Articles tagged Paul Vestey

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Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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Fantasy Overture

Rebuffed by the authorities, orphaned and winner only by default at Le Mans, Ferrari's 250 LM had a sticky start. Laurence Meredith recalls boyhood dreams of Maranello's misnamed missile. Most folks, if pressed, can remember one childhood Christmas that was better than all the others, and as I am no exception I fear that it is now time to make a painful confession. The plain truth of the matter...

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Pure class

Now in its fifth year, the Silverstone International Historic Festival continues to go from strength to strength. The 1994 version, supported for the second year by Coys, admirably upheld the tradition by attracting the best fields to be seen at any historic event this year. When the British summer broke with a vengeance for part of Sunday, it did little to dilute the sizeable crowd's enjoyment....

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MGB and bar

I was very interested to read Brian Joscelyne's letter mentioning Lt Cmdr Robert Hichens (spelled without a 't') driving at Le Mans in 1939. 'Hitch' (spelled with a 't'!) had a remarkable war in motor gun boats, being awarded a DSO and bar and a DSC with two bars, so becoming the most highly decorated RNVR officer of the Second World War. For those interested in military history, his son Antony...

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VIP hospitality at the Targa Florio

In the 1968 Targa Florio, British owner-driver Paul Vestey ran his recently-acquired ex-Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM. It had been the second of Maranello Concessionaires’ two 250LMs – chassis ‘6167’ – repainted from Colonel Hoare’s famous red and Cambridge-blue livery into PV’s favoured midnight-blue and white. He had run the car at Daytona, and with Roy Pike finished sixth in class at...

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The 1,000 kilometres of Monza

Fast and furious Monza, Italy, April 25th. This year the 1,000-kilometre race, run on the combined road and banked track circuit at Monza, took place in glorious weather, unlike last year when it rained all day. It looked as though it was going to be a simple question of the Ferrari team drivers tossing a coin to see who was going to win, as the Ford team did not enter, but at the last moment...

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CONTRIBUTORS

CONTRIBUTORS DOUG NYE has been extra busy recently, setting up the sensational Silver Arrows demo-race for Goodwood Revival, filming for a possible TV history of motor racing, and preparing a huge Lotus collection for sale at the Festival of Speed. That meant a trip to Holland, where he managed his first visit to Zandvoort since 1966. In his words, "Coo!" Same applies to one trip from Farnham to...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed preview 2008

As the organisers say, it’s much more than just a hillclimb. The theme this year is ‘Hawthorn to Hamilton – Britain’s love affair with World Motor Sport’. In these pages, we present Doug Nye’s spotter’s guide to the star cars and go behind the scenes to bring you the ‘making of’ the world’s greatest racing festival. See you on July 11-13. Personal best There are more fantastic cars appearing at...

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Chevron B6/B8

Derek Bennett never was one to be consumed by low ambitions. An intuitive and hugely gifted engineer, nobody worked harder at Haslam’s Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton; Chevron’s spiritual home. Usually the first to arrive and last to leave, the fame-avoiding marque founder inspired his troops by example. What he lacked in formal education, Bennett more than made up for in practical, real-world...

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Snow business

In contrast to the weather pundits' prophesies, the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone saw most of the meeting run in dry conditions. predominantly blue skies being broken only by snow flurries as the '50s Sports Cars took to the circuit. Richard Pilkington was hopeful of repeating last year's success in the Fox & Nicholl Trophy with the Totnes Motor Museum's 1938 Talbot,...

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