Articles tagged Jonathan Buncombe

Page 70 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, September 1978

Spa 24 hours

A British win at last July 1st 1979, that is the date the Belgian ministry of public works has set for the completion of the 7 km./4.3 miles track that will replace the current public 14.1 km./8.7 miles of public road that comprise the current Spa-Francorchamps track. With this in mind it seemed as though the July annual 24-hour race for saloon cars had bowed out on a fitting note in 1978, with...

Page 74 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 1973

Brands Hatch Rothmans 5000

Teddy Pilette's Chevron (right) had its second Rothmans European Formula 5000 win of the season at the Bank Holiday Brands Hatch meeting. The Belgian's win gave him the lead in the £90,000 Championship. Peter Gethin (centre, right) leads away from pole position in the works Chevron and had built up a commanding lead until an engine failure on the 57th lap forced him to retire. Frank Gardner took...

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Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneNew Competition Chief at Ford Following the promotion of Stuart Turner to Managing Director of Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operations, Ford have appointed Peter Ashcroft as Competitions Manager. Ashcroft has been involved in motor racing since 1950 when he started racing a Cooper 500. He later joined Gilby Engineering, playing an important part in the building and...

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Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours

Déjà vu Francorchamps July 26th/27th Late July and the Ardennes forest echoes once again to the night and day chatter of 80-100,000 Europeans watching the survivors of 50 starters in the 32nd annual 24-hour saloon car race. It is an event that has changed a great deal in the last three years, but the result in 1980 is the same as 1979. The same marque, prepared by the same British specialists....

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Marshall lore

DTV and Gerry Marshall were giants of 1970s British motorsport. Dave Richards looks back... From the outside, Dealer Team Vauxhall was a mixture of immaculate presentation, manufacturer tuning, product development.., and winning. But bald statistics can't begin to describe what the team did for racing in the '70s. It had fans flocking to witness Gerry Marshall at the wheel of the latest hot...

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A tense Tourist Trophy

Silverstone, 18th September During the seventies the RAC Tourist Trophy race has taken on a new mantle, that of Britain's only representation in European series which cater for saloon cars. The formulae under which the cars have raced varied front full-blooded Group 2, in the days of four-valve-per-cylinder sixes for Ford and BMW, to the comparatively tame Trophie de l'Avenir regulations, more...

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Lunch with Win Percy

He was already 31 when his career began in earnest, but a late start was no impediment for one of racing's true gents Writer Simon Taylor Analyse the human make-up of successful racing drivers, and you uncover fascinating variety. There'll always be a powerful will to win, of course, although this may manifest itself in differing ways. Plus you'd expect aggression: maybe openly on display, maybe...

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Cobra's sting in the tale

The annual six-hour classic race at Spa provided rich pickings for British crews, even though the two leading Ford GT4Os were excluded after post-race scrutineering. Jaguar enthusiast Allen Lloyd teamed up with preparation ace Gerry Wainwright to take the che-quered flag from the similar car of Chris Chiles and Philip Walker, but both cars were later removed from the results. That handed victory...

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Monster revving loonies

Super Saloons brought the maddest variations of production car models ever to be seen on British racetracks. Marcus Pye looks back on a movement that flourished briefly before burning out Super Saloons were the biggest, baddest 'tin-tops' ever to hit British racetracks. They were steroidal monsters, most of which packed powerful V8 engines beneath skins caricatured from production machines. On...

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Spa 24-hour & Zandvoort 4-hour

ETC rounds 5 and 6 to Hezemans/Quester and BMW. Toine Hezemans and Dieter Quester completed a brilliant double for the BMW works team of 3.0 CSLs, winning both the Spa 24 hr. race on July 21st-22nd and the Zandvoort 4 hr. race on August 12th. BMW thus take a 20 point lead from Ford in the European Touring Car Championship, with 110 points to 90, while Hezemans leads Brian Muir in the drivers'...

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