Articles tagged Peter Ogden

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

British tracks to keep on racing

The motorsport futures of four major British motor racing tracks have been secured in a deal worth an estimated £30 million. The new owner of Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton is MotorSport Vision Ltd (MSV), a company created by ex Formula One star Dr Jonathan Palmer and two businessmen/enthusiasts, Peter Ogden and John Britten. Britten is a former MG and Morgan racer who...

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Jonathan Palmer's Brands top five

My first drive on a circuit: "At 17 I took myself along to Brands for an 'Initial Trial' event. I had an instructor called Syd Fox -- a big Formula Ford star to me! I still have the chit upon which he wrote. 'Too quick for first time but lots of potential'. He gave me 91 per cent." Failing scrutineering with my Sprite: "My Frogeye Sprite was run on a student grant - even the brake pads came from...

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Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

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Editorial

Oulton Park would make a lovely upmarket private housing estate: a select few seven-figure houses dotted around a swathe of prestigious rolling Cheshire parkland, its lake filled with trout (not Jaguar MkIIs!) and perhaps a new golf course, complete with a tricky approach to a small green sited on the inside of the old Esso/Shell Corner. There's more. Can you imagine a smaller such development at...

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Lunch with... Jonathan Palmer

It has taken an ex-Formula 1 driver with a hard business head to turn four well-loved British race tracks back to profit, as Simon Taylor finds out Photography: James Mitchell By 2003 the circuits developed over four decades by John Webb had, under subsequent owners, fallen into a parlous state. Brands Hatch, Oulton Snetterton and Cadwell Park, loved by generations of racers and fans, were run-...

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