Articles tagged Derek Hood

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The Ultimate Super Group

Three decades ago, Group C set out to prove that a fuel efficiency formula could make for magnificent racing It had been great while it lasted. The 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship was proof of that old adage that you only need two cars to make a motor race, although strictly speaking there were as many as four or five front-running cars per meeting; those rounds that weren’t cancelled, you...

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Big Cats and other animals

Jaguars are big business for the vast JD Classics concern. But pull back the workshop doors and you'll discover all sorts of other treasures, toowriter Gordon Cruickshank There are some businesses which boast a grand frontage concealing less than you expect, and some which reverse the deal. JD Classics does the latter: you must pass through an unassuming archway before seeing the wide glass...

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Wheel-to-wheel -- the month in historic motorsport

Sytner chalks up a Classic double -- Silverstone Classic, July 30/31 Double wins were the norm as Silverstone burst back onto the historic racing festival calendar with the inaugural Silverstone Classic. From a programme crammed full with high-quality race series, Gary Pearson (Group C/GTP), Simon Hadfield (Derek Bell Trophy), Frank Sytner (GP Masters) and Michael Schryver (Lotus 18) all won...

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2004 Review -- Part Two: Sportscars/GTs/Saloons

Pearson suffers bit of Agg -- Group C/GTP Revival The effort and commitment of Jim Graham really paid dividends in 2004 for the Group C/GTP Racing movement. More cars, more drivers and a sensational warm-up slot at the Le Mans 24 Hours proved that the series is now firmly in the big league of historic racing. Yet it started at a wet and gloomy Spa in May when typical Ardennes weather, and the...

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