Articles tagged John Burton

Page 126 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, October 2008

Ginetta G12

First in a new series: a British marque celebrates its half-century by reintroducing the car that was a smash hit in the ’60s By Richard Heseltine Same old, same new. For the last 50 years, Ginetta has been as much a staple of the average British national race meeting as listeria burgers and biohazard porta-potties. Somehow the marque has weathered the vagaries and machinations that claimed so...

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Reports in brief

German McLaren M6B racer Wido Roessler won both Orwell Supersports races over at the Nürburgring in June. Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and John Burton (Chevron B26) led the chase, as Geoff Farmer (March 717) could only net third and fourth places. * * * * * Philip Walker's Lotus 15 won the June round of the BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship at Silverstone,...

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Pace notes -- your guide to what's coming up...

Street action heads south -- GP do Porto Portugal, July 9/10: The inaugural Grande Premio do Porto is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the 2005 historic racing programme. Over the weekend of July 9/10, the clock will be turned back 45 years to the second and final Portuguese Grand Prix at the daunting street circuit in Oporto. Though now shortened to 2.7 miles, the new Boavista track is...

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Oulton Park Gold Cup

James Dodd was peerless at the annual Oulton Park Gold Cup historic festival, winning in three very different sports-racing cars. With car club gatherings, rally demonstrations and track parades, the Gold Cup remains the biggest event of its kind north of the Midlands. Unfortunately, modest grids for some of Monday’s feature races, a likely legacy of the proximity of the Goodwood Revival, took...

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Brands Hatch Historic Superprix

Brands Hatch, Kent THE 2011 EDITION OF THE BIGGEST historic meeting on the Brands Hatch schedule was easily the best yet, with a vast entry of 450 cars spilling out of the paddock and into the spectator car parks. Ironically, while the HSCC's grids were packed, the headlining FIA Historic F1 field was down to just nine cars - the smallest grid in its history. A raft of no-shows, for many and...

Page 114 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, April 2009

Chevron B6/B8

Derek Bennett never was one to be consumed by low ambitions. An intuitive and hugely gifted engineer, nobody worked harder at Haslam’s Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton; Chevron’s spiritual home. Usually the first to arrive and last to leave, the fame-avoiding marque founder inspired his troops by example. What he lacked in formal education, Bennett more than made up for in practical, real-world...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Right Time for Martini trophyChris Craft, John Miles and John Burton were among the drivers present to mark the launch of the Martini Trophy, the new HSCC series for 1970s 2-litre sports-racing cars. The Martini Trophy plans were unveiled at Autosport International and interest in the series is high. The HSCC aims for 25 cars for the opening races at Silverstone on May 14/15. Burton (69) was a...

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Historic Season Preview 2000

For the historic motor racing fan this season promises to be the biggest and best yet. Marcus Pye looks ahead for ways to while away a summer weekend History, by its very definition, grows inexorably. Every segment of time consigns its predecessor to the past, leaving memories spanning the full gamut of emotions. The duration of a calendar is pre-defined, for a year is a year, but the pace of...

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Pace notes -- your guide to what's coming up

Chevron's Oulton celebration -- HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup,  August 28-29 An unparalleled celebration of the Chevron marque is the centrepiece of the HSCC's Gold Cup meeting over the August Bank Holiday weekend. As many as 80 Chevrons will take part in dedicated races as the marque's 40th anniversary season comes to a high point. Such has been the demand for places in the unique Chevron-only races...

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You win some, you win some more

Group C revival & Int. Sportscar Cup, Spa The combination of win Percy and Don Law's Jaguar XJR-16 proved much too rapid for the rest of the Group C Revival field during the second meeting of the season at Spa-Francorchamps in mid-May. By the end of 15 laps, Percy's lead in the former IMSA car was close to a lap, although that margin was boosted by the retirement of several leading contenders...

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