Articles tagged Barry Sheene

Page 63 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, March 1979

£10,000+ raised by private Porsche

Over £10,000 toward the Gunnar Nilsson fund was raised by the enterprise of Henley-on-Thames exotic car dealers Maltins. As the key to their fund-raising activities they chose to run a Porsche 924 round the clock at Silverstone and a series of night public road runs. After auctioning the car at the end - it performed perfectly so far as we are aware, 7,575 miles covered in that seven days and...

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New Pilbeam

Former BRM designer Mike Pilbeam is making a return to the international racing scene with a brand new Formula Two "wing car", constructed in his Bourne workshop. Of late, Pilbeam has been closely involved with the British hill-climbing scene, and has constructed DFV-powered cars for leading runners Alister Douglas-Osborn and Peter Kaye (Motor Sport June '78). It therefore comes as no great...

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World's fastest garden party

Historic car events have now hit centre-stage around the world - witness the crowds at the Mille Miglia, Laguna Seca and May's remarkable gathering on the Grand Prix circuit at Monaco. Goodwood's Festival of Speed is one of these prime international events, and this year features an astonishing assembly of racing cats from years past. There are more historic cars racing today than ever before,...

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Changing landscapes

Brands Hatch, March 8-9: mainland circuit racing resumes… on two wheels only It wasn’t always thus. The dawn of March was once a symbol of winter’s completion: time to don gloves, scarf and stout walking boots, then set co-ordinates for Silverstone and the opening round of the British F3 Championship (when it spanned the whole season, rather than merely four months). This would be the classic,...

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Thirtysomething

Penske Racing's car-building offshoot in Poole may be run on deadly efficient lines, but the man in charge is also one of the great motor sport enthusiasts It has been said of Nick Goozée that you can see all four seasons in a day on his face, but the fact that he's the one saying it tells you a lot about the man. "I guess I am lucky, because I probably struck right at the period of time. If you...

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Matters of moment

A few days before the big sports car season-opener at Silverstone, newly retired Allan McNish was in London to accept the Segrave Trophy at the Royal Automobile Club. The citation read: ‘First Briton to win the Tourist Trophy, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship in the same season.’ Yes, 2013 – his last year as a full-time racing driver – was quite a campaign for the 44...

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Mat Oxley

Angles of attack The new MotoGP season kicks off under Qatar’s entirely fatuous floodlights on March 23 and some people are already inscribing Marc Márquez’s name on the 2014 World Championship trophy. It’s easy to see why: if the youngster could beat everyone as a rookie, what will he do with a full season’s premier-class experience behind him? There is probably only one man capable of stopping...

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Last chance saloon

— Insight — Sheene tested a fair few racing cars, F1 chassis among them, but his career on four wheels proved both fleeting and patchy By Richard Heseltine Viewed through the cold gaze of the sceptic, you could argue that Barry Sheene never made a successful transition to racing on four wheels. Except somehow you doubt his heart was ever really in it and it isn't as though opportunities didn't...

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Life beyond racing

— Insight — Sheene proved a natural fit for Australian TV A man like Barry Sheene was never going to disappear into obscurity after hanging up his leathers. Not surprisingly, his first thought was to try his hand at other forms of motor sport. Already during his bike racing heyday he had shown interest in an eventual move to cars, undertaking a test in a Team Surtees Formula 1 car, but a season...

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Hall of Fame 2013

The build-up to the 2013 Motor Sport magazine Hall of Fame continues. Each year we host a star-studded night to honour great names of our sport and invite a selection from the past and present to join our club of heroes. Between now and the 2013 event we will be asking those who are already members of the Hall of Fame whom they would choose to join them. This month we speak to 1979 Formula 1...

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