Articles tagged David Piper

Page 10 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, October 1996

Gardner's Question Time

Paul Fearnley fulfils a long-standing ambition to meet a man whose achievements bely his legendary status Jeez, you know me better than I do." Frank Gardner is a bit vague over facts and figures. He's every right to be. He has been involved in motorsport for over 40 years as a mechanic, a driver, an engineer and a team manager. Only now he is throttling back, although his idea of 'Dunworkin',...

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Matters of moment

I will remember for some time the sense of joy that swept through the office the day we found out that Alain Prost was prepared to talk to us about Ayrton Senna. As you can perhaps imagine, this was no small matter for Prost and he made clear his misgivings about breaking his silence from the start. That was all some time ago. Formula One team bosses are never the easiest characters to track down...

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Watkins Glen 6-Hours

Alfa Romeo makes it three Watkins Glen, NY, July 24th. The might of Stuttgart bowed to the dogged persistence of Alfa Romeo in the final round of the 1971 International Championship for Makes at the Watkins Glen race circuit when Andrea de Adamich and Ronnie Peterson handed Ing. Carlo Chiti's Autodelta Racing Team their third victory of the year in the last event to be run under the 5- and 3-...

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Chevron B6/B8

Derek Bennett never was one to be consumed by low ambitions. An intuitive and hugely gifted engineer, nobody worked harder at Haslam’s Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton; Chevron’s spiritual home. Usually the first to arrive and last to leave, the fame-avoiding marque founder inspired his troops by example. What he lacked in formal education, Bennett more than made up for in practical, real-world...

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Brands Hatch On Easter Monday

In almost perfect racing weather Formula III racing and sports cars were assembled at Brands Hatch and an excellent series of events took place. The first race consisted of four 10-lap heats and three finals for 500 c.c. cars followed by a race for J.A.P.-engined cars; events for 1,200 c.c. and 1,500 c.c. sports cars were then run and the afternoon's racing ended with the unlimited sports-car...

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1959 RAC Tourist Trophy, Goodwood

In the second of our occasional series, we remember how Aston Martin blazed a trail to sports car world title glory By Doug Nye We will soon see the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin becoming the first British manufacturer ever to win the FIA Sports Car World Championship. The decisive race was run on September 9, 1959 – the RAC Tourist Trophy, at Goodwood. It sticks in the memory for many reasons...

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Kylami 9 Hours, Johannesburg (Nov. 6TH)

A number of private European entrants went out to S. Africa for the 9-hour race on the KyIami circuit, and the event proved to be a good battle between David Piper, in his Ferrari 365 P2 that he had new for the Guards Trophy last August, and Peter Sutcliffe in his first race with his newly acquired Ford GT40. Piper was ably partnered by Attwood and Sutcliffe by Ireland and both cars had troubles...

Page 55 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, January 2001

Ferrari 330P2

Racing cars, in general, have short lives. After one or two seasons they are uncompetitive, overtaken in both senses. Today, with the expansion of the historic scene, huge numbers of them have been recommissioned and have returned to the track. But certain cars have been lucky enough to have owners who kept the faith, who continued to use them for their proper purpose even when out of fashion,...

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Letters

Racing's balance of power Sir, Rob Widdows' story on the Bentley GT3 (December issue) succinctly makes the case for the Balance of Performance in this class of racing. Without it, there is no way a physically large, 1.6-tonne, front-engined Bentley could ever be competitive with the tiny, 1.2-tonne, mid-engined GTs such as the Ferrari 458. It was therefore a surprise to read the editorial comment...

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Hadfield reaps eastern promise

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix, a Le Mans start began the historic Golden Jubilee Cup on Macau's streets in November. The race was won comfortably by Simon Hadfield in his Lotus 30, ahead of Frank Sytner's Lola T70 Spyder. Hadfield was making amends for earlier losing the thrilling GP Anniversary Trophy race to Sytner after swapping leads over a dozen times. On the final...

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