Articles tagged Ray Bellm

Page 26 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1985

Mass and lckx Win Economy Run

Early last year there was a terrible shemozzle in the sports car world when FISA decided at short notice to "do a deal" with the American IMSA organisation. They scrapped the proposed fuel economy rules for a start, requiring a 15% reduction in the amount available for a 1,000 kilometre event, to 510 litres, and the works Porsche team was so upset that it withdrew its cars from Le Mans. All that...

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Around the tracks

Bellm bags first historic rally win British Historic Rally Series: Robin Hood Stages Ray Bellm underlined his status as a contender for the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally title by taking his Ford Escort Mk1 to a close victory on the opening event, the Robin Hood Stages. Bellm and Marc Jones beat off a fierce challenge from the similar car of David Stokes/Den Golding to win the post-historic...

Page 78 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2014

First-class second class

We asked versatile Frenchman Nicolas Minassian to try his hand at Group C2 – sports car racing’s finishing school when such as Porsche and Jaguar ruled the roost – and assess the formula’s enduring appeal Writer Simon Arron, photographer Howard Simmons "In my eyes it’s the best race in the world, bar none,” Nicolas Minassian says. “I’ve done Le Mans 15 times now and feel the same sense of...

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When Murray served up an ace

Designer Gordon Murray broke new ground when he planned McLaren’s first road car, the incomparable F1 It is hardly believable that it’s been 20 years since work first started on McLaren’s first production road car, the now iconic F1. Only 107 were built, including all racing versions, and they now change hands for seven-figure sums. Back then it cost £627,000, which now seems something of a bargain...

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A perfect period drama

The sun shone, the racing ran from dawn till dusk, and people dressed up and played their part. The 10th anniversary Goodwood Revival was indeed a special occasionBy Rob Widdows All arms and elbows, four-wheel drifts, tails out, touching the turf, drivers grinning and spectators cheering. This has to be September in Sussex. Boy, oh boy, this Goodwood Revival is good stuff, a reminder of how and...

Page 20 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 2003

Fangio denied Tourist Trophy win by inspired Hales

The Fangio family's Goodwood jinx returned at the sixth annual Revival Meeting. The great Juan Manuel never won at the track, but his nephew Juan Manuel II looked set to nip this trait in the bud on his first appearance there — until the last lap but one. The lightweight E-type Fangio was sharing with Gary Pearson in the one-hour TT Celebration race was initially involved in a spectacular fight...

Page 30 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1988

Jaguar's Revenge

Although nobody liked to admit it, Jaguar's defeat at Brno in Czechoslovakia was taken very seriously at Kidlington and in Coventry. There, for the first time in 1988, the British cars had been beaten fair and square by Sauber Mercedes, with no excuses, and fears were raised that the Swiss-German team might raise the level of competition, just as the Electramotive Nissan team has done to Jaguar's...

Page 99 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, May 2006

Big grids for LMC

Three-hundred cars spanning more than 50 years of Le Mans history will pack the paddock at the Circuit de la Sarthe for the Le Mans Classic over the weekend of July 8-9. From a 1925 Bugatti T35 to a 1979 BMW M1 via small displacement sportscars and V12 monsters, just about every type of car that raced in the endurance classic will be represented. The field is split into six grids, which will each...

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Stewart plans wholesale changes to BRDC

Sir Jackie Stewart is launching an independent enquiry to create a blueprint for a major overhaul of how the British Racing Drivers' Club is run after surviving an attempt to oust him as president and a board member of the organisation. The three-time World Champion has vowed to unite the club that owns Silverstone and runs the British Grand Prix after more than a year of in-fighting between the...

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East African Safari retro draws famous names

Four-time winner Björn Waldegård is among entries for a recreation of the East African Safari Rally in December 2003, marking 50 years of the rally. The 1979 champion will drive a Porsche 911 in the 3000-mile event, 1500 of it competitive, through some of the most rugged landscapes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Other notable entries include Michéle Mouton (Ford Escort), and ex-sportscar driver...

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