Articles tagged Ian Giles

Page 14 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 2005

Event of the month -- Donington Park HSCC

David Clark gave his ex-Chris Amon Elva victory in its first race for 38 years, while Neil Fowler and Steve Maxted took thrillers -- Report by Paul Lawrence, photography by Charlie Wooding In the car's first race since 1967, an elated David Clark guided the ex-Chris Amon Elva Mk8 to victory in the Classic Sports Car race as the HSCC season opened at Donington. Thrilling wins for Neil Fowler in...

Page 82 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 1995

50 years on

In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, the HSCC hosted a one-off two-day Historic race meeting at Donington Park, and with the assistance of a number of specialist clubs and groups, including the VSCC and HGPCA, assembled a quite superb entry, which, in terms of variety and quality, was second only to the Coys Festival in the British racing calendar, with on-track action being...

Page 56 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1995


British and Czech interests got together on 30 September/1 October to present a new development in historic racing — a major race meeting on the other side of the old Iron Curtain. The venue was the ultra-modern Brno autodrome in the Czech Republic, which hosted the final 1995 rounds of both the FIA Cup for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars and the International Super Sports Cup. Champion-elect Martin...

Page 28 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 2013

XJR-14 back on track

Minassian dominates Silverstone in rebuilt Jaguar After more than 20 years of inactivity, a 1991 Jaguar XJR-14 Group C car made a triumphant return to racing at the Silverstone Classic. Owned by Bob Berridge, the sole surviving example of the three chassis built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing has been restored by the Chamberlain-Synergy team and was driven by French sports car ace Nicolas Minassian. “...

Page 5 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1998

Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

Page 7 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, February 1998

Classic tracks for historic runners

Formula One cars from the 1966-84 3-litre era will return to the evocative Spa, Paul Ricard, Monza and Brands Hatch venues where they raced in period, in the 1998 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship. Competitors will also experience the current Hungaroring and Nurburgring Grand Prix circuits, and enormous crowds at Most in the Czech Republic for the first time in the fourth year of the...

Page 15 of March 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 2000

Beauty is simplicity

Sir, I write regarding the current state of Formula One which is stale and not very exciting, a fact proved by your superb February 2000 issue. After gazing at the superb 'Parting Shot' photo of the McLaren M23 at Paul Ricard I believe the FIA should revert F1 cars back to basics such as fat slick tyres, they should outlaw electronic aids such as paddle changes, ban aerodynamic appendages and let...

Page 7 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, April 1997

Grand Prix cars celebrate DFV's 30th

Arrows, Brabham, Ensign, Ligier, Lotus, March, McLaren, Penske, RAM, Surtees, Tyrrell and Williams cars will celebrating 30 years of the Cosworth DFV Formula One engine in this year's third FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship. The Ford-funded V8, which stormed to victory on its debut at Zandvoort in 1967 and had won 155 World Championship rounds by 1982, powers the majority of the field....

Page 94 of November 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, November 2006

Marcus Pye's diary

MAWP takes a look at a rearranged Rover P6 with a competition pedigree and toasts a fast lady's decision to quite racing Rover's purchase of the manufacturing rights to the lightweight 3.5-litre Buick V8 engine was the best investment it ever made. A compact and reliable road burner, the unstressed unit was also a superb racing engine. What it lacked in cubic capacity (over American rivals), it...

Page 32 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1998

1998 - The essential guide to the season

The return of racing to Goodwood may be the highpoint of the 1998 Historic motorsport season, but as Marcus Pye reports, it’s just one of many exciting dates over the coming year. There is a new arrival on the Historic motor racing scene in 1998, and it is already the talk of the motorsport fraternity. The reopening of Goodwood circuit in September, 50 years to the day after it first hosted car...



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