Articles tagged Colin Bennett

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Born close to London but based in Belgium, Adam Cooper isn’t quite as itinerant as Jonathan Williams, the unsung former Ferrari driver to whom he pays affectionate tribute on page 98. James Mitchell has been busy of late, photographing Lunch With... – his regular gig – and accompanying Mark Hughes to Piero Ferrari’s office for this month’s exclusive interview. Once a teenage ‘gofer’ for Colin...

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A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...

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Bonnier's 170 to race again

Jo Bonnier’s 1969 Lola T70 Mk3B will return to the track next season four decades after it last raced following a total restoration overseen by respected engineer Colin Bennett. Chassis SL76/143 was stored in North Wales for nearly 40 years before being acquired by enthusiast Michael Hanson and entrusted to Bennett. Hanson’s friend Mike Smith is likely to race it next season, with Mike Wilds...

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Emerson Fittipaldi – Born-again racer

Having retired twice, his faith helped him decide to start a third racing career Words: Alan Henry He looked leaner, fitter and more youthful than ever. Forget the fact that 31 years had passed since he won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone at the wheel of a McLaren M23, the final win in his tally of 14 career Formula 1 championship victories. Forget the fact that most of his spine is now...

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Ashley to race Formula Altantic

Former Grand Prix driver Ian Ashley will race a Formula Atlantic March 79B in historic events in 2011 as he renews a partnership with Mike Smith, who was instrumental in Ashley’s career during the 1970s. Smith acquired the car from a US museum and has entrusted it to Colin Bennett to be race-readied. “I was at prep school with Ian,” explained Smith, who will race the car in selected events and...

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Photographic memory

Sir, I have an apology to make. In my letter (published in the January issue) I cast doubt on the authenticity of the photo of the Elites in the December feature about Colin Chapman. Tony Bancroft (whose AC Ace is lying third in the photo) has written to me pointing out — quite correctly — that the photo was of that memorable Boxing Day 1958 race at Brands Hatch, albeit misleadingly captioned:...

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Trouble and strife It has not been a happy start to the 1989 FIA European Formula 3000 Championship season. The results of two of the opening four races are still subject to appeal following post-race protests, but that's only part of the reason for the fragmented relationships in the once sociable surroundings of the F3000 paddock ... FISA would do well to explain some of the ludicrous decisions...

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Vintage Veerings

Rare picture of the early steam car owned by Ivan Carr's father and referred to in his "Cars I Have Owned" article last December -- see accompanying letter from Mr. John C. Barlow (Vintage Postbag). We are told that it was raining and cold when this picture was taken and, knowing how difficult it is to get ladies into open cars in such conditions, we look and marvel! *** Vintage-car fixtures loom...


January 2020
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