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Page 101 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 2010

Around the houses

– Coys – Coys celebrated its 90th anniversary at its end of year sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on December 1. On the Monday evening before the sale the anniversary celebrations got under way with live entertainment from ’60s rock band Manfred Mann, who played a selection of guitars featured in the auction. So whether you were after a pair of Purdey shotguns, a Fender SK...

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Nigel Orlebar

Nigel Orlebar, who died aged 87 in September, joined the VSCC in 1936. His mother had competed in pre-WWI hillclimbs in a Sizaire-Naudin. While still at school, Nigel bought a GN for £1, and ran it in the '33 Lewes speed-trials. Up to '39 he owned a further six GNs and three Frazer Nashes. He worked for Granville Grenfell at Brooklands up to the war and was also a student at the College of...

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Peter Hanson

Peter Hanson, who lost his battle with cancer in March, was best known as a leading sportscar racer through the early 1970s. The Yorkshireman, born in 1945, was more recently the partner of Jean Ireland, widow of the late Innes Ireland. Hanson started racing in single-seaters and raced with Chevron in F3 in the late 1960s. Into the 1970s he moved into Group 6 sportscars and enjoyed more success...

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Simon Arron

The hills are alivePrescott, April 27: the British & Midland championships emerge from hibernation The time of day is immaterial — Brixton never sleeps. Early starts acclimatise you to weaving around its nightclub strays and this morning's foremost exhibit is a young woman teetering on high heels between two lanes of slow-moving traffic. In one hand she has a cigarette, in the other a full...

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Le Mans Hybrids

Sports car racing could be on the verge of something that Formula 1 has so far failed to do: offering engineers a fascinatingly open-ended platform to explore the new generation of fuel-efficient technologies The future has finally arrived. The Audi and Toyota LMP1 prototypes that grace the entry list for this year’s 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours offer a glimpse of a high-tech future in...

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Allen Alfasud 1600

Answer to a road tester's prayer Anyone who has ever read a reasonable selection of reports covering Alfa Romeo's FWD Alfasud will have experienced the impression of, "a very nice small car, perhaps the best of the breed ever produced, but lacks torque". It seems there is little else to criticise the car for in road-test use and I am supported in this by a 19,000-mile report of a Standard House...

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Gonzalez to relive Ferrari's first GP win at Coy's

Argentinian Jose Froilan Gonzalez who scored Ferrari's first Grand Prix victory, at Silverstone in 1951, is returning to the scene for the marque's 50th anniversary celebrations at Coys International Historic Festival on July 25-27. Gonzalez, 73, will join Ferrari World Champions Phil Hill, John Surtees and Jody Scheckter in the British Racing Driver's Club's showpiece. The Pampas Bull's defeat...

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Year Zero

1976: Gilles Villeneuve staggers the grand prix world before he's even sat in an F1 car. John Zimmermann describes an astounding season of dominance and the Formula Atlantic car a future legend made his name in The competition aligned against him was the toughest our hero had yet faced, but he gave a performance to crystallise his outstanding season and enable his legendary step into Formula One...

Page 18 of May 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1928

Recent Even

Recent Even in Pictures. H. W. PURDY ON THE NEW LAysTALL, IA I, VF,RTAN I NC; A VAUXHALL AT THE EASTER B.A.R.C. MEETING. COMPETITORS AT GREENEORD DIRT TRACK ABOUT TO PERFORM A '' ROLLING START:. E. C. BARAGWANATH (No. 47), THE WINNER OF THE 1,000 c.c. 200 MILE SIDECAR RACE, PASSING TWO OTHER COMPETITORS. J.KEMPSTER(McEvov). No. 46 AND I. J. PELLAT (O.K.), NP. IN THE 200 MILE SIDECAR RACES. RAVE...

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The racing cars of Ron Horton

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Those who are inspired by pre-war MG performances will certainly not have forgotten R. T. Horton, who achieved many notable successes with cars of that make, particularly round the outer-circuit at Brooklands in his off-set single-seater C-type Midget and similarly-bodied K3 Magnette. Ron Horton's motor-racing victories were all the more creditable...

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