Articles tagged David Piper

Page 32 of June 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, June 1960

The Aintree "200"

An exciting race After the Pau G.P. the points position in the F.2 Manufacturers' Cup gave Cooper 22 points for their wins at Brussels and Pau and second place at Syracase, Ferrari had eight for their win at Syracuse, Porsche gained 10 for their second place at Brussels and third at Pau, and for their fourth place at Syracuse Lotus earned three points. As in the F.1 Manufacturers' Championship,...

Page 18 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why Singapore saga is no surprise in today’s ‘sport’ – No one had a way with words quite like Frank… A busy time it’s been in Formula 1, with three races – Valencia, Spa, Monza – in four weekends, and briefly the emphasis was on motor racing, in particular the glorious Indian summer of Rubens Barrichello, a well-loved man winning Grands Prix in his 17th season. Remarkable. By the...

Page 10 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 2003

British racing green triumphs at La Sarthe

Le Mans Legends From a superb 48-car field, Willie Green claimed a famous victory in the Le Mans Legends race run as a warmup to the 24-hour race in June. After more than an hour of flat-out action, Green's Ligier JS1 took the flag by a scant margin from the Chevron B16 of Michel Quiniou/Steve Hitchins. Using a traditional Le Mans grid formation, the carefully selected field included Jackie...

Page 80 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 2010

Lunch with... Jack Sears

The epitome of the Gentleman Racer, Jack Sears also possessed a steely edge that he put to good use on the race track – but he always saw himself as a team playerBy Simon Taylor Nowadays “Professional” tends to mean doing something properly, and “Amateur” can mean the opposite. But, back in the days of Gentlemen and Players, you’d only be a Player, and get paid for taking part in a sport, if you...

Page 6 of August 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, August 2000

Ferraris at Le Mans

Enzo Ferrari's V12 orchestra returned to Le Mans for the Shell Historic Ferrari Maserati Challenge support race to this year's 24-hour classic. David Franklin won the Peter Auto event in the 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' which finished fifth and sixth at La Sarthe in 1972 and '73 respectively. The biggest cheer, though, was for David Piper, who finished second in the 250/2751M he raced to seventh with...

Page 64 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1998

Coys Historic Festival

This year’s Coys Historic Festival was the best and biggest yet staged. Marcus Pye was there Fifty years fell away as Baron Emanual ‘Toulo’ de Graffenried, Roy Salvadori, Geoff Richardson, Tony Rolt and Bob Ansell took their places on the grid with 19 of the original 26 cars for a reconstruction of the 1948 RAC Grand Prix, Silverstone's inaugural meeting, in a marvellously theatrical centrepiece...

Page 48 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1966

The Ilford 500

Whilst the T.T. had basked in OuIton Park sunshine, the Ilford Films 500-mile race for GT and sports cars at Brands Hatch the following week started in a torrential downpour which caused the stewards to abandon the planned rolling start and revert to a conventional grid, and to limit the race to 500 miles or six hours, whichever would be the shorter. The race, in fact, ended after six hours with...

Page 107 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, January 2009

In brief

* Stephen Hepworth is trying to trace the early history of the V8-engined Cooper T43 that his late father David used to great effect in the early 1960s. The family recently bought the car back at auction. Hepworth can be contacted on 07976 652495. * The annual Historic Rally Car Register Open Day will be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon on Saturday January 10. The full HRCR programme for...

Page 52 of October 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1968

Bank Holiday Brands—September 3rd

Traditionally the Summer Bank Holiday meeting at Brands Hatch features powerful cars, and this year, after an apparently unsuccessful attempt with Formula Two in 1967, the organisers plumped for Group 4 with a huge supporting cast of Formula Three and saloon cars. The race carried added interest as it was the final and deciding round of the season-long R.A.C. Sports Car Championship. Prior to the...

Page 60 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1995

Blistering Jaguar

Le Mans winner Richard Attwood and present-day historic-racing star Gary Pearson won the second Groveair/Autosport Three-Hour sportscar race at Snetterton on 7 October, taking David Pennell's Lister-Jaguar into the lead during the first hour and finishing two laps clear of their closest challenger. David Piper's Ferrari 250LM, driven by Chris Strakosch and Ross Hyett, lost second place when a...

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