Articles tagged David Piper

Page 80 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, February 2009

Lunch with... David Piper

He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...

Page 72 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, February 1980

Lola's Bid for CanAm Domination

Lola's Bid for CanAm Domination THE Canadian-American Challenge Series, CanAm fee short, fl. never enjoyed much of a reputation outside North America, especially since it was relaunched in 1977 to a slightly emasculated formula after a three year gap. Vol the huge CanAm cars are exciting in the extreme, attract top-rate drivers (Jacky 1cItx won the 1979 Championship) and traditionally the Series...

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Track Visit Vila Real

There were bridges, level-crossings, sheer drops and punch-ups in parc ferme. Yet everyone who raced at this Portuguese road circuit came away enamoured. Richard Heseltine recounts its story Period photography courtesy of Adelino Dinis Recreation photos by Ian Dawson What's best, regards or thanks? Obrigado, Ricardo Heseltino. That ought to do it. Oh, and another one. No shoving please. Form an...

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The arts of Craft

With more backing and a couple of lucky breaks, the talents of Chris Craft surely would have shone at the highest level. Yet no-one can have enjoyed their career more. Colin Goodwin meets a happy-go-lucky racer who had more than his share of go - both on and off the track Money was so tight that driver Chris Craft and team manager Keith Greene had to take a Page & Moy tour to get to North...

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Party marks 40 years of Ferrari service

The Foskers family celebrated 40 years of service and restoration of Ferraris in August with a garden party in the grounds of Ightham Warren in Kent, featuring a stunning collection of 70 cars. Peter Critchell from the Ferrari Owners Kent Area presented awards to his favourite cars in various categories. Mike Pearce’s Daytona picked up first prize in the V12 category, while Brian Hotston’s GT was...

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Where did 50 years go?

Reeling from realising he's been at it for half a century, Doug recalls some significant people and cars who helped shape his career. I am writing this on November 3, 2013, which in my little world is quite a steadying date, because 50 years ago — on November 3, 1963 — I shook my father's hand, gave my mum a hug and set off on a train to Swanley Junction, Kent, to start my first full-time job....

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The Colonel's little trooper

Ferrari’s Dino-badged ‘F2 sports car’ fired Col Ronnie Hoare’s enthusiasm, but this battle was lost before it began Nissan has one. Toyota has one. Mercedes has one. Sub-brands, we call them now, where the manufacturer can create a fresh image for one section of its produce. Ferrari too had one, long before Infiniti, Lexus and Maybach were created (or revived in the latter case). Only Ferrari’s...

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Ferrari Festival

Nearly 180 Ferraris graced the splendid grounds of Honington Hall, Shipston-on-Stour for the Ferrari Owners Club Ferrari Festival and Concours d'Elegance. Champion of Champions in the concours was Major Trevelyan's Dino 246GT, below right. Below, Paul Jackman fettles his Type 166. Racing exotics, right, included Dudley Mason's 206 Dino (foreground) and David Piper's P4, Peter Agg's rare 410...

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Karlskoga, Sweden

Driving his first race since his accident in the Belgian GP, Stirling Moss won the 75-kilometre sports-car race at the Swedish Karlskoga meeting in the new 2-litre rear-engined Lotus Nineteen. Moss seemed fit as he ran to his car for the Le Mans type start but Joakim Bonnier, driving a Tipo 61 Maserati, was first away, and these two had a ding. dong battle until half-distance, when Moss began to...

Page 18 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1999

LEGENDS

FRANK GARDNER ONE OF THE PLEASURES OF GOING TO Melbourne each spring is seeing Frank Gardner again. When I got into racing journalism, at the beginning of the 1970s, Gardner was one of the first drivers I interviewed, and in fact the experience rather spoiled me, for it led me erroneously to expect that all others of his craft would be similarly entertaining. It was a freezing November day, and...

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