Articles tagged John Burton

Page 37 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1971

Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

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Porsche spice singing in the rain

The opening group C race of the season produced a fine spectacle at Spa, running into the dark of Saturday evening. Despite awful weather, 25 cars made the trip to give the series an excellent start. The Skoal Bandit Porsche 956 of Martyn Konig/Philip Brunn took the spoils in the 90-minute race, but only after stem challenges from Nick Randall (Spice SE90) and Nathan Kinch (Jaguar XJR16) were...

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Events of note

Group C tops HSCC Superprix The awesome spectacle of Group C machines on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will headline the Historic Sports Car Club's annual Superprix at the Kent track on July 17-18. Corning hot on the heels of the Group C race at Le Mans, an excellent field is expected, including leading US runners Brian De Vries (Intrepid), Richard Bryan and Benton Bryan (Ford Mustangs), as...

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Around the tracks

Bradley takes Brands Supersports double in big March Frank Bradley won both legs of the Orwell Supersports Cup in Richard Dodkins' monstrous March 717 during the HSCC's annual Superprix at Brands Hatch in June. The reformation of the pan-European series brought 36 cars to the undulating Grand Prix track. Sadly missing, though, was the awesome BRM P154 of Jost Kalisch, who decided that he didn't...

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Farmer's union with March reaps rewards

BRDC: Silverstone Marking its 75th anniversary, the BRDC added a series of quality historic races to a contemporary Formula Three/British GT meeting on the Grand Prix circuit. A rare visit from the Orwell International Supersports was the star attraction and it was BRDC member Geoff Farmer who won both races. Aboard the Dodkins Motorsport March 717, Farmer maintained his victorious Dijon form,...

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Around the tracks

HSCC Superprix: Brands Hatch Gary Pearson's big cat laps up the double cream The 15th running of the annual HSCC Superprix at Brands Hatch in July will be remembered for the stunning Group C/GTP and Orwell Supersports races in which Gary Pearson (Jaguar XJR11) and John Burton (Chevron B26) both scored notable double victories. Among a fabulous Group C/GTP entry, Pearson in the JD Classics car had...

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BOAC 1000 kms.

Alfa Romeo at last Brands Hatch, April 4th, 1971. When Henri Pescarolo crossed the finishing line to win the BOAC 1000 and give victory to the Autodelta Alfa Romeo T33/3 he shared with Andrea de Adamich, it was a landmark in the history of Alfa Romeo and their present sports car racing programme. It was sad indeed to see the great Alfa team pull out of Grand Prix racing in 1951 yet, in the past...

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Trophée Des Ardennes

After its 1995 absence, this historic meeting has returned to Spa. Alan Cox went too. Celebrating the circuit's 75th birthday, the 15 race programme headlined with two rounds of the International Supersports Cup. Series newcomer Peter Hannen continued his unblemished Monza, record with two more wins in Charlie Agg's McLaren M8F, Sunday's performance in the wet being particularly impressive,...

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Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Youngsters in motor racing The old adage about never being too young to start certainly seems to be true in Formula Ford racing these days. At Brands Hatch a few weeks ago the front row of the grid comprised Richard Croucher (aged 18), Tom Pryce (aged 21), and Tony Brise (aged 18). In fact the "old man" actually won followed by the two youngsters. Of course if you are only a teenager it is...

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Ginetta G4

One of few cars eligible for both contemporary and classic racing, the little G4 has been a useful track tool for almost half a century By Richard Heseltine There is something vaguely heroic about the Ginetta G4’s reluctance to play dead. It just keeps on coming back, strutting its not inconsiderable stuff. This shapely tiddler was conceived in the 1950s, arrived in the early ’60s and never...



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



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