Articles tagged Peter Mann

Page 46 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1980

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS VSCC Silverstone — Moffatt (Bugatti) Wins ltala Trophy THE VINTAGE Sports Car Club opened its 1980 racing season at Silverstone (Club circuit) on April 26th, with 153 entries (one fewer than last year), well-filled grandstands, and the rain holding off, a good omen for this Club's future race meetings — at Oulton Park on June 14th (...

Page 103 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, April 1978

Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo

Sir, Your March issue contained two interesting statements: on page 309 in Lancias' advertisement for the Monte-Carlo (and it's nice to sec a national campaign for this type of car) they say: "The handling, with all-round independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels is exhilarating." Nine pages later, C.R. comments on the car "Excellent roadholding and handling ... (but) the front...

Page 112 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, July 2010

Oily rags to riches

Motor racing’s past is recreated with great authenticity at the Monaco Historique, which this year boasted a 40-strong F3 grid alongside the usual array of Grand Prix classicsBy Ian Titchmarsh No historic race meeting has the tradition and authenticity of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. This was the seventh iteration of an event which was launched in 1997 and, after a three-year pause, has...

Page 6 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1999

MERRICK CRASH MARS ASCARI TROPHY

MERRICK CRASH MARS ASCARI TROHY THE BUSY TROFEO ASCARI WEEKEND AT IMOLA WAS marred by a frightening start-line shunt in the GP event when Tony Merrick's stalled Ferrari Dino was rear-ended by Peter Mann's ERA. Merrick, who suffered two dislocated arms, says he thinks the sturdy Ferrari saved his life in the high-speed crash. The impact caused the engine to start and drive the car into the barrier...

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 70 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1993

Mallory Park VSCC

In only its third visit to Mallory, the VSCC has proved that it has found an excellent home for the Williams Monaco Trophy race, formerly based at Cadwell Park, and this year's event on the 18th July produced a superb battle for the meeting's title race. In recent years the race, for two-seater Grand Prix cars, has struggled to attract a representative entry and although this year saw only ten...

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

URE The Winner

Alan Cox applauds the return of vintage racing to Lincs After a three year absence, the VSCC returned to Cadwell Park in mid-August, to the delight of competitors and spectators alike and although a number of regular front-runners were absent due to clashing commitments, there was some entertaining racing in glorious sunshine. The Frazer Nash and GN race opened the nine-race programme with Simon...

Page 40 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section devoted to old-car mattersThe Itala TrophySilverstone, April 21st Since this event was run off at Silverstone the VSCC Donington Meeting has happened (see elsewhere), so only a brief report is called for. The entry was down by 14 on 1978, totalling 152, and spectators did not seem quite so numerous. Morley's 24-litre Bentley-Napier was the largest car racing. It has been lightened by...

Page 60 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1996

Trophée Des Ardennes

After its 1995 absence, this historic meeting has returned to Spa. Alan Cox went too. Celebrating the circuit's 75th birthday, the 15 race programme headlined with two rounds of the International Supersports Cup. Series newcomer Peter Hannen continued his unblemished Monza, record with two more wins in Charlie Agg's McLaren M8F, Sunday's performance in the wet being particularly impressive,...

Page 68 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1992

Alfa Moment

The VSCC's Ron Flockhart Memorial Trophy meeting at Donington Park celebrated the popular Scottish double Le Mans winner, who lost his life in 1962 during an attempt on the Sydney-London air record for prop-driven aircraft. For many, the highlight of the meeting was the first public airing of Tom Wheatcroft's Alfa Romeo 'Bimotore', this particular car being based on the smaller 5.8-litre (2x2.9...

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