Articles tagged Brian Henton

Page 80 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, April 1982

Formula 2 - is it on the right track?

WHEN the European Formula Two Championship was originally instigated in 1967 it was intended to consolidate a very positive bridge between Formula Three and Formula One. To this end, it was very strictly controlled. Anybody who had scored World Championship points was debarred from scoring points in the F2 contest. And you could only win the European title once since one of the rewards for such...

Page 69 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, May 1979

Formula Two Review

The Year of Ground Effect IT IS seldom that the lesser racing categories get a complete reshuffle. New cars tend to evolve from the previous year's designs and, unlike Formula One, there never seems to be all that much technical innovation. However, it is different in 1979. The emergence of ground effect designs has completely changed the look of European Formula Two overnight. When the season...

Page 50 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 2002

Tough guy with a soft touch

Tom Wheatcroft is 80. His has been a life full of incident and struggle, success and joy. The achievements Therein are too numerous to list, but his most intense period, his years alongside coming-man Roger Williamson, says it all. Story by Paul Fearnley As strong as oak, Tom Wheatcroft is. A few weeks before our interview — held in his museum's cafe over (as usual) fried eggs on toast — he'd...

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The Spanish Grand Prix

Andretti and Lotus in form again Jarama, Madrid, May 8th After racing in South America, South Africa and on the West Coast of the United States of America the Grand Prix scene returned to Europe with the Spanish Grand Prix run over 75 laps of the "mickey-mouse" Jarama circuit. By rotation it should have been held at Barcelona in the Montjuich Park, but after the accident caused by a design...

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Sports round-up

The months of June and July are possibly the busiest time of the summer for the motor racing fraternity and this year has been no exception with a full programme of sports car racing, Formula Two and saloon car events to add to the already crowded Grand Prix schedule. The week prior to the French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois contained no fewer than three major international events: the World...

Page 27 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1977

Race of Champions

Hollow victory for Hunt Brands Hatch, March 20th. Due to the magnanimous and benevolent attitude of the Formula One Constructors Association the annual Race of Champions at Brands Hatch was able to take place as a Formula One event. The Formula One "eminence" has decreed that the hard-worked and busy members of the Association cannot spare the time to take part in more than one non-World...

Page 40 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1975

Some Cogent Comments on British Racing

Some Cogent Comments on British Racing as delivered by Peter Browning SINCE 1972 the Executive Director of the British Racing and Sports Car Club has been Peter Browning. With the BRDC's former chief scrutineer as a father, and experience that has covered RAC Timekeeping, the Austin Healey Club, MG's Safety Fast periodical, Competition Management at BMC (where he succeeded Stuart Turner),...

Page 82 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, December 1980

Formula 2: The Toleman TG 280-Hart team analysis

The British team with an Italian touch that conquered Europe As with the majority of enthusiasts reading this article, the writer had never met Ted Toleman, or any of a family that has supported British motor and watersports extremely effectively for many years. This year has been a particularly good one for the company that makes much of its living transporting many of the brand new cars we see...

Page 57 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1977

The United States Grand Prix west

The Racer's Racer Wins at Home Long Beach, California, April 3rd Despite financial and organisational difficulties, the Californian city of Long Beach once again held its street race at the start of April, although the surroundings are hardly as glamorous as they are in Monaco. The United States Grand Prix West is the name of this Formula One event, the fourth round of the 1977 World Championship...

Page 35 of October 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1984

Formula Ford 1600 Focus

Formula Ford 1600 Focus FORMULA FORD 1600 is arguably the most successful single-seater racing category ever conceived. We tend to think of it largely as a nursery for driving talent, and it is certainly that, but it has also made significant contributions to other aspects of the British motor racing scene. It has given an opportunity to dozens, hundreds, of people who have wanted to become...

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