Articles tagged BP

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Goodwood June 22-24 BP Ultimate is an official sponsor of the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The theme for this year's edition of the must-see historic motorsport event on Lord March's Sussex estate is Spark of Genius — Breaking Records, Pushing Boundaries. That means honouring the men and machines — many of which were fuelled by BP — that have stirred the souls of motorsport fans since the...

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Go low, aim high

The Lotus 18 forced Cooper to raise its game by building the 'Lowline'. Tiff Needell tries both and reports back to Damien Smith. Photography by Malcolm Griffiths/LAT  Complacency: a strong word when aimed at brittle motor racing people.  But... "Why change it when we're winnin'?"  Sounds complacent, doesn't it?  Well, at the dawn of the 1960s John and Charles Cooper have every right to feel...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC at Silverstone again This year's first Vintage SCC Silverstone Race Meeting will not take place until May 1st and as we go to Press with this page we have no information about it. But it will undoubtedly be on the well-proven lines and provide as much pleasure as these races for Edwardian, vintage and historic cars always do. The Meeting is open to...

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Hailing the Farnham Flyer

A lunch to celebrate Mike Hawthorn leads to an unexpected private view At the Bill Boddy Tribute Day, Tim Ely, who owns Mike Hawthorn’s Riley Ulster Imp (top), invited me to one of the Hawthorn lunches he organises to commemorate the Farnham ace’s death and his title win. In October I duly pointed the Mk2 towards The Barley Mow at Tilford, Surrey, where a gaggle of old cars assembled on the...

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RAC Rally Preview - Rallyman's Radar

This year for the very first time, advance reconnaissance of the RAC Rally's forest stages will be allowed, and the use of pace notes during the event itself. GP explains the origin of pace notes and how they differ from other notes. Rallyman's Radar Listen to some people and you might be persuaded that Pace Notes is the name given to some mystic chant employed by elite navigators to squeeze an...

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Le Mans phenomenon

In the mid-1980s a privateer team pulled off a remarkable feat in winning the classic Le Mans 24 Hours race two years running. Joest Racing was the team and its Porsche 956, backed by jeans company NEW MAN, proudly carried BP stickers. In 1984 the 956, driven by German star Klaus Ludwig and French legend Henri Pescarolo, took the victory. It was Pescarolo’s fourth win of four from a remarkable 34...

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Tragedy and the triumphs

Snetterton, September 29: a veil of sadness cloaks the VSCC’s season swansong "There’s not much point loitering here,” the marshal said, addressing a small media posse gathered close to the left-hand flick known as Chapman Corner. “We’ve been told it might be some time before things restart.” I’ve developed a tendency to be blasé about red flags. Once a symbol of serious disruption, they nowadays...

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Lunch With... Derek Warwick

He never earned the Grand Prix wins he deserved, but the man once dubbed Britain’s next World Champion isn’t worried. He loves life just as it isBy Simon Taylor Twenty-five years ago Formula 1 drivers had already become, in their own eyes at least, pretty important people. Now they had motorhomes to hide in, and even a chat over a coffee had to be booked in advance via a stern PA, whose job it...

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Around and About

Riding the Turbo As we wafted along at a gentle 155 m.p.h., the writer and his chauffeur, one Nick Faure, racer of Porsches various, conversed in normal tones about this and that and in particular about the ex-Motor Show exhibit Porsche Turbo which was responsible for such uncannily quiet and stable progress at this gross speed. Usually we don't write impressions of production road cars from the...

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Team Lotus

The start was inauspicious, the end undistinguished. But on its good days, there wasn’t a car on the planet that could keep up with those from Team Lotus. Mark Hughes remembers our greatest grand prix marque Grand Prix racing was a changing world by 1958. And after the opening race of that season, in Argentina, it would never be the same again, for a tiny rear-engined Cooper conquered the...



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