Articles tagged Chris Harris

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Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

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Picking up the thread

There’s over half a century between these Porsche Spyders, yet they are linked by more than a badge. The genetic strands which connect them are fine, hard to see at first, but, as Chris Harris discovers from the driving seat, they’re strong too Photography: David L F Smith The announcement in 2005 that Porsche would in the next year return to sports car racing with a purpose-built prototype met...

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Web Spin

Guest editor Allan McNish on loud F1 cars and changing attitudes among younger generations Allan McNish: I remember Senna testing at Silverstone in the McLaren in 1989. Hearing that V10 screaming down the back straight gave you a tingle down your spine. It sounded so beautiful. I went with my son to Paul Ricard for the ELMS race. The first thing he did was put on his ear defenders saying ‘this is...

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Events of the Month

Goodwood Revival Now 16 seasons old, the Goodwood Revival has become a celebration of the distinctive and the distinguished. Core themes in 2013 included the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s first Formula 1 title, featuring a parade of cars the Scot raced or drove on the road, and a tribute to the Ford GT40, which began to take shape 50 years ago. It was GT40’s turn to be granted a one-make race...

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