Articles tagged David Piper

Page 20 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1964

Guards International Trophy

For the last few years the big B.R.S.C.C. sports-car meeting on the Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend has provided the best racing in the country at the time. This season's event was well up to standard, fine weather and an excellent entry for all five races on the programme resulting in an even larger turnout of spectators than usual—over 30,000 being estimated by some people. The main...

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Oulton Park Gold Cup

THE Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club Ltd. were very courageous in organising a Formula One race for their Gold Cup meeting, in this first season of the new Grand Prix Formula, especially in view of the ups and downs of various factory teams. The outcome was a small field of cars but they gave a real taste of Grand Prix racing at its best and it must have whetted the appetites of the very large...

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Club Stakes

A controversial deal and the resultant membership backlash has broken friendships and split the British Racing Drivers' Club. The fate of the recently announced joint venture between Silverstone Group and TWR Group, to form Silverstone Motor Group, hangs in the balance. It is a very lop-sided balance at present, and a decidedly thin thread by which the situation is suspended. Quite possibly the...

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The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

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Silverstone to mark jubilee at Coys '98

Fifty years of Silverstone Circuit will be the theme of the BRDC's seventh International Historic Festival extravaganza, scheduled to take place on July 24.26 next year. The meeting will commemorate the men and machines which have provided half a century's heroic action on the ever evolving motorsport complex, host to every FIA World Championship British Grand Prix since 1987. Silverstone has a...

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Facing the dangers of racing

An evening spent in the company of David Piper and Richard Attwood reminded us just how far we have come in Just when Formula 1 was returning from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, I hosted an event at Dick Lovett's Ferrari dealership in Swindon. Surrounded by Ferrari race and road cars, I was joined by David Piper and Richard Attwood to talk through Ferrari's luminous history in sports car racing. As...

Page 54 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, March 1996

Fantasy Overture

Rebuffed by the authorities, orphaned and winner only by default at Le Mans, Ferrari's 250 LM had a sticky start. Laurence Meredith recalls boyhood dreams of Maranello's misnamed missile. Most folks, if pressed, can remember one childhood Christmas that was better than all the others, and as I am no exception I fear that it is now time to make a painful confession. The plain truth of the matter...

Page 22 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1965

Reims 12-hour race – not exciting

Reims, France, July 3rd/4th. COMING rather soon after the Le Mans 24-hour race neither Ford nor Ferrari were interested in taking part in the 12 hour race at Reims; so it turned into a glorified Club meeting for private owners and an opportunity for non-works people to share the winnings. Main contenders were Luigi Chinette with his Le Mans Prototype Ferrari with 4.4-litre engine, with single o.h...

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The circuit of Mugello

June 6th ALTHOUGH the race on the circuit of Mugello, north of Florence, had International status the entry was almost entirely National, the exception being Mike de Udy and David Piper with the former's Porsche 904. However, the entry was not the important part of the race, it was the circuit and character of the event that was significant, for it was open-road racing in the heart of Italy. At...

Page 32 of October 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 1966

Austrian 500-Kilometre Race

ZELTWEG, AUSTRIA, September 14th. IN spite of being limited to the small 3.2-kilometre L-shaped circuit on Zeltweg aerodrome, the Austrian Automobile Club courageously organised a straight-forward 500-kilometre (300 miles) race for Group 4 homologated sports cars (50 off). They invited an interesting entry of twenty-two starters, in three groups, over 2,000 c.c., up to 2,000 c.c. and up to 5,300...

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