Articles tagged Hugh Dibley

Page 31 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1993

In celebration of Jimmy

Throughout the first weekend in April, Duns, Berwickshire, was buzzing. Commercial Street was choked with traffic. Formula One Lotuses, Super Sevens, Elites, Jaguar D-Types. It was choked with people, too. When Malcolm Ricketts tried out his Lotus 22 early on Saturday morning, running it up and down the public road, he was 'warned' by the police but let off, 'due to lack of witnesses'. It was all...

Page 27 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1964

More Penalties at Goodwood

The B.A.R.C. held a closed race meeting at Goodwood on May 30th, a very hot Saturday afternoon. There were nine races in all, run in quick succession. A 10-lap scratch race for Formula Three cars started the programme and this saw an easy win for Bob Banting in the latest Lotus B.M.C. Chris Irwin (Merlyn Ford) came home in second place but in the final reckoning he was penalised one minute for a...

Page 20 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1971

They make racing cars—Palliser Racing Design Ltd

Racing driver Hugh Dibley first came into contact with Len Wimhurst when he bought a single-seater Lola and then later when he purchased a sports-racing Brabham BT8, in which he had considerable success under the banner of the Stirling Moss Automobile Racing Team. Wimhurst was the workshop foreman at Brabham but confided to Dibley that he thought he could build just as good a car himself. Dibley...

Page 106 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, June 2010

"There was something great about those cars"

The revised Can-Am series of the late 1970s had it all – mighty cars, classic tracks and star drivers. But it wasn’t enough to save it from the threat of CART By Gordon Kirby Born amid apathy and ignorance, it flourished briefly but then died from a lack of interest. The ‘new era’ Can-Am lasted only 10 years from 1977-86 and came to life because America’s road racing track owners were desperate...

Page 110 of September 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, September 2010

Drivers honour Brands GP loop

Former Grand Prix drivers David Piper and Keith Greene were guests of honour as the 50th anniversary of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix loop was celebrated during the HSCC Historic Superprix in early July. Piper, 79, and Greene, 72, both competed in the Silver City Trophy race in August 1960, on the day that the Grand Prix loop was opened for racing. While Piper retired after a tangle with Roy...

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