Articles tagged Philip Walker

Page 117 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, October 2014

Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

Page 60 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1995

Nogaro HGPCA

Gary Pearson continued his successful season by taking David Pennell's Cooper-Climax T51 to victory in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association race at Nogaro on 9/10 September. It was an all-Cooper result, with Pearson followed to the line at the end of the two-part race by Alan Miles (153) and Rod Jolley (T51). The first race had featured an incredible five-car battle. John Beasley (Cooper T45...

Page 22 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 2003

Weekend of endurance draws packed field to Spa

The event surrounding the Historic Six Hours at Spa is now one of the busiest classic race meetings of the season. The 2003 edition was no different, with hundreds of entries across the packed three-day programme. The headline event, running into the darkness of Saturday evening, turned into a Ford GT40 contest as the car of Aaron Hsu and sometime TGP front-runner Christian Glasel emerged with a...

Page 40 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2000

Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 57 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, October 1996

Old Timers, Mainly

David McKinney reports on the biggest Continental Historic race meeting Following just a week after the Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone, the 24th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on August 8/11 suffered some loss of entries, but produced some excellent racing nevertheless. Over the four days a total of 57,000 spectators were reported to have watched 480 drivers from 18 different...

Page 117 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, August 2006

Piper's Can-Am can-do

June 3/4 McLaren M8F charges to two wins on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit Richard Piper was a double Orwell Supersports race winner on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in June’s HSCC Summer Festival. Fastest in qualifying, Piper (McLaren M8F) soon overcame Frank Bradley’s fast starting March 707/717 to win race one. Bradley felt unwell in the searing heat and, although he started Race...

Page 106 of December 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, December 2008

Spa treatment

The driving challenge at Spa is huge, as some found to their cost in this year’s Six Hours. But the rewards are far-reaching By David Addison When a race offers 94 starters, you know you’re somewhere special. The Spa Six Hours, this year blessed by glorious weather, has become a ‘must do’ on the historic racing calendar. With races from the HSCC, the Masters Series and Motor Racing Legends adding...

Page 91 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, January 2006

Walker is fastest runner

BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship For much of the season the BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship delivered some of the best racing In the historic arena. Notable players were eventual champion Philip Walker (Lotus 15), Graeme Dodd (Cooper Monaco) and Julian Bronson (Lister-Chevrolet). Sadly the atmosphere was tainted by a robust battle at Oulton Park in August, when Dodd caught Walker after a...

Page 18 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 2011

Silverstone Classic

Silverstone Classic BY ANY MEASURE, THE 2011 SILVERSTONE Classic was huge. Billed as the biggest historic racing festival of all and, quite probably, the biggest race meeting ever staged, it had over 1100 entries and a crowd of 80,000 across the weekend. Grids of up to 58 cars on the Grand Prix circuit delivered bags of action in 22 races, with Saturday alone offering a daunting 12 hours of...

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