Articles tagged Nathan Kinch

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Grand Prix Historique, Monaco

What is it about Monaco? The high-rise apartments have trashed the old Victorian elegance, the streets and traffic are brain-fryingly chaotic and the almost palpable smell of money leaves a vulgar aftertaste. And yet no matter how many times you go back, each visit lures you in. You become transfixed. Perhaps it’s the glimpse of lives most of us can barely imagine. Mostly, at least in the month...

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Algarve Historic Festival

Portimão, Portugal The Algarve Historic Festival at the magnificent Portimão circuit is the perfect way to bring another historic racing season to a close. Largely thanks to indefatigable promoter Francisco Santos, this year’s festival attracted a record number of cars and drivers. There was something new for 2011 – a shower of rain. Never seen that here before. And drivers of the quicker cars...

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HISTORICS Six-wheeler races at last

Six-wheeler races at last Thirty-five years after it was created by the March Grand Prix team, the six-wheeled March 2-4-0 had its debut race at the Silverstone Classic. After two tests in 1976 the project was abandoned, but the car has been rebuilt over two years by Tony Smith, who unearthed the four wheel-drive system for the back end. His son Jeremy raced the car (below). The March completed...

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Grand Prix de Pau Historique

Grand Prix de Pau Historique Pau, France AFTER A YEAR OFF, THE STREETS OF Pau have once again echoed to the sound of racing cars. On May 14/15, a week before the Grand Prix Modeme, over 700 historic racers and some 10,000 spectators descended on the Pyrenean town. On Saturday practice and qualifying day-uncharacteristically the heavens opened and cars slithered round the tight confines of the...

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Porsche spice singing in the rain

The opening group C race of the season produced a fine spectacle at Spa, running into the dark of Saturday evening. Despite awful weather, 25 cars made the trip to give the series an excellent start. The Skoal Bandit Porsche 956 of Martyn Konig/Philip Brunn took the spoils in the 90-minute race, but only after stem challenges from Nick Randall (Spice SE90) and Nathan Kinch (Jaguar XJR16) were...

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Drogo Ferrari returns to racing

A rare drogo-bodied Ferrari 250 raced at Silverstone in the hands of father and son Larry and Nathan Kinch, eight years after the body was discovered in a barn. Piero Drogo developed several aerodynamic bodies for the 250 GTO in period, including the famous ‘Bread Van’. This particular body was fitted to a 250GTO in 1965, but was then removed in the late ’70s. Ferrari enthusiast Kinch acquired...

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Maranello at Mugello

Mix historic Ferraris, racing Ferraris, Grand Prix Ferraris, world champions and a beautiful track for a perfect celebration By Rob Widdows Once a year a swooping, sweeping circuit in a Tuscan valley suddenly goes red. The cars are red, the flags are red, the jackets and hats are red. This is Ferrari world, Mugello on the weekend of its 60th birthday party and the Finali Mondiali – the finals of...

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Sytner's 'box of tricks

Few of Frank Sytner's wins will be harder earned than a storming Pre-66 HGPCA victory during the VSCC's packed celebration of the British Empire at Donington Park. Sytner had Richard Attwood in a similar Brabham BT4 as a rival, and to compound his problems, an incorrecdy assembled gearbox made every change an adventure into the unknown. Nathan Kinch took both elements of the Group C feature,...

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Algarve delights banish the blues

After the downpour at Spa, Portugal’s historic festival offered the perfect finale to a busy season of racing What a way to end the season. Sunshine, blue skies, blue sea, blue-flag beaches, and a golf course on every corner. Not to mention a paddock packed with gorgeous racing cars, glorious noise and some decent racing around a wonderful circuit. And a swimming pool in the paddock. Yes, really...

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No one is above the law

Jaguar may not have shone in the main race but Justn Law kept his nose clean for a Group C win in an XJR-9 Justin Law won an incident-packed Group C race, aboard a Jaguar XJR-9, on the morning of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Having put the car on pole in a soaking qualifying session the day before, Law was left behind in the opening laps by Gary Pearson in an XJR-11, Alex Buncombe in another XJR-9,...

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