Articles tagged Duncan Wiltshire

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Historic scene with Gordon Cruickshank

Man behind the Legends A day with Duncan Wiltshire, organiser of the prestigious Le Mans support event On the morning of the most famous race in the world, there’s a highly prestigious historic event called Le Mans Legends. But it’s not run by the ACO; it’s run by two guys in an old fire station in Warwickshire. Motor Racing Legends is the outfit, now well known for historic racing series and...

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Historic racing news

Welch tragedy mars Classic Accident claims well-known historic racer | By Paul Lawrence A tragic accident took the life of Denis Welch at the Silverstone Classic – the first fatality in the annual event’s 24-year history. Welch was racing the ex-Syd van der Vyver Lotus 18, a former South African F1 title winner now owned by Malcolm Ricketts, in the second of the weekend’s Historic Grand Prix Car...

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Trophy marks our 90th

Motor Sport race to headline Donington Festival | By Paul Lawrence A special event for pre-war sports cars at the high-profile Donington Historic Festival (May 3-5) will celebrate the 90th year of Motor Sport magazine, with a grid full of cars from the 1920s and ’30s competing in a pair of half-hour pit-stop races. Running on Sunday and Monday of the three-day festival, The Motor Sport 90th...

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Moss supports sports car series

Sir Stirling Moss will lend his name to a series of races for genuine pre-1961 sports cars and sports-racers this season, following on from the success of the one-off race at the Algarve last October. Motor Racing Legends has reconfigured the current BRDC Historic Sportscars series to include GTs as well as sports cars and sports-racers. Moss contested the Algarve event in his OSCA FS 372 and is...

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Tightening up

It seems my comments about those that bend or break the rules in historic racing have struck some kind of chord. At the prize-giving dinner for the RAC Woodcote Trophy last month, I was surprised by the number of racers who took the time to say that it was what they had been thinking all along. I was delighted, too; for voicing the concerns of the community is one thing those who read Motor Sport...

Page 111 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, December 2004

PRE-WAR LEGENDS

PRE-WAR LEGENDS For the first time, pre-war cars will be able to compete in the Le Mans Legend race during the build-up to the world famous 24 Hours on Saturday June 18. 2005. Run every second year by Motor Racing Legends, next year's event is open to cars from between 1935 and '55. The entry is limited to cars with a Le Mans history, or genuine sister cars with the same specification. The cars...

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Racing figures…

Arbuthnot Latham & Co is a different kind of bank which has a keen interest in motor sport. For years it has looked after the banking for historic racing series, and the financial affairs of professional and amateur drivers. The connection started in 1939 when Robert Arbuthnot won the Campbell Trophy in his Alfa Romeo 8C-35; now many of the bank’s motor sport team hold racing licenses! Their...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Pall over DoningtonAccident ends historic event on tragic note. By Paul Laurence The British historic racing fraternity has been rocked by the death of Christian Devereux during the Masters Pre-66 Touring Car race at the Donington Historic Festival. Devereux was racing solo into the final five minutes of the hour-long race when a Ford Mustang spun on the exit of Coppice. Devereux's Mini Cooper S...

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Moss joins grid for his own tribute race

The 80th birthday of Sir Stirling Moss will be marked by a special race for 1950s sports cars at the new Algarve circuit on October 17, where Moss himself will be on the grid. Motor Racing Legends is running the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy, which the Grand Prix legend has entered in his 1956 Osca FS 372. The two-hour endurance event will be for either two or three drivers, starting at 5pm on the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Ralph Lauren cars to go on showSeventeen cars from Ralph Lauren's private collection will go on display at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris between April 28 and August 28. 'The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection' will feature a selection of cars from the fashion designer's garage, illustrating the evolution of car design from the 1930s to '90s. Included in...

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