Articles tagged Bobby Bell

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1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

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HSCC Brands Hatch

Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races and generally very good grids makes it just the sort of meeting to take non-enthusiast friends for a first taste of the sport. It was unfortunate that the rains came on the Saturday but if you're...

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The classic restorers Hall & Hall

Hall & Hall On a windswept Lincolnshire Airflied, once the home of BRM, the Shriek of a supercharged V16 can still sometimes be heard. But there's no supernatural agency at work: 20 years after the team folded, Gordon Cruickshank visits a firm which is perpetuating the legend The instructions say, 'Turn left at Owen's Barn'. There are no signs, just a big black construction looking more...

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Book reviews

"The AA — A History of the Automobile Association, 1905-1980" by Hugh Barty-King. 319 pp, 101/2",111/2". (The Automobile Association, Fanum House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 2EA, £14.95). To commemorate its 75th year, the AA has commissioned this beautifully-produced book by a, to me, unknown author, who tells the complete history of the Automobile Association in considerable detail. The...

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Lunch with Stuart Graham

It’s already a unique claim, being the TT-winning son of a TT winner, but this man embellished it by winning further TTs in big, brawny saloon cars There are many examples of a racer’s talent being passed on from father to son, and even to a third generation. Indeed there are whole clans, like the Andrettis and Unsers in the USA, where each succeeding generation seems destined for the family...

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Some fun with a Lister Jaguar

Twenty years ago the Lister-Jaguar was the absolute king of British sports car racing, its successful image created by Archie Scott-Brown, who tragically lost his life in one at Spa-Francorchamps in May of 1958 and subsequently polished by drivers of the calibre of Moss, Clark, Gregory, Halford, Whitehead and Bueb. Now the wheel has turned full circle and the most competitive sports racing car in...

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Road test - Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0

There are some cars which just will not lie down. Just as Porsche has had to bow to the 911's will to live, so Alfa Romeo finds Itself with a steady demand for a car now 20-years-old. When stricter Type Approval regulations deprived British enthusiasts of a right-handdrive version of the Spider in 1978, no steps were taken to make the necessary alterations for the UK market. After 12 years, the...

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Tour de force

You can go gently or you can go for it; either way a five-day bash from Paris to Marseilles is a tough test for a classic car By Johnny Tipler The 17th Tour Auto Lissac in mid-April involved 220 classics which travelled from Paris to Marseilles over five days. First port of call was Fontainbleu, with a stage round a Chablis vineyard. The Cobras of Shaun Lynn/Kevin Kivlochan and Mark Freeman/Bobby...

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Coys International Historic Festival preview

Only the GP pulls bigger crowds to Silverstone. Marcus Pye explains why the biggest ever BRM gathering is just one of the reasons you should attend. Fifty years of BRM is the central theme of the British Racing Driver's Club's Coy's International Historic Festival, presented by Chrysler, from July 30 - August 1, and by an extraordinary coincidence the final day of this great celebration would...

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Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

The best supercar shoot-out to date, a dedicated class for AC Cobras and the return to action for a famous Cooper were among the headline attractions during the ifth running of the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Unfortunately, once again dreadful weather across the irst two days rather took the shine off the event. The battle for supercar supremacy at the Cheshire event stepped up a gear for 2012...

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