Articles tagged Chris Drake

Page 58 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, September 1990

Back to the Future

Just two weeks after the historic festival at Silverstone, Germany played host to the ‘Oldtimer Grand Prix’ at the Nürburgring many of the cars present having been trailored there straight from Northamptonshire. Less family-orientated than the British event, the schedule of the three day meeting was packed with practice and racing – not for the Germans the pansy demonstrations so successfully...

Page 82 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 1995

50 years on

In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, the HSCC hosted a one-off two-day Historic race meeting at Donington Park, and with the assistance of a number of specialist clubs and groups, including the VSCC and HGPCA, assembled a quite superb entry, which, in terms of variety and quality, was second only to the Coys Festival in the British racing calendar, with on-track action being...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 26 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 2003

Eureka! Franklin hits a high note

David Franklin set a new Classic record during the three-day festival of hillclimbing at Shelsley Walsh in August. Aboard the glorious Ferrari 212E of Carlos Monteverde, Franklin thrilled a huge crowd by blasting the 1969 European hillclimb car up the side of the Teme Valley in 29.70sec. "I'm very lucky that Carlos allows me to bring the car to events like this," admitted the former British...

Page 72 of August 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, August 1985

VSCC July Silverstone Races

VSCC July Silverstone Races THE VINTAGE SCC has a way with the weather and for its second 1985 Silverstone races, the Mike Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting, it chose a marvellous summer day. Nine races were divided between an entry of 187 and good interesting racing resulted. The afternoon opened, after a Parade of modern Maseratis, with the six-lap Scratch race incorporating the Bill Phillips...

Page 61 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1995

German premier

The 23rd AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring retained its place as the premier historic racing event in Continental Europe, with a successful four-day meeting on August 10-13, for which the organisers claimed an attendance of 61,000. The packed programme provided a mixture of FIA championship races, others for newer F2 and sportscars, and events for older cars, which seem to get by without...

Page 67 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, September 1989

Historic highpoint

To Britain we may pride ourselves on being the centre of Historic racing, but it is the Germans who have taken it to a new level. Held at the Nurburgring on the first weekend of August, the Oldtimer Grand Prix, a name which conjures up quite the wrong image, gets better every year. Hidden away in the Eifel Mountains, the circuit becomes the focal point for thousands of enthusiasts from all over...

Page 66 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1993

Crisp Smith

For its third running the MOTOR SPORT Trophy race for Historic F1 cars at the HSCC Championship Finals at Silverstone attracted an entry of superb quality, spanning 16 seasons from 1970. Following two inclement qualifying sessions, the front row was shared by Geoff Farmer (Theodore N183, 64.72s) and Steve Pontin-Warltier, who matched Farmer's time with his Arrows A5. Behind sat John Fenning's...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 58 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1972

GKN Daily Express International Trophy

Fittipaldi wins after Hailwood retires Silverstone, April 23rd. In years gone by the Silverstone International Trophy meeting was THE non-championship Formula One event of the season. The entry was often comparable with almost any Grand Prix and Silverstone's fast circuit provided some fierce and memorable battles. It just isn't like that any more and this year's event attracted the smallest...

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