Articles tagged Peter Auto

Page 78 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 2014

Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

Page 16 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 2004

Barth and Porsche 935 Head Le Mans Classic entry

Porsche Legend Jürgen Barth is among the provisional entries for the second running of the Le Mans Classic on the full 8.5-mile circuit. The Porsche 935-K3 to be raced by Barth, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1977, is one of a number of cars new to the event on July 23-25. This is the result of Peter Auto, which organises the affair in conjunction with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, extending...

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Tour to take in Montlhéry

One of the most famous venues in French racing heritage, the banked circuit at Montlhéry, will be back in competitive use for the first time in five years when the 2009 Tour Auto takes in a four-mile special stage on the opening day of the race and rally tour. “Montlhéry is a very important circuit in France, but it is not so easy to use. We are happy to go back there for the first time in a...

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Coys historic festival plans aim to draw F1 stars

As exclusively revealed in Motor Sport, 50 years of the World Championship will be showcased at this year's Coys International Historic Festival at Silverstone. Following the British Grand Prix's move to Easter Sunday, April 23, the circuit's second biggest fixture will run on July 21-23. The meeting comes forward a week to split the Austrian and German GPs, raising hopes that a record number of...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Can-Ams at Canada meetThe history of Can-Am racing will be celebrated at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Canada next July with a race dedicated to early Cam-Am cars during the Sommet des Légendes. In 1966 the first Can-Am race was held at the track, then known as St Jovite. The Lola T70s of John Surtees and Dan Gurney that took the front row 47 years ago will be back at the track for the July 12-14...

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The Targa Florio returns

A retrospective edition of Sicily's celebrated Targa Florio road race is to be run in October of this year, with competitors set to compete over two or three laps of the sensational 45-mile Piccolo Madonie circuit. This is the same circuit that represented the last bastion of open-road racing in the World Manufacturers Championship back in 1973. Peter Auto, the Paris-based team behind both...

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Vaccarella stars at 'Confused' Targa Florio revival

Three-time Targa Florio winner Nino Vaccarella, Sicily's hem, presided over the first revival event in October, and delighted fans when he climbed aboard Harald Mergard's Ferrari 512S, which Mario Andretti and he co-drove to victory in the 1970 Sebring 12 Hours. Eighty-five crews from 14 countries entered the event, put together by Peter Auto and AC Palrmo. Star drivers included former Ferrari GP...

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1997 The essential guide to the season

A superb historic season is in prospect and we'll be following it every step of the way. here, Marcus Pye selects the best events of 1997. miss them at your peril This is an exceptional year for historic motor sport. From humble domestic gatherings to Goodwood's magnificent international Festival of Speed, there's something for historic car owners to compete in and enthusiasts to enjoy virtually...

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