Articles tagged Richard Shaw

Page 202 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 202, July 2014

Donington Historic Festival

The fourth Donington Historic Festival featured a weekend of stand-out races, topped by Simon Hadfield’s Gentleman Drivers’ victory over Olly Bryant in a mesmerising AC Cobra shoot-out. Feature races included the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy for pre-war sports cars running over a brace of half-hour races. After some spirited battling, Frazer Nash saw off Bentley in convincing style. In...

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Golden weekend for Lola

Where better to toast Lola’s 50th anniversary than at the Oulton Park Gold Cup? Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams led the celebration paradeBy Paul Lawrence The 50th anniversary of Lola and the world debut of the company’s T70 Spyder continuation car marked the annual Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting, as Historic Formula 2 and U2TC action topped the race programme. “How they ever managed 500 miles turning...

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XJR-14 back on track

Minassian dominates Silverstone in rebuilt Jaguar After more than 20 years of inactivity, a 1991 Jaguar XJR-14 Group C car made a triumphant return to racing at the Silverstone Classic. Owned by Bob Berridge, the sole surviving example of the three chassis built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing has been restored by the Chamberlain-Synergy team and was driven by French sports car ace Nicolas Minassian. “...

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Veteran to classic: Bently 41/4

Derby winner Appearing at the Rolls Royce EC's Pearl Jubilee Concours and Rally in an ordinary car would have seemed very inappropriate, so I was delighted to accept the offer to take a very well-known Derby Bentley up to Courteenhall, the Northamptonshire house providing a venue for this thirtieth annual gathering. Richard Shaw's 1937 41/4-litre Van den Plas tourer, one of only a handful built,...

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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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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...

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Top Hat stands tall after strong '05

Top Hat Racing With as many as six different groups, Julius Thurgood's Top Hat Racing organisation offered racing for most 1950s and '60s sports and saloon cars. The programme was topped and tailed by domestic events at Castle Combe and Mallory Park, and also took in Pau, Chimay and Spa-Francorchamps. The Top Hat Series for pre-66 Historic Touring Cars became solely for Appendix K cars in 2005...

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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...

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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...

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Anglia makes big catch

HSCC Historic Racing Saloon Championship Huge grids and some glorious David-and-Goliath racing typified a stupendous season for the HSCC/Historic Racing Saloon Register series. Allowing rather more technical freedom than the FIA Appendix K regulations certainly didn't affect grids for one of the best championships in British historic racing. Dan Cox emerged as a worthy champion. His 1.5-litre...

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