Articles tagged David Piper

Page 42 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1995

Legends in their own lap times

Sports car racing is in the throes of a recovery, but it seems unlikely it will ever again reach such charismatic heights as it did 25 years ago The whoosh of tyres sliding hopelessly on wet tarmac is something every driver fears. So was the thump! as Barrie Smith's Lola T70 smote the protective banking in front of the Grovewood Suite at Brands Hatch. No mean driver, Smith had lost the Lola all...

Page 12 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 2007

News in brief

David Piper and Mike Knight have unveiled plans for the 11th International Springbok Trophy, running in South Africa in February 2008. The twin events will be at the tour’s traditional venues of Zwartkops on February 1/2 and Killarney a week later. The invited cars are 1960 to 1970 GT/sports prototypes and saloons, and 1935 to 1965 single-seaters, with classes devised once entries have been...

Page 5 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 2003

Crowd expected at Solitude

The Solitude circuit near Stuttgart celebrates its centenary with a major event on July 26-27. Dan Gurney, winner of the F1 race there in 1962, will star along with Hans Herrmann, Jochen Mass, Dieter Glemser and many more. The road circuit, used from 1903-65, will stage regularity events on a 4.6km course based around Schloss Solitude. Cars and bikes that competed there feature in the 175-strong...

Page 99 of August 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, August 2012

Lunch with Stuart Graham

It’s already a unique claim, being the TT-winning son of a TT winner, but this man embellished it by winning further TTs in big, brawny saloon cars There are many examples of a racer’s talent being passed on from father to son, and even to a third generation. Indeed there are whole clans, like the Andrettis and Unsers in the USA, where each succeeding generation seems destined for the family...

Page 61 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, August 1995

To F3L and back

It had the best engine, a proven design team, prime drivers. Ford's blessing, and it looked sensational. How could the F3L fail? To preface this article with some anecdote or little-known historical fact would be to miss the crux of the Ford F3L. Twenty-seven years ago, the mechanics at the Byfleet-based Alan Mann Racing Limited wheeled out, by my way of thinking, the most beautiful racing car to...

Page 56 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1996

Fabulous Fourth Goodwood

It's now the greatest historic meeting of all, says Alan Cox - but can Lord March's team keep it up? The fourth Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be yet another outstanding success for both competitors and the public, with Lord March and his small team expanding on the format established in previous years to such effect that the official paying attendance was quoted as 86,000 over the three...

Page 129 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 129, June 2009

VIP hospitality at the Targa Florio

In the 1968 Targa Florio, British owner-driver Paul Vestey ran his recently-acquired ex-Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM. It had been the second of Maranello Concessionaires’ two 250LMs – chassis ‘6167’ – repainted from Colonel Hoare’s famous red and Cambridge-blue livery into PV’s favoured midnight-blue and white. He had run the car at Daytona, and with Roy Pike finished sixth in class at...

Page 89 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2011

A career reaches take-off

A career reaches take-off We pbK up wnere we eft off ast montn as a buddng journa st tours tne tracKs of :urope tnen ends ns year wtn a hsKy f Lgnt nome BY EOIN YOUNG began writing reports on the 1961 Formula Junior races for Motoring News in Britain as a rookie writer just arrived from New Zealand. When I reached London I headed for the editorial office and was commissioned to cover the FJ races...

Page 30 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1999

Porsche 917 track test

You may know Silverstone's national circuit. For those who do not, it's short and very tight. After the pits it swerves right at Copse, left at Maggotts and then hard right again at Becketts. It then runs down a short straight to another sharp left at Brooklands, onto the long, slow right at Luffield which leads you to Woodcote and the start of a new lap. I mention this now to put into...

Page 14 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 1963

A.D.A.C. 1000 Kilometres, Nurburgring

A Race of Incidents Adenau, May 19th What the 1,000-kilometre race entry lacked in quality this year it made up in quantity, for 92 cars were entered and 67 actually started the race, but only 34 were running when the winner crossed the line. A number of entries were cancelled before practice began, such as the two ASA 1000 entries from Italy, as they were still not finished, and Team Elite had...

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