Articles tagged Marcus Pye

Page 82 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, January 2008

Triple echo

These 1970s Formula 3 cars helped three drivers to F1 and two to World Championships. They still stir the blood today By Marcus Pye Formula 3, Formula 2, Formula 1. The career racing driver’s aspirational ladder used to be so simple before motor giant-led sidestreets complicated the issue. Prior to the birth of Renault and Nissan V6 categories, and GP2, which superceded F2’s replacement F3000,...

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Historic Season Preview 2000

For the historic motor racing fan this season promises to be the biggest and best yet. Marcus Pye looks ahead for ways to while away a summer weekend History, by its very definition, grows inexorably. Every segment of time consigns its predecessor to the past, leaving memories spanning the full gamut of emotions. The duration of a calendar is pre-defined, for a year is a year, but the pace of...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Social Climbing Loved for its atmosphere as much as the machines taking part, the 1998 Goodwood Festival of Speed seems set to be the best yet. Marcus Pye studies the form guide To the dedicated historic motorsport enthusiast, June can mean just one thing: Goodwood. Since Lord March's evocative Festival of Speed first captured the imagination of British car nuts and socialites alike back in1993,...

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Mistakes? They made a few...

Jack Sears – Lotus 40 Jack Sears had to contend with many poor cars but none did his career more harm, he tells Marcus Pye, than Colin Chapman’s hasty attempt to build a winning sportscar for Jim Clark Former Silverstone chairman and BRDC director Jack Sears celebrates 50 years in motorsport this year, having earned his driving licence in 1947, and started competing a year later in a Morgan 4/4....

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Goodwood Revival Preview

For anyone who loves motorsport's history, there's quite simply no other place to be come mid-september. Marcus Pye looks ahead to the greatest event on British racing's calendar The aces could always make their cars dance at Goodwood, bobbing and drifting on that narrow cusp between adhesion and disaster at one of the fastest circuits of the era. For 19 seasons, starting in 1948, enthusiasts...

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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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Simon Taylor's Notebook

The Grovewood Awards and their successors have always recognised young talent, but they can't foretell the future When circuit boss John Webb dreamed up the Grovewood Awards in 1963, his idea was to help one or two young British and Commonwealth hopefuls on their way. It was a low-key effort back then: Webby asked three journalists to meet him in a pub and thrash out which young driver should...

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Zandvoort Historic GP

Sixty years after Alberto Ascari headed a Ferrari 1-2-3 in the inaugural World Championship Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, the wonderful seaside circuit’s first Historic GP event brought happy memories flooding back as the music of racing engines rang out through the dunes on September 1-2. It has been 27 seasons since Zandvoort bowed out of Formula 1, with a photo finish between the McLaren-TAG...

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1997 The essential guide to the season

A superb historic season is in prospect and we'll be following it every step of the way. here, Marcus Pye selects the best events of 1997. miss them at your peril This is an exceptional year for historic motor sport. From humble domestic gatherings to Goodwood's magnificent international Festival of Speed, there's something for historic car owners to compete in and enthusiasts to enjoy virtually...

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Goodwood circuit Revival

It has taken years of planning, negotiating and hard work but the time has come, at last, for motor racing to return to Goodwood. Over the pages that follow, we hope to create a flavour of the place, its past and its future while removing any doubt as to where you should be spending the third weekend in September. We start with an event preview from Marcus Pye Many moons have passed since July 2...

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