Articles tagged John Webb

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Tom on two wheelsSir, I was saddened to hear of Tom Walkinshaw's passing (March issue); he and his association with Jaguar played an integral part in my fascination with motor racing from my earliest memories. For my first experience of motor racing I was fortunate to be taken to the 1984 Tourist Trophy at Silverstone to see the Jaguars compete in the European Touring Car Championship. The...

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Overpowered, over here, uderrated

F1 has yet to conquer to USA, but has fared a sight better than Indycars have in Europe. David Malsher recalls their only UK venture One miserable weekend in 1978, a new chapter in motorsport opened at Silverstone. Eight days later, at a Brands Hatch bathed in autumn sunshine, it closed. Short. But sweet. For contained within that single chapter was a spellbinding story of dauntless heroes and...

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Simon Taylor's Notebook

The Grovewood Awards and their successors have always recognised young talent, but they can't foretell the future When circuit boss John Webb dreamed up the Grovewood Awards in 1963, his idea was to help one or two young British and Commonwealth hopefuls on their way. It was a low-key effort back then: Webby asked three journalists to meet him in a pub and thrash out which young driver should...

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Pete King MBE

Obituary Pete King, the one-time saxophone player who managed Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club for almost 50 years, had a less well-known passion for motor racing. King, who has died aged 80, competed in a handful of European Touring Car Championship races in the 1970s and was persuaded by Brands Hatch boss John Webb to sponsor a series of production car races at the Kent circuit. He was also...

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Around and about

USAC comes to Britain History will be made later this month when for the first time ever America's premier motor racing series, the USAC Citicorp National Championship, which includes the Indianapolis 500 race, is to move away from its homeland for two rounds in the UK. Silverstone will play host to the sixteen, 850 b.h.p., turbocharged, singleseater racing cars in a 150-mile race on September...

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The Grand Prix of Europe

Autumn Fayre Brands Hatch, September 25th One thing we now know is that the South of England is still a rich and plentiful part of Great Britain. Back in the spring Brands Hatch held the Race of Champions as a one-off non-Championship Formula One event to give the enthusiasts in the South a chance of seeing the 1983 Formula One cars in action as the British Grand Prix was due to be held at...

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Lunch with... Jonathan Palmer

It has taken an ex-Formula 1 driver with a hard business head to turn four well-loved British race tracks back to profit, as Simon Taylor finds out Photography: James Mitchell By 2003 the circuits developed over four decades by John Webb had, under subsequent owners, fallen into a parlous state. Brands Hatch, Oulton Snetterton and Cadwell Park, loved by generations of racers and fans, were run-...

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Race of champions and surprises

Brands Hatch, March 18th. BRANDS HATCH'S Race of Champions has, for several years, started the European Formula One season but anyone looking for a pointer for the year from the results of the 1973 race can forget it—unless the lesson learned is that Formula One cars are going to be more unreliable than ever before. It turned out to be a quite extraordinary race during which the lead changed five...

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F1's mid-flight entertainment

Aviation and motor sport have been inextricably linked since virtually the beginning. When Camille Jenatzy won the Gordon Bennett Trophy race for Mercedes in 1903, the Wright Brothers were fettling up their ‘Flyer’ in preparation for its historic controlled teeter over less than a Boeing 747’s wingspan at Kitty Hawk that December. Over the following decades many racers became flyers, and vice...

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The man who was James Hunt

Careless playboy, or dedicated professional who deserves his title? The public image is the one that has lasted. James Hunt and the Hesketh team, daring the establishment to take offence. Parties, paparazzi, beautiful women where the team foregathered. Jeans, bare feet, alcohol and beautiful women wherever James was spotted. "Dilettantes," said the Formula One world when Lord Hesketh pitched his...



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