Articles tagged Paul Owens

Page 61 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, March 2005

Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

Page 90 of December 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, December 2005

Data logger -- keep track of all the news...

DFV Chevron runs again  -- Bolton one-off roars again after 22-year silence. 2006 race programme beckons The unique DFV-powered Chevron B23 returned to the track in November— after 22 years of storage. It was driven by Earl Goddard, whose father Fred has owned the car since the early 1980s and who completed its rebuild in 2005. Chassis 21 was built in 1973 for Chevron's Italian agent Eris...

Page 99 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, March 2013

Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

Page 34 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1993

European F3000 Championship

French Connection Going into the final two European Formula 3000 Championship rounds, both of them in his native France, Olivier Panis was a clear title favourite. And yet . . . Its hard to know which is the more astonishing: the fact that Panis failed to add to his championship score, or the fact that his main adversaries failed to do so sufficiently to knock him off his perch. Hence the 32...

Page 35 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1985

The constructors - 2

Reynard Adrian Reynard is unusual among production racing car constructors in that he snakes no secret of the fact that one day he hopes there will be an F1 car bearing his name. Even more unusual is that nobody close to the sport seriously doubts that he will achieve that ambition. Two days after this article is published Reynard will know whether he has made a significant move towards his goal...

Page 66 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1995

Lancashire hot shot

The name of Chevron is so familiar that it's almost a surprise to remember that it was a major manufacturer only for about 12 years. The car that put the company on the map was the B8, still highly successful in Historic racing. The main force behind Chevron was one man: Derek Bennett, who first made his reputation as a midget racer on Northern speedway tracks during the 1950s. He was a fine...

Page 62 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1996

Chevrons

Sir, It was very interesting to read the article about Geoff Temple's Chevron B1/1, but for historical accuracy I must make a comment or two. To the best of my knowledge all of the Chevron Clubmans cars still exist. Vin Malkie's B1/2, originally Brian Classic's, is well documented. Brian Classic owns two, the Parade Motors BMC-engined car known as the 'thintube model', and one of the twincam cars...

Page 19 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 2005

15 minutes of fame -- Chevron B41

1979 Aurora AFX Championship, Zolder Romanticising about a second place, especially in a backwater national series, may be over the top, but Tiff Needell's runner-up spot in the Belgian Cup was the closest Derek Bennett's Chevron marque ever got to F1 glory. With a proper F1 car, that is, even if the B41 was just a test hack. "Basically it was Derek's project," recalls Bennett's right-hand man...

Page 98 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, April 2004

Lost before his time

Gerry Birrell was in line for a Tyrrell drive when his life was cut short. Adam Cooper recalls a man who could have been an F1 star It was a dark year for Grand Prix racing. Jackie Stewart's final title aside, 1973 is remembered for the deaths of Francois Cevert and Roger Williamson, men who would surely have achieved great success as the decade progressed. That season also witnessed the...

Page 118 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, April 1997

Brian Redman

1970 Trophee des Ardennes The script would be rejected as implausible, yet it happened. Gordon Cruickshank reports If your race career spanned 36 years, you might expect choosing your greatest to be difficult. Brian Redman's victories embrace virtually all the major sportscar classics, including the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch and the Spa 1000km, as well as a number of Grand Prix drives. But...

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