Articles tagged John Fenning

Page 5 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, November 1997

Miscellany

Motor Sport are proudly awarding the trophy to the Best Owner/Driver of the 1997 Historic season at the prestigious Historic Motorsport Awards at London's Park Lane Hotel on October 31st. This is second running of the star-studded event and some tickets are still available from Coys of Kensington on 0171 584 7444. * * * One of James Hunt's Simpson Racesuits, a Momo steering wheel autographed by...

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Industry insight: Willans Safety Harnesses

Accidental success Britain's motor racing business has a lot more elements to its success than the Cosworth V8, front running chassis and the Hewland gearbox. Thriving cottage industries can also meet world class standards, and one such, a Hampshire garage, provides a story with a 20-year-old twist for regular Motor Sport readers . . . Willans Safety Harnesses could be found in half the GP cars...

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...

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A test with Tyrrell

The first call was made to my brother Jim, He was asked if I might be interested in driving or racing a single seater. I'd driven a good race in an Ecurie Ecosse Cooper Monaco at Goodwood and the track manager Robin Mackay had called Ken Tyrrell to suggest he have a look at this guy. Anyway, my brother told Ken that yes, I might be interested, though at that time I was more focused on my shooting...

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HSCC Brands Hatch

Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races and generally very good grids makes it just the sort of meeting to take non-enthusiast friends for a first taste of the sport. It was unfortunate that the rains came on the Saturday but if you're...

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,...

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A.M.O.C. Martini 100 Meeting, Silverstone (July 14th)

Twelve hours of solid rain preceded the Aston Martin O.C.'s "Martini 100" race meeting at Silverstone, and the course did not dry out fully until three of the seven races had been run. Two of these were for sports and sports/racing cars, 1,600-c.c. being the arbitrary dividing line. Mike Beckwith (Lotus 23) won the up-to 1,600-c.c. race without trouble, while Douglas Graham won the larger-engined...

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Letters from readers

Star letter Once a World Champion... Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent Jody Scheckter article in your March issue. It brought to mind a personal experience with Jody back in 1992— over 10 years after he had abruptly retired. Jody had been invited to Donington Park for the '25 Years of 3-litre Formula One' event I had the pleasure of organising on behalf of the HSCC, with the enthusiastic...

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1998 - The essential guide to the season

The return of racing to Goodwood may be the highpoint of the 1998 Historic motorsport season, but as Marcus Pye reports, it’s just one of many exciting dates over the coming year. There is a new arrival on the Historic motor racing scene in 1998, and it is already the talk of the motorsport fraternity. The reopening of Goodwood circuit in September, 50 years to the day after it first hosted car...

Page 58 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1996

Williams Denies Lotus Challenge

This year, MOTOR SPORT supports the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Trophy for historic F1 cars. Paul Lawrence watched the Bank Holiday series opener at Donington. Grand Prix Car races don't come much better than this one. When the FIA Cup for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars opened at Donington in early May, the combination of a classic car and a quality driver proved unstoppable. Mike Littlewood romped...

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