Articles tagged David Leslie

Page 52 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 2001

Fast dance saloons

Top event at Goodwood's Revival will be the St Mary's Trophy.David Malsher assesses the chances of the race's two main stars Give me Goodwood on a summer's afternoon and you can keep the rest of the world," said Roy Salvadori. Perhaps the unspoken part of this was, "And the icing on the cake would be a Jag MkI to thrash around." Well, the very MkI he made famous is set to thrill crowds all over...

Page 10 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, September 2000

Red, white and blue

There were two red, white and blue cars in the World Sports-Prototype Championship paddock at Dijon-Prenois in May, both prepared in high-tech laboratories, but similarities seemed to end there. The Nissan R89C, designed and built by Eric Broadley, was obviously a state-of-the-art Group C car powered by Nissan, one of the world's leading motor companies, and would soon be an outright winner. What...

Page 38 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 2001

Goodwood Revival

St Mary's Trophy(20 laps) The first eight laps of this extended, two-driver touring car race had the crowd on its feet. Once again Justin Law was proving no respecter of reputations as he set about Gerry Marshall on this occasion. The latter may need an electric buggy to get around the paddock these days, but put him behind the wheel and it all comes flooding back. The joy of his driving is that...

Page 108 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, June 2012

Vive l'Ecosse!

Scotland’s greatest race team lives again, and the target is a return to Le Mans. But first Ecurie Ecosse must prove itself with this BMW Z4 Ecurie Ecosse, the Scottish team with the French name, is on the road back to Le Mans. Fifty-five years after it won the Vingt-Quatre Heures for the second time running, the team is back and, wherever else it might venture between now and then, there is no...

Page 111 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, December 2004

FORD 83C TO RACE!

FORD 83C TO RACE! The stillborn Ford 83C sports-racer is set to return to the tracks in 2005 following a protracted 10-year rebuild. If current plans are realised, the car should be tested in the spring by touring car and former works Aston and Jaguar Group C driver David Leslie: it could then be in battle before the end of the year in a Group C/GTP race. The 83C was the successor to the C100 and...

Page 43 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1993

Rubber bullets

Yokohama has ruled the roost in the BTCC tyre war since Robb Gravett's dominant 1990 season, but finished this year having to share the nest with both Dunlop and Michelin. Concentrating its development with Ecurie Ecosse, Dunlop was able to lay to rest its old bogey - the inability to last a full race distance - and a stiffer sidewall allowed David Leslie to string four or five quick laps...

Page 13 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 2002

Reports in brief

Fredy Kumschick scored again Fredy Kumschick scored his second Thoroughbred Grand Prix win of the season, at Donington Park in May, his Williams FW07 finishing four seconds clear of the Brabham BT49 of Christian Glasel. Combination The combination of Win Percy andJaguar D-type '774 RW' was the class act of a brace of BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship races at Snetterton. With Frank Sytner...

Page 34 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1993

Top Cat

What's it like to drive the XJ220C in anger? Win Percy, one of Jaguar's nine-strong Le Mans squad gave the car a victorious debut in the recent Sports GT event at Silverstone. Here, he tells us just how it feels, talks us round a lap of the Grand Prix circuit, and discusses his hopes for the weekend of June 19/20... My observations reflect how the car felt on the weekend of the Silverstone GT...

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Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

Page 22 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1987

World Sportscar Championship: Norisring Cup

The Phoenix rises Eight hours into the Le Mans 24-Hours the Liqui Moly Porsche was a smoking ruin, almost destroyed by fire after an oil line severed. Nine days later the 962 was rebuilt by the Richard Lloyd/John Britten mechanics and was as good as new, and the point was proved when Jonathan Palmer and Mauro Baldi convincingly won the two-heat Norisring 360km 'sprint' race, beating a top-class...

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