Articles tagged Dave Coyne

Page 95 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, October 2005

News in brief

Ex-Formula 3000 race winner and F3/FF2000/FF1600 champion Dave Coyne has targeted a racing comeback in historic motorsport. Coyne, whose last circuit race was in a Jaguar XK "a couple of years ago at Snetterton", is now competing on short ovals (see feature, page 76). "I'll drive anything as long as it's something worth getting into and I can win in it," he said. "Whenever I walk away from racing...

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Fast, Furious and Fun

If you haven't been to watch Formula Three this year, you have missed some of the best racing ever. Only two competitive chassis (Ralt and Reynard), three engines (Toyota, Alfa and Volkswagen), control tyres (Avon), yet more than a dozen drivers who can be within a second of each other in qualifying — and that is just out of the thirty Class A cars. In Class B, for cars of at least a year's...

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Jaguar XK120

The quintessential Jaguar – it looked the part, it had the performance and it spawned the C and D-types. Needless to say, the XK120’s legacy lives on By Richard Heseltine Time spent away from racing clearly hasn’t blunted his competitive edge. National racing legend Dave Coyne, the man who yo-yoed between junior formulae for much of the 1980s, was a surprise entry for July’s Silverstone Classic....

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Damien Smith's Off the line

The spirit of speed I only saw Gilles Villeneuve race once, and it wasn't exactly his finest performance: British Grand Prix, 1981.  I was six. He was out early on after losing his Ferrari 126CK at Woodcote and ending up in the catch fencing after being collected square by the closely following Williams of Alan Jones. That day I was caught up with the rest of the partisan crowd in the fervour...

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RAC Brigton Run

RAC Brighton Run BEAUTIFUL weather greeted the 330 starters at the Hyde Park start, where GP star Derek Warwick and his wife Rhonda (below) set off in a 1900 single-cylinder Renault. Below left is R. Middleton's 5, hp Locomobile Steamer, and above that a 1903 De Dion Bouton is overtaken by a 6 hp single-cylinder Speedwell. Despite some problems, MOTORSPORT's editor Bill BoddY (above, successfully...

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Dave Coyne -- the ultimate cult hero

He left a trail of battered egos in his wake, but his brilliance was never rewarded. Marcus Simmons drops in on his car dealership He was the great alley-cat bruiser of 1980s British motorsport, a stocky bundle of stunning car control, racing savvy and ruthlessness who at various stages of his career saw off or outpaced Ayrton Senna, Elio de Angelis, Andrea de Cesaris, Stefan Bellof, Martin...

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Donington Historic Festival

Donington Park, Derby On only its second running the Donington Historic Festival confirmed its status as one of the best UK events of the season. Wall to wall quality, big entries and some great racing was the story of the weekend; and when the sun came out on Sunday, so did the crowds. For a man whose mainstream racing career ended half a century ago, Sir Stirling Moss remains a huge draw and on...

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Spa Classic Six Hours

Spa Francorchamps, Belgium With seven Ford GT405 in the varied 100-car field, it was no surprise when one of their number won the Spa Classic Six Hours at the end of September. Sports car maestro Ralf Kelleners, on a rare foray into historic racing, did the lion's share in the winning GT40 of Christian Gläsel as they headed the similar car of Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield by just under two...

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