Articles tagged David Gould

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

Marcus Pye's Diary

  Paying homage to the Maserati 250F, visiting the Brighton Speed Trials and railing against driving standards at Spa Donington Park: Difficult to believe, when one considers the extraordinary longevity of the model, that only two drivers won World Championship grands prix in Maserati 250Fs. That the opposition was immense, and well-funded, implies special talent was called for. Thus it was: Juan...

Page 44 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1981

Hillclimb review

As reported briefly last month, James Thomson clinched the National Hill Climb Championship before the final round at Mune at the end of September. His final score of 98 points out of a possible maximum of 100 is impressive by any standards, that he should have achieved this in his first year of serious single-seater hill climbing at the tender age of 20 is doubly so: there has been talk of a...

Page 8 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 2001

Ton-Uphill boys pull them in

The biggest crowd ever seen at Shelsley flocked to the historic climb in August to celebrate Midland AC's Centenary. With a joint VSCC/MAC meeting on Saturday and an Invitational event on Sunday, the occasion represented every era of the sport. Graeme Wight Jr set the outright pace in his Gould V6. But alongside this future champion were stars such as Roy Lane, reunited with his old McRae GM1,...

Page 39 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, May 1981

Hill Climb Review

Wiscombe Park The first of 16 rounds of the 1981 British Hill Climb Championship took place on Sunday, April 12th at the attractive Devonshire venue, Wiscombe Park. Early season, new car vagaries caused a large number of non-starters, resulting in only just over 80 competitors coming to the start line on a chilly spring day. Nonetheless, the competition in most classes was close, even if the hill...

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