Articles tagged David Leslie

Page 34 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1995

99 and counting

It has taken an official pre-qualifying session to whittle down an extraordinary number of Le Mans entries to a manageable level The surge of interest in the ACO's 24 Hours of Le Mans continues. Three years ago, when the event was tied to the mast of the FIA's sinking ship, it attracted a grand total of 28 entries... and production-based GT cars were strictly prohibited. This year the ACO...

Page 35 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1996

Quattroforte?

Should the establishment be fazed by the arrival of world champion Audi? Paul Fearnley looks forward to the 1996 British Touring Car Championship There is a sense of foreboding in the BTCC. The arrival of Audi and its four-wheel drive A4 has the 'establishment' all of a twitter. The memory of the Ingolstadt manufacturer's dominance of last season's FIA Touring Car World Cup looms large as the...

Page 8 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, June 1987

World Sportscar Championship: Silverstone 1000kms

Home win With three consecutive victories to its credit, the Silk Cut Jaguar team went to Silverstone determined to repeat last year's maiden success, but a little afraid too that its luck might run out on home ground. The outcome, though, was a comprehensive whitewash of the works Porsche team, and Jaguar's first 1-2 result in Group C. Eddie Cheever and Raul Boesel beat Jan Lammers and John...

Page 21 of February 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1985

News

BP has withdrawn its sponsorship of motor sport following a reappraisal of its marketing expenditure. For the past ten years the company has been particularly active in the promotion of British drivers, sometimes sponsoring a full season, sometimes making a contribution to a driver’s budget, and it has helped the likes of Jonathan Palmer, Martin Brundle, Brian Henson, Rupert Keegan, Johnny...

Page 26 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1987

World Sportscar Championship: Le Mans 24-hrs

Jaguar bid fails The Porsche factory was down to its last car after an hour of racing at Le Mans but that one, driven by Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and AI Holbert, was enough to write some new pages in the record books. Bell won the race for the fifth time (now second only to Jacky Ickx's record of six victories), Holbert for the third time, and Stuck for the second time. It was Porsche's twelfth Le...

Page 118 of December 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, December 2011

And That Reminds Me...

Why a 24-hour race at Silverstone triggered thoughts of a great man Turned up for my fourth Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone with thoughts full of my third, four years ago, the car a GT3 Jaguar XKR and the result rendered irrelevant by a three-hour gearbox change during the night. The reason it's so fresh in my mind has nothing to do with the car or the race, but the circumstances in which I...

Page 89 of August 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2012

Return to splendour

In the 1990s saloon car racing pulled in record crowds. Now enthusiasts for that dramatic era have fired up those staggeringly complex Super Tourers for the first race in 12 years, at Silverstone Classic It’s a world of initials, saloon racing. ETC, ITC, WTC – and TOCA, which doesn’t stand for anything, but steered by laconic Aussie Alan Gow turned the BTCC into a marketing success only Formula 1...

Page 12 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 1997

Laguna Seca historic races honour Carroll Shelby

Everywhere you looked there was another Ford GT or Cobra or Shelby Mustang. It was the Shelby Tribute weekend at the Monterey Histories at Laguna Seca, and 'Ol Shel' was there, along with Roy Salvadori and their 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 Aston Martin, for the highlight of the vintage race season. Aston team-mates Stirling Moss and Paul Frere were also on hand. Racing began on Saturday with the...

Page 70 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, April 2004

Ecosse efficient racer

Ecurie Ecosse's proud Le Mans tradition - it won there in 1956 and '57 - meant that the team's mid-1980s reincarnation was geared solely around La Sarthe. That it failed to win there, yet wound up with a world title, is one of racing's happier twists of fate. The first Ecosse, C284, was based around Dorset Racing's De Cadenet Lola. Low fuel pressure halted it at Le Mans in 1984, and it was...

Page 29 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, August 2008

David Leslie celebration

The family of the late, great David Leslie invite his friends and admirers to attend a Memorial Celebration of his life to be held at the BRDC Farm at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday, July 24, starting at 6pm. This will be a celebration and will not be formal, but the ladies are invited to look wonderful (depending on the weather) as David would have liked that! There will be a hog roast with a...

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