Articles tagged Robin Longdon

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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...

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The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

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Reports in brief

Edwin Jowsey bagged another FJ victory as the season ended at Donington. The 2003 champion had to fend off a challenge from Robin Longdon's Lola Mk5A, but the damp chicane sent the Lola into a spin and left Jowsey's Lotus 22 safe. * * * German racer Wido Roessler scooped the Supersports title at the final pair of races at the Nurburgring. His McLaren M6B took two wins and maximum points to...

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ERA thriller and Italian exotics take the starring roles

VSCC: Donington Park While the life and career of Ayrton Senna was the major focus of this VSCC event, on the track it was ERAs providing the thrills. The contest for the Historic Seaman Trophy finally went in favour of John Ure in R9B, but only after a wonderful battle with Mac Hulbert in R4D. David Morris, who has almost made the trophy his own in recent seasons, was left to run home third in...

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Wheel to wheel -- the month in historic motorsport

Hanson takes debut win in Surtees -- European Historic Grand Prix: Zolder, July 2/3 James Hanson was the star of the 31st running of the European Historic Grand Prix at Zolder as he took a first and a second in Grand Prix Masters on his historic racing debut. Hanson, aboard the ex-Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B, shared the GPM wins with Peter Wuensch (Wolf WR1).  Hanson, who last competed in 2003 in...

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Ideal pairs

Sir, As I lie in bed browsing through the "Ideal Pairs" correspondence, I am, for the first time in my life, tempted to put pen to paper and write "a letter" to "an editor". An ideal pair for a relatively impecunious enthusiast? Well, my pair are a 1962 Series II Lotus Elite and a 1964 overdrive Triumph 2000. The Triumph makes a very relaxed, over the speed limit, motorway cruiser with excellent...

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Past winners flocked Monaco historic GP

No fewer than six Monaco Grand Prix-wining cars head a glittering entry for the second Grand Prix Historique, with Sir Stirling Moss reunited with Maserati 250F '2522' in which he triumphed in 1956, for an event which is guaranteed to bring the hallowed streets of Monte Carlo alive on May 27-28. Many other machines which shaped the history of the principality's famous race are coming from around...

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Monaco welcomes back historic racers

The highlight of the second Grand Prix historique de Monaco was when Ferrari's 1955 Super Squalo finally came good, with Martin Stretton triumphing in the Pre-'61 GP car feature. Stretton grabbed pole from Alain de Cadenet's Connaught and Nigel Corner in Fangio's 1957 race-winning Maserati. Stretton and Corner enjoyed a titanic struggle the only real lead battle all weekend until Corner's gearbox...

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Robin shoulders

HSCC Mallory Park The Formula Junior pack turned in one of the best races during the Historic Sports Car Club's annual Mallory Park meeting. With teenager Edwin Jowsey recovering from a slow start, Robin Longdon had to race hard in his Lola Mk5A to see off the challenge of Steve Smith (Cooper T59), Mike Hibberd (Lotus 22) and the charging Jowsey. In Classic Racing Cars, Michael Scott gave his...

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Around the tracks

Le Mans legends race HSCC Brands hatch Hibberd's FJ run continues at packed brands historic weekend To follow up his Oulton Park victory, Mike Hibberd again clinched a thrilling FJ win during the HSCC's annual event on the Brands Hatch GP circuit. This time, his Lotus 27 had to fend off Paul Dudley (Lotus 22), Robin Longdon (Lola Mk5A) and Michael Schryver (Lotus 22) in a fine contest. Elsewhere...

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