations with our name, we in fact draw our inspiration from an ancient spiritual Britain. Our aim is to make a positive association with an old name, promote the unity of all... Long ago the Union Jack banner was created as a representation of something positive for this nation.

Let go of the negative feelings about our history. It was the past, this is the future - There Will Be No Armageddon." There Will be No Armageddon at Discogs