Articles tagged NICK SWIFT

Page 72 of October 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, October 2018

English heritage

In the slipstream of the Festival of Speed's 25th anniversary, the Goodwood Revival Meeting celebrates its 20th. Racers and Motor Sport writers recall a few personal highlights It has become as much a seasonal sporting occasion as Henley Regatta, The Grand National or Wimbledon. First run in 1998, when it ended a 32-year racing drought in the shadow of The Sussex Downs, the Goodwood Revival...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

Back to the future Goodwood, March 29/30: the 72nd running of an old favourite proves genuinely innovative… It wasn’t quite how Goodwood felt during the 1980s, when it was a sleepy test venue that happened to have a good café – the perfect rendezvous point ahead of a day testing road cars around the South Downs – but it was similar. The approach roads showcased Sussex at its tranquil best, with...

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72nd Members' Meeting, Goodwood

Saturday morning, 7am. Goodwood is resplendent in sunshine as the early birds wander through the main gate. The pale blue banners embellished by ‘72’ are assiduously non-Revival spec, but the Sussex circuit’s defining spring signature awaits. Goodwood’s verges are awash in a sea of yellow. Who else would invest more in daffodils than any other single ingredient for a race meeting ‘reboot’? “There...

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Historic racing news

VSCC celebrates in style New events mark club’s 80th anniversary | By Paul Lawrence The Vintage Sports-Car Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary season with a week-long programme of events in early August, starting at Prescott and then moving to the East of England Showground at Peterborough. The annual VSCC hillclimb at Prescott has been extended to three days this year and on Friday August...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter that the year simply needs a few more weekends. I’d never previously attended the Masters Historic meeting on the full version of Brands Hatch, not least because the Monaco Grand Prix had occupied my...

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Goodwood Revival 2010

Tom Kristensen starred on his racing debut at this year’s Revival, there were tributes to John Surtees and BRM, plus a supermarket like no other… Just when you think the Revival can’t offer anything new, the team at Goodwood throws in another attraction or race that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The 2010 Goodwood Revival was another weekend of fantastic racing, stunning cars, period...

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Veterans shine in first saloon challenge

Former Grand Prix driver and retired team boss Jackie Oliver returned to his racing roots when he drove Jim Utting's Ford Mustang to third place in the first Top Hat Endurance Challenge event at Silverstone on May 27. Oliver, 57, who won the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours in JW Automotive's Ford GT40 and the 1974 Can-Am title for Shadow, raced a Mustang in the early '60s before turning to single-seaters...

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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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Racing beats rain

Beautiful cars and good racing shone through at Brands as dreadful weather failed to spoil an exciting new fixture on the historic racing calendar. Paul Lawrence reports The British Bank Holiday weather did its best to wreck the Masters weekend on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, but some great cars and an encouraging crowd proved that the concept is most definitely right. On track, Richard Meins...

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When quality and quantity combine

Silverstone Classic, July 26-27: a neophyte embraces Britain’s biggest bygone beano A minor landmark, this, for never before had I been able to attend the Silverstone Classic. Formula 1 has traditionally kept me away – usually Germany, but this time it was Hungary that clashed and for the first time since 1997 I would not be on duty in Budapest. Thus was I drawn towards Dadford rather than the...

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