Articles tagged Alan Hutcheson

Page 44 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 2013

Reeds all about it

Reading the recent correspondence about Roy Salvadori investigating the lake at Oulton Park, he wasn't the only driver at the 1962 Gold Cup Touring Car race to have a 'pool' car. Alan Hutcheson was having a storming race in the Barwell Motors Riley 1.5, dicing with John Love's Mini Cooper when he lost it at Knickerbrook on the final lap and somersaulted into the reeds to the outside of the bend....

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Some people look down their noses at this prolific sports racer, but they shouldn’t: the evergreen MGB has always been a useful track tool By Richard Heseltine Oh, how we scoffed. When the last MGB skulked off the production line in October 1980 it was a relic, a passé throwback blighted by corporate indifference to a globally revered marque. That and US safety regulations which had resulted in...

Page 58 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1962

Scott-Brown Memorial Trophy Meeting (July 15th)

The World Championship leader Graham Hill provided practically all the excitement in an otherwise damp and cold Snetterton. His drives in the U.D.T.-Laystall Lotus Monte Carlo and John Coombs' 3.8 Jaguar, during which he well and truly broke lap records for both classes, gave spectators their money's worth. The F.J. race which opened the meeting was run in fine drizzle on a wet track, which...

Page 74 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, March 2009

Lunch with Paddy Hopkirk

The PM, Brucie, The Beatles… They all wanted to know this Belfast boy after his Mini win in Monte Carlo. But that was just one of his many successes In the UK at least, the frenzy surrounding Lewis Hamilton’s World Championship win last November spread far beyond Formula 1’s normal audience, and for a few days his name was on the lips of politicians, comedians, media pundits, even the priest on...

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Alan Hutcheson

Alan Hutcheson, who raced saloons ranging from a Riley 1.5 to Ford Galaxie against the likes of Graham Hill and Jack Sears, has died at his home near Marbella in Spain. Alan was best known for when he shared an MGB with Paddy Hopkirk at Le Mans in 1963. The night before, Alan got little sleep after a visit from his blonde girlfriend and in the morning Paddy was concerned that he wouldn’t be fit...

Page 70 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1998

Last chance saloon

Despite many racing successes, Borgwand’s Isabella saloon was unable to save the company from going under. Its greatest exponent, Bill Blydenstein, remembers it Like many people I have very fond memories of the Borgward Isabella TS, the sports saloon which proved a surprise victor in late-Fifties saloon car racing. Competitors like Volvo and BMW were no doubt relieved when Borgward was declared...

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Boys will be boys

What happens when you let some of the greatest drlvers of a generatlon loose in 1100cc saloons? One-make races, as regular readers might already have noticed, are not my favourite thing. Once in a while they were regarded by some motor manufacturers as a usefully headline-grabbing one-off promotion. Fifty years ago, right at the end of the 1962 racing season, BMC ran just such an event for the...

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Looking back with Jack Sears

Probably the most difficult single decision ever to confront a racing driver is the question of the most timely moment to cease active participation in the sport. Once the choice has been made, most either sever all their connections with the sport or find that it is impossible to totally divorce themselves from such a compulsive activity and busy themselves either in team management or general...


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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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