September 2006

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It's normal, I think, for most of us to wish we were a little younger. There is, though, one reason why I wish I were older — Can-Am. Andretti, Surtees, Stewart, Brabham, Revson, Gurney, Cevert,...
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Damon Hill may enter British round of veterans’ series Nigel Mansell will be bidding for his third straight win when Europe’s first GP Masters race this year pits together 15 former grand prix racers...
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A major new event at Donington Park has been launched to celebrate grand prix racing. GPlive, which will run on May 18-20, 2007, will feature a mix of races, demonstrations and interactive...
Connaught race to headline at Oulton A special Connaught race will be a feature event at the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting on August 27/28, as a celebration of Tony Brooks’ victory at Syracuse in 1955...
Button wins trophy for third time Jenson is Britain’s most successful F1 driver Jenson Button was presented with the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy during the British Grand Prix weekend, having won the...
Person to person Motor Sport staff were able to meet many of our readers at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where our stand was busy all weekend. If you are attending Goodwood Revival, we’ll have a...
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Younger guns join the old stagers Pre-82 cars now eligible for historic championship In 2007, the 1975-81 cars currently competing in the HRCR Classic Stage Rally Championship will become a full...
Screen idlers Paul Newman and Richard Petty meet on the track Cars are usually the villains in today’s world, but in Cars, the animated adventure from Disney and Pixar, the motors are the heroes....
If you have visited the Donington Collection you will have marvelled at the sheer barminess of the Rotorvic engine – six vee-twin Ariel motorbike engines nailed together to make an air-cooled 1.5-...
Patrick Head, Director of Engineering at Williams F1, is giving a talk at the Design Museum in London on September 4. Head, who joined Williams as Chief Designer in 1978, will speak about his...
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Donald Morley (1930-2006) Don Morley rose to fame in the rapidly growing sport of international rallying during the late 1950s, and became one of BMC’s most reliable works drivers in the 1960s....
Tour strengthens for second running Ray Bellm defends his title on four-day race and rally contest The second running of Tour Britannia is set to be a fight between Chevron B8s and Lotus Elans...
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The cars, planes, bikes and stars will be at the Goodwood Motor Circuit from September 1-3 In garages, sheds, and lock-ups the classics are being polished in readiness for the annual pilgrimage to...
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Motor Racing – the early years Brian Laban Here are 350 pages of truly stunning images, running from 1894 up to the end of the 1950s. The range of content is wide, from grand prix racing and...
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Chiron points Sir, Yes, I agree you have produced a great issue, though I hope the reduction of the letters page is not part of a permanent trend… My real reason for writing this month is to raise...
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At Reims in 1966 Jack Brabham became the first man to win a grande épreuve in a car bearing his own name, and Roebuck attended his first foreign GP. It was all much more to his taste than Magny-Cours...
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The former F1 driver thinks the BRDC will be a lot calmer now that Damon Hill has taken over from Jackie Stewart as president You have probably never heard anyone remarking that Jackie Stewart wants...
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It’s great behind the wheel, and is gorgeous enough to make passers-by walk into lamp-posts Had it not already done so 47 years ago, you’d think Aston Martin would be destined never to win at Le...
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On the 40th birthday of the biggest big-bangers ever, Gordon Kirby joins the party while Pete Lyons gets to grips with a monster from the past By all accounts, Road America’s annual mid-summer Brian...
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It was something of a dream come true when Pete Lyons was invited to drive a Can-Am Shadow. Once he got moving, he made a major discovery… Exploring the narrow footwell, my left shoe felt something...
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Our theoretical look at the comparative speeds of leading cars from 100 years of GP racing. Part 3: post-war resurgence and the start of Formula 1 Words: Mark Hughes. Photography: LAT 1947 Alfa Romeo...
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The depth and variety of machinery and action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed astonished yet again Words: Robert Stride. Photography: LAT, James Mann, Steve Havelock At Indianapolis they get the...
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Having turned rallying on its head with four-wheel drive, Ingolstadt brought the technology to the track. For a season the A4 quattro reigned – and then came 1997… Words: Keith Howard. Illustration:...
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Cologne Ford’s iconic Capris battled with BMW, and often won, but were floored by the Energy Crisis Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: LAT It looked fantastic: low roof line, long bonnet, fat slicks...
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The 956 was one of the most successful sportscars ever. Here’s chassis 004’s history. Third at Le Mans and a string of seconds in other races made it the nearly car of the 956 clan Words: Gary...
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Simon Taylor takes luncheon with the man whose love of history and a good party have created the world’s finest historic events Photograpgy: James Mitchell Goodwood House, with its flinted Palladian...
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In 1967, Shell created the most expensive TV advert ever shot at the time. With three GT40s. At Monza… Words: Gordon Cruickshank Photography: Bernie Reeve It’s scarcely credible, but here’s the call...
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In his first IROC race he had a sharp lesson in bump-draughting, and even wonders himself how he instinctively knew ways to work the traffic and airflow Words: Simon Strang. Photography: LAT Martin...
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The day Rolls-Royce won a GP The Spanish Grand Prix of 1913 was suggested by King Alfonso of Spain, and ran in baking heat It cannot be disputed that when Henry Royce (later Sir) introduced the 40/...
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This is one collection which works for its living. From F1 to Formula Junior, these cars are out on the track through the season, bringing pleasure to owner and onlookers alike Words: Gordon...
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London’s St James area has long been a home for art dealers. That applies to the top end of motoring and transport art, too, as a visit to this gallery confirms Words: Robert Stride. Photography:...
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A trip to his favourite circuit proves forgotten, untapped ability can be found when you least expect it. Even at a marque race at Spa Spa-Francorchamps is my favourite circuit, the most fulfilling...
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Triple wins highlight 24 hour show Night racing adds to the atmosphere as 56 years of Le Mans history are re-enacted Although driving hugely different cars, Ray Bellm and Richard Pilkington were the...
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The 50th win is family business Father and son team take victory in six day modern version of the great Alpine rally The father and son team of Dirk and Nick van Praag won the 50th Rallye des Alpes...
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Cobra heads the snake Barrie Williams and Chris Phillips take victory after safety car delays the big race at Dijon A cracking Gentleman Drivers’ victory for the AC Cobra of Chris Phillips and Barrie...
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Hsu scores despite Spice rivalry Twin wins for US visitor in GpC sportscars, while Christian Glaser continues his TGP run American visitor Aaron Hsu was the star of the third event on the Group C/GTP...
Having finished well up in previous years, Thomas Studer and Hektor Bertschi finally won the Modena Cento Ore in their Shelby Mustang on the seventh running of the Italian classic race and rally...
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Frank Lyons scored a memorable victory when a historic GP Masters F1 race supported the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours in celebration of 100 years of grand prix racing. A modest grid of 18 cars...
A rare victory for the Lotus 70 Formula 5000 car was a highlight as the Historic Sports Car Club’s annual Snetterton weekend offered double-headers for many of the club’s championships. James Denty...
Although some thin entries affected the programme, the HSCC’s return to the Croix-en-Ternois circuit in Northern France proved popular with those who did make the trip, and few victors were more...
It was yet another Shelsley Walsh victory for ERA R4D in early July when Mac Hulbert stormed to fastest time of the day in the most famous car from the venue’s 101-year history. On a swelteringly hot...

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