Articles tagged Jon Minshaw

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Simon Arron

Turning back the clockThruxton, March 30-31 & Oulton Park, April 1: a traditional Easter double revisited... in reverse The recipe was usually similar: bicycle, tent, Camping Gaz stove, one small saucepan, a few tinned meals and a couple of equally daft mates. I first attended an Easter Oulton Park meeting in 1972, to watch Niki Lauda win a sodden round of the British Formula 2 Championship,...

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Around the tracks

Oldtimer GP: Nürburgring Masterful Folch orders a pair of Formula One doubles Joaquin Folch made a successful debut in the Grand Prix Masters series during the 32nd Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. The Spaniard took a double victory in his McLaren M23 over Mike Wrigley in an M26. Folch was the class of the 23-car field, which featured rev-limiters for the first time in a move to encourage...

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Cobra on the block

An ex-works AC Cobra, registered 39PH, is going up for sale at an auction in February. Along with several Formula One cars and the EMKA-Aston Martin that finished 11th at Le Mans in 1985, the Cobra will be auctioned by H&H at Cheltenham racecourse in February. 39PH was an AC factory entry at Le Mans in 1963 for Ninian Sanderson and Peter Bolton, finishing seventh, and was then campaigned...

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E-types to top the bill at Oulton Park

E-types to top the bill at Oulton Park THE OULTON PARK GOLD CUP WAS FIRST HELD IN 1954 as a non-championship Formula 1 race when it was won by Stirling Moss aboard a Maserati 250F. Since then the race has been held for Formula 2 machines, British Touring Cars, Formula 3 racers and, of course, historic cars. Nowadays it is classed as 'the north west's premier historic car event' and on August 28/...

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Minshaw Jr to follow family line

Three generations of the Minshaw family could be competing together this summer if 19-year-old Jack joins his father Jon and grandfather Alan in historic racing. Jon and Alan Minshaw have recently bought the Alfa Romeo GTA touring car of Dieter-Karl Anton and plan to tackle some U2TC races. If Jack gets on well with some coaching, he could also share the car. “I’d love to do the Spa 6 Hours with...

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Goodwood Revival 2011

This automotive carnival is a wonderful real-life history lesson, with the stars of the show this year being 10 rumbling Spitfires Have you tried to describe the Revival to non-motoring people who ask, “what’s so special”? How about total-immersion time travelling community theatre, as though ‘Foyle’s War’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Life on Mars’ were all filming on the same set. Starring all of us. With...

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Spa Classic Six Hours

Spa Francorchamps, Belgium With seven Ford GT405 in the varied 100-car field, it was no surprise when one of their number won the Spa Classic Six Hours at the end of September. Sports car maestro Ralf Kelleners, on a rare foray into historic racing, did the lion's share in the winning GT40 of Christian Gläsel as they headed the similar car of Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield by just under two...

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Moss ends racing career

Moss ends racing career Sir Stirling Moss has finally hung up his helmet after more than 60 years of motor racing. The 81-year-old made the decision in characteristic fashion following a qualifying session for the Le Mans Legends event in which he was to race his 1961 Porsche RS 61. "This afternoon I scared myself and I have always said that if I felt I was not up to it, or that I was getting in...

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Pitlane to podium

Shaun Lynn and Andrew Haddon upheld GT40 honour in the Spa Six Hours with aremarkable drive from 98th to first By Marcus Pye The growl of 4.7-litre Ford V8 engines on the breeze as darkness descended over Belgium’s Ardennes region became more prevalent as the 17th annual Spa Six Hours cemented its place as the world’s favourite endurance race for historic cars on September 26. Jacky Ickx and...

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Barbot wired in Lola T70

World Sportscar Masters Lola T70s emerged victorious in 11 out of 12 World Sportscar Masters races in 2005. Only when Paul Knapfield campaigned his Ferrari 512BB at the Nürburgring was the Huntingdon marque denied the top step of the podium. Out of those 11 wins, Carlos Barbot claimed five of them. The Portuguese continued his dominance at Pau with a double win and backed that up at Dijon before...

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