Articles tagged Peter Westbury

Page 15 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, June 1963

R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship—1963

The R.A.C. British Hill-Climb Championship season commenced on April 27th with the Severn Valley M.C.'s Hill-Climb on the lengthened 900-yd. course. Tony Marsh, driving his 1 1/2-litre, twin o.h.c. supercharged Marsh-Climax, snatched the Championship class from Phil Scragg's 2.5-litre B.R.M., Marsh clocking fastest time of day at 37.03 sec., against Scragg's 37.25 sec., Peter Westbury's 2.6-litre...

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Wiscombe Park (April 6/7th)

Opening the Wiscombe Park Hill-Climb on April 6/7th was a two-day event organised by the Aston Martin Owners' Club. The Saturday was devoted solely to Club members with pre-war Aston Martins opening the proceedings with a close battle for first place being waged between Tony Riseley (1932 International) and Derrick Edwards (1935 Ulster); the decision finally going to Edwards by a tenth of a...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Phoenix in waiting A distinctive 1960s racer is coming under the hammer, but will need lashings of TLC I will declare an interest. I offer consultancy advice (often justifiably ignored) to auctioneer Bonhams, whose Goodwood Festival of Speed sale includes some real rarities. Among these are the (hopefully) still restorable remains of a uniquely significant ex-Jim Clark sports-racing car – the...

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The Maranello concessions racing team

At the 1958 London Motor Show newly crowned world champion driver Mike Hawthorn tried to launch his Tourist Trophy Garage business in Farnham, Surey, as Ferrari's UK importer, selling two cars, one a heather-grey 250GT to Tommy Sopwith. Both Sopwith and his friend, Colonel RJ 'Ronnie' Hoare, ran Ford main dealerships and both used Mercedes-Benz 300SLs. The Colonel's roadster was a horror and...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

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Feedback

Interserie info Sir, I was pleased to see some Interserie photographs from the vaults of Walter Hoffmann in the September issue as there are not many people who share my passion for the subject. The occasion was the Preis von Baden-Württemburg, staged at Hockenheim in October 1971. However, the car in Jo Bonnier's colours looks more like a Lola T222, probably chassis number HU4. Although not...

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The Felday cars

1963-1966 F.1. Supercharged 2 1/2-litre FeIday-Daimler hill-climb car—1963 F.2. 2-seater version of F.1—abandoned—1964. F.3. V8 B.R.M.-engined version of F.2—abandoned—1964. F.4. V8 8.R.M.-engined 4-w-d sports car—1965/66. F.5. V8 Ford-engined 4-w-d sports car—Group 7—1966. F.6, V8 Ford-engined 2-w-d hill-climb car—1966. IF you look on Ordnance Survey map 170 and find map reference 516446 you...

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Great Auclum (August 11th)

Great Auclum, the eighth qualifying event for the R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship, saw the Jersey/Italian Renato (Tico) Martini backing up his phenomenal Bouley Bay win with an outright win in the Championship category, breaking the hill record on both his ascents and beating Arthur Owen's 2½-litre Cooper-Climax by 0.47 sec. Martini's car, if one could give it that name, is based on go-kart...

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Filipinetti: triumph before tragedy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Filipinetti. Cadaverous-looking, chainsmoking, big-spending Georges Filipinetti was a very successful Swiss-Italian motor trader and property entrepreneur at least until it all went terribly wrong for him into the 1970s... As a would-be amateur racer in 1939 he had been a member of the Ecurie Genevoise campaigning Maseratis. Post-...

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