Articles tagged Marcus Pye

Page 168 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 168, September 1999

Goodwood Revival preview

The world's greatest historic race meeting is back. If you were these last year you'll need no further encouragement. If not, read on and let Marcus Pye tell you exactly why you should spend September 17-19 weekend in West Sussex. Goodwood's Motor Circuit Revival, last September, was universally hailed as the greatest historic race meeting of all time. Unarguably so, for nowhere on the planet was...

Page 25 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, May 2006

St George's day

I thought that I was the only person to remember that Toby St George-Matthews had owned an F1 Cooper-Maserati. Marcus Pye's Diary triggered a memory which explains why the name stuck in my mind. In the 1960s I used what was then my only car, a 1934 Speed 20 Alvis tourer, for sprints and hillclimbs in the west country. At Yeovilton Sprint they lined up cars to start two at a time and in practice I...

Page 143 of July 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 143, July 2013

Events of the Month

WEC: Spa 6 Hours Eau Rouge is easier now than it used to be thanks to Tarmac run-offs replacing gravel, and flat kerbs giving drivers a wider exit strategy as they pop over the top of Raidillon. But the sanitisation of motor racing's favourite bit of track hasn't made it any less spectacular as the prime place to witness aces on the limit. And when it comes to the World Endurance Championship,...

Page 67 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, July 1998

Just a perfect day

Coys Festival preview If you’ve never seen a Maserati 250F in full flight or a Porsche 917 flat out, then you’d better head for the Coys Festival in July. As Marcus Pye reveals, there really is no finer race meeting Europe’s premier historic race meeting, the British Racing Drivers Club's Coys International Festival, presented by Chrysler on July 24-26, assumes even greater importance this year...

Page 8 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, May 2001

Thrilling start to season

Strong grids and close racing marked the first HSCC meeting of the season on April 8. Star race came from the Historic Saloons, with Richard Evans demonstrating his talent in his father's Alfa GTV against the BMW of Simon Garrad and the Jaguar of Graeme Dodd. Gm-ad eventually won through after some crowd-pleasing dicing. Geoff Farmer took Roger Swanton's Brabham BT18 to a Classic Racing Car...

Page 59 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 2000

Goodwill Festival of Speed Preview

Every year it becomes more difficult to improve on the standards of the previous festival of speed. But this year it looks like they've donated it once again. Marcus Pye has all the details. Phineas T Barnum have sold it as the Greatest Motorsport Show On Earth and, for once, he'd have been telling the truth. Goodwood's Festival of Speed, established in 1993, proudly wears that mantle and its...

Page 9 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, November 1997

Chevron takes Spa spoils

Michael Schimer and Simon Hadfield scored a narrow victory in Motor Classic's Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps last month, in the former's Lotus twin-cam Chevron B6, which first raced at the Ardennes circuit 30 years ago. The Britons completed the job started last year, when clutch failure put them out while leading, but a frantic chase to make up time lost after Schryver went off the road twice in...

Page 49 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, June 1999

Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

One of the finest line-ups of cars and drivers ever heads for Goodwood House this June. Marcus Pye is your form guide. For the tens of thousands of British enthusiasts whose motorsport year revolves around the annual pilgrimage to Le Mans, Lord March's seventh Goodwood Festival on June 18-20 is an unmissable opportunity to extend the celebrations by a week. With the previous weekend's 24 Hour...

Page 64 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1998

Coys Historic Festival

This year’s Coys Historic Festival was the best and biggest yet staged. Marcus Pye was there Fifty years fell away as Baron Emanual ‘Toulo’ de Graffenried, Roy Salvadori, Geoff Richardson, Tony Rolt and Bob Ansell took their places on the grid with 19 of the original 26 cars for a reconstruction of the 1948 RAC Grand Prix, Silverstone's inaugural meeting, in a marvellously theatrical centrepiece...

Page 159 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 159, September 1999

Contents

If you were lucky enough to have been in attendance at last year's Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival Meeting then the emphasis we have placed on its return in 1999 will come as no surprise to you. If you didn't manage to take that step back in time then you may just be wondering what all the fuss is about. Hopefully, over the following pages, we will be able to explain all. Goodwood has an...

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