Articles tagged Grahame White

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Talk curve -- Historic motorsport insight -- HSCC

Reversal of fortune -- Paul Lawrence reports on how and why the HSCC has grown in stature Almost a decade ago the Historic Sports Car Club was in trouble. Its financial position was parlous and race meetings were regularly losing money. Change was needed, and needed urgently, if the club was to survive much longer. Chairman Nick Overall asked Grahame White to come on board. "I didn't intend to...

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F2 feast at Thruxton

The 40th anniversary of the opening of the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire will be marked by a special celebration race meeting on Easter Monday (March 24). Formula 2 topped the bill on Easter Monday 1968 (above) and continued to headline the circuit’s programme until 1985, and the 2008 event will showcase the European F2 Trophy. The airfield was used for car racing in the 1950s, but the present...

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Historic sportscars on British GP Bill

Sports-racing and GT cars from the 1950s and early '60s will race at the British Grand Prix meeting at Silverstone this year. The invitation race, set to be held after the headline event on Sunday afternoon (July 7), will bring together machines from the two eras in a capacity 44-car field. It's expected that the leading entries from the BRDC's Historic Sports Car Championship will represent the...

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Historic clubs cut races

The major organisers of historic racing are planning for a 10 per cent reduction in activity in 2009 in the face of the global economic downturn. A cut-back in the number of race meetings and championship rounds is likely across the sport, and clubs are urging circuits to peg back increases in track hire costs. “It’s a year for consolidation and caution, and providing what our members want to do...

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Donington race fears

Uncertainty over the short-term future of Donington Park is causing confusion for the 2010 historic and classic racing season in Britain. Leading organisers are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, but may be forced to drop Donington from their 2010 plans if decisions about the East Midlands track are not forthcoming before the end of the year. With the future of Simon Gillett’s Donington Ventures...

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Rumblings

Records.—Once upon a time record-breaking was a very prominent activity in the racing world, but in recent years it has become a dying art. So it is interesting that Italy and Germany have been the scene this year of attacks on c.i. records by Ford and Opel. It wasn't until 1936 that records by diesel-engined cars were officially recognied, although a Cummins-Diesel had covered a flying mile at...

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HSCC targets record saloon grid

The biggest ever grid of over 2-litre pre-66 saloons will be a feature of July’s Silverstone Classic, when the HSCC aims to fill a 48-car grid with V8 American machines and Jaguars. The Historic Sports Car Club will organise two grids at the event as well as running the race programme. One grid will be for Road Sports and the other for saloons. HSCC CEO Grahame White said: “I’m not sure what the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Jags to star at SilverstoneRaces for the E-type Challenge and Group C cars will have star billing at the Silverstone Classic (July 22-24), with primetime slots on the Saturday evening. After a break in the programme for a grid walk and air displays, the first of the F1-type races will start at 7.45pm and will be followed by a half-hour Group C race. With 22 races, over 800 cars and up to 1200...

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Packed GP support

The historic sports car race supporting the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been heavily over-subscribed, with around 80 applications for the 44 places available on the grid. The race will run on Sunday afternoon following the grand prix. “We’ve been overwhelmed with applications,” said Grahame White of race organiser, the Historic Sports Car Club. “The final selection will be extremely...

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Lunch with Ian Phillips

Messenger boy, writer, editor, circuit boss, charity director, team manager, sponsorship hunter... meet a man of many partsWriter: Simon Taylor | Photographer: Charles Best Something a bit different this month. The subject of this ‘Lunch With…’ is hardly a household name: indeed many motor sport enthusiasts may never have heard of Ian Phillips. Yet he has been a motor racing insider for more than...

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