Articles tagged Divina Galica

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National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

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You were there

This month, readers transport us to Detroit and Silverstone for Grand Prix action. We also feature Aston Martin in the 1950s at Le Mans and, er, Seaford ANDREW COSTIN-HURLEY These shots of ’50s Aston Martins were taken by ex-Ilmor engineer Andrew’s mother. “Mum’s cousin is Brian Clayton, an Aston race engineer from that era,” he explains. “Brian would travel from Feltham in a variety of cars to...

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Brands Hatch 1,000 Kms

Fine Canon team win The 1984 World Endurance Championship events are, generally, spaced out a month apart as the teams wished, but with a fine sense of timing F1SA allowed the BRSCC organised, British Aerospace-sponsored Brands Hatch 1,000 Kms race to be held on July 29th, just a week before the Mosport 1,000 Kms. A few teams, notably John Fitzpatrick's Skoal Porsches, decided to do both but for...

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The International Trophy

Silverstone, March 19th This year saw the running of the thirtieth International Trophy race at Silverstone, the first one in the present series being held in 1949, which Alberto Ascari won with the then new and exciting short-wheelbase Ferrari with supercharged V12 engine of 1 1/2-litres. However, the International Trophy as a major British race started long before that, in 1933 to be exact,...

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Racing Formulae - Sports 2000

Is this the future of sports-car racing? Just over a year ago, in April 1977 to be precise, the first round of a new British formula was staged at Brands Hatch. Called Sports 2000 and sponsored by SodaStream the soft drinks concern, it made a better spectacle than many had predicted. A lot of people involved in motor racing had dismissed the arrival of the new sports car formula as fated front...

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Marcus Pye's diary

MAWP takes a look at a rearranged Rover P6 with a competition pedigree and toasts a fast lady's decision to quite racing Rover's purchase of the manufacturing rights to the lightweight 3.5-litre Buick V8 engine was the best investment it ever made. A compact and reliable road burner, the unstressed unit was also a superb racing engine. What it lacked in cubic capacity (over American rivals), it...

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Formula One scene - A look back at the South American races

The 1978 Formula One season started off with a rush with two races in South America during the month of January and it says much for the serious intent of the regular teams that they were all there in force. The way the teams work all the year round, year after year, is nothing short of amazing, especially in the unsettled industrial atmosphere of the everyday world, where strikes and go-slow...

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The Brazilian Grand Prix goes to Rio

Rio de Janeiro, January 29th The second of the two early-season Championship Grand Prix races took place in Brazil fourteen days after Andretti's runaway win in Buenos Aires. This time the Brazilian Grand Prix took place, not at Sao Paulo's impressive five-mile Interlagos circuit, but at the brand new Circuit Internacional do Rio de Janeiro, a twisting autodromo complex situated some 20 miles or...

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Notes on the Cars at Brands Hatch

There were a couple of new cars in the paddock as distinct from new designs, when practice started for the Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, Niki Lauda had a brand new Ferrari, number 028 in the 312T2 series. It did not differ from his previous car, the successful 026, though the monocoque was a fraction lighter, having been constructed in a similar vein to 027 the car being used by Regazzoni. Lauda's...

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Webb Sight

Brands Hatch thrived under racing's great promoter, John Webb. He talks to Simon Taylor John Webb was one of the great motorsport visionaries. For 25 years, from 1964 to '89, he ruled Brands Hatch, grew the circuit into the most successful in the country, and went on to add Mallory Park, Snetterton and OuIton Park to his portfolio. He was determinedly commercial, consistently creative and...

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