Articles tagged Alec Poole

Page 52, November 2014

Historic racing news

F3 back at Goodwood 1-litre screamers to return in 2015 | by Paul Lawrence For the first time since it originally closed in 1966, Goodwood is to host a race for 1-litre Formula 3 ‘screamers’. The event will be a feature of the 73rd Members’ Meeting, to be held at the track on March 21/22 next year. Dedicated races for pre-66 Porsche 911s and 1-litre F3 cars will be included in the programme for...

Page 119, November 2008

Cross-country pursuits

The annual Tour Britannia event is loved by competitors – it just needs more of themBy Paul Lawrence After three days of competition on the fourth running of Tour Britannia, the Porsche 911 of Sean Lockyear and Roy Stephenson ran out a commanding winner as a caravan of classic sports and GT cars toured the country tackling races and special stages. The entry has always been dominated by Porsches...

Page 28, February 2014

The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Mallory Park rescued New operator hands under-fire track a lifeline, By Paul Lawrence The new operator of Mallory Park has pledged to maintain a strong element of four-wheeled activity in the circuit’s programme for 2014 and beyond as they plan for the circuit’s re-opening in March. Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both well known in the motorcycle racing world, have formed a jointly owned...

Page 28, April 2006

In the hot seat - Anthony Reid

His sponsor hoodwinked Saab into going F3 but he might have come out of it OK if he'd been Brazilian, especially as he's always kept a lookout for antelopes on the apex You beat Jacques Villeneuve, Tom Kristensen and Rickard Rydell to win the1992 Japanese F3 title. How come they made it much further than you? Nick Hollis, Derbyshire I don't think Rickard made it much further than I did — apart...

Page 32, September 1975

Around and About

Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day promises much, as the 750 FIM contenders tackle Silverstone as it should be, sans Woodcote chicane. Perhaps, as one well-known motoring national newspaper writer confessed to us, you are one of the growing...

Page 18, September 2012

Tour Britannia's little brother

Mini Britannia, a one-day version of Tour Britannia, the classic race and rally tour, will run on Saturday October 13, 2012 from a base at Silverstone. Like its big brother, Mini Britannia will include Competition and Regularity events. A race on the Silverstone International circuit and a series of asphalt special stages in the area will make up the competition. “The first car will start from...

Page 5, June 2002

Stars come out for Healey's 50th

A number of famous names from Austin Healey history will attend the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Healey 100 this August. Centred around a special race meeting at Thruxton on August 3, the celebrations will mark the car's debut at the Earls Court Motor Show. Gerry Coker, the designer of the Austin Healey 100, and members of the Healey family will be joined by race and rally drivers who...

Page 26, October 2008

Obituary

Jim Whitehouse Engine builder Jim Whitehouse, who has died aged 87, was the man behind the Arden name which through three decades achieved success with Minis and Toyotas. After racing Bentleys and his own Arden car in the ’50s, Jim built Mini engines which brought victory for John Rhodes and Gordon Spice. Alec Poole won the 1969 British saloon title using Jim’s Arden eight-port head, and there...

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 94, November 2006

Marcus Pye's diary

MAWP takes a look at a rearranged Rover P6 with a competition pedigree and toasts a fast lady's decision to quite racing Rover's purchase of the manufacturing rights to the lightweight 3.5-litre Buick V8 engine was the best investment it ever made. A compact and reliable road burner, the unstressed unit was also a superb racing engine. What it lacked in cubic capacity (over American rivals), it...

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