Articles tagged Barry Lee

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Mods and rockers

The wild world of Special Saloons and Modsports went out of fashion as the traditional grass roots became swamped with one-make championships. But now they’re back in vogue – and blooming Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Howard Simmons There I was, slicing through Silverstone’s Bridge Corner, just clipping the apex when suddenly there were four cars stationary in front of me... Which is...

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Reviews

Formula One Circuits From Above Bruce Jones In principle the idea is excellent: tap into the miracle of Google Earth to provide satellite imagery of the world’s classic racetracks, with explanatory footnotes detailing the finer points of each corner and scattered paragraphs outlining the great, the good and the successes they achieved locally. In parts this works well, but “legendary” seems an...

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Race Retro

Stoneleigh Park The Parisian Rétromobile has the flair, manufacturer support and big-budget displays, but our own International Historic Motorsport Show has a home-spun charm that is hard to match. Somehow, Stoneleigh Park’s agricultural centre in the rolling fields of Warwickshire seems the perfect setting for the particular breed of hard-worn old car enthusiasts who flock there each February –...

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Ford's Sabbatical

It is just over 20 years since Ford's fortunes were rejuvenated by the introduction of the o.h.v. Ford Anglia. Since then the Dagenham end of the Detroit-based company has won just about everything worthwhile in racing and rallying, a motor sporting policy which has transformed the company's image and sales. Most of the successes have come from the Anglia's successor, the Escort, introduced in...

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Promising Capri and Fiesta developments

As a dream the setting was almost perfect. Brands Hatch, slumbering in unfamiliar emptiness through a sunny weekday lunch break. Lined up in front of the pits were four interesting cars to drive as I pleased in the next 1 1/2 hours. Dreams never come entirely true: a connoisseur would surely demand cars a little more exotic than these familiar Fords, but in each case some interesting development...

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Ford Escort Mk1

The simple but effective Mk1 – in all its variations – might not be so readily available today, but its many successes on track and stage mean it’s still hot propertyBy Richard Heseltine Everything was figured out on the fly, the initial ‘hot’ Escort being a masterwork of improvisation and ingenuity. One that would have some far-reaching consequences for generations of race and rally drivers,...

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Around and about

Fatalities mar Paris-Dakar Alarm over the worsening safety record of the gruelling Paris-Dakar desert endurance event has been fuelled by a series of accidents which, as we went to press, had claimed two lives and seriously injured several other competitors. Dutchman Kees van Loevenzijn died and his co-drivers were badly injured when their twin-engined Daf truck overturned. Daf immediately...

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Rally Review

Acropolis Rally When Fiat, very quietly and without any fuss or publicity-seeking announcements, began entering cars in the major international rallies a few years ago, the established circus viewed the newcomers with mixed feeling. Were they really serious about entering the field of competitions? Was the presence of the odd "works" car here and there a sign of mere token involvement or were...

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Rally review: Paris-Dakar Rally

Audacity and Adventure When the marathon trail was blazed twenty years ago from London across Europe, through Iran, Afghanistan and India, across the Indian Ocean aboard the SS Chusan to Perth, and thence across Australia to Sydney, there were many who feared that the regular, annual rallies of the world would suffer depleted entry lists due to the total consumption of budgets by such a monstrous...

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Lunch with Win Percy

He was already 31 when his career began in earnest, but a late start was no impediment for one of racing's true gents Writer Simon Taylor Analyse the human make-up of successful racing drivers, and you uncover fascinating variety. There'll always be a powerful will to win, of course, although this may manifest itself in differing ways. Plus you'd expect aggression: maybe openly on display, maybe...

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