Articles tagged John Harper

Page 96 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 1981

Lloyds & Scottish Historic Car Championship

The entry for the second round of this championship at the AMOC's St. John Horsfall Silverstone meeting at the end of June was so strong that the single-seater racing cars were divided from the sports cars in two races. The single-seater race provided the dice of the day between Gerry Marshall (above, furthest from the camera) driving the Marsh Aston Martin DBR4 and Bruce Halford (No.70) in his...

Page 20 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 2003

Fangio denied Tourist Trophy win by inspired Hales

The Fangio family's Goodwood jinx returned at the sixth annual Revival Meeting. The great Juan Manuel never won at the track, but his nephew Juan Manuel II looked set to nip this trait in the bud on his first appearance there — until the last lap but one. The lightweight E-type Fangio was sharing with Gary Pearson in the one-hour TT Celebration race was initially involved in a spectacular fight...

Page 22 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 2003

Weekend of endurance draws packed field to Spa

The event surrounding the Historic Six Hours at Spa is now one of the busiest classic race meetings of the season. The 2003 edition was no different, with hundreds of entries across the packed three-day programme. The headline event, running into the darkness of Saturday evening, turned into a Ford GT40 contest as the car of Aaron Hsu and sometime TGP front-runner Christian Glasel emerged with a...

Page 8 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 2002

A jolly good time was had by Jolley

Alberto Ascari Trophy: Imola The celebration of the life of Alberto Ascari provided one of the final major historic events of the year. Running for the tenth time, the Imola meeting featured HGPCA, FORCE and Supersports action, as well as rounds of several FIA championships. Rod Jolley proved to be the star of the weekend, winning one of the races in each of the HGPCA divisions. His Pre-1966...

Page 40 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2000

Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

Page 82 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 1995

50 years on

In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, the HSCC hosted a one-off two-day Historic race meeting at Donington Park, and with the assistance of a number of specialist clubs and groups, including the VSCC and HGPCA, assembled a quite superb entry, which, in terms of variety and quality, was second only to the Coys Festival in the British racing calendar, with on-track action being...

Page 64 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1987

Slippery Lappery

The forecast said rain, and rain there was! So during the Shuttleworth & Nuffield Trophies Meeting at Donington Park on September 19, finale of the 1987 VSCC racing season, spins and wild slides at the chicane provided additional entertainment. Most older cars used to oversteer, but many owners have since made them understeerers, as the slippery conditions clearly demonstrated . . . The...

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

VSCC: Silverstone spring start

ERA again as Ricketts collects Lindsay Trophy Duncan Ricketts scored yet another ERA triumph in the Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophy at the VSCC's Spring Start meeting at Silverstone in April. Ricketts steered R3A to victory, but a hard-charging Charles Dean, whose Bugatti T51 led initially, was only 1.5sec behind at the flag. Handicap winner Barrie Williams, in R12B, was fourth overall behind...

Page 7 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, October 1997

Brian Lister helps bring ENB Le Mans 'Knobbly' back to Britain

The Equipe National Beige Lister-Jaguar which was raced at le Mans in 1958 by Freddy Rouselle and Claude Dubois has returned to Britain after long periods in France and Switzerland, with the considerable help of its constructor Brian Lister. Chassis BHL 105 was campaigned in ENB's yellow colours until 1959, when it was crashed in the Helsinki Grand Prix. It was returned to the Lister factory,...

Page 35 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1982

MOTOR SHOW 82

MOTOR SHOW 82 It used to be the case that the launching of a new model actually took place on the manufacturer's stand at one of the important Motor Shows. Today. not only have those in the trade already seen, and sometimes driven, the supposedly secret product, but the general public too will have been fed more-or-less unofficial leakages, together with grainy photographs of prototypes in...

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