Articles tagged Mike Wilds

Page 57 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

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With Ecurie Ecosse to Le Mans

One’s earliest images of motor racing are always the brightest and one never recaptures the excitement of the schoolboy poring over every word of a race report. The first motor racing magazine I bought as a boy was a copy of MOTOR SPORT which contained the win at Le Mans by the Ecurie Ecosse D type Jaguar driven by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. There was a story to capture the imagination,...

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The man who played with fire

Hockenheim brought the spectre of fire back to Grand Prix racing. In his first interview for almost two decades, former BRM chief Louis Stanley, who pioneered means of eliminating such risk, recalls the days when safety was a dirty word In his heyday on the Grand Prix circuits Louis T Stanley cut an imposing figure. Tall and corpulent, ruddy of face and silver of hair, his blue blazer and old...

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50 years on

In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, the HSCC hosted a one-off two-day Historic race meeting at Donington Park, and with the assistance of a number of specialist clubs and groups, including the VSCC and HGPCA, assembled a quite superb entry, which, in terms of variety and quality, was second only to the Coys Festival in the British racing calendar, with on-track action being...

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World Endurance Championship: Silverstone 1,000 Kms

— a cliff-hanger Maybe Jochen Mass made the most prophetic remark after winning at Vallelunga, when he commented that the cars would get better, and the drivers would get used to driving for economy. The opening round had almost been an embarrassment as the leading cars slowed, and then slowed some more to reach the finish line on their allocation of 510 litres, 15% less than last year's 600...

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Derby Days

David McKinney reports on three action-packed HSCC days at Donington The HSCC's annual FIA Historic Championships meeting at Donington Park produced the familiar pattern of some good fields and some not so good, some exciting racing and some that was positively dull. Top billing on the busy three-day programme at the August/September cusp went to the FIA Cup round for Thoroughbred GP Cars,...

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Take one Capri 3.0S . . .

A muscular Series X car from Ford  Nearly two years and an inflationary £1,232 since the Motor Sport road test in August 1978, Ford's Capri 3.0S still justifies the tag of the best value-for-money performance car on the market. This versatile, 120 m.p.h., four-seater hatchback is such a good basic package and so responsive to development that now, as then, it remains the car to beat in the...

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Glorious Goodwood

Take a stately home, a dedicated team and add the finest seledion of historic racing cars ever assembled, and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable motorsport weekend. Only one thing could have made the second Goodwood Festival of Speed better for me and that would have been the presence of Daniel Sexton Gurney at the wheel of one of his fabulous Eagle Weslakes now owned by Miles Collier...

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The Argentine Grand Prix

With the first round of the 1975 World Championship taking place in Buenos Aires just three months after the chequered flag fell at Watkins Glen to end the 1974 season it could hardly be expected that many teams would turn up to the Argentine Grand Prix with many new cars. Thus, when the two freighter aircraft had finally been unloaded in South America and the cars rolled out at the circuit, the...

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Bonnier's 170 to race again

Jo Bonnier’s 1969 Lola T70 Mk3B will return to the track next season four decades after it last raced following a total restoration overseen by respected engineer Colin Bennett. Chassis SL76/143 was stored in North Wales for nearly 40 years before being acquired by enthusiast Michael Hanson and entrusted to Bennett. Hanson’s friend Mike Smith is likely to race it next season, with Mike Wilds...

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