Articles tagged Martin Stretton

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Race car restoration: Tyrrell-Ford 005

Martin Stretton, of Martin Stretton Racing, recounts how the Antiques Roadshow helped to bring an ex-Jackie Stewart F1 machine to his attention I’d have to choose Tyrrell 005 in which I won the 1995 Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship as my favourite restoration. The reason is that we restored this ex-Jackie Stewart car with the advice and mentoring of its designer, Derek Gardner, who went on to...

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Events of the month

BTCC Brands Hatch The crowd at Brands Hatch experienced something unusual during the BTCC finale: it wasn’t raining. Well, not for the first few hours, anyway. Not since 2011 had there been a dry championship decider, which has added to the excitement – or stress, depending on which side of the paddock fence you sit. But the track was dry as the grid lined up for race one, championship leader...

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2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort’s third Historic Grand Prix event, on August 29-31, attracted a record 50,000 spectators and featured not only the cream of Europe’s racing championships but also competitors from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Dubai. Michael Lyons topped the scoring with three wins, a repeat of 2013’s FIA Masters Formula 1 result in the family Hesketh 308E and, splendidly, the...

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Events of note

Ford GT40s pack Tour Auto entry No less than seven Ford GT40s, headed by 2003 winner Chris Chiles, will line up for the start of the Tour Auto on 19 April. The five-day event will include visits to five French race tracks as well as a series of timed sections on closed public roads. Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro and Ledenon are all on the schedule. Star drivers in the field include Stirling Moss...

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Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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HSCC SuperPrix, Brands Hatch

Finally unshackled from a date clash with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of Britain’s finest staples still struggled to pull in a significant crowd – a quirk science is powerless to explain. One or two classes were short on numbers, but there were still 360-odd entries for 14 categories and 18 races. The meeting commenced in receding fog and passed via glorious sunshine to brief, teeming...

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Donington Historic Festival

The fourth Donington Historic Festival featured a weekend of stand-out races, topped by Simon Hadfield’s Gentleman Drivers’ victory over Olly Bryant in a mesmerising AC Cobra shoot-out. Feature races included the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy for pre-war sports cars running over a brace of half-hour races. After some spirited battling, Frazer Nash saw off Bentley in convincing style. In...

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Sensational 54 cars for Monaco

The biggest 3-litre F1 field ever! Looking for just one excuse to attend the Monaco Historic GP on May 20/21? Here's the extraordinary list of entries, split into two races. Amon: Peter Williams (F101) Brabham: Duncan Dayton, Robert Baker (BT33), Manfredo Rossi di Monterlera (BT42), Huberus Bahlsen (BT45B) BRM: Brad Krause (P126), Robs Lamplough (P133), Rick Hall (P180), Jacques Nicolet (P201)...

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VETERAN TO CLASSIC - VSCC CROIX-EN-TERNOIS

Having lost the use of Oulton Park and Cadwell Park from its regular calendar of race meetings, the VSCC has sought to fill the voids and maintain its programme of six race events by using Pembrey and, for the first time, travelling to the continent in the tracks of the HSCC and 750 Motor Club, hosting a meeting at the twisty, 1.19-mile circuit at Coix-en-Ternois, close to Arras in north-eastern...

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Golden weekend for Lola

Where better to toast Lola’s 50th anniversary than at the Oulton Park Gold Cup? Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams led the celebration paradeBy Paul Lawrence The 50th anniversary of Lola and the world debut of the company’s T70 Spyder continuation car marked the annual Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting, as Historic Formula 2 and U2TC action topped the race programme. “How they ever managed 500 miles turning...

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