Articles tagged BRDC

Page 70 of July 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 2008

Damon Hill: "I went from Sports Personality of the year to being a nasty smell."

Damon Hill’s turbulent relationship with Williams led to him losing his drive on the brink of becoming World Champion. The men at the heart of this tale talk candidly for the first time about what went wrong. By Andrew Benson This is the story of how Damon Hill came to lose his drive and win the World Championship at the same time. It is about the disintegration of a professional relationship,...

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Pictorial Review

B.A.R.C. Goodwood International, Grand Prix de Monaco, "Daily Express" Silverstone International, Bugatti O.C. Prescott, West Essex C.C. Snetterton, B.R.S.C.C. Crystal Palace, Maidstone & Mid Kent M.C. Silverstone Top: The Hawthorn/Chapman battle at Goodwood thrilled the spectators on Whit-Monday. Here Hawthorn's Lotus-Climax takes Chapman's sister car on the inside coming into Madgwick...

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Lunch with... David Brodie

For much of his 50 years in British racing he was a serial winner, and he rubbed shoulders with the Formula 1 crowd as wellWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell As we know, Formula 1 has pretty much taken over the motor sporting world. It gets almost all of the media coverage, almost all of the money and virtually all of the glory. A whole new generation of people who think of...

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Vintage Postbag

Brighton Run 1994 Sir, I know that you like to mention the early arrivals at Brighton, and as I will no doubt be listed as a nonfinisher (You were – WB) I thought you might like the following information: I was driving my 1901 single-cylinder, 7½ hp Type-E Renault again this year. After coming in first and second and being disqualified on my last two runs, I had decided that if I was early, then...

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The month in Motor Sport

Apr 13: Mo Harness, European FF1600 champion in 1971, succumbs to cancer, aged 47. Harness had returned to FF1600 in 1991, winning a couple of races. Apr 15: Financially straitened March Cars appoints a new management team in a bid to ensure its survival. Apr 17: The Halfords British F2 Championships kicks off at Oulton Park. Dutchman Peter Kox wins from impressive French debutant Yvan Muller....

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – So, the British Grand Prix is saved. Or is it? – Lewis at Silverstone – a moment to savour – It’s time for Kimi to step up his game again He wasn’t to know it, but DC’s timing wasn’t the best. For some time the word had been that Sebastian Vettel would be partnering Mark Webber in the 2009 Red Bull team, as formally confirmed at Hockenheim, and Coulthard, at 37, had decided that the...

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In the beginning...

Veteran French journalist ‘Jabby’ Crombac hitched to Silverstone for that 1948 race, and has attended most of Britain’s GPs since. But while he rates the Northampton track as one of the best, it was very different then We are celebrating this year the Fiftieth anniversary of the British Grand Prix of the modem era, leaving aside the Brooklands races of 1926-27 and the Donington ones – on a proper...

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Star performers

Today, racing drivers chase after points in title battles. When the BRDC was young it flirted with a championship series, but soon devised a more flexible award for merit Racing is built on awards, and no drivers club could live without its own set of gongs. When the infant BRDC sat down to plan its trophy list, it took a bold line: instead of counting points it would hand out a merit award — the...

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Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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Archie Butterworth

Archie Butterworth IT IS extraordinary, but whenever I mentioned to friends or colleagues that I'd been to see Archie Butterworth, their faces would break into a pleasurable smile and they'd demand to know what he was up to. It is extraordinary because, in cold terms, Archie's involvement with motor racing did not amount to a great deal. His driving career was short and mainly involved dub...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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