Articles tagged Nick Adams

Page 52 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1988

Spice Varieties

In designing the Spice Pontiac during 1985, Graham Humphrys drew heavily on his Formula One experience with Hesketh and Theodore. He produced a straightforward and classical honeycomb aluminium monocoque with great strength and rigidity, meeting the F1 safety standards at least of the early 1980s. On a trestle in the workshop in the bare chassis looks rather large for a formula car, as though it...

Page 10 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1989

World Sportscar Championship: Dijon 480-kms

That magic ingredient What seemed like a formality for the Sauber Mercedes team at Dijon on May 21, and therefore a contest for third place, turned into a splendid success for an underdog Porsche, a Reinhold Joest 962C driven by Bob Wollek and Frank Jelinski. It might seem rather far-fetched to describe a Joest Porsche as an underdog, but it had been almost two years since a product of Weissach...

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WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 79 of May 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, May 1978

Racing Formulae - Sports 2000

Is this the future of sports-car racing? Just over a year ago, in April 1977 to be precise, the first round of a new British formula was staged at Brands Hatch. Called Sports 2000 and sponsored by SodaStream the soft drinks concern, it made a better spectacle than many had predicted. A lot of people involved in motor racing had dismissed the arrival of the new sports car formula as fated front...

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World Sportscar Championship: Norisring Cup

The Phoenix rises Eight hours into the Le Mans 24-Hours the Liqui Moly Porsche was a smoking ruin, almost destroyed by fire after an oil line severed. Nine days later the 962 was rebuilt by the Richard Lloyd/John Britten mechanics and was as good as new, and the point was proved when Jonathan Palmer and Mauro Baldi convincingly won the two-heat Norisring 360km 'sprint' race, beating a top-class...

Page 25 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 2004

Off the blocks

Back on the track this year, 15 years on from its last race, is the unique Bardon DB2 Group C2 car that started life as the Arundel C200. Commissioned by Eddie Arundel in 1984, this one-off was designed by Gary Anderson and built by Scorpion Racing with a DFL engine. It contested Group C races in 1984 with Arundel and James Weaver, but was damaged in a Thundersports shunt in '86. John Bartlett...

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Farmer's union with March reaps rewards

BRDC: Silverstone Marking its 75th anniversary, the BRDC added a series of quality historic races to a contemporary Formula Three/British GT meeting on the Grand Prix circuit. A rare visit from the Orwell International Supersports was the star attraction and it was BRDC member Geoff Farmer who won both races. Aboard the Dodkins Motorsport March 717, Farmer maintained his victorious Dijon form,...

Page 9 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, June 1989

Porsches dominate supercup fixture

With the disappointing non-appearance of two Ferrari F40s entered by Charles Pozzi for Nicola Larini and Jean-Pierre Jabouille, and the hopes that Tom Walkinshaw would shake down the new Jaguar XJR-10 dashed, Silverstone's round of the German Supercup Championship on May 14 turned out to be a Porsche benefit. In a thin field of sixteen cars, the rivalry between Bob Wollek and Tiff Needell was the...

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Blowout loses Percy GpC SPA race

If a blowout at 185mph brought memories of his Le Mans '87 crash flashing back, Wm Petty did not show it. He calmly controlled his Don Law Racing Jaguar XJR-11 and stopped. Having blitzed rivals in the Group C Racing series opener at Spa on 20 May, he had to watch Otto Altenbach cruise to victory in his Porsche 962. At the start the German led the Jaguar, with Nick Adams' Chamberlain Spice-DFR...

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Action-packed meeting kick-starts the season

The Historic Sports Car Club's 2002 season began in fine style at Donington Park in early April with bumper grids and close racing being the order of the day. Some highlights included Simon Cranad's tail-happy BMW 2000 taking the HRSR/HSCC Historic Saloon Championship spoils, despite severe pressure from Miles Townshend's Mustang that only eased when the big Ford fell back because of overheating...

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