Articles tagged David Hart

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2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort’s third Historic Grand Prix event, on August 29-31, attracted a record 50,000 spectators and featured not only the cream of Europe’s racing championships but also competitors from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Dubai. Michael Lyons topped the scoring with three wins, a repeat of 2013’s FIA Masters Formula 1 result in the family Hesketh 308E and, splendidly, the...

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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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...

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Classic meet hosts 90s GTs

McLaren F1s plus record F1 parade headline programme at Silverstone’s huge historic event Up to 40 iconic GT cars from the 1990s will run in high-speed demonstration sessions as a major new feature of the Silverstone Classic (July 25-27), the biggest event of its kind. The GT Legends concept has brought together some of the most evocative cars of the decade, with the current entry list covering...

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Historic news

Record Fiat back on trackRare old-timer to tackle Goodwood hill this summer | by Paul Lawrence More than a century after it last ran in anger, a rare Fiat S76 will be one of the stars of the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 26-29). Unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, the 28.5-litre Fiat has been restored over the past decade by Duncan Pittaway. Only two S76s were built. One set a...

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Bathed in nostalgia

This year's Spa Six Hours allowed those present to immerse themselves in some fine historic racing By Marcus Pye Hallowed Francorchamps, home of motor racing in Belgium since 1924, is somewhere everybody aspires to race. Hewn into the forests of the Ardennes, in the French-speaking Wallonia region, today’s circuit is one of the world’s favourites. It is truly a lap of the gods, even if downforce-...

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Spa treatment

The driving challenge at Spa is huge, as some found to their cost in this year’s Six Hours. But the rewards are far-reaching By David Addison When a race offers 94 starters, you know you’re somewhere special. The Spa Six Hours, this year blessed by glorious weather, has become a ‘must do’ on the historic racing calendar. With races from the HSCC, the Masters Series and Motor Racing Legends adding...

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Spa Six Hours

Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare was called to mind as the consistent, reliable Simon Hadfield and Leo Voyazides won their second successive Spa Six Hours aboard the Greek’s Ford GT40 in the event’s 21st edition on September 21. “We stuck to our plan and the race came to us,” said five-time winner Hadfield, after a golden seven days that began with his astonishing Goodwood TT...

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The makings of a Classic

With growing participation and attendance, the Silverstone Classic is clearly gaining in stature By Paul Lawrence It’s not every Saturday evening that you can watch a pack of Lola T70 Mk3Bs thundering through Woodcote, headlights piercing the dusk after the sun has set behind the Silverstone grandstands. This magical spectacle came in the closing stages of the World Sportscar Masters race at the...

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Harvey gets Cobra ride for Spa

Harvey gets Cobra ride for Spa Former British Touring Car Champion Tim Harvey hopes to contest this year's Spa Classic Six Hours sharing James Shead's AC Cobra. The pair were rivals in the Metro Challenge in the early 1980s before teaming up in Group C. "I tried the car at Donington, and all I can say is it's fabulous," said Harvey. Over 100 cars have been entered for the September 24 race, with...

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