Articles tagged David Piper

Page 118 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, January 2008

Sports car racing in camera

1960-69 Paul Parker Parker’s latest work is this stunning selection of photographs from 1960s sports car racing. Each year is introduced with 500 words chronicling where the dominance lay that season and who the major challengers would be. In the foreword, David Piper reminisces about his time in the sport and enlightens us on the merits of “starting money, prize money and bonuses based on...

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Alternating currents

Arguments over its nationality swing back and forth, but 50 years on, the Cobra, with its Yankee muscle and British breeding, is still too big for one passport Even now, few cars exercise such huge gravitational pull as a Cobra. This Anglo-American hybrid didn’t scream ‘zeitgeist’ when it rocketed into the public eye back in 1962. There was no great leap forward; no breaking of moulds or pushing...

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BOOK HOLIDAY AT BRANDS HATCH

BANK HOLIDAY AT BRANDS HATCH THE 13.R.S.C.C.„ with the financial backing of Guards Cigarettes, put on an enjoyable series of races on I Ioliday Monday, under warm skies and watched by a large crowd of spectators. Main event of the day was a Formula Two event, run in two warm-up Heats, of so laps each, and a Final of 40 laps, and Brabham, Rindt, Hill, Attwood, Stewart and Irwin flew back to...

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Le Mans theme for new Chelsea show

The heritage of the Le Mans 24 Hours will be celebrated in London on September 5 at the inaugural Chelsea AutoLegends at the Royal Hospital, home of the Chelsea Flower Show. A display of famous cars from the race will form the centre point of the event, which will raise funds for the Chelsea Pensioners. The show will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Porsche’s first Le Mans victory and 1970...

Page 26 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1967

Daytona Continental 24-hour Race

Ferrari triumph Daytona Beach, 5th February 1967: When Ford won the Manufacturers Championship last year it was achieved with a very diminished opposition from the chief rival, Ferrari, and now at the first race of 1967 they were defending their position for the championship and, for this race, their I, 2, 3 victory of last year. That the Italian team were taking this year very seriously...

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Pleasant End-of-Season Brands

Another season's racing at Brands Hatch ended on a pleasant note with the B.R.S.C.C.'s meeting on October 4th. Under almost heat-wave conditions, two new class records were set up, and the saloon car event provided one of the best-ever races on this 1.24-mile circuit. Graham Warner won the opening race (10 laps for series production sports cars) with his Elite, after Chris Lawrence's Morgan had...

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The Tiger that kept roaring

The Rootes Group achieved only minimal success with its Tigers, but one rally car turned circuit racer bucked the trend for a time Ever since I first drove a Sunbeam Tiger I’ve had something of a soft spot for the Rootes Group’s Cobra equivalent. Of course the Alpine-derived Tiger never matched the achievements of Carroll Shelby’s brainchild on either road or track, but they were handsome and...

Page 55 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, November 1964

Rally review

To be truthful, there is nothing else quite like it in the whole wide world except perhaps its two-wheeled forerunner. The event is, of course, the Tour de France Automobile or, more simply, the Tour Auto, which although it is classified this year by the F.I.A. as a race meeting is still closer to a rally than, say, the 24-hour race at Le Mans, which is why it is being considered in this column....

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Formula 1 pulls together

This time last year the world of Grand Prix racing was reeling from the damage caused by spy scandals and obscene $100 million fines. McLaren and Ferrari, Formula 1’s top teams, had seemingly reached a point of animosity beyond any plausible recovery, as the FIA stoked the unpleasant atmosphere with further rulings and insinuation that could only compound the division. How things have changed as...

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Lunch with... Frank Gardner

The colourful Australian remembers his time spent racing and engineering a variety of cars in Europe during the 1960s and ’70s By Simon Taylor Frank Gardner doesn’t believe in giving interviews, particularly if they involve looking back on his eventful and versatile motor racing career. “If you look over your shoulder,” he says dismissively, “all you get is a bloody pain in the neck.” Before I...

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