Articles tagged John Young

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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Boxing Day Brands Hatch (December 26th)

The opening event of the day for G.T. cars gave another victory to Graham Warner's Lotus Elite from Chris Lawrence's more accelerative Morgan Plus 4 which held the lead for a couple of laps. Cohn Hextall moved up into third place in his Thunderbolt while Pat Moss in her first real motor race (although some rallies appear to be thinly disguised races) kept the Sprinzel-Sprite in eighth place. The...

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Mallory Park (April 15th)

Despite running a Brands Hatch Meeting on the same day, the B.R. & S.C.C.'s National British Mallory Park race meeting produced a good entry with the exception of the Formula Junior race, which had only eight contestants. The main attraction of the nine-race programme was the 20-lap Formule Libre race, won by Tony Marsh's 2 1/2-litre B.R.M. from John Taylor's 1 1/2-litre Cooper-Ford and Brian...

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A perfect period drama

The sun shone, the racing ran from dawn till dusk, and people dressed up and played their part. The 10th anniversary Goodwood Revival was indeed a special occasionBy Rob Widdows All arms and elbows, four-wheel drifts, tails out, touching the turf, drivers grinning and spectators cheering. This has to be September in Sussex. Boy, oh boy, this Goodwood Revival is good stuff, a reminder of how and...

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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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...

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Guards Trophy

Brands Hatch THE B.R. & S.C.C.'s International meeting at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday Monday, run over the 2.6-mile long circuit was a pleasant contrast to last year's event—blessed with very good weather, which a very large crowd thoroughly appreciated while watching an interesting programme. Entries for the main race of the day, the 50-lap Guards International Trophy race for sports...

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Letters from Readers.

Vauxhall Coachwork Sir., I was interested in Bill Ward's paragraph in the February issue concerning the Vauxhall "Wensum" and the other Vauxhall body types of the 1920s, but I am surprised that he does not mention the 23/60 Malvern tourer, which was longer than the Kington (not Kingston surely ?) and which was fitted with two extra occasional tip-up seats. I well recall, as a schoolboy in 1923,...

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Veterans shine in first saloon challenge

Former Grand Prix driver and retired team boss Jackie Oliver returned to his racing roots when he drove Jim Utting's Ford Mustang to third place in the first Top Hat Endurance Challenge event at Silverstone on May 27. Oliver, 57, who won the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours in JW Automotive's Ford GT40 and the 1974 Can-Am title for Shadow, raced a Mustang in the early '60s before turning to single-seaters...

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V8 Rumblings

There have always been people who inserted engines bigger than the makers intended into basically inoffensive machinery. Doubtless Motor Sport's Editor and D.S.J. could accurately recall countless examples of this practice in the past, both in racing and normal road use, but my aim in this short article is to briefly look at recent efforts in transplanting what has become the ultimate in large...

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