Articles tagged GTE

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Around the Houses

Gooding and Company Very often 'star lots' fail to sell. There's sometimes too much hype surrounding the car in question and potential buyers are scared off with high estimates. Gooding didn't suffer any such problems in Amelia Island on March 9. The 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder, which we featured in last month's magazine, set a new world record for a 917, an in fact for a Porsche, when it sold...

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Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

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Starter for 10

For the past decade, Aston Martin Racing has been a fan favourite at Le Mans. As founder David Richards and driver Darren Turner tell us, those 10 years are just the beginning Writer Damien Smith Ten years and more than 200 racing cars. Perhaps that’s the most significant statistic of Aston Martin Racing’s first decade. The big wins, most notably the back-to-back GT class successes at Le Mans,...

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The long road home

Audi has ruled for 14 years, but for many Porsche is still the true king of Le Mans. Now – finally – it returns. Racing’s most anticipated comeback is on Writer Gary Watkins It started off as a sabbatical: Porsche was only meant to be absent from the top of the sports car racing tree for one year. Now, 15 seasons after its withdrawal from top-line endurance racing, the German manufacturer is...

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Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of reliability for granted in recent years, as top-line drivers select sprint mode for the great enduro, despite the length, duration and grind that awaits them. But this time, each of the ‘big three’ proved...

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Road impressions: A BMW estate—the 2000 Touring

The moment the first pre-release photographs of an estate version of the BMW 2002 fluttered on to the editorial desk at Standard House I was enthusiastic about this new model. Later I saw some of the cars running about on German roads and was certainly not disappointed when the machine was viewed in the metal, and now a road-test example has come our way I am convinced that first impressions were...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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World enduro title is back

World enduro title is back Long-distance sports car racing will have a World Championship next season for the first time since 1992. The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup has been granted world status for 2012 and will become the FIA World Endurance Championship. The new series revives a championship that ran under a variety of names (including the WEC in 1981-85) from 1953 until the demise of the...

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Play misty for me

Ever since making intimate acquaintance with Vauxhall's guest car in the Nova Rallycross Challenge, I'd frothed at the mouth for another go. Frequent, rabid telephone calls to Vauxhall Sport's PR agency met with a polite, but firm, response. "Sorry," they said. "Much in demand. Only one event per magazine. Got to play fair." There was only one thing for it. Change jobs. The good news? That did...

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