Articles tagged Richard Meins

Page 20 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 2004

Events of note

Ford GT40s pack Tour Auto entry No less than seven Ford GT40s, headed by 2003 winner Chris Chiles, will line up for the start of the Tour Auto on 19 April. The five-day event will include visits to five French race tracks as well as a series of timed sections on closed public roads. Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro and Ledenon are all on the schedule. Star drivers in the field include Stirling Moss...

Page 106 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, December 2007

Bathed in nostalgia

This year's Spa Six Hours allowed those present to immerse themselves in some fine historic racing By Marcus Pye Hallowed Francorchamps, home of motor racing in Belgium since 1924, is somewhere everybody aspires to race. Hewn into the forests of the Ardennes, in the French-speaking Wallonia region, today’s circuit is one of the world’s favourites. It is truly a lap of the gods, even if downforce-...

Page 11 of November 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 2006

Proptotype GT40 in race return

An original Ford GT40 prototype returned to racing at Goodwood for the first time in nearly 40 years. Chassis 105 debuted at Reims in 1964 in the hands of Richard Attwood and Jo Schlesser. It was used in Le Mans tests in 1965, but not entered in the race, and was later driven by Paul Hawkins. Former BTCC man Richard Meins was ninth in the Whitsun Trophy in the car's post-restoration debut.

Page 13 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 2011

HISTORICS Six-wheeler races at last

Six-wheeler races at last Thirty-five years after it was created by the March Grand Prix team, the six-wheeled March 2-4-0 had its debut race at the Silverstone Classic. After two tests in 1976 the project was abandoned, but the car has been rebuilt over two years by Tony Smith, who unearthed the four wheel-drive system for the back end. His son Jeremy raced the car (below). The March completed...

Page 114 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, August 2007

Racing beats rain

Beautiful cars and good racing shone through at Brands as dreadful weather failed to spoil an exciting new fixture on the historic racing calendar. Paul Lawrence reports The British Bank Holiday weather did its best to wreck the Masters weekend on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, but some great cars and an encouraging crowd proved that the concept is most definitely right. On track, Richard Meins...

Page 98 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, May 2005

Data logger -- keep track of all the action

GT40s could rule Britannia -- big names and bigger guns expected for Tour Britannia road/rally rebirth Adrian Newey, Chris Chiles, Ray Bellm and John Hugenholtz are among potential winners to have recently entered Tour Britannia. A number of exotic sports-racers are now pledged for the event, which comprises a mix of races and asphalt rally stages in a four-day event from September 5-8. Chiles,...

Page 163 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 163, December 2013

Spa Six Hours

Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare was called to mind as the consistent, reliable Simon Hadfield and Leo Voyazides won their second successive Spa Six Hours aboard the Greek’s Ford GT40 in the event’s 21st edition on September 21. “We stuck to our plan and the race came to us,” said five-time winner Hadfield, after a golden seven days that began with his astonishing Goodwood TT...

Page 113 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, August 2006

Duncan Dayton is town flyer

May 27/28 Brabham driver gives Master class in town despite a challenge from Shadowman Danny Baker Street circuit master Duncan Dayton added four more wins to his impressive tally at Pau, including both Grand Prix Masters, during the annual Historic Grand Prix around the famous track. Fresh from victory at Monaco a week earlier, Dayton qualified only sixth but with a change of gear ratios was in...

Page 93 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, February 2006

News in brief

Reigning British Historic Rally champions Steven Smith and John Nichols are stepping up to a post-historic category Porsche 911 for the 2006 season. The 3-litre car is being built up by XS Racing and could make its debut on the opening championship event in early March. Formula 5000 racer Frank Lyons has added an ex-Brett Lunger Lola T332 to his stable and hopes to race the car in the Derek Bell...

Page 115 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, October 2008

Six Hours gets bigger

With around 600 cars in action across three days, the Spa Classic Six Hours meeting at the end of September is one of the biggest historic race meetings of the season. Headlined by the stunning six-hour event, which traditionally runs through to midnight on Saturday, the weekend is crammed with quality races including Grand Prix Masters, World Sportscar Masters, Sports Racing Masters and...

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