Articles tagged Nigel Webb

Page 18 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 2002

MORE DEMI

MORE DEMI SIR, For two years I was the gofer at Ivor Bueb's Ecurie Demi Litre, and so I enjoyed very much your story on his Cooper 500. It was most interesting, and certainly more complimentary than the last feature you ran about him some years ago. There are several other cars of his of historical note: his 1100/1500cc Cooper sportscar is raced by John Clark and his Lotus 12 by Peter Gooch. Nor...

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In the hot seat -- Win Percy

He became a racing driver by accident and left TWR by mistake, but Win Percy loved his job. He was never tempted by single-seaters though. And don't mention football... Is it true that you started your competition career racing a Ford Anglia on ovals? -- Christopher Regis, via e-mail It was a 997cc Anglia. Rosemary, my fiancée, and I went to watch the stock cars at Weymouth. They allowed you to...

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Wheel to wheel -- the month in historic motorsport

Action-packed finale -- HSCC: Silverstone October 15 Though all bar one of the HSCC's championships were settled ahead of the final meeting of the year at Silverstone, packed grids and very close racing wrapped up the season in fine style. The one title up for grabs was the Historic FF1600 Championship, which went down to the wire in spectacular fashion. Things looked bleak for Neil Fowler when...

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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 114 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, August 2007

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...

Page 86 of April 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, April 2013

Lunch with… Norman Dewis

During 33 years and more than a quarter of a million 100mph miles, this dedicated team player helped make Jaguar great By Simon Taylor Marque loyalty is an old-fashioned concept these days. A driver will swap seats after a season or two, a designer will change teams, an engineer or technician will quietly ask around to tease out available opportunities. Everyone's looking to maximise their career...

Page 21 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 2004

Inside line - Gary Pearson

The TT at Goodwood left very special memories for the rapid Jaguar specialist What were your racing highlights in 2003? I was a lucky boy again last season! The most fun was racing the Jaguar XJR11 for JD Classics in historic Group C. We only did the British rounds, but I won both races on the Silverstone GP circuit in May, and one at Donington Park's DTM meeting. In the second race at Donington...

Page 87 of June 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, June 2006

April 23rd. Watts makes it two out of two

Gearbox problems fail to prevent Classic Racing Cars win in ex-Watson Brabham Taking time out from fettling F1 cars ahead of the Monaco Historic GP, Matthew Watts made it two wins from two starts in the Classic Racing Car Championship this season as the HSCC went east to Lincolnshire. The annual foray to the three-dimensional Cadwell Park circuit should have given Watts a fairly straightforward...

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1956 ASTON MARTIN DBS3/10

1956 ASTON MARTIN DBS3/10 IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A STROLL IN FREDDIE MARCH'S park. After all, hadn't Jaguar's works trio recently covered 7532 miles, at more than 104mph, to score a superb 1-2-4 at Le Mans? And hadn't they beaten Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Lancia in the process? And this, remember, was the ground-breaking C-type's second success at La Sarthe: lighter, more powerful than its 1951...

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Neal takes Bluebell line

Past and present touring car aces will dominate the grid for this year's St Mary's Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival Meeting, with current BTCC pace-setters and Honda Racing teammates Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal going head to head. Neither of them has raced at Goodwood before and they have little idea what to expect. "I'm going to try my hand at it," said Neal. The reigning BTCC champion will...

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