Articles tagged Martin Thomas

Page 135 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 135, August 2014

On the road with... Simon Arron

A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter that the year simply needs a few more weekends. I’d never previously attended the Masters Historic meeting on the full version of Brands Hatch, not least because the Monaco Grand Prix had occupied my...

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Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

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Wheel to wheel - The month in historic motorsport

Big boost for GP Masters French GP support in 2006; Amon F1 car to race again; historic super-series for '07 The Grand Prix Masters movement will provide the grid for a classic Formula One race run in support of the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours on July 15/16. The race, which will run in two parts for up-to-1978 3-litre cars, marks a celebration of 100 years of grand prix racing by the FFSA,...

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Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Labelled a ‘lame duck’ by some, the powerful Dolly was nevertheless a motor sport success, particularly trackside. And the Triumph faithful still love it…By Richard Heseltine For much of the 1970s there was little indication of a prudent central plan or grand design within British Leyland. But then this lumbering monolith was the realisation of shotgun mergers, which served only to ratchet up the...

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Ford Mustang

Ford’s Mustang, its fastest-selling car since the Model A, still leads the field in historic events around the world By Richard Heseltine The Mustang represented the high watermark of 1960s marketing brilliance. In hindsight it all seems so simple. All that Ford did was raid the corporate parts bin. That and throw in some smoke and mirrors along with a suitably suggestive equine name. With great...

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Brock reunion

Australian touring car hero Peter Brock hopes to drive the Vauxhall that he shared with Gerry Marshall in the 1977 Spa 24 Hours later this summer. The ex-works Group One Firenza has been totally rebuilt for new owner Adrian Goding by Martin Thomas with support from former DTV engineer Gerry Johnstone, who built the car in 1977. It had lain unused for 15 years before Goding bought it at auction in...

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