Articles tagged NICK LINNEY

Page 8 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, July 2001

Super new Cooper

BRDC HSCC Silverstone The BRDC historic sports car championship season opened on Silverstone's Historic GP track during mid-May and was marked by a win for Frank Sytner's newly-restored ex-Stirling Moss Cooper Monaco. His task was eased by the absence of Gary Pearson's Lister-Jaguar after it suffered a broken wheel in qualifying, but Peter Hardman's Ferrari Dino 246S remained a threat throughout...

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Reports in brief

From a modest grid, John Harper claimed another BRDC Historic Sportscar victory at Snetterton in his well-sorted Cooper Monaco; a week before the high-profile Oulton Park Gold Cup race, not too many drivers could be tempted to East Anglia for a 20-lap contest. Harper's pace was more than enough to see off the Lister-Jaguar of arch-rival Nick Linney, who found his mighty 'Knobbly' consuming its...

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Around the tracks

Le Mans Classic: Herbert heads triple success of Le Mans veterans Victories for three former 24 Hours winners — Johnny Herbert, Jürgen Barth and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud — headlined the second running of the Le Mans Classic. The event was a huge success with around 400 cars spanning 50 years of Le Mans history racing in 18 events during a 24-hour period; each age group of cars raced three times, once...

Page 10 of September 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, September 2003

Tragedy mars showpiece event

BRDC Historic Sports Cars: Silverstone & Oulton Park A capacity field contested the non-championship British Grand Prix support race at Silverstone, but the event was overshadowed by the death of David Heynes when his Lotus 15 crashed at Becketts (see page 6). While John Harper made a tardy getaway in his Cooper Monaco, Julian Bronson catapulted his thunderous Lister-Chevrolet into a brief...

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Flavien gives Oulton a taste of things to come

Oulton Park Gold Cup A 12,000-strong crowd, full grids and fabulous weather helped to make the new-look Oulton Park Gold Cup for historic cars a big success. Flavien Marçais dominated the headline Pre-1972 Grand Prix Car race in Luke Chaprnan's BRM P180, the Frenchman treating the spectators to a copybook drive. Meanwhile, a stunning battle between a charging John Bladon in his ex-Mike Hailwood...

Page 5 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, August 1999

Brands Hatch GP curcuit goes out roaring

Historic races bade farewell to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit at the HSCC's annual Historic Superprix on July 3/4 in one of the most thrilling meetings ever to greet the soon-to-be radically revised Kent circuit. Formula One cars were the stars with Duncan Dayton and John Beasley's Brabhams sandwiching Paul Alexander's BRM P261 in a fascinating Pre-'66 Grand Prix car encounter while 23...

Page 59 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1996

VSCC Oulton Park

Alan Cox reports on an old favorite with a new title Following Cadwell Park the previous week, the VSCC made another welcome return on August Bank Holiday Monday, this time to Oulton Park, although not for the traditional Richard Seaman Trophy races which have now made their home at Donington, but for the inaugural Sir Henry Segrave Memorial Trophy. Cheshire weather was not at its most welcoming...

Page 6 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 2003

Harper's Monaco is best, not bust

A non-championship race at Silverstone in early November offered the BRDC Historic Sports Car racers a late-season thrash, and it was John Harper who mastered the greasy conditions best in his Cooper Monaco. However, Gary Pearson, the leader for the first six laps, ran Harper close, managing to stay within a second of the nimble Cooper all the way to the flag aboard his faithful Lister-Jaguar....

Page 10 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 2003

Reports in brief

German McLaren M6B racer Wido Roessler won both Orwell Supersports races over at the Nürburgring in June. Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and John Burton (Chevron B26) led the chase, as Geoff Farmer (March 717) could only net third and fourth places. * * * * * Philip Walker's Lotus 15 won the June round of the BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship at Silverstone,...

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Old-time variety

Historic motorsport offers diversity for fans and competitors alike. Every old car passion is catered for, as this quartet of drivers show James Baxter: a link in the chain gang In the struggle to beat the ERA pack to the top slots in VSCC hillclimbs, the Frazer Nash single-seater of James Baxter stands out. "My main objective is to catch the ERAs," admits Baxter as he looks ahead to the 2004...

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