Articles tagged Matthew Watts

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Super screamers

A gaggle of 1-litre F3 machines stole the show at the HSCC Historic Superprix meeting as their revival continues to gather pace By Paul Lawrence With Historic Formula One, Historic Formula 2 and Orwell Supersports on the bill, the HSCC’s annual Historic Superprix meeting at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit was a major date on the international historic calendar. However, the headline races...

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Event of the month -- Donington Park HSCC

David Clark gave his ex-Chris Amon Elva victory in its first race for 38 years, while Neil Fowler and Steve Maxted took thrillers -- Report by Paul Lawrence, photography by Charlie Wooding In the car's first race since 1967, an elated David Clark guided the ex-Chris Amon Elva Mk8 to victory in the Classic Sports Car race as the HSCC season opened at Donington. Thrilling wins for Neil Fowler in...

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Jason's a Merlyn wizard

HSCC: Cadwell Park Jason Minshaw reminded everyone of his outright pace by taking Historic Formula Ford spoils at the HSCC's annual foray to Cadwell Park. His Merlyn Mk20 came out on top after an entertaining contest with Paul Sleeman's Macon MR8. Local ace Neil Dunkel secured the Classic F3 honours ahead of Frank Gomm's ex-Piquet Ralt RT1, while other single-seater winners included Matthew Watts...

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April 23rd. Watts makes it two out of two

Gearbox problems fail to prevent Classic Racing Cars win in ex-Watson Brabham Taking time out from fettling F1 cars ahead of the Monaco Historic GP, Matthew Watts made it two wins from two starts in the Classic Racing Car Championship this season as the HSCC went east to Lincolnshire. The annual foray to the three-dimensional Cadwell Park circuit should have given Watts a fairly straightforward...

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Godfrey and Harper shine in spray

Godfrey and Harper shine in spray HSCC I Silverstone I Oct 16 Very unpleasant weather conditions, which contributed to a nasty startline shunt in the Derek Bell Trophy race, took the edge off the HSCC's end-of-season meet. Nevertheless, some excellent racing cut through the gloom, notably in the '70s Road Sports Championship. With the title assured after Jai Sharma's Lancia Fulvia consumed its...

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Historic Sports Car Club Castle Coombe

August 5 Yet another driver recorded a victory in the HSCC's Historic Racing Saloon Register Championship as the remarkably open season continued at Castle Combe. This time it was Ford Anglia pilot Bob Bullen who took the spoils from a packed grid, but it was a close-run contest: Roger Cope had his best result to date in his BMW 1800 to finish half a second adrift in second. Even local knowledge...

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HSCC, Croft

June 17/18 Nelson Rowe was the toast of the Historic FF1600 pack during the HSCC’s annual visit to Croft when he inflicted two defeats on arch-rival Neil Fowler. In dry conditions on Saturday and again in the rain of Sunday, Rowe kept his Crosslé 20F ahead of the Lola T200 of multiple champion Fowler. Nigel Bancroft (Crosslé 20F) and Westie Mitchell (Merlyn Mk20) rounded out the two podiums. The...

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HSCC Snetterton

A rare victory for the Lotus 70 Formula 5000 car was a highlight as the Historic Sports Car Club’s annual Snetterton weekend offered double-headers for many of the club’s championships. James Denty starred at his home track to give the Lotus a win in the opening Derek Bell Trophy race, but any hopes of a double were dashed when he collected a puncture. Instead, Frank Lyons came through to win in...

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Simon does it again, but not so simply this time

HSCC: Donington Park Simon Hadfield began his 2003 in fine style by registering two wins at Donington Park in April. Victory in his ex-Keke Rosberg Chevron B40 at the HSCC's season-opener followed a win in the Cloth Cap enduro at the previous day's JCC meeting with David Clark aboard their Elva Mk7. Hadfield surged past the Lola T400 of Edwin Jowsey at the Old Hairpin and was never headed again...

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HSCC: Donington Park & Cadwell Park

Cox topples big bangers in dramatic season-opener Dan Cox came out ahead in a superb season-opener for Historic Racing Saloons at the HSCC's Easter Sunday Donington Park meeting when his Ford Anglia slayed the 'big bangers' en route to a maiden win. Dave Loudoun (Ford Mustang) grabbed the early lead but, as the American car started to wilt, Graeme Dodd's Jaguar Mk2 moved into the lead, with Cox...

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