Articles tagged Gareth Burnett

Page 78 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 2014

Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

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Weekend of endurance draws packed field to Spa

The event surrounding the Historic Six Hours at Spa is now one of the busiest classic race meetings of the season. The 2003 edition was no different, with hundreds of entries across the packed three-day programme. The headline event, running into the darkness of Saturday evening, turned into a Ford GT40 contest as the car of Aaron Hsu and sometime TGP front-runner Christian Glasel emerged with a...

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On road and track

Tour strengthens for second running Ray Bellm defends his title on four-day race and rally contest The second running of Tour Britannia is set to be a fight between Chevron B8s and Lotus Elans during the four-day race and rally event based in the English midlands. Races at Oulton Park, Cadwell Park, Donington Park and Mallory Park feature in the September 5-8 event. Leading the field will be...

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Silverstone to mark jubilee at Coys '98

Fifty years of Silverstone Circuit will be the theme of the BRDC's seventh International Historic Festival extravaganza, scheduled to take place on July 24.26 next year. The meeting will commemorate the men and machines which have provided half a century's heroic action on the ever evolving motorsport complex, host to every FIA World Championship British Grand Prix since 1987. Silverstone has a...

Page 22 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 2004

Around the tracks

Le Mans Classic: Herbert heads triple success of Le Mans veterans Victories for three former 24 Hours winners — Johnny Herbert, Jürgen Barth and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud — headlined the second running of the Le Mans Classic. The event was a huge success with around 400 cars spanning 50 years of Le Mans history racing in 18 events during a 24-hour period; each age group of cars raced three times, once...

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Le Mans Classic

Triple wins highlight 24 hour show Night racing adds to the atmosphere as 56 years of Le Mans history are re-enacted Although driving hugely different cars, Ray Bellm and Richard Pilkington were the stars of Le Mans Classic among a fabulous line up of cars. Bellm’s Ford GT40 and Pilkington’s Talbot T26 were the only cars to score triple wins as each age group raced three times during a 24-hour...

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Talbot team cars reunited

The Bentley Drivers’ Club staged the biggest gathering of Talbot team cars since the 1930s at its recent Silverstone meeting, including five of the seven cars raced and all four 1931 cars. “It was a great opportunity to get the cars together,” said John Ruston, owner of one of the ’31 Talbots. His car was joined by those owned by Adrian van der Kroft, Chris Lunn and Nick Pellett, while Ruston’s...

Page 15 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 2007

Tour of beauty

A record 76 cars will contest the third Tour Britannia when the classic race and rally tour starts from Brands Hatch on Tuesday, September 4. Two dozen will contest the regularity event and 52 will be in the competitive event, which includes timed special stages at Brooklands on the opening day.  Races at Donington Park, Mallory Park and Oulton Park are included on days two and three. John Grant...

Page 117 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, August 2008

Le Mans grids split

Three hundred and twenty cars from between 1923 and 1979 will celebrate the heritage of Le Mans during the fourth Le Mans Classic on July 11-13. The field is split into six age-based groups which will race three times in the course of 24 hours – including at night – on the full La Sarthe circuit, starting at 4pm on Saturday. Simon Diffey tops the pre-war grid in a Talbot 105 and will go up...

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Farmer's union with March reaps rewards

BRDC: Silverstone Marking its 75th anniversary, the BRDC added a series of quality historic races to a contemporary Formula Three/British GT meeting on the Grand Prix circuit. A rare visit from the Orwell International Supersports was the star attraction and it was BRDC member Geoff Farmer who won both races. Aboard the Dodkins Motorsport March 717, Farmer maintained his victorious Dijon form,...

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