Articles tagged Peter Gaydon

Page 134 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, November 2010

You were there

This month, readers transport us to Detroit and Silverstone for Grand Prix action. We also feature Aston Martin in the 1950s at Le Mans and, er, Seaford ANDREW COSTIN-HURLEY These shots of ’50s Aston Martins were taken by ex-Ilmor engineer Andrew’s mother. “Mum’s cousin is Brian Clayton, an Aston race engineer from that era,” he explains. “Brian would travel from Feltham in a variety of cars to...

Page 16 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1992

Club Stakes

A controversial deal and the resultant membership backlash has broken friendships and split the British Racing Drivers' Club. The fate of the recently announced joint venture between Silverstone Group and TWR Group, to form Silverstone Motor Group, hangs in the balance. It is a very lop-sided balance at present, and a decidedly thin thread by which the situation is suspended. Quite possibly the...

Page 37 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1971

Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

Page 74 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1983

Aston Martin's renaissance

The look of pleasure on the faces of the Aston Martin personnel at Le Mans was good to behold. Final practice times issued on Thursday night confirmed that the Nimrod was 16th fastest overall, and quickest of all the normally aspirated cars on the track. The ground effect Rondeaus were too slow on the straight to match Ray Mallock's best lap of 3 min 35.78 sec, and the Ford-Cosworth DFL and DFV...

Page 115 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, December 2004

Getting the hang of it

Getting the hang of it Ian Mitchell waited 39 Now he's almost prolific. Paul Lawrence reports years to win his first race. David Wragg and Peter Gaydon were the winners of the inaugural Clubmans championship in 1965. It was sponsored by Radio Caroline, and whereas that pirate station is long gone, this type of racing is alive and well, and the Fuelforce Classic Clubmans Championship is home to an...

Page 88 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, March 1979

Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. Unbeatable Jaguar Sir, Having read with much interest the correspondence on the subject of the Jaguar XJ-S I thought I would add my experience. I have owned two XJ-S - my first was RHD Chassis No. 15 and on that car I covered 42,000 miles. I experienced a few niggling...

Page 76 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 2003

Privateers: no trespassing

The late Seventies should have been the Formula One privateers' heyday — cars were cheap and engines were plentiful — but instead they proved to be their swansong. Gary Watkins explains exactly how they were squeezed out of an increasingly businesslike paddock The McLaren M23, unfamiliar in blue and white, tried to leave its pit. A 'heavy' in a Goodyear shirt blocked its way. Threats were issued...

Page 22 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1971

Around and about

Comment on the racing and club scene This winter a large number of our readers have probably put their feet up for a Saturday afternoon of television and tuned into Rallycross. They have seen a variety of hotted-up and well-modified saloons tearing about racing circuits, sometimes on the track, sometimes on the infield, in some diabolical weather conditions. There have been Capris with four-wheel...

Page 43 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1971

Evening races

The BARC are to introduce a novel idea in the coming season and run an evening race meeting at Crystal Palace. Naturally they have chosen the middle of the summer, Friday June 18th to be exact, and have obtained sponsorship from Trumps which is an employment agency within the Burton Tailoring Group. There will be four races on the programme, including an event for F3. The Club has also announced...

Page 31 of May 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1970

FORMULA TWO REVIEW

ANOTHER Formula Two season, three races in as many weeks, but mutatis mutandis the man to beat is still Jochen Rindt. The Austrian led the 46-lap final at Thruxton on Easter Monday to give the latest Lotus 69 its first victory, followed it up with another victory at Pau on the following Sunday and a week later he was in the lead (albeit briefly) before being pushed off the Hockenheim circuit on...

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