Articles tagged Andrew Smith

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

A day in the country Among the green fields of Hertfordshire there’s a little farm with a fine harvest on show I had meant to stop in at DK Engineering for ages, but here’s a funny thing about a top Ferrari shop – it’s always so packed with high-end machinery that if that Testa Rossa you meant to have a squint at has moved out, there will be an interesting 750 Monza or 250TdF in its place. Kind...

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72nd Members' Meeting, Goodwood

Saturday morning, 7am. Goodwood is resplendent in sunshine as the early birds wander through the main gate. The pale blue banners embellished by ‘72’ are assiduously non-Revival spec, but the Sussex circuit’s defining spring signature awaits. Goodwood’s verges are awash in a sea of yellow. Who else would invest more in daffodils than any other single ingredient for a race meeting ‘reboot’? “There...

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Brooklands film planned

The Brooklands era will be central to the plot of a feature film due for release in 2007. Although a work of fiction, the film will feature the star drivers and cars from Brooklands. The racing scenes will be recreated on a purpose-built set. Some filming is likely to take place at Montlhéry, too. Producer Andrew Smith said: "Brooklands is the spiritual home of modern motorsport. What happened...

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Stewart March for Monaco

Over 250 of the world’s most celebrated racing cars will take on the Monte Carlo street circuit during the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix Historique on May 11-13. The cream of historic racers packs out the entry for the eight races: seven for single-seaters and one for pre-52 sports cars. Priority of entry goes to cars with a Monaco history and one of the most signiicant of all will be the ex-Stirling...

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VSCC: Silverstone spring start

ERA again as Ricketts collects Lindsay Trophy Duncan Ricketts scored yet another ERA triumph in the Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophy at the VSCC's Spring Start meeting at Silverstone in April. Ricketts steered R3A to victory, but a hard-charging Charles Dean, whose Bugatti T51 led initially, was only 1.5sec behind at the flag. Handicap winner Barrie Williams, in R12B, was fourth overall behind...

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Vive l'Ecosse!

Scotland’s greatest race team lives again, and the target is a return to Le Mans. But first Ecurie Ecosse must prove itself with this BMW Z4 Ecurie Ecosse, the Scottish team with the French name, is on the road back to Le Mans. Fifty-five years after it won the Vingt-Quatre Heures for the second time running, the team is back and, wherever else it might venture between now and then, there is no...

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Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

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Spa treatment

The driving challenge at Spa is huge, as some found to their cost in this year’s Six Hours. But the rewards are far-reaching By David Addison When a race offers 94 starters, you know you’re somewhere special. The Spa Six Hours, this year blessed by glorious weather, has become a ‘must do’ on the historic racing calendar. With races from the HSCC, the Masters Series and Motor Racing Legends adding...

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Silverstone Shorts

Apart from the opening fly-past by the Griffon-engined Spitfire, there was anotner tribute to Pat Lindsay: his own Spitfire was parked at the end of the Paddock, flanked by his Rolls-Royce tourer and Monza Alfa Romeo and at the end of the Meeting Tony Bianchi did some more low-level fly-pasts with it. It was very much a Maserati day, and D.S.J is dealing with these cars, but it can be said that...

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