Articles tagged John Lepp

Page 28 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1975

Two More for Alfa

[Enna] There are some motor races that remain enthralling from start to finish, others that, while not particularly memorable, at least sustain interest for most of the distance, and yet others that are simply boring. The Coppa Florio, run over 1,003km. of the Lake Pergusa circuit near Enna in Sicily on May 18th, was one of the latter sort. The circuit is dull, the entry was poor in the extreme...

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In brief

* The Chevron B8 that John Lepp drove in 1969 has returned to racing in the hands of Ed Lovett. The son of former touring car and Chevron racer Peter acquired the car from the museum at Stavelot in Belgium, and it is thought to have gone un-raced for at least 15 years. The B8, recently restored by Simon Hadfield, will run in Guards Trophy and World Sportscar Masters races. * The three Morgan SLRs...

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Sportscar Survey

The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World Championship for Makes, taking the title for the first time in their history. For the small crowd that witnessed the Austrian event however, it won't be the Italian conquest that sticks in their minds, but the...

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Sports Round-up

Formula 5000 One International formula which seems to thrive on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as in Australia and New Zealand) is the Formula 5000 single-seater category, a class of racing which took quite a long time to get off the ground but now commands a loyal following. In Europe the F5000 Championship is backed by Rothmans and, over the past month or so, Bob Evans and Peter Gethin...

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Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

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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,...

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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...

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Recent Racing Results

As Motor Sport is a monthly magazine it is unable to keep up the weekly flow of information on race meetings all over the world offered by some other publications. Thus we restrict our racing coverage to the major Championship meetings and other important fixtures, but this does not mean that we are not watching and taking note of the events elsewhere. In recent weeks there have been several...

Page 66 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1973

Trophee Paul Richard

The opening round of the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship was held at the Circuit Paul Ricard in April. Above is winner John Lepp in the Red Rose Racing Chevron B23, making his debut drive for the team, and scoring his first international victory. Competing in European competition for the first time was the BMW-engined March 73S, the works-assisted car (No. 30) being driven by Dutchman...

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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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