Articles tagged Dave Preece

Page 58 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, January 1997

McRae Storms to his second RAC victory

Porsches were again the cars to beat on the RAC Historic Rally. And again it was Jimmy McRae who came out on the top with his second RAC win in a row. David Evans reports Jimmy McRae paid no attention to the vile conditions on the RAC Historic Rally and won by three minutes from fellow Porsche 911 pilot, Monty Karlan. This was McRae's second successive win on the event, underlining his mastery of...

Page 38 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 2003

Blind AMbition

Twenty-three years after its Le Mans win, Aston Martin returned to La Sarthe. Sort of. Richard Heseltine explains how a one-time club racer fired up a sleeping giant and got a rude awakening When club racer-turned-entrant Robin Hamilton moved into the big league with his ill-starred Nimrod Group C venture, he was tarred with the more derogatory connotations of the word 'amateur'. But he was...

Page 102 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, July 2011

"We didn't just talk about doing Le Mans, we actually did it"

Robin Hamilton took Aston Martin back to La Sarthe in the 1970s and ’80s, but works support ultimately worked against him…By Richard Heseltine The rolling Derbyshire countryside before us stretches as far as the eye can strain, the murky months of spring doing nothing to dampen our host’s enthusiasm. Robin Hamilton is outlining his most recent endeavour: a house build on this very plot. Even in...

Page 118 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, October 2009

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....

Page 30 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, July 1977

Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

Le Mans, June 11th/12th Dramatic endings are nothing new in motor racing, even if they are less frequently encountered in long, drawn out endurance races than in the more hectic excitement of Formula One and Formula Two events. But the finish to the 45th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place on June 12th was exceptional by any standards, with the winning Porsche 936 suffering a...

Page 8 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1998

Brookes back with RAC win

Russel Brookes returned to competitive rallying with an emphatic victory in November's two-day RAC International Historic Rally. Brookes, co-driven by Fleet Street journalist and Formula One commentator Maurice Hamilton, dominated the event from start to finish and was fastest or joint fastest on all but three of the 17 stages. It was the first time that the former British Champion had driven...

Page 48 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 2005

Amateur dramatics

Richard Heseltine tells the unlikely story of a used Aston Martin, a car dealer and an attack on Le Mans that, against the odds, ended with a finish As motor racing's backroom boffins push the technological envelope beyond the sphere of reason, the capital-intensive nature of international competition leaves little room for the smaller players. Backtrack three decades and it wasn't all that...

Page 66 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1979

Endurance Racing Survey

Dijon and Silverstone Perhaps the most surprising thing about the World Championship for Makes these days is the tremendous contrast that can emerge between one round and another. The third round of the championship, at Dijon in Eastern France on April 22nd, was one of the dullest long-distance races one could wish to avoid, despite a full grid of varied machinery, and was watched by a suitably...

Page 49 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- Pomeroy Trophy/Longleat Historic Rally

Pick a Star The first weekend in March brought a whole plethora of pre-war and classic cars out onto the circuit and special stages in two quite separate events, related only by proximity of time and attractiveness of entries. The Pomeroy Trophy is a well established and well supported event which allows VSCC members to have a day of fun at Silverstone Circuit every year. The entry is varied as...

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