Articles tagged Historic Grand Prix Car Association

Page 171 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 171, December 2014

From the archives with Doug Nye

The Italian job offer Tony Vandervell chose to pass on this chance to buy a novel Grand Prix project that made big claims I could hardly believe my eyes. Flicking idly through an old Vanwall correspondence file, I have just found this long-buried gem. On July 18, 1955, Arialdo Ruggeri of the Scuderia Automobilistiche Milan, Via Mose Bianchi 71, Milan, Italy, wrote personally to Tony Vandervell of...

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Historic racing news

Welch tragedy mars Classic Accident claims well-known historic racer | By Paul Lawrence A tragic accident took the life of Denis Welch at the Silverstone Classic – the first fatality in the annual event’s 24-year history. Welch was racing the ex-Syd van der Vyver Lotus 18, a former South African F1 title winner now owned by Malcolm Ricketts, in the second of the weekend’s Historic Grand Prix Car...

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Masters Historic Festival, Brands Hatch

Excellent grids, fine racing and a fitting tribute to Sir Jack Brabham made a winning combination for the annual Masters Historic Festival on the awesome Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. As the event marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent venue’s first British Grand Prix, two Historic Grand Prix Car Association races had added prominence. To cap the Brabham celebration, John Fairley took his...

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100 F1 cars on parade

The promoters of the Silverstone Classic (July 25-27) are aiming to establish a record for the greatest number of F1 cars on track together. The target for the planned track parade on the Sunday is 100 cars, including many that will be racing over the course of the weekend. With events for the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship and two grids from the Historic Grand Prix Car Association...

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Brands GP loop honoured

The 50th anniversary of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will be celebrated during the annual HSCC Historic Superprix on July 3/4. Widely regarded as one of the most challenging and spectacular sections of track in the world, the Grand Prix loop at the Kent circuit was completed in 1960 and first used for racing over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The feature event was the non-championship...

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Redline

Grand prix cars of 10 decades converged on Donington Parkfor the VSCC's most ambitious and wide-ranging race meeting yet Words: Paul Lawrence. Photography: Phil Jones Nowhere in living memory has the development of grand prix motor racing been more thoroughly demonstrated than during the Vintage Sports Car Club's See Red Festival at Donington Park. Taking the established See Red event, the VSCC...

Page 111 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, April 2010

In brief

* The Historic Sports Car Club has secured a date on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit to cap its 2010 calendar. As well as headline events at the Brands Hatch GP and Oulton Park International tracks and a return to Croft, the club’s racers will tackle the Silverstone GP circuit over the weekend of May 15/16. * Williams director of engineering Patrick Head has given his name to a new class...

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Stars shine in Masters

Racing luminaries from then and now shone when the GP Euro Series made an impressive and highly entertaining debut at Donington Park. Paul Lawrence reports Virtuoso performances from racing legends Brian Redman, Jackie Oliver and Andy Wallace headlined the first running of a GP Euro Series race meeting. While other historic festivals fête the celebrities, pay their expenses and put them on show,...

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Donington GP!

Fifty years to the month after Donington ran its last racing car Grand Prix, the Historic Grand Prix Car Association is running a 100-mile race for these cars at the Derbyshire track on October 15-16. There will be two 50-mile sections, one each day, incorporating handicap and team awards. A huge entry of single-seaters, including cars from abroad, is promised for what should be a spectacular...

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Classic aims for bumper entry

The first details of the 2012 Silverstone Classic (July 20-22) have been unveiled, with grids set to include Grand Prix Masters and the Historic Grand Prix Car Association along with Group C as organisers aim to top the previous event’s 1100 entries. Back by popular demand after turning in sensational races last time will be Formula Junior and the U2TC touring car category (left), and both are...

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