Articles tagged Robin Hamilton

Page 32 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1977

Around and About

Tourist Trophy, Silverstone September 18th is the chosen date for Britain’s only qualifying round in the European Touring Car Championship 1977. A series dominated by BMW’s big coupes since the withdrawal of the Ford Capris, Silverstone will mark the first anniversary of Leyland Cars’ efforts to displace the Munich straight sixes with Coventry V 12s. Yes, the troubled Jaguars will be out once...

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Fifteen minutes of fame: Fuel speed ahead

EMKA: Le Mans 24 hours - June 15-16, 1985 Porsche blitzed Lancia by taking the first five places,but for a short while both were headed by a privateer car designed and built in Surrey. Gary Watkins explains There waswas only one built and it did just six races in a stop-start career spanning three years, but the EMKA really did achieve its 15 minutes of fame. For that was how long, give or take...

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Blind AMbition

Twenty-three years after its Le Mans win, Aston Martin returned to La Sarthe. Sort of. Richard Heseltine explains how a one-time club racer fired up a sleeping giant and got a rude awakening When club racer-turned-entrant Robin Hamilton moved into the big league with his ill-starred Nimrod Group C venture, he was tarred with the more derogatory connotations of the word 'amateur'. But he was...

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Aston Martin V8 Race Cars

by Paul Chudecki, 208pp. 10 5/8" x 7 3/4". Osprey Publishing Limited, 59 Grosvenor Street, London W1X 9DA £24.95 Published in mid-May, just a few weeks after the announcement of the withdrawal of Aston Martin from the World Sports Prototype Championship, Paul Chudecki's book is a timely reminder of the V8 engine which powered both the AMR1 in 1989 and the Lola T70 Mark III coupé in 1967 as well...

Page 39 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1982

Endurance racing review

FOLLOWING the postponement of the races at Brands Hatch and Mugello, the World Endurance Championship finally took off at Monza on April 18th. Those early events were doomed from the very beginning for they did not form qualifying rounds of the Manufacturers' Championship and did not attract the interest of the major teams like Porsche or Ford. That, combined with their positions on the...

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"We didn't just talk about doing Le Mans, we actually did it"

Robin Hamilton took Aston Martin back to La Sarthe in the 1970s and ’80s, but works support ultimately worked against him…By Richard Heseltine The rolling Derbyshire countryside before us stretches as far as the eye can strain, the murky months of spring doing nothing to dampen our host’s enthusiasm. Robin Hamilton is outlining his most recent endeavour: a house build on this very plot. Even in...

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Silverstone Six Hours

Easy winner of the Rivet Supply Six Hours at Silverstone, after the works Porsche 936 had crashed with an hour to go, were John Fitzpatrick, Hans Heyer and Bob Wollek in a Gelo Porsche 935 (above). The new Japanese Dome Zero RL (below left) struggled to the finish of its maiden race in the hands of Craft and Spice, unlike Lancia's equally new turbo Montecarlo (bottom left), whose debut lasted a...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

Le Mans, June 11th/12th Dramatic endings are nothing new in motor racing, even if they are less frequently encountered in long, drawn out endurance races than in the more hectic excitement of Formula One and Formula Two events. But the finish to the 45th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place on June 12th was exceptional by any standards, with the winning Porsche 936 suffering a...

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AROUND AND ABOUT

Nimrod TO some of us Nimrod conjures up scenes of Elgar and the Malvern Hills, while to others it conveys an RAF search-aircraft, but what it means in the motor racing world is a new Group C car for Endurance racing. Nimrod Racing Automobiles Ltd. is a new firm formed by Robin Hamilton, the Aston Martin dealer in Staffordshire, Victor Gauntlett the Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and Pace...

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SPA 1,000 km.

SPA 1,000 km. THE finale of the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers took place at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Sunday September 5th. The WEC crown was being contested by Ford, Rondeau and Porsche, with the French equipe leading the Rothmans-backed German team into the final round by 60 points to 40. However, Porsche have claimed 15 points scored by a Group B Porsche 911 turbo at the...

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