Articles tagged Brian Robinson

Page 56 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1989

Track test: Porsche track tests

A bit of fun "It's a bit of perverse fun, really" quipped AFN Porsche 928 S4 driver Tony Dron of his 1.43 ton mount in the BF Goodrich Porsche Club GB Championship. The same quote aptly summarises British attitudes to racing valuable machinery, especially Porsches. Porsche Club GB is no ordinary motor club. The organisers of a series that has run since 1984, under previous sponsors such as...

Page 6 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, November 2000

Chevron wins Supersports Cup and Sports prototype trophy

Chevron B19 Racer Jonas Qvarnstrom put memories of a torrid 1999 season behind him when he secured the International Supersports Cup on the French Grand Prix circuit at Magny-Cours on 1 October. The veteran Swede, who raced 1-litre F3 cars against up-and-coming compatriots Ronnie Peterson and Reine Wisell in the late 1960s, triumphed in the series' most competitive class, for 2-litre Group 6 cars...

Page 37 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1971

Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

Page 49 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, August 1971

Rumblings

•Sponsorship.—Motor racing depends very much on sponsorship these days, so we listened with interest to the views about it expressed by Mr. Brian Robinson, UK Regional Marketing Manager of Wiggins Teape's NCR Paper Division, when he addressed some journalists and racing drivers at the imposing London headquarters of this Company the other evening, under the shadow of St. Paul's. Wiggins Teape...

Page 12 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, August 2004

In the hot seat

GP victories evaded him, but who else can boast wins on the Targa, Monte Carlo and at Daytona? Vic Elford reveals how a Coke and a butty — plus a photographic memory honed his all-round skill Racing or rallying? John McManus, Maryland, USA I enjoyed both equally. Rallying had the better social side, though. We could be away for up to two or three weeks recceing an event like the Alpine, staying...

Page 48 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1992

One Of Those Weekends...

The traditional track test feature used to be safely rooted in a private test day, at which risks were low. Any mechanical failure, or pilot error, could be quietly brushed away and forgotten. The vehicle owners could be pretty sure an article would appear, whatever had occurred, and the journalist driver could concentrate on simply driving a demanding vehicle, rather than the absorbing task of...

Page 30 of January 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1973

Pit Stops

Last year the championship was won by Bill Gubelmann, from New York driving a March 722, and he just pipped Britain's Cyd Williams in a similar car to the post in the last round of the cliff-hanging competition. Thus Williams had to be content with being runner-up for the second year in succession. Pit Stops STP is to sponsor two major drag racing championships at Santa Pod in 1973. The...

Page 29 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1970

The 24 Hours of Daytona

JW/Gulf Porsches Dominate DAYTONA BEACH, February 1st, 1970. AS USUAL the Manufacturers' Championship series of races opened with the 24-Hour Race at the Daytona Speedway over the 3.81 miles road/banked-track circuit. The entry gave all the indications of producing a good race with the new Ferrari 5125, a direct challenge to the JW/Gulf 917 Porsches and the two Matra 650s as somewhat dark horses...

Page 63 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, November 1977

A tense Tourist Trophy

Silverstone, 18th September During the seventies the RAC Tourist Trophy race has taken on a new mantle, that of Britain's only representation in European series which cater for saloon cars. The formulae under which the cars have raced varied front full-blooded Group 2, in the days of four-valve-per-cylinder sixes for Ford and BMW, to the comparatively tame Trophie de l'Avenir regulations, more...

Page 26 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1972

BOAC 1000

Third successive win for Ickx and AndrettiBrands Hatch, April 16th. Ferrari's complete domination of the first year of 3-litre prototype sports car racing continued in the BOAC 1000, Britain's single contribution to the World Manufacturers' Championship. The bumpy Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit proved kind to the field and both Ferrari and Alfa Romeo brought home all three of their cars,...

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