Articles tagged Ian Titchmarsh

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The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

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Keeping track of the BRDC'S star prizes

The British Racing Drivers’ Club Gold Star is historically a coveted prize for the best British and Commonwealth racing drivers who compete around the globe. It remains so to this day – just ask Lewis Hamilton. But its public profile outside of the club is perhaps not as great as it should be. In the hope of addressing this, Motor Sport has joined forces with the BRDC to run regular updates of...

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Oily rags to riches

Motor racing’s past is recreated with great authenticity at the Monaco Historique, which this year boasted a 40-strong F3 grid alongside the usual array of Grand Prix classicsBy Ian Titchmarsh No historic race meeting has the tradition and authenticity of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. This was the seventh iteration of an event which was launched in 1997 and, after a three-year pause, has...

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Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Formulae progress At the start of the year this column told readers of two new single-seater Formulae being introduced to the British calendar. One was the Motor Circuit Developments-backed Formula Atlantic and the other the Volkswagen-sponsored Formula Super Vee. Now with the season drawing to an end it is perhaps time to assess the progress of the two rivals. Firstly, Formula Super Vee is in...

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Overpowered, over here, uderrated

F1 has yet to conquer to USA, but has fared a sight better than Indycars have in Europe. David Malsher recalls their only UK venture One miserable weekend in 1978, a new chapter in motorsport opened at Silverstone. Eight days later, at a Brands Hatch bathed in autumn sunshine, it closed. Short. But sweet. For contained within that single chapter was a spellbinding story of dauntless heroes and...

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Simon Taylor's Notebook

The Grovewood Awards and their successors have always recognised young talent, but they can't foretell the future When circuit boss John Webb dreamed up the Grovewood Awards in 1963, his idea was to help one or two young British and Commonwealth hopefuls on their way. It was a low-key effort back then: Webby asked three journalists to meet him in a pub and thrash out which young driver should...

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