Articles tagged Ron Fry

Page 62 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1996

Fantasy Reprise

I much enjoyed your article on Brandon Wang's 250LM Ferrari. This is correctly described on Massini's Ferrari 250LM book as having "a long Drogo nose", confirmed by the recent photos in your article, but is clearly not the case with No 140 in the 1965 Targa Florio illustration. A similar Drogo nose was added to GTLM 6105, the ex-Ron Fry, ex-David Skailes car which I had enormous pleasure in...

Page 30 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1978

Ferrari fascination

A look at David Clarke and his Graypaul Motors Ltd. David Clarke is one of those fortunate motoring enthusiasts who has successfully moulded his hobby into a commercial enterprise with an enviable, world-wide reputation. What started off as a little bit of self-indulgence with the purchase of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export in 1960 led to a consuming passion for Ferraris, the assembly of his own...

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Lunch with... David Piper

He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...

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Chevrons

Sir, It was very interesting to read the article about Geoff Temple's Chevron B1/1, but for historical accuracy I must make a comment or two. To the best of my knowledge all of the Chevron Clubmans cars still exist. Vin Malkie's B1/2, originally Brian Classic's, is well documented. Brian Classic owns two, the Parade Motors BMC-engined car known as the 'thintube model', and one of the twincam cars...

Page 115 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, September 2009

Ginetta G4

One of few cars eligible for both contemporary and classic racing, the little G4 has been a useful track tool for almost half a century By Richard Heseltine There is something vaguely heroic about the Ginetta G4’s reluctance to play dead. It just keeps on coming back, strutting its not inconsiderable stuff. This shapely tiddler was conceived in the 1950s, arrived in the early ’60s and never...

Page 108 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, August 2006

Down on the farm

GTO Engineering’s home may be in renovated agricultural buildings, but the only livestock in sight is painted on the scarlet flanks of the machinery inside. Words: Gordon Cruickshank. Photography: Charlie Hopkinson A Berkshire farmyard. Around its four sides I see clay tiles, old brick, knotty beams, magnesium alloy glinting in the sun… Not the average farmyard, then. No Massey Fergusons, no...

Page 59 of November 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1965

B.R.D.C. 4th Clubmen's Championship

The majority of British race-goers are enthusiastic followers of all forms of motor racing. Others, whilst appreciative of everything that goes round a circuit, have a preference for either International events or Club racing. Advocates of the latter were given powerful arguments in favour of their likes at Silverstone on October and, when the B.R.D.C. held their 4th annual Clubmen's Championship...

Page 69 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 1996

The Other Lola-Aston

Rumours of exciting cars lying forgotten in garages are sometimes true, as John Starkey found it. With the discovery and subsequent sale at auction of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 found in an Angolan scrapyard recently, the car world has once more been fascinated to find that a few rare jewels still exist in their original state. Yet another has recently come to light — Lola 170 Mark III coupe,...

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