Articles tagged John Burton

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

Curtain-Raiser

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 120 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 120, November 2010

New series for sports-racers

The FIA European Sportscar Championship of the 1970s will be recreated in 2011 after the Historic Sports Car Club announced plans to run a new pan-European series for 2-litre sports-racing cars built up to 1978. Initially, the new series will take in four or five events in the UK and Europe, but the club has longer-term plans to run the series alongside the successful Historic Formula 2 Trophy,...

Page 57 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, October 1996

Old Timers, Mainly

David McKinney reports on the biggest Continental Historic race meeting Following just a week after the Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone, the 24th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on August 8/11 suffered some loss of entries, but produced some excellent racing nevertheless. Over the four days a total of 57,000 spectators were reported to have watched 480 drivers from 18 different...

Page 117 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, August 2006

Piper's Can-Am can-do

June 3/4 McLaren M8F charges to two wins on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit Richard Piper was a double Orwell Supersports race winner on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in June’s HSCC Summer Festival. Fastest in qualifying, Piper (McLaren M8F) soon overcame Frank Bradley’s fast starting March 707/717 to win race one. Bradley felt unwell in the searing heat and, although he started Race...

Page 61 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1996

Derby Days

David McKinney reports on three action-packed HSCC days at Donington The HSCC's annual FIA Historic Championships meeting at Donington Park produced the familiar pattern of some good fields and some not so good, some exciting racing and some that was positively dull. Top billing on the busy three-day programme at the August/September cusp went to the FIA Cup round for Thoroughbred GP Cars,...

Page 124 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 124, September 2007

Ginetta G4

Few sports cars that emerged from the 1950s specials boom have had the lasting appeal of the achingly pretty road-legal racer from Essex By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons What it lacked in accuracy it more than made up for in repeat usage: “All roads lead to Witham,” declared Ginetta’s promotional spiel for year after year. Not unless you pluralise the B1389, they don’t. This...

Page 4 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, July 2003

Matters of moment

Euro 2-litre star Lepp returns with Chevron Ex-factory Chevron and March sportscar driver John Lepp ended a 17-year break from racing by competing in the International Supersports Cup rounds at Silverstone in May. The Briton, now 65, drove John Burton's 2-litre Chevron B26 to third place in the second of the races. Burton and Lepp, who was British sportscar champion in 1969 and '76, were formerly...

Page 109 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, December 2004

BURTON'S CHEVRON STEALS A MARCH OVER KALB

The Orwell Supersports season concluded with back-to-back weekends at Spa and the Nurburgring and a championship title for Chevron veteran John Burton. Two more class wins at Spa sealed the crown for the B26 pilot, who shared race victories in Belgium with the Lola T222 of Peter Schleifer. Greg Caton then took two wins in Germany, keeping his Lola T212 ahead of the March 76S of Silvio Kalb.

Page 23 of September 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 2012

HSCC Historic Superprix

Brands Hatch, Kent The late loss of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship was, on paper, a blow to the prestige of the annual HSCC Historic Superprix on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. However, the defection of the HFO championship to a British Grand Prix support slot was admirably countered by the Historic Formula 2 and Martini Trophy series. While the Fl feature would have struggled...

Page 26 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 2004

Reports in brief

John Burton started the Orwell Supersports Cup in great style at Dijon in his Chevron B26. The British ace fended off challenges from Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and Silvio Kalb (March 76S) to win both races. * * * Dessie Nutt and Ray Bellm continued to dominate the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship by taking a third victory each over the Tarmac roads of Epynt on the Welsh...

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