Articles tagged Norman Dewis

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Bespoke wheels It began as a schoolboy sketch; now one man’s highly personal mod-saloon hits the road Ian Callum is used to watching another striking new model from Jaguar appear from under a dust sheet. This time, though, we’ve seen it before – 55 years ago. The remarkable thing about the unveiling is that it’s carried out by someone who was there in 1959 to see it happen first time round....

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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Patrick's paternal flame

Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father Writer Rob Widdows, photographer Mitch Pashavair "Mmmm, I see you’ve only used 5100,” he observes gruffly, peering down at the rev counter. “I hope we’re going to push harder than that. Is there a rev...

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Historic racing news

Welch tragedy mars Classic Accident claims well-known historic racer | By Paul Lawrence A tragic accident took the life of Denis Welch at the Silverstone Classic – the first fatality in the annual event’s 24-year history. Welch was racing the ex-Syd van der Vyver Lotus 18, a former South African F1 title winner now owned by Malcolm Ricketts, in the second of the weekend’s Historic Grand Prix Car...

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Norman's conquest

The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman Dewis at the helm By Andrew Frankel  The dark green prototype has been lapping the handling circuit at the Motor Industry Research Association proving ground for a while now, the distinctive bark of its 3...

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Race Retro

Stoneleigh Park The Parisian Rétromobile has the flair, manufacturer support and big-budget displays, but our own International Historic Motorsport Show has a home-spun charm that is hard to match. Somehow, Stoneleigh Park’s agricultural centre in the rolling fields of Warwickshire seems the perfect setting for the particular breed of hard-worn old car enthusiasts who flock there each February –...

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Book reviews

Jaguar E-type — The Definitive History by Philip Porter. 712pp. 11 x 81/2. (Haynes Publishing Co, Sparkford, Yeovil. £49.95) Definitive, definitiver, definitivest . . . A bold title, especially with the definite article instead of the indefinite, but a staggering five pages of acknowledgements gives a clue to the breadth and depth of this monster volume. In 712 pages, Porter works through a...

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X-ray spec: Jaguar XJ13

Starved of support, XJ13's potential stayed hidden for years. Keith Howard talks with the man who tested it against its main rival, and still rates it As many have discovered, recapturing past glories in motorsport is no cakewalk. The relentless pace of technological progress is such that that just a few years off the treadmill can put you hopelessly behind the game. One marque to have pulled it...

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Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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My Motoring Month

Renault gives Dacia Duster new polish In this line of business you're asked to name your favourite car on an almost daily basis, and it’s a very easy question to answer. Of those on sale it’s the Porsche 911 GT3, of those that are not it’s the Ferrari F40. Simple. But ask me to name my favourite type of car, and I’ll be far less sure of my ground. All things being equal I guess I’d choose fast...

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