Articles tagged David Baker

Page 25 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 2004

Around the tracks

VSCC: Prescott Dean's Bugatti scorches to the top Charles Dean maintained his strong run of form to take FTD with his Bugatti Type 51 in the VSCC's traditional August hillclimb at Prescott The hugely popular event was blessed with glorious weather for all but the latter runs and, in spite of the increasingly damp and slippery conditions, Dean stopped the clock at 43sec on his second run to clip...

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Baxter storms season's last hill

VSCC I Loton Park I Sept 25-26 With Mac Hulbert and R4D absent, James Baxter was always likely to be the man to beat as the VSCC hillclimb season wrapped up. Sure enough, he urged his Frazer Nash single-seater to the top of the Shropshire hill to claim FTD – but only by a fifth of a second. Baxter served notice by getting to within half a second of Hulbert's record in practice, but was a little...

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Lunch with... Richard Attwood

This English gentleman upset his father by racing for longer than he was supposed to, but success at Monaco and Le Mans in particular made it all worthwhileBy Simon Taylor Richard Attwood could never be anything but English. Scion of a prosperous Midlands family with links to the motor car that go back three generations, he was educated at Harrow, and served his apprenticeship at Jaguar in the...

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Redline

Grand prix cars of 10 decades converged on Donington Parkfor the VSCC's most ambitious and wide-ranging race meeting yet Words: Paul Lawrence. Photography: Phil Jones Nowhere in living memory has the development of grand prix motor racing been more thoroughly demonstrated than during the Vintage Sports Car Club's See Red Festival at Donington Park. Taking the established See Red event, the VSCC...

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Vintage Sports Car Club Prescott

August 5/6 For the second time in seven weeks, James Baxter pipped Mac Hulbert to win a VSCC hillclimb. It was the final run of the weekend that proved the fastest as Baxter hurled his Frazer Nash single-seater to fastest time of the day with a superb climb in 42.01sec. Hulbert ended the weekend half a second away in ERA R4D as Baxter repeated his victory from Loton Park in June. Also in the hunt...

Page 101 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, October 1999

VSCC Prescott

Heavy rain in the afternoon did its best to alter the garden party atmosphere of the VSCC's Prescott hilIclimb in August — but to no avail. A large attendance of spectators and 259 entrants made the best of things and the event went off well. To save time more than one car was dispatched on the same run, whistle and red flag stopping the second one if any untoward incident occurred to the car...

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Miscellany

David Baker, one of the prime movers in the Midland Racing Partnership which ran Richard Attwood, Frank Gardner, John Surtees and others in Formula Junior and F2 in the early 1960s, plans to reunite Attwood with one of its FJ Lolas in 1999. The chassis, found in a very sad state, is being restored by the team's original chief mechanic Harry Curzon. A series of three events demonstrating Historic...

Page 50 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1998

Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

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Event of the month -- 100 years of Shelsley Walsh

Paul Lawrence joined a huge crowd to witness a glorious day of centenary celebrations Few motorsport venues elicit such powerful emotions as Shelsley Walsh, sited in the beautiful depths of the Worcestershire countryside. The 1000-yard hillclimb remains unchanged from 1906, while the first event in August 1905 ran over a course just eight yards shorter. Since then, aside from lying dormant during...

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A Committed Smoker

John Rhodes’ lifelong passion for cars was best demonstrated in the Mini Cooper, as he burned rubber en route to a clutch of British saloon class titles By Richard Heseltine Exuding an easy charm he has the look of someone accustomed to the line of questioning. It's nothing new. "I'll admit that my style of driving was pretty flamboyant but I liked showing off!" says our host with magnanimous...

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