Articles tagged David Methley

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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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Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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HSCC SuperPrix, Brands Hatch

Finally unshackled from a date clash with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of Britain’s finest staples still struggled to pull in a significant crowd – a quirk science is powerless to explain. One or two classes were short on numbers, but there were still 360-odd entries for 14 categories and 18 races. The meeting commenced in receding fog and passed via glorious sunshine to brief, teeming...

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Masters get French flier

Brabham and March were victorious on the Masters Racing Series’ first visit to Magny-CoursBy Paul Lawrence Six different non-Cosworth Grand Prix engines running in one event marked the first Masters Festival to be run outside Britain, when the Masters Racing Series took over the French GP circuit of Magny-Cours. A date at the end of a busy summer did not help grids, and entries were generally...

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New for Old

David McKinney reports on the HSCC's 30 year celebration meeting and MotorSport Trophy Rob Hall moved into the joint lead of the European Historic Formula 2 Championship when he took his March 712 to two dominant victories on the new International Circuit at, Silverstone on June 15, helped by the retirements of his two closest rivals, John Harper through engine trouble in his matching March, and...

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1998 - The essential guide to the season

The return of racing to Goodwood may be the highpoint of the 1998 Historic motorsport season, but as Marcus Pye reports, it’s just one of many exciting dates over the coming year. There is a new arrival on the Historic motor racing scene in 1998, and it is already the talk of the motorsport fraternity. The reopening of Goodwood circuit in September, 50 years to the day after it first hosted car...

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HSCC Historic Superprix

Brands Hatch, Kent The late loss of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship was, on paper, a blow to the prestige of the annual HSCC Historic Superprix on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. However, the defection of the HFO championship to a British Grand Prix support slot was admirably countered by the Historic Formula 2 and Martini Trophy series. While the Fl feature would have struggled...

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Les Deux Tours d'Horloge

France's other 24-hour race is a stiff challenge for historic racers Literally "twice round the clock", this 24-hour Historic race at Paul Ricard began five years ago when Eric van de Vyver wanted a tougher challenge for the cars he prepares in France. Today it is part of a challenge series which includes a 6Hr race at Spa and a 12hr event at Magny-Cours with plans to add another half-day thrash...

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Wheel to wheel -- the month in historic motorsport

Hanson takes debut win in Surtees -- European Historic Grand Prix: Zolder, July 2/3 James Hanson was the star of the 31st running of the European Historic Grand Prix at Zolder as he took a first and a second in Grand Prix Masters on his historic racing debut. Hanson, aboard the ex-Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B, shared the GPM wins with Peter Wuensch (Wolf WR1).  Hanson, who last competed in 2003 in...

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Crisp Smith

For its third running the MOTOR SPORT Trophy race for Historic F1 cars at the HSCC Championship Finals at Silverstone attracted an entry of superb quality, spanning 16 seasons from 1970. Following two inclement qualifying sessions, the front row was shared by Geoff Farmer (Theodore N183, 64.72s) and Steve Pontin-Warltier, who matched Farmer's time with his Arrows A5. Behind sat John Fenning's...

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