Articles tagged Ian Harrower

Page 15 of November 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 2006

Belgian revives TR Le Mans lemon

The unique Triumph TR8 Le Mans sports car is due to return to racing in 2007 thanks to Belgian Bert Smeets. Built by Janspeed with a 550bhp twin-turbo Rover-derived V8, it failed to qualify at Le Mans in 1980. "I hope to have it running next year and race at the Le Mans Classic in 2008," says Smeets. After failure at Le Mans, the TR8 was entered in some World Sportscar Championship races in 1981...

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DFV Chevron runs again  -- Bolton one-off roars again after 22-year silence. 2006 race programme beckons The unique DFV-powered Chevron B23 returned to the track in November— after 22 years of storage. It was driven by Earl Goddard, whose father Fred has owned the car since the early 1980s and who completed its rebuild in 2005. Chassis 21 was built in 1973 for Chevron's Italian agent Eris...

Page 72 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, December 1993

The Carrera Panamericana Mexico

Although it only ran for four years, from 1950 to 1954, the original Carrera Panamericana has left a legend of high speed adventure which time has not diminished. That is why every year, at the end of October, over a hundred racers meet in the extreme south of Mexico to race with each other for over 2500 kilometres up the whole length of the country, to finish in Nuevo Laredo a week later, in...

Page 30 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1985

Bellof takes the WEC title

Sandown Park December 2nd The World Endurance Championship title is, inevitably, a poor relation of the top prize in the world of Formula 1 but it is hotly pursued by the leading drivers, especially those in the works Rothmans-Porsche team within whose grasp the title is. Stefan Bellof deposed Jacky Ickx as champion at Sandown Park, Australia, early in December by winning the six-hour event with...

Page 21 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Brands Hatch 1000kms

Lloyd does it again Last September Bob Wollek and Mauro Baldi won then first World Sportscar Championship race together, but there was no pleasure on their faces as they received the garlands at Spa; their Lancia had won a race shortened by the death of Stefan Bellof and celebrations were cancelled. At Brands Hatch in July there was nothing to mar the victory they achieved in the Liqui Moly...

Page 47 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, February 1978

Reformed

When we tested the Monoposto Genie of Peter Gillett earlier this year it aroused a fair bit of interest in the club's activities. Now we can add a couple of snippets to cover progress since that test, including the fact that Gillett won the championship ... And was then deprived of the title for taking commercial advertising! Whatever the rights and wrongs of such a decision, and the writer who...

Page 18 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1987

From Parity to Superiority?

The Silk Cut Jaguar team came close to winning the 1986 World Sportscar Championship despite taking the chequered flag only once, at Silverstone, and its effort will be even more effective this year. The Porsche teams will increase their strength, though, and the Kouros Sauber-Mercedes team will run a new car, or cars, in five or six races. In other words what was a good, if rather short World...

Page 78 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Jerez 360 kms

Jaguar fiasco at Jerez Derek Warwick and Paul Frère have one thing in common: thirty years ago the talented Belgian dashed Jaguar's hopes at Le Mans by spinning his works D-type at the Esses and involving team-mate Jack Fairman, though on that occasion Ecurie Ecosse saved the day for the Coventry marque. At Jerez on August 3 Warwick made a dubious piece of history by having all three Silk Cut...

Page 18 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Nürburgring 1000kms

First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell having dominated proceedings with the help of Henri Pescarolo. Though the results reveal that Rothmans-Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar lost all their cars it wasn't a hollow victory, for in dreadful...

Page 34 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Spa 1000kms

Silk Cut Jaguar beaten by a length! To the delight of the Belgian crowd, but to the chagrin of the Silk Cut Jaguar team, Thierry Boutsen won the Spa 1,000 Kilometre race by a scant 0.8 seconds, both his Brun Porsche and Derek Warwick's XJR-6 spluttering on their last drops of fuel as they crossed the line nose-to-tail after five and a half hours of close combat. Excitement heightened as the last...

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