Articles tagged Duncan Ricketts

Page 5 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 2004

More E-Type tales

Sir, I read with interest Terry Harrison's letter in the April issue concerning the ERA-Jaguar. I am able to confirm his story that the car was built from E-Type chassis GP1, not that of the spare GP3. I have seen photographs of GP1 's accident in the Isle of Man and the subsequent fire, but in no way can one see that the rear of the car was damaged so badly as to need a new chassis. In addition...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 105 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, June 2005

News in brief

MG enthusiast David Saunders has added the ex-works MGC GT to his collection and has nearly completed the restoration of an ex-Rauno Aaltonen MG Midget, discovered in America. Aaltonen raced the Midget at Bridgehampton in 1965 but it has yet to race in the UK. Saunders hopes to give the car its 'debut' this summer. *** John Clark will campaign a lightweight Jaguar E-type in long-distance races...

Page 39 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 2003

Resurrection

Abandoned at birth and forgotten for decades, Kieft's grand prix contender has finally hit the track. Gordon Cruikshank describes a 48 - year build-up What has a gestation period of 50 years? Cyril Kieft's grand prix car. Conceived in 1953, part-built in '54, abandoned by '55, the incomplete car was forgotten by the racing world. Until September last year, when it finally made its race debut,...

Page 79 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1993

Flying sparks

The VSCC continued its racing season by hosting the 28th Hawthorn Trophy meeting at Silverstone on the 12th June, the day being favoured with weather which ranged from indifferent to treacherous. Albert Sparrowhawk held a brief lead in the Bill Phillips Trophy race in his fleet Alvis Special, before Ian Bentall's 4 1/2-litre Bentley took control on the second lap and was never headed, despite the...

Page 107 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, November 2004

Italian makes shine but ERAs star

VSCC I Donington Park I Sept 11-12 Ferrari may have been the feature marque at the VSCC Donington event, but the cars from Maranello were completely upstaged by those from Bourne. Marking the 70th anniversary of ERA, two victories for 'Remus' in the hands of Ludovic Lindsay showcased the British marque in fine style. For many of the 12,000 crowd, the all-ERA race was the undoubted highlight of...

Page 8 of August 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, August 2001

Around the tracks

Le Mans legends race HSCC Brands hatch Hibberd's FJ run continues at packed brands historic weekend To follow up his Oulton Park victory, Mike Hibberd again clinched a thrilling FJ win during the HSCC's annual event on the Brands Hatch GP circuit. This time, his Lotus 27 had to fend off Paul Dudley (Lotus 22), Robin Longdon (Lola Mk5A) and Michael Schryver (Lotus 22) in a fine contest. Elsewhere...

Page 66 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1996

VSCC Donington

Once again the VSCC's curtain-closer was the Richard Seaman Trophies meeting at Donington Park, where conditions ranged from damp to soaking; but the afternoon's racing contrived to run during the drier interludes. True to recent form, the Brooklands Society Trophy race saw Julian Bronson's Riley Blue Streak lead from the flag, shadowed by Philip Walker's MG K3 replica which finished only a...

Page 104 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, June 2005

Data logger -- keep track of all the action

Ex-Villoresi Maser is back An ex-Luigi Villoresi Maserati 4CL will return to racing this season for the first time in decades after an extensive restoration for owner Rodney Smith. Chassis 1564, the 1938 prototype chassis, was used by several drivers including Villoresi, Felice Trossi and Franco Cortese, but has only raced a few times since WWII. Now US-based enthusiast Smith has had the engine...

Page 119 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 119, August 2006

VSCC, Oulton Park

June 10 Despite worries over rear dampers, Mark Gillies retained the Hawthorn Spanish Trophy in ERA R3A during the VSCC’s annual foray to Oulton Park. But his win was far tougher than a year ago, as Duncan Ricketts and Barrie Baxter challenged. In the early laps, Gillies was patient as Baxter in the Tec-Mac Maserati and Ricketts in Mac Hulbert’s ERA R4D slogged it out in fine style. But R4D then...

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