Articles tagged David Piper

Page 63 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, July 1993

Burning Brands

Blazing sunshine basted a healthy crowd who gathered at Brands Hatch to celebrate the career of John Surtees, the only man to win World Championships on bikes and cars. 30 years ago he won his first GP, with the world title coming in only his second season, though he first raced at Brands 43 years ago. Two- and three-wheeled races began Sunday's tribute, though there were no MV Agustas, the...

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Goodwood TT update

A brace of wire-wheeled Ferrari 250LMs, driven by Le Mans winners Richard Attwood and Jackie Oliver and John Surtees/ David Piper will head a sensational entry for the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration, centrepiece of Goodwood's Revival on September 15-17. Ferrari hopes in Sunday's hourlong double-driver enduro also rest with the fast 330 LM/Bs, crewed by the ultra-strong pairings of Patrick Tambay...

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Matters of moment

Given all the fuss about Rolls-Royce and Bentley right now, you'd be forgiven for not noticing that automotive GBH is already being committed on the name of one of our most proud and innovative marques. Have you seen the brand new Rover-BRM? If not you should know that it is neither gas-turbine powered nor likely to be competing at Le Mans any time soon. This Rover-BRM is an entirely unremarkable...

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Chelsea AutoLegends

OK, let’s get it out of the way at the start. if you hold an outdoor event in Britain even at the height of summer, never mind on the first weekend of September, you run the risk of a soaking. the second annual Chelsea Autolegends, on September 4, played those odds – and threatened to be drowned in the deluge. That it wasn’t says much for this enjoyable event that appears to have a bright future...

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Lunch with... Richard Attwood

This English gentleman upset his father by racing for longer than he was supposed to, but success at Monaco and Le Mans in particular made it all worthwhileBy Simon Taylor Richard Attwood could never be anything but English. Scion of a prosperous Midlands family with links to the motor car that go back three generations, he was educated at Harrow, and served his apprenticeship at Jaguar in the...

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Books for the New Year

"The Indy 500—An American Institution Under Fire" by Ron Dorson. 229 pp. 9¼ in. x 6 in. (Bond Parkhurst Books, Newport Beach, California. 9.95 dollars). An ususual book this, which takes a hard look at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that remarkable Memorial Day institution that attracts enormous crowds and some 10,000,000 dollars to the American town of Indianapolis during the month of May each...

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Matters of moment

Credit where it's due If you look back 10, 15, 20, or 25 years in the correspondence columns of any motoring magazine you're liable to experience déjà vu, for many of the letters deal with subjects which are still current preoccupations. Indeed, many could be printed today with little alteration. There is the "I would like to thank the marshals. . ." letter; the "what about British drivers?"...

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The right stuff

The burgeoning historic motorsport scene means that, in 2001, there will be ever more exciting cars at ever more varied venues. So what can we expect? Marcus Pye is our guide Historic motorsport continues to grow at a frightening rate, indeed the dedicated aficionado has never faced a greater dilemma in compiling a summer's leisure pursuits than you do in 2001. With more mature race series and...

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Brands Hatch International

The International meeting at Brands Hatch on August 29th gave the relatively small crowd some of the most exciting and some of the dullest racing seen at this tiny track since the same meeting last year. The main event of the day was the Kentish "100" Trophy for Formula 2 cars, which was divided into two 42-lap parts, the winner being decided on aggregate times. The vast majority of Formula 1...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Montoya and Michelin deserved more in F1– Daytona: from the 24 Hours to the 500– Why ‘Quick Vic’ loved the Porsche 917 You know,” mused Vic Elford, “for years I worked for Skip Barber, doing tuition at his race drivers’ school at Sears Point – it’s got some other, vulgar name now [Infineon], but back then it was Sears Point. Anyway, one day this gentleman from South America turned up...

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