Articles tagged Derek Bennett

Page 98 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, September 2014

Where the grassroots are greener

The 750 Motor Club, founded by our own Bill Boddy, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It continues to thrive thanks to low-cost rules, diversity and – as we found out – good, clean fun Writer Ed Foster, photographer Mitch Pashavair Variety is, according to the dictionary, “the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony”. There should really be a...

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Heart & Sole

The ingredients? A treacherous Donington Park, the latest GT3 racer from a small, ambitious company and a 6ft 7in writer who is too tall for the cabin. That didn’t work, but the car does…Writer Ed Foster "Do you think you’d fit if you took your shoes off?” They’re not words many will associate with racing cars, but ex-BTCC and Le Mans driver Anthony Reid might have a point. I am halfway inside...

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Barn Stormer

That's because the contents of Geoff Temple's farm are not exactly common knowledge Most people thought that only one Chevron 81 existed. This is an extraordinarily historic car. It is not, however, the car that most people think it is when you first mention it to them. That's because it was once also a forgotten car, which lay abandoned for the best part of 20 years at a vegetable farm just...

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Reflection in the Swedish lakes

There were one or two minor lakes in the paddock during practice, as the weather tried to wreck the Swedish Grand Prix, but fortunately the sun won the battle and the water soon evaporated. Until mid-morning on race day everyone was prepared for another Spanish Grand Prix riot, the expectations of tyre-changing being uppermost in most people's minds. The over-night modifications to the pit area,...

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Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

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Data logger -- keep track of all the news...

DFV Chevron runs again  -- Bolton one-off roars again after 22-year silence. 2006 race programme beckons The unique DFV-powered Chevron B23 returned to the track in November— after 22 years of storage. It was driven by Earl Goddard, whose father Fred has owned the car since the early 1980s and who completed its rebuild in 2005. Chassis 21 was built in 1973 for Chevron's Italian agent Eris...

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Around and about

The GP Opel conclusion Last month we published pictorial proof that Opel I, described in Motor Sport for September 1977, and owned by Noel Mavrogordato, is the car which finished 10th in the 1914 French Grand Prix, driven by Carl Jorns and which came to Brooklands as Opel II, entered by Capt. A. G. Miller. Since then I have turned up some engine and chassis numbers for these cars, as declared...

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Hot Crosslé fun

Reborn for the track-day market, Crosslé's 9S sports-racer still cuts it, says Richard Heseltine Tapping into a rich nostalgic vein, Crosslé Car Co has high hopes for 9S, the second coming. Constructed in the same former wash-house as the original, situated in the sat-nav-baiting back of Northern Ireland's beyond, you may be unaware of its existence, but that's about to change; expect to see one...

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CHEVRON GROWS A NEW WING

CHEVRON GROWS A \EW WI \ G Long after the death of its founder, the racing marque adds another twist to its story HE COMPLEX HISTORY OF THE Chevron marque gained another wrinkle with the announcement that the modern GR8 is now to be produced by the Jordan Will racing team while Chevron Racing will continue with the heritage side. That winged badge graced the nose of a long line of successful 2-...

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Easter Race Meetings

Brands Hatch The first public race meeting held at Brands Hatch this year was on a damp and cold Easter Monday, the B.R.S.C.C.'s programme consisting of nine races, mostly for small sports-racing cars, GT cars and small saloons. The main race of the day was for the Oxfam Trophy, and was not very exciting—Tomlinson's Brabham won from Berrow-Johnston's 1,098-c.c. Lotus, which had led for eight of...

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