Articles tagged Malcolm Ricketts

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Historic racing news

Welch tragedy mars Classic Accident claims well-known historic racer | By Paul Lawrence A tragic accident took the life of Denis Welch at the Silverstone Classic – the first fatality in the annual event’s 24-year history. Welch was racing the ex-Syd van der Vyver Lotus 18, a former South African F1 title winner now owned by Malcolm Ricketts, in the second of the weekend’s Historic Grand Prix Car...

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HSCC Brands Hatch

Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races and generally very good grids makes it just the sort of meeting to take non-enthusiast friends for a first taste of the sport. It was unfortunate that the rains came on the Saturday but if you're...

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Winning versus winners

Sir, I read with great interest Doug Nye's article 'History — a given, not a gift', and agree with most of it, particularly with regards to comments that would have been made by Jenkinson and Boddy. Why some 'racing motorists' go to all that bother and expense to lower a lap time by such a small amount escapes me. At the sharp end, of course, there is a great deal of wealth and the desire to...

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VSCC Mallory Park

The VSCC was graced with a fabulous summer's day for its annual visit to Mallory Park, attracting what was probably the largest crowd since the Williams Trophy meeting has found its home in Leicestershire. All events produced healthy grids, assisted by the expedient of combining some categories, which resulted in some interesting variety, and a number of cars not regularly seen in VSCC racing....

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In praise of modesty

Sir, I was very interested to read the letter from Dan Gurney in last month's Motor Sport. It did not surprise me at all to read the self-effacing manner in which it was written and the way Dan Gurney praised others in his very modest manner. I count my self very fortunate in having met Dan Gurney on a couple of occasions through my friendship with Cliff Allison, his contemporary, and I just know...

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Stacey's Lotus restored after 40 years

The Lotus 11 owned and driven by Grand Prix racer Alan Stacey in 1957 returned to the track after 40 years in a lock-up garage when new owner Malcolm Ricketts tested it at Silverstone. “This is a bit of Lotus history that’s been hidden away since the mid-60s,” said Ricketts, who spent four years acquiring the car and then having it restored to exact period specification. Stacey raced it as part...

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A sign of friendship

I read with interest in Doug Nye’s column that Dr Tony Goodwin is about to publish his autobiography. I am sure it will make great reading about racing in the 1950s and ’60s. I first met the good doctor at my first ever motor race at the opening of the new Donington circuit in 1977. I was there as a very nervous competitor, and when I presented myself and papers for signing on, to my horror I...

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VSCC, Oulton Park

June 10 Despite worries over rear dampers, Mark Gillies retained the Hawthorn Spanish Trophy in ERA R3A during the VSCC’s annual foray to Oulton Park. But his win was far tougher than a year ago, as Duncan Ricketts and Barrie Baxter challenged. In the early laps, Gillies was patient as Baxter in the Tec-Mac Maserati and Ricketts in Mac Hulbert’s ERA R4D slogged it out in fine style. But R4D then...

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Le Mans with Elan

Julian Balme describes what it was like to race the RH Specialist Division sponsored Shapecraft-bodied Lotus Elan at Classic Le Mans. The Bizzarrini wwas struggling to keep up with the Elan through the chicane before the Dunlop Bridge, and fell even further behind on the new downhill section to the old Esses. But once clear of Tertre Rouge and onto the Mulsanne Straight the V8-powered projectile...

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In celebration of Jimmy

Throughout the first weekend in April, Duns, Berwickshire, was buzzing. Commercial Street was choked with traffic. Formula One Lotuses, Super Sevens, Elites, Jaguar D-Types. It was choked with people, too. When Malcolm Ricketts tried out his Lotus 22 early on Saturday morning, running it up and down the public road, he was 'warned' by the police but let off, 'due to lack of witnesses'. It was all...



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