Articles tagged Marcus Pye

Page 72 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1999

Coys International Historic Festival preview

Only the GP pulls bigger crowds to Silverstone. Marcus Pye explains why the biggest ever BRM gathering is just one of the reasons you should attend. Fifty years of BRM is the central theme of the British Racing Driver's Club's Coy's International Historic Festival, presented by Chrysler, from July 30 - August 1, and by an extraordinary coincidence the final day of this great celebration would...

Page 14 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 2005

Event of the month -- Grande Prémio Histórico do Porto

The first historic 'revival'  meeting on the old Oporto Portuguese Grand Prix circuit was a resounding success. Marcus Pye enjoyed the sport and socialising.  Photography by Jim Houlgrave The inaugural Grande Prémio Histórico do Porto presented some memorable racing and a wonderful snapshot of the Portuguese Grands Prix of 1958 and '60. Sir Jack Brabham was a guest of honour at the July 8-10...

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UK v NZ in F5000 face-off

British F5000 drivers are all set to take on the Kiwis on their home turf with Revival Series races Seven Formula 5000 cars from Britain are currently en route to New Zealand to compete in the NZ F5000 Revival Series in January and February. Masterminded by Frank Lyons, the trip will take in races at Pukekohe (Auckland) and Ruapuna (Christchurch) as the UK drivers join around 15 locally-based...

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Donington's happy return

Its British GP dramas behind it, a revitalised Donington Park reopened for racing with the Masters series providing the action Kevin Wheatcroft’s re-enaction of his much-missed father Tom’s re-opening of Donington Park, riding on the sidepod of Gunnar Nilsson’s JPS Lotus 77 (now owned by Nico Bindels), ended a year of despondency and decay at the hallowed circuit as Masters Historic Racing...

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Marcus Simmons - Off the line

Gerry and clay Gerry Marshall died on April 21 2005, of natural causes, while he was doing what he was born to do: driving a powerful racing car in a manner unthinkable to most of us mere mortals. That's why, to mark a year since his passing, we are celebrating the cars and the movement he made famous: the sensational DTV-built Vauxhalls and the ridiculously ingenious Super Saloons. Dave Richards...

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Marcus Pye – My month in racing

A trip to his favourite circuit proves forgotten, untapped ability can be found when you least expect it. Even at a marque race at Spa Spa-Francorchamps is my favourite circuit, the most fulfilling of the 49 I’ve raced or tested cars on by miles, thus I never turn down an opportunity to visit. That the offer of a trip to June’s Ferrari Days came late only whetted my appetite further. And that’s...

Page 115 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, October 2013

Events of the Month

Silverstone Classic With 1100 entries for 24 races, there is no doubting the scale of the Silverstone Classic. But this is an event that extends beyond simply a race meeting, with displays, live music, parades and more. A record crowd suggests that the promoters have got the mix right, but by any measure it is a vast event. Fifty years on from his victory at Silverstone during his dominant 1963...

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VSCC Seaman Memorial Trophies

VSCC Seaman Memorial Trophies Norfolk ODAY'S SNETTERTON CIRCUIT IS very different from the World War II Norfolk aerodrome on which motor sport made its debut in October 1951. The Vintage Sports Car Club had not run a meeting there before its Seaman Memorial Trophies season-closer on September 30, yet the feature result mirrored history. Ken Wharton set BTD in the inaugural sprint, driving Peter...

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History in the remaking

Jim Clark’s Indy-winning Lotus 38 will run at Goodwood in July following a meticulous rebuild by Classic Team Lotus. It’s a job ‘the boys’ relished…By Gordon Cruickshank I just want a picture of the boys.” Hazel Chapman, Colin’s widow, lifts her camera and ‘the boys’ stop talking. Boys. Their bus passes are dog-eared now, but they were lads when they built the machine in front of us. It was 1965...

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Events of the Month

Race of ChampionsEsprit Arena, Dusseldorf After the unsuccessful experiment of running it in Beijing in 2009, the Race of Champions switched back to Europe this year with a visit to the Esprit Arena in DOsseldort a football stadium with a handily retractable roof. The move proved to be well timed as the event turned into a victory party for Sebastian Vette!, who had clinched the Fl World...

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