Articles tagged David Piper

Page 38 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 1967

The B.O.A.C. 500

Our best race Brands Hatch, England, July 30th. It is remarkable, hut true, that we have not had a serious motor race, other than Grand Prix events, in Great Britain since 1959; this was brought home forcibly when practice began at Brands Hatch for the B.O.A.C. 500. The assembly of cars was such that British spectators must have wondered if they were not at Nürburgring, Spa or Le Mans. It seemed...

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Book reviews

"Lamborghinl Countach" by Jean-Francois Marchet and Peter Coltrin (Osprey AutoHistory. 1214 Long Acre, London WC2. £7.95) It is an astounding 15 years since the Countach burst on to the stage at the 1971 Geneva Show, and since then more than 1,000 have been built. The car remains the epitome of the supercar. perhaps challenged finally by the new Ferrari Testarossa, but unlikely ever to be...

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Letters from readers

Star letter Real motor racing Sir, My company is organising a revival meeting at the old Vila Real circuit in the north of Portugal. The event will be staged on October 16 and it will include, among other features, an exhibition of historic competition cars, including some laps over the original round-the-houses circuit which will be specially closed for the occasion. Several cars which took...

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XVII British Grand Prix

A Hard Time for Clark Brands Hatch England July 11th The British Grand Prix has never had any particular home, and this year it was to hold the title of European Grand Prix so the R.A.C. not only decided to run it themselves, instead of delegating it to the B.R.D.C. or the B.A.R.C., but also chose Brands Hatch Stadium as the venue and enlisted the help of almost everyone in the British sporting...

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Brands Hatch international

August 6th For the Guards Trophy meeting this year the B.R.S.C.C. decided to hold the race for sports cars and Prototypes and arrayed an interesting collection of cars for this 50-lap event, a huge crowd turning up to witness the four-event programme in foul weather. First race of the day for the Peco Trophy Saw a fascinating array of G.T. cars line up on the grid. No less than six of the latest...

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Lola to put T70 to put back into production

Lola's T70 sports racing car - as tested in this issue of MOTOR SPORT — is set to re-enter production, some 28 years after the original series. The project forms part of a management buy out aimed at putting Britain's longest-established racing car manufacturing company, which entered voluntary administration in May after the collapse of its ill-fated foray into Formula One, back on the road to...

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B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting, Goodwood (Sept. 24th)

One of the season's most pleasant club meetings was that of the B.A.R.C. at Goodwood on September 24th. In perfect summer weather the programme, for sports cars only, began with a five-lap scratch race for up-to-1,200-c,c. models. Slow to start was Chapman, driving the disc-braked works Lotus as used in the T.T., while Page and Steed also drove Climax-engined Lotus models. By the third lap...

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The Factory – Time and emotion at Maranello

Ferrari’s famous home has undergone several fundamental shifts recently, in terms of structure and practices. But, as Colin Goodwin discovers, these have not been entirely at the expense of tradition It had to be a small Fiat. Tradition dictated it. In all the stories I read in car magazines during the 1970s, the journalists visiting Ferrari always drove a hired Fiat. So on my first trip to...

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Lunch with... Barrie Williams

The most prolific driver in British motor sport can’t remember how many races he’s done. But Simon Taylor finds Barrie can tell a story about almost every one Photography: James Mitchell Forty years ago a struggling young F3 driver came to kip on the floor of the dingy North London flat I shared with journalist Andrew Marriott and fellow F3 racer Chris Lambert. Whenever Barrie Williams came...

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The Kiwi Connection

Sir, I enjoyed the December issue as usual. I thought your readers might be interested in a couple of New Zealand-related snippets that articles in that issue raised. The ex-works, ex-Roy James Brabham FJ lives in good hands just north of Wellington and is a solid and regular performer in historic events in the hands of John Rapley. Advertised for sale in 'Autosport' in February 1964 this very...

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