Articles tagged BRDC

Page 106, April 2014

Hall of Fame 2014

Our fifth annual awards night drew star names to London as four more racing heroes were honoured with membership to our club for the best of the best Passers-by could tell that something a bit different was happening at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday January 29. A Porsche 904 and Lola T70 MkIIIB sat bathed in light on Bow Street as autograph hunters stood under dripping umbrellas outside the...

Page 4, August 1992

The Month In Motor Sport

Jun 13: The Mitsubishi Classic Marathon goes down to the wire. Only in the final run over the Stelvio Pass is the result decided in Ron Gammons' favour. The MGB driver pips Rick Bourne's Morgan by just two seconds. Jun 16: Julian Westwood is drafted into Van Diemen's British F3 team, replacing Jason Plato. Van Diemen cites financial reasons; Plato tries in vain to prevent the car from running in...

Page 13, July 1997

Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

With over 700 races and 250 rallies behind him, Williams continues to entertain on and off track No British race report is complete without a shot of a car ludicrously crossed up with Barrie Williams beaming through the window. Ruddyfaced, always chuckling, he seems to be everywhere at once in this, his 40th competition year. After leaving Hereford Cathedral School, he began rushing up Prescott...

Page 68, September 1995

Crowd-pleaser

The paddock alone would make a visit to Coys worthwhile; add a full two days of top-class historic racing and a phalanx of famous drivers and you end up with an unmissable meeting. From the spectators' viewpoint and the social angle, the 1995 Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone was another overwhelming success, boosted by Mediterranean weather conditions and some close racing. However, from the...

Page 36, January 2010

Tom Wheatcroft

1922-2009Famed for his Grand Prix car collection and for reviving Donington Park, ‘Wheatie’ was a rough-diamond old soldier with a heart of pure goldBy Doug Nye So Wheatie has gone. We don’t have to believe it. If ever there was an enthusiasts’ enthusiast who will live on in the memories of all those who met him, Tom Wheatcroft was that man. He was – by his own admission – a car, motorcycle and...

Page 33, January 2007

Will we keep the British GP?

Guest column – Sir Jackie Stewart It's been more than six months since Sir Jackie Stewart resigned as president of the BRDC. Motor Sport asked him for his thoughts about the Club and the British GP. Here are his comments... Since announcing that I was going to stand down as BRDC president I’ve stayed away from any involvement. I occasionally get phone calls, some from board members, but really...

Page 13, September 2008

British GP reaction

Martin Brundle (BRDC vice-president) “If you look for the positives, it seems like there will be a GP, which was in doubt. The drivers will be disappointed, because they love Silverstone. I like Donington, but I would’ve thought they need to be firing up the bulldozers now to have that ready to host the GP in 2010, and I’m confused about how it’s going to work with the roads and the...

Page 77, August 2003

Future foundations

The last few years have been tumultuous ones for the BRDC, but the groundwork has been laid for a long, successful future. By Tim Scott The past four years have been a period of tremendous change for the BRDC. It has been faced with threats from the commercial world which have called its status into question, but it has met the challenges and laid the foundations for its long-term future as one...

Page 79, September 2012

Lunch with... Pat Symonds

He’s overseen title-winning cars, engineered Senna and Schumacher, but the memory of Singapore 2008 remains painful… In the intense, rarefied world of Formula 1 a driver has to deal with people on many different levels. To his sponsors and the media he’ll be cheerful and optimistic. To his team boss he’ll be professional and determined. To other drivers, including his own team-mate, his demeanour...

Page 15, August 2009

Silverstone back in favour

Over the course of the British GP weekend it became apparent that the race will be back at Silverstone after all in 2010 – and possibly beyond. While the announcement of a breakaway series created the possibility for an event at Silverstone to appear on a FOTA calendar, both Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone made it clear that the door was still open to the UK’s World Championship round if...

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