Articles tagged Tony Lanfranchi

Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

Page 57, May 1963

Mallory Park (April 15th)

Despite running a Brands Hatch Meeting on the same day, the B.R. & S.C.C.'s National British Mallory Park race meeting produced a good entry with the exception of the Formula Junior race, which had only eight contestants. The main attraction of the nine-race programme was the 20-lap Formule Libre race, won by Tony Marsh's 2 1/2-litre B.R.M. from John Taylor's 1 1/2-litre Cooper-Ford and Brian...

Page 56, December 1974

Touring Round

Honours were well distributed in the Castrol Anniversary Touring Car Championship There were a lot of doubting Thomases around, including this writer, when the RAC decided to make its British Touring Car Championship for 1974 open to Group 1 production saloons only. The decision was based on the escalating costs of preparing competitive Group 2 cars, the resultant thin grids and a lack of...

Page 58, April 1979

A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

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 41, September 1984

Brands Hatch 1,000 Kms

Fine Canon team win The 1984 World Endurance Championship events are, generally, spaced out a month apart as the teams wished, but with a fine sense of timing F1SA allowed the BRSCC organised, British Aerospace-sponsored Brands Hatch 1,000 Kms race to be held on July 29th, just a week before the Mosport 1,000 Kms. A few teams, notably John Fitzpatrick's Skoal Porsches, decided to do both but for...

Page 38, February 1992

Civic Pride

Since its glory days with Lotus in Formula 1, the Firestone tyre company has become low profile. Quite literally, both in its wares and support of motorsports. Under Bridgestone's Japanese ownership, Firestone sports policy has drifted toward the production classes. It backs the Firehawk series in the USA and until recently supported a British production saloon championship that enforced use of...

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 6, July 2000

Veterans shine in first saloon challenge

Former Grand Prix driver and retired team boss Jackie Oliver returned to his racing roots when he drove Jim Utting's Ford Mustang to third place in the first Top Hat Endurance Challenge event at Silverstone on May 27. Oliver, 57, who won the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours in JW Automotive's Ford GT40 and the 1974 Can-Am title for Shadow, raced a Mustang in the early '60s before turning to single-seaters...

Page 32, May 1978

Around and about

The GP Opel conclusion Last month we published pictorial proof that Opel I, described in Motor Sport for September 1977, and owned by Noel Mavrogordato, is the car which finished 10th in the 1914 French Grand Prix, driven by Carl Jorns and which came to Brooklands as Opel II, entered by Capt. A. G. Miller. Since then I have turned up some engine and chassis numbers for these cars, as declared...

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