Articles tagged Gerry Wainwright

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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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Bathed in nostalgia

This year's Spa Six Hours allowed those present to immerse themselves in some fine historic racing By Marcus Pye Hallowed Francorchamps, home of motor racing in Belgium since 1924, is somewhere everybody aspires to race. Hewn into the forests of the Ardennes, in the French-speaking Wallonia region, today’s circuit is one of the world’s favourites. It is truly a lap of the gods, even if downforce-...

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Ford GT40 heads Marathon weekend

While most of the action at the 31st running of the Oldtimer Grand Prix took place on the Grand Prix circuit, a 70-strong field of classic sports and GT cars competed on the famous Nordschleife in the AvD Historic Marathon. Seeking to add another major historic endurance win to their growing tally, Jon Minshaw and Martin Stretton planted the former's Jaguar E-type on pole in style, but their race...

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Minshaw, Rahal and Walker star in Belgian classic

Spa Six Hours Now firmly established as one of the big classic endurance events of the year, the Spa Six Hours drew more than 80 cars to the grid in September for a race that ran from daylight into the night. It provided a famous victory for the Jaguar E-type of Jon Minshaw, ably partnered by his younger brother Jason and Martin Stretton. "It was quite a result to beat the GT40s," said Minshaw...

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Pearson, Lloyd & Dayton have a whale of an Oldtimer

Oldtimer GP: Nürburgring Gary Pearson was one of the stars of the 30th Anniversary Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in August, claiming a Group C double. The JD Classics Jaguar XJR-11 driver needed all his skill and experience to claim the laurels. Having missed his grid slot, Gary had to start from the tail of the grid, but he swept into the lead after just 10 of the 40 minutes. He then...

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Chevron takes Spa spoils

Michael Schimer and Simon Hadfield scored a narrow victory in Motor Classic's Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps last month, in the former's Lotus twin-cam Chevron B6, which first raced at the Ardennes circuit 30 years ago. The Britons completed the job started last year, when clutch failure put them out while leading, but a frantic chase to make up time lost after Schryver went off the road twice in...

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Magnificent Oldtimer Grand prix at Nurburgring

The Automobilclub von Deutschland's 28th annual Oldtimer Grand Prix featured a tremendous programme of races at the Niirburgring on 4-6 August, starting with a 400km Marathon on the Nordschleife. The enduro featured a diverse range of cars, from Ferrari 250GTs to a BMW 700, but Swedes Tommy Brorsson and Freddy Kottulinsky won through in a Lotus Elan, from the Porsche 904 of Klaus-Dieter Frers and...

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A perfect weekend to 'ring in the old'

Oldtimer Grand Prix,Nürburgring The 29m Oldtimer meeting at the Nürburgring offered a varied race card on the modern track plus a three-hour marathon for GT cars on the Nordschleife. In addition there were parades of Ferraris and Maseratis, Guy Smith in the Le Mans Bentley and many other attractions. Notable performances were put up by Flavien Marcais, who won both HGPCA Pre-61 races in...

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Elva quartet repeats 24-hour Ricard victory

The ultra-reliable Elva-BMW Mk8 of Sylvain and Henri Stepak, Gerard Back and Gerard Autajon, repeated last year's victory in Van de Vyver Racing's sixth annual Deux Tours d'Horloge marathon at Paul Ricard in November, after a stirring charge by Michel Quiniou's Chevron B8 team was thwarted by mechanical failure. The Chevron, co-driven by Alain Filhol and Steve Hitchins, started from pole, but a...

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Cobra's sting in the tale

The annual six-hour classic race at Spa provided rich pickings for British crews, even though the two leading Ford GT4Os were excluded after post-race scrutineering. Jaguar enthusiast Allen Lloyd teamed up with preparation ace Gerry Wainwright to take the che-quered flag from the similar car of Chris Chiles and Philip Walker, but both cars were later removed from the results. That handed victory...

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