Articles tagged Rod Jolley

Page 50 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 2008

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 125 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 125, March 2014

Drawing on experience

Translating two dimensions into three takes skill, vision and sometimes educated guesswork Am on the trail of two Bentleys: one obliterated by war, the other present only in two dimensions. But there’s a connection that brings me to Hampshire and the coachbuilding workshops of VintageCars.com. First, the 2D absentee. There are a dozen or more cars here being dressed in aluminium, but Dugal Revie...

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 12 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 2001

Pure theatre

Sir, Your November editorial considered reasons why and how watchable motorsport may develop in coming years. What you didn't address is why people want to watch. Surely the pure theatre of seeing drivers balance cars with steering wheel and throttle brings not just an adrenalin rush but an urge to buy another ticket and come again. Historic racing is strong in this area: anyone who saw Ludovic...

Page 60 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1995

Nogaro HGPCA

Gary Pearson continued his successful season by taking David Pennell's Cooper-Climax T51 to victory in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association race at Nogaro on 9/10 September. It was an all-Cooper result, with Pearson followed to the line at the end of the two-part race by Alan Miles (153) and Rod Jolley (T51). The first race had featured an incredible five-car battle. John Beasley (Cooper T45...

Page 8 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 2002

A jolly good time was had by Jolley

Alberto Ascari Trophy: Imola The celebration of the life of Alberto Ascari provided one of the final major historic events of the year. Running for the tenth time, the Imola meeting featured HGPCA, FORCE and Supersports action, as well as rounds of several FIA championships. Rod Jolley proved to be the star of the weekend, winning one of the races in each of the HGPCA divisions. His Pre-1966...

Page 50 of December 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 2005

French evolution

This unique Delage D6 proved itself at Le Mans and in grands prix during a lengthy career. Richard Heseltine tells its story and goes for a drive Photography by Glenn Dunbar/LAT Speed is an optional extra. It's the Delage's civility that astounds. Push in the Scintilla key and you're rewarded with a little pop and fizz, then a raspy toned-down backbeat. Reach under the dash, find the handle and...

Page 77 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 1998

The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

Page 22 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1991

Cotton On

WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their lucky stars that they had decided, somewhat begrudgingly a year ago, to allow the 'unlimited' fuel consumption controlled cars a year of grace. There are 10 of those, making a half-decent grid of 18...

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Algarve Historic Festival

Portimão, Portugal The Algarve Historic Festival at the magnificent Portimão circuit is the perfect way to bring another historic racing season to a close. Largely thanks to indefatigable promoter Francisco Santos, this year’s festival attracted a record number of cars and drivers. There was something new for 2011 – a shower of rain. Never seen that here before. And drivers of the quicker cars...

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