Articles tagged Justin

Page 66 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 2014

Readers' letters

Letter of the month Jack the gentleman I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

A day in the country Among the green fields of Hertfordshire there’s a little farm with a fine harvest on show I had meant to stop in at DK Engineering for ages, but here’s a funny thing about a top Ferrari shop – it’s always so packed with high-end machinery that if that Testa Rossa you meant to have a squint at has moved out, there will be an interesting 750 Monza or 250TdF in its place. Kind...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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Long-distance operator

One of Britain's unsung motorsport heroes, Derek Bell's sportscar skills are often overlooked by an F1-hungry media. Andrew Frankel asks a living legend to reflect on his exploits at Le Mans which yielded five superb wins Cold, wet day at Snetterton. Team Bentley are testing the new EXP Speed 8 Le Mans car. The press have been invited and Derek Bell is doing what he does second-best: entertaining...

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Events of note

Goodwood Festival: It's a family affair With a central theme of 'Young Chargers, Old Masters', the greatest racing dynasties in the history of the sport will be celebrated during the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Every summer, Lord March and his team transform the grounds of Goodwood House into a glorious commemoration of everything that is wonderful about motorsport. Star names, star cars,...

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Derrick Edwards

Derrick Edwards, one of the main influences in maintaining the surviving 300 or so pre-war Astons on the road and racing circuits for four decades, has died, aged 83. During wartime, Derrick worked with tanks, developing a strong engineering acumen, which he later put to good use when he established a repair workshop. One of his first customers was Connaught driver Leslie Marr, for whom he was...

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In brief

* Sportscar legend Derek Bell was due to sign off his international career in style at last month’s Daytona 24 Hours. The 66-year-old was competing in the race for the first time in five years. Bell was entered in a RVO Motorsports Riley-Pontiac in a five-strong roster of drivers including his son Justin. * The Krohn Racing team scratched its new B08/70 Daytona Prototype from the Florida 24-hour...

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Lotus to blossom?

Thousands of Britons will cross the English Channel in June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. How many of their descendants, though, will make the longer journey to Le Mans on June 18/19 to see fresh legends in the making? Jaguar's army is looking for a new standard-bearer. The entente between Tom Walkinshaw and Jaguar is all but finished, and if the Scotsman ever went back it's more...

Page 53 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1991

IMSA -- Daytona 24-Hours

The Perfectionist The Daytona 24-Hour race began as a test of speed and ended as a feat of endurance won, not unexpectedly, by Porsche. With the factory teams of Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota out of contention on Sunday morning it was left to Reinhold Joest, the perfectionist, to orchestrate the success. . . . the 18th Porsche win at Daytona since 1968, and perhaps the hardest to achieve. The drivers...

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Formula fraud?

Silverstone, Northants. It's late July and the second biggest crowd of the UK season has come to bask in the nostalgia of the third Christie's International Historic Festival. On raceday, the jams stretch back to Towcester. Old, familiar faces are almost as numerous as the hundreds of Ferraris assembled in and around the central paddock. Some stray far from the purist crowd. They have come to...

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