Articles tagged Grahame White

Page 28 of November 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 2018

Guarding the grid numbers

Historic racing heads hit out at congested calendar and saturation of series Historic Sports Car Club CEO Grahame White may be stepping down at the end of this year, but he has a lot to say about the state of historic racing having witnessed its peaks and troughs over his 21-year tenure. Now, more than ever, the historic racing calendar is becoming convoluted, according not just to White but...

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On the road with Simon Arron

Possibly the only man with both F1 and Mallory Park media passes. Next stop..? Channel hopping Brands Hatch, September 27-28: a little French dressing adds a great deal of flavour Our sport often feels overly homogeneous, with the same championships sticking together and producing predictable line-ups, so here was a welcome antidote to the norm: a low-key Historic Sports Car Club event, yes, but...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

All the wolds a stage... Cadwell Park, June 22: the perfect alternative to a cancelled ’Ring trip When I awoke this morning, the first thing I heard was a cuckoo…” The Historic Sports Car Club’s CEO Grahame White seemed rather pleased about his unexpected alarm call, one that perfectly summarised the appeal of Cadwell Park and its surrounding Wolds. My original weekend plan had been to attend the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

'Other' Austin F1 race blooms A grid of 30 1966-83 Formula 1 cars from the Historic Grand Prix group proved a popular support to the revival of the United States GP at the Circuit of the Americas in November. The 10-lap HGP event was won by former Formula Atlantic star Dan Marvin aboard Phil and Kathy Reilly's 1974 Brabham BT44. Marvin qualified fourth, took the lead on lap four, and pulled away...

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New series for sports-racers

The FIA European Sportscar Championship of the 1970s will be recreated in 2011 after the Historic Sports Car Club announced plans to run a new pan-European series for 2-litre sports-racing cars built up to 1978. Initially, the new series will take in four or five events in the UK and Europe, but the club has longer-term plans to run the series alongside the successful Historic Formula 2 Trophy,...

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Historic race to support the British Grand Prix

Sport-racing and GT cars spanning two decades will race in support of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 7/8. The pair of races run by the Historic Sports Car Club will be for cars from 1950 to 1970.  “This offers an opportunity for a wonderfully varied group of really interesting cars to race together,” said Grahame White of the HSCC. Cars as diverse as a Jaguar C-type and a Lola T70...

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E-type anniversary races planned

A series dedicated to the Jaguar E-type will be run in 2011 at five high-profile classic race meetings. Organised by the HSCC and supported by the Jaguar Heritage Trust, the series will celebrate 50 years of the E-type. The races will only be open to Appendix K-specification cars, and Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC, is hoping to attract a field of around 30 cars from across Europe. Races are...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

F3 Trophy race revived A landmark race in the acceptance of the 500cc Formula 3 category as a serious racing class will be revived at Silverstone in April. A modern-day version of the 100-mile Commander Yorke Trophy race will be part of the programme at the VSCC Spring Start meeting (April 20/21). Up to 30 cars are expected for 25and 20-minute races. First run at Silverstone in 1949, the race was...

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Simon Taylor's notebook

HSCC Roadsports is one way you can go historic racing without a millionaire's budget, or a trailer The generally accepted wisdom is that if you go motor racing it will cost you, and if you go motor racing in an old car it will cost you a lot. At the major historic meetings, priceless cars arrive in huge transporters operated by hired hands who maintain and mend. The owner just turns up to drive,...

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Forty years of Formula Ford

The 40th anniversary of the first Formula Ford race was marked during the HSCC’s Historic Festival meeting at Brands Hatch in early July. It was on July 2, 1967 that the category ran its first race, and the first-ever winner Ray Allen was part of the celebration as he performed some demonstration laps in a Lotus 51, similar to the car he raced 40 years earlier.  Also involved in both events was...

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