November 2001

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The omens were not good. Rockingham Motor Speedway looked half-built for its May debut, played a desperate game of catch-up over summer, and then, when its much-heralded ChampCar spectacular arrived...
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Organisers of the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship are currently considering 14 invitations from circuits across Europe to host rounds of the 2002 championship. With a maximum of eight or...
The Historic Festival, run at Silverstone for nearly a decade, is moving to Oulton Park in 2002. The Cheshire circuit which, like Silverstone, is run by the Octagon group, emerged as the favoured...
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The Vintage Sports Car Club will celebrate the British Empire in a two day racing festival at Donington Park next June. Not only will the event recall the prestigious British Empire Trophy races...
The organisers of The Classic Le Mans event have announced a switch to a September date for the eagerly anticipated 2002 edition. Initially planned to run in mid-July, the 24 hour event will now run...
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Ken Tyrrell will be held at Guildford Cathedral on Thursday November 15,2001 at 2.00pm. If you wish to attend, please register by post with The Club...
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Challenging one-time GP venue Dijon-Prenois hosted a packed historic weekend in which Fredy Kumschick dominated the final FIA Thoroughbred GP Car Championship round in his Williams FW07C. An emphatic...
Simon Hadfield gave the Trojan marque a rare UK race victory as the FORCE Formula 5000 series concluded at Brands Hatch in October. Two weeks earlier, at Dijon, Nick Crossley had used the long...
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As a double-header support race to the British Touring Car Championship, the International Supersports Cup drew a disappointing field to Donington Park in late September. To bolster the grid, half a...
Despite moving from Imola to Spa, the final round of the BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship drew a modest field, with 16 cars making the trip fora double-header race in the Ardennes. A win and a...
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Sir, Thank you for the wonderful article on Carlos Reutemann (August issue). Your readers might be interested to know that two Argentine biographies have been published in recent years, one with...
Sir, I was pleased to see your articles on Ken Tyrrell in the October edition. I did however immediately spot an error where you label the overhead shot of Jackie Stewart's Tyrrell as being 001. It...
Sir, Your August edition article 'Remember Me This Way' has finally prompted me to write about a matter over which I have speculated for many years. Jack Brabham, it seems tome, is invariably...
Sir, In his article on the GMC Blower (Technofile, October issue), Keith Howard perpetuates the myth that diesel engine superchargers and turbochargers suck instead of blowing as on petrol engines,...
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Sir, I should like to follow up on the brief history of the Abbott-Nash recounted by Bill Boddy in the September 2001 issue. From Michael Christie the car passed to Jack Williamson who raced it...
Sir, If anyone has any information on ex-works rally Imps could you please let me know? I'm looking for one of mine, condition not important The following are some of the factory cars: 4525 KY, JDU...
Sir, Surely Ferrari have made a far-reaching error of judgement in not signing Kimi Raikkonen when he was theirs for the taking. Kimi, quite rightly, baulked at the idea of being a number two for the...
Sir, I wish to create a verbal and photographic account of my late father,John (Jack) Welsh. He was a works mechanic with the competitions department of the Ford Motor Company from the mid-50s until...
Sir, I was pleased to note that in Modem Times (August issue) Simon Taylor drew attention to the imminent loss of one of the few remaining fast circuits in the Formula One calendar Hockenheim in its...
Sir, Oulton Park, Gold Cup, 1970, my first Formula One race 'on the inside'. I found myself on the empty pit counter next to Ken Tyrrell and team, trying to qualify their March 701, after the new...
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The unspeakable event's of September 11th left their mark on everything and everyone around the globe, jerking our priorities into a new awareness of what really matters. It was almost a relief to...
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Jo Siffert The clocks go back soon, and whenever that happens Jo Siffert always comes to my mind, for they did so on October 24, 1971, the day of the Victory Race at Brands Hatch. I forgot, and...
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That was Jo Siffert's semi-serious comment about racing team-mate Pedro Rodriguez. But though they traded paint, they never swapped insults. Andrew Frankel portrays two friends and rivals who...
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Sportscar star Emanuele Pirro wins TT Celebration after thrilling Jaguar E-type dice The fourth Goodwood Revival Meeting, on August 14-16, served up a spectacle of the highest quality, with racing...
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St Mary's Trophy(20 laps) The first eight laps of this extended, two-driver touring car race had the crowd on its feet. Once again Justin Law was proving no respecter of reputations as he set about...
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For the Nazis, German dominance of Motorsport in the thirties was full of symbolism. But at Pau in 1938, the Delahaye of Rene Dreyfus stubbornly prevailed. William Cash recalls a day of national...
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Intended more for assisting workmen driving around on slag heaps, ferodo's DS11 friction material turned out to be ideal for braking the world's top racing cars for two decades. Never has a component...
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At Oulton Park 40 years ago, this Jaguar E-type won on the models race debut. Graham Hill drove it then. Now it's David Malsher's turn While gazing at one of the most famous Jaguar E-types of them...
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Nigel Mansell 1984 Monaco Grand Prix A wet Monaco is as tough and unforgiving as it gets. Adam Cooper talks to a man who saw his probable first win snatched from his grasp So many victories slipped...
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Very few car builders have competed in as many different motorsport arenas as Sydney Allard. From trials to drag-racing, he did it all. Bill Boddy recalls a true enthusiast Although Sydney Herbert...
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When future Champ Car designer and B.A.R. technical director Malcolm Oastler was growing up in Australia, Donald Campbell's record-breaking attempts caught his attention and admiration You can't...
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Dario Resta: "Il Leone prototipo" Born an Italian, naturalised as a Brit, a gutsy racer and a man who left Europe to beat the Americans. Dario Resta was a blueprint for the exploits of Nigel "il...
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A wildfire in 1948 swept through rural Woodland Hills, burning down a ranch containing 32 irreplaceable antiques of the Lindley Bothwell car collection. Bothwell was left devastated by the loss and...
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Reckon Nurburgring's Nordschleife was the longest track to host a World Championship Grand Prix? Wrong, as David Malsher explains Shielding my eyes against the sun, I gaze back along the straight...
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by Denis Jenkinson ISBN: 185960840 Published by Haynes Publishing, £19.99 Whether or not you are a Porsche fanatic, you should get enormous enjoyment from this book. Jenks, more than any other...
by Pierre Menard ISBN 2 940125 18 X Published by Chronosports Editeur, £75 This monstrous, two tome box set joined the burgeoning statistical archive in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the...
by Gordon Kirby ISBN 1 893618 12 9 Published by David Bull Publishing, £21.99 (s/b) He perfect blend of author and subject? Probably. Gordon Kirby is renowned for letting his subject do the...
by Peter Swinger ISBN: 07110 2796 X Published by Dial House, £19.99 Those with an affinity for motorsport cannot fail to recall affectionately the great British circuits on which many of the UK's...
by Robert Edwards ISBN: 0 304 35904 1 Published by Cassell &Co, £30 As sporting icons go , they don't come bigger. Sir Stirling Moss OBE dominated motorsport in all its forms 40-odd years ago...
by Chris Nixon ISBN: 85184 066 3 Published by Transport Bookman Publications, £39.95 Painstakingy edited by acknowledged pre-war grand prix expert Chris Nixon, The Robert Fellowes Collection is a...
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by Karl Ludvigsen ISBN: 1 85960 649 Published by Haynes Publishing, £25 A book devoted to the technicalities of 50 significant racing engines from the early 1900s to the present day is a departure...
by Guy Loveridge &Bob Richardson ISBN 1-900113-01-5 Published by Douglas Loveridge Publications, £27.50 Drivers always get the glamour, but we know racing depends on people behind the scenes. In...
by Christopher Hilton ISBN 1859608515 Published by Haynes Publishing, £14.99 The last word? No, because Murray's own reminiscences will eventually be with us. Maybe this book should instead have...
by Gianciarlo Reggiani ISBN: 88 7911 236 8 Published by Giorgio Nada Editore, £24.99 Perfect for hardened Lancistas, this photographic celebration of the Turin marque and their competition...
by Giannino Marzono ISBN 88 7911 240 6 Published by Giorgio Nada Editore, £50 Ferrari has a magnificent record on the legendary Mille Miglia — eight wins between 1947 and 1957. Originally published...
Presented by Charlie Cox Produced by Octagon CSI Ltd for WHSmith, 120min running time. £16.99 Ignore cover images from 2001: this double video reviews the BTCC's Super Touring era (1991-2000). when...
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The Aero-Engined CC, of which I was once told I was president, seems to have died without trace. A pity! But VSCC racing continues to be enlivened by a goodly number of such cars. One of the worthy...
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A reader who still has the MG TC he bought in 1967 has imported a J4 MG Midget formerly owned by Gerald Goyner. It is thought to be the car Luis Fontes ran in the 1933 TT, when it retired with a...
Very different from the case of Lord de Clifford, which I related recently, was that of Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd vs Lagonda Ltd and W Bentley, heard in front of Mr Justice Roxburgh in late 1946. It...
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Until recently the Speed Six Bentley in which Woolf Barnato beat the Blue Train from Cannes to London has been recorded as Barnato's impressive Gurney Nutting two-door coupe. This enormously...
The Riley Register is another club with an excellent Bulletin. The September edition has an article on the rare 17/30hp car, Riley's Greatest Gamble by Dr David G Stiles, the editor, and a nostalgic...
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A personal memory of 'Wilkie' who died 'Wilkie' Wilkinson, who died recently. As he returned to the Paddock at Shelsley Walsh I said to him "You are in trouble!" "Why?" "You have just made a better...
Rolls-Royce's rivals There is great interest in the history of Rolls-Royce, especially when Sir Henry Royce was responsible for its perfection and it was an all-British car. Through the assistance of...

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