Articles tagged David Franklin

Page 78 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 2014

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...

Page 72 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1988

Insurance assurance

Sir, Mr Wright's letter (Motor Sport, February 1988) seems to call for a reply. As one of the leading brokers dealing with Agreed Value insurance for collectors' vehicles, perhaps a reply from us would assist. First of all, it would not be sensible to comment on Mr Wright's particular case, because we are not in possession of all the facts, and certainly the extent of the enquiries which were...

Page 70 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1981

Hill Climb

James Thomson made up for his disappointment at Wiscombe Park by making fastest time of the day at the second round of the RAC Hill Climb Championship at Loton Pak on Easter Monday. The day was cold, rather windy but dry, and it was the same trio as at Wiscombe setting the fastest times in the top ten run off, albeit in a reversed order. Chris Cramer again failed to qualify, by just one hundredth...

Page 11 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 2002

Ferrari win for Franklin

Ferrari hill-climb: Shelsley Walsh David Franklin thrilled the fans at Shelsley Walsh in August aboard Carlos Monteverde's Ferrari 212E. The former British hillclimb champion claimed the spoils in a special Ferrari class run during the British championship meeting. Franklin took the glorious sportscar up the 1000-yard climb in 30.20sec, while the victory on handicap went to David Cottingham's...

Page 88 of June 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, June 2006

April 29/30: Loud and proud at Hockenheim

Jim Clark Meeting, HockenheimGläsel boosts TGP title defence as Piper and Hoffmann split Supersports glory Defending champion Christian Gläsel's FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix victory gave German historic racing fans plenty to cheer at the second Jim Clark meeting, on Hockenheim's challenging F1 circuit on April 29/30. Driving his ex-Patrese Brabham BT49D, polesitter Gläsel shook off the Williams...

Page 26 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 2003

Eureka! Franklin hits a high note

David Franklin set a new Classic record during the three-day festival of hillclimbing at Shelsley Walsh in August. Aboard the glorious Ferrari 212E of Carlos Monteverde, Franklin thrilled a huge crowd by blasting the 1969 European hillclimb car up the side of the Teme Valley in 29.70sec. "I'm very lucky that Carlos allows me to bring the car to events like this," admitted the former British...

Page 94 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, August 2007

Bompani's home win

E-type driver and event organiser Mauro Bompani was a popular winner of the Modena Cento Ore, a delightful four-day mix of stages and races in central Italy Over four glorious days, 76 cars tackled this 17-stage event, starting and finishing in Modena. Competitors were kept busy on the first day, tackling no fewer than five stages before finishing at Montecatini. This was one of the most...

Page 66 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1994

Pure class

Now in its fifth year, the Silverstone International Historic Festival continues to go from strength to strength. The 1994 version, supported for the second year by Coys, admirably upheld the tradition by attracting the best fields to be seen at any historic event this year. When the British summer broke with a vengeance for part of Sunday, it did little to dilute the sizeable crowd's enjoyment....

Page 9 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, August 2003

ERA thriller and Italian exotics take the starring roles

VSCC: Donington Park While the life and career of Ayrton Senna was the major focus of this VSCC event, on the track it was ERAs providing the thrills. The contest for the Historic Seaman Trophy finally went in favour of John Ure in R9B, but only after a wonderful battle with Mac Hulbert in R4D. David Morris, who has almost made the trophy his own in recent seasons, was left to run home third in...

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Ferrari's 'Thank You' to fans

World Champions Michael Schumacher and Ferrari entertained 60,000 rapturous fans at Mugello on 29 October, just a week after the German secured the Scuderia's first driver's title since Jody Scheckter's in 1979. Schumacher, team-mate Rubens Barrichello and test driver Luca Badoer demonstrated three of the this year's F1-2000 models, with team manager Jean Todt and Ferrari president Luca di...

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