Articles tagged G4s

Page 124 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 124, September 2007

Ginetta G4

Few sports cars that emerged from the 1950s specials boom have had the lasting appeal of the achingly pretty road-legal racer from Essex By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons What it lacked in accuracy it more than made up for in repeat usage: “All roads lead to Witham,” declared Ginetta’s promotional spiel for year after year. Not unless you pluralise the B1389, they don’t. This...

Page 46 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1984

birkett six hour relay race

Birkett Six Hour Relay Race THE 1984 750 MC Six Hour Relay Race finished up a five how event. Having started promptly at noon, the event was well into its stride, with Ray Bellm's Chevron B19 leading handsomely on scratch, when Barry Smith spun and stalled his Turner at Becketts. Paul Edwards close behind in his Porsche RSR 3.0 could not avoid a collision, the Porsche limping back to the pits in...

Page 115 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, September 2009

Ginetta G4

One of few cars eligible for both contemporary and classic racing, the little G4 has been a useful track tool for almost half a century By Richard Heseltine There is something vaguely heroic about the Ginetta G4’s reluctance to play dead. It just keeps on coming back, strutting its not inconsiderable stuff. This shapely tiddler was conceived in the 1950s, arrived in the early ’60s and never...

Page 126 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, October 2008

Ginetta G12

First in a new series: a British marque celebrates its half-century by reintroducing the car that was a smash hit in the ’60s By Richard Heseltine Same old, same new. For the last 50 years, Ginetta has been as much a staple of the average British national race meeting as listeria burgers and biohazard porta-potties. Somehow the marque has weathered the vagaries and machinations that claimed so...

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