Articles tagged Jon Minshaw

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Matters of moment

Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg is great box office, offering Formula 1 a much-needed narrative at a time when it is clamouring to engage with a global audience that’s shrinking alarmingly. But the knee-jerk, mid-season decision to ban some – but not all – radio communications between teams and drivers, perceived as ‘puppets’ for doing as they are told, was an act of strange desperation. Regular...

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Events of note

Ford GT40s pack Tour Auto entry No less than seven Ford GT40s, headed by 2003 winner Chris Chiles, will line up for the start of the Tour Auto on 19 April. The five-day event will include visits to five French race tracks as well as a series of timed sections on closed public roads. Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro and Ledenon are all on the schedule. Star drivers in the field include Stirling Moss...

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Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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Spa Six Hours

Spa Six Hours NEW ZEALANDERS ROGER WILLS and Brendon Hartley were the hares for most of the 20th Spa Six Hours, but Simon Hadfield's epic final stint in Leo Voyazides' sister Ford GT40 brought him past Wills, who was grappling with gearbox problems. With 20 minutes to run P/1005 swept past P/1009, which lost a whole 54 seconds on the following lap, then pitted forlornly. Voyazides' Pan B-prepared...

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In brief

* Teenager Oliver Llewellyn was due to race his father’s Tojeiro Jaguar at the VSCC Spring Start meeting at Silverstone at the end of April. The 16-year-old, son of racer Tim, is thought to be the youngest holder of an international historic race licence. Father and son hope to compete in some two-driver races this season aboard a Chevrolet Corvette. * Race Retro will be held earlier next year,...

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Taking the Spa waters

The Minshaw E-type shared with Martin Stretton survived a typical Belgian deluge for victory in this year’s Spa Six Hours There isn’t anything very controversial to say about Belgium. Ask anyone what they think of it and the answer is usually “very nice”. But quiz any driver about their favourite circuit and chances are they’ll say Spa. And with good reason – it’s fast, twisty and extremely...

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Bathed in nostalgia

This year's Spa Six Hours allowed those present to immerse themselves in some fine historic racing By Marcus Pye Hallowed Francorchamps, home of motor racing in Belgium since 1924, is somewhere everybody aspires to race. Hewn into the forests of the Ardennes, in the French-speaking Wallonia region, today’s circuit is one of the world’s favourites. It is truly a lap of the gods, even if downforce-...

Page 117 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, August 2006

Piper's Can-Am can-do

June 3/4 McLaren M8F charges to two wins on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit Richard Piper was a double Orwell Supersports race winner on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in June’s HSCC Summer Festival. Fastest in qualifying, Piper (McLaren M8F) soon overcame Frank Bradley’s fast starting March 707/717 to win race one. Bradley felt unwell in the searing heat and, although he started Race...

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Spa treatment

The driving challenge at Spa is huge, as some found to their cost in this year’s Six Hours. But the rewards are far-reaching By David Addison When a race offers 94 starters, you know you’re somewhere special. The Spa Six Hours, this year blessed by glorious weather, has become a ‘must do’ on the historic racing calendar. With races from the HSCC, the Masters Series and Motor Racing Legends adding...

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Ford GT40 heads Marathon weekend

While most of the action at the 31st running of the Oldtimer Grand Prix took place on the Grand Prix circuit, a 70-strong field of classic sports and GT cars competed on the famous Nordschleife in the AvD Historic Marathon. Seeking to add another major historic endurance win to their growing tally, Jon Minshaw and Martin Stretton planted the former's Jaguar E-type on pole in style, but their race...

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