Articles tagged Ian Flux

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HSCC SuperPrix, Brands Hatch

Finally unshackled from a date clash with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of Britain’s finest staples still struggled to pull in a significant crowd – a quirk science is powerless to explain. One or two classes were short on numbers, but there were still 360-odd entries for 14 categories and 18 races. The meeting commenced in receding fog and passed via glorious sunshine to brief, teeming...

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Historic racing news

VSCC celebrates in style New events mark club’s 80th anniversary | By Paul Lawrence The Vintage Sports-Car Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary season with a week-long programme of events in early August, starting at Prescott and then moving to the East of England Showground at Peterborough. The annual VSCC hillclimb at Prescott has been extended to three days this year and on Friday August...

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Fangio denied Tourist Trophy win by inspired Hales

The Fangio family's Goodwood jinx returned at the sixth annual Revival Meeting. The great Juan Manuel never won at the track, but his nephew Juan Manuel II looked set to nip this trait in the bud on his first appearance there — until the last lap but one. The lightweight E-type Fangio was sharing with Gary Pearson in the one-hour TT Celebration race was initially involved in a spectacular fight...

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Past, present, future

Lola is about to produce a new run of the beautiful T70. So we thought it would be nice to whet Ian Flux's appetite with an ex-Bonnier car. Flux is right of course. It really is beautiful. In your mind's eye, this is how a sports-prototype should look, all beefy and curvaceous: none of that geometric, square-cut nonsense. A car that was conceived with the aid of nothing more exotic than a vivid...

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Pro-Celebrity Media Challenge

A prize worth winning Congratulations to James Evans of Bristol, who collected our 'Win a Day at Silverstone' prize (Motor Sport, September). The vast majority of a healthy number of respondents got all four questions right. For the record, John Watson's team-mate in 1981 was Andrea de Cesaris; Miki Biasion will drive for Ford in 1992; Graham Hill shared his 1972 Le Mans victory with Henri...

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So little time

The newspapers understandably concentrated on Graham Hill in the aftermath of his fatal plane crash, but the tragedy also claimed the life of a man who might have proved even greater than his boss. David Tremayne remembers the brief but brilliant career of Tony Brise. Twenty five years on, the photograph still has a mesmeric power to make your eyes prickle, to evoke anger and poignant images of...

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Radical thoughts on racing class

A passenger ride in a Radical pitches Doug’s mind back to the era of ‘etceterini’’ Having a motor sporting mindset shaped mainly by the 1950s and '60s, I tend to view today's one-make racing categories with a resignation fluctuating between disinterest and distaste. Through my teens I was one of thousands of delighted young Brits watching so many British manufacturers toppling foreign opposition...

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To win Monaco once is special. To win five times is incredible. To also win Indy and Le Mans is out of this world. This is how he did it... Streets, cars, fame, desireGraham Hill loved Monaco, and Monaco loved Graham Hill. Paul Fearnley examines the most famous driver/circuit relationship in motor racing Time was running out. On several levels. The most pressing problem, however, was to qualify....

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Jeff Allam

Busman's holiday –– Drivers who raced what you wouldn't expect them to... March 793, Thruxton F3,1980. By Nick Phillips It was 1980, and Jeff Allam had just completed his first season as a paid factory tin-top driver with Rover. The 25-year-old was hot property and, to complete an exciting season, he contested his one and only single-seater race — in a Formula Three March 793 in the televised non...

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Roofs of the world

These iconic saloon cars went to tin-top war in the late 1980s. But which is better: Sierra RS500 or BMW M3? Ian Flux decides... The old Abbey on the old Silverstone had always been easy flat. Until now. Approaching at more than 150mph, perched in a repmobile teetering on skinny tyres, this left kink suddenly required all my concentration. And a lift. And a dab. Nobody had told me that touring...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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