Articles tagged Graham Birrell

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Historic racing news

F3 back at Goodwood 1-litre screamers to return in 2015 | by Paul Lawrence For the first time since it originally closed in 1966, Goodwood is to host a race for 1-litre Formula 3 ‘screamers’. The event will be a feature of the 73rd Members’ Meeting, to be held at the track on March 21/22 next year. Dedicated races for pre-66 Porsche 911s and 1-litre F3 cars will be included in the programme for...

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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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Silverstone snippets

Racing is only part of the Historic weekend: visitors needed strong legs to tour all the sights, car and star-spotting. There was a Jaguar re-union of 'Lofty' England, with Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt and the C-type with which they scored their memorable 1953 Le Mans win, immediately before David Brabham, one of the drivers of the GT class-winning X1220C at the Sarthe this year, took over the...

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Double Scotch

In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing teams don't usually inspire loyalties outside their own country, for obvious reasons. But the tale of Ecurie Ecosse, proudly Scottish from beginning to end, is one which inspired support right across...

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Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

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Formula Two Review

Rouen, June 28th It seemed almost too good to be true when Hubert Hahne finally broke BMW's Formula Two duck at Hockenheim on June 14, but better was to come a fortnight later at Rouen-les-Essarts. Once again a BMW won, but this time the victory was somehow more convincing, for although the race was a slipstreamer the quality of the entry was much higher. The winner was Jo Siffert, who, like...

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Men of Promise

A Dozen of Britain's brighter hopes for F.1 Motor Racing is a fascinating combination of man and his machine and should continue so for many years to come although it now seems possible that one day our scientists will be able to programme a computer to drive a racing car. The popular press often seems to be preoccupied by the man and to show a complete disregard for the very interesting machine...

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Fathers, sons and brothers

- is the younger always the better? Nobody would question that the qualities required to make a success in a sport such as motor racing, at the top level, are pretty much the same as those required to make a name in other demanding sports. Keen judgement, quick reflexes, above average eyesight and co-ordination, balance and competitive spirit are necessary for a successful participation, whether...

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Ingliston

It was the perfect club circuit, with great facilities, terrific viewing and easy access. A pity the animals got in the way… By Gordon Cruickshank The shriek of a 727 taking off interrupts the motor racing talk. As we wait for the racket to subside I gaze around, at pavilions, grandstands and a vast baronial mansion. This is Ingliston (pronounced Ingle-ston), on the edge of Edinburgh’s busy...

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