Articles tagged Roy Pike

Page 48 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, August 1981

The art of giving up gracefully - Jonathan Williams

For every driver who makes it to the select world of Formula One, there must be 20 who have set off down this ambitious road and failed to make the grade for one reason or another. In the mid-1960s there was a whole host of enthusiastic young British drivers contesting the 1-litre Formula 3 category, all of them hell-bent on making their names in the upper echelons of the sport. They included...

Page 72 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, September 2005

Chequered history

The Chequered Flag was among the most visible race and rally teams of the '60s and '70s. Richard Heseltine catches up with former principal and wheeler-dealer Graham Warner Well that's progress for you. Earlier this year another slice of motor racing lore slipped away unobserved and without comment: the Chequered Flag on Chiswick High Road is no more, razed to make way for an apartment block....

Page 31 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1969

What's Happening in Club Racing?

It is quite impossible for Motor Sport to record the antics of everyone who takes part in the increasingly popular Club-racing scene, and we leave this task to the motor sporting weeklies. But it is still true to say that Club racing is the cradle of the country's Grand Prix talent, just as it was in the days when Richard Seaman and Mike Hawthorn, to mention but two, learned their skills at the...

Page 55 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, November 1971

Here and there

• A new special Associate Membership scheme has been announced by the very active Ford Sport Club which will enable non-Ford owners to join in the activities. The initial annual subscription for an associate member will be £2.50. The club has been particularly active in providing cheap travel for its members to race meetings as far away as Mexico and the Ford Sport Day race meetings have been...

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INTERNATIONAL TROPHY MEETING

SILVERSTONE, April 26th IT SEEMS that the great majority of Formula One entrants these days feel that the only incentive to take part in races is when there is the lure of World Championship points. Thus over the past four or five years the number of full-scale non-Championship races has dropped drastically to just the couple at the start of the season in Britain. An attempt to run a non-...

Page 53 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 2004

'Weld' war three

Roy Pike beat the best Formula Three had to offer in his new Titan. But then the plug was pulled after just one full season. Damien Smith explains why. Born in a pique of anger, the Titan Mk3 still turned out to be a very pretty single-seater. Not only that, it was also a winner. In the hands of Roy Pike, it became a front runner among the Brabhams, Tecnos and Lotuses during the heady excitement...

Page 21 of February 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1963

Lap record goes at Boxing Day Brands

Once again good weather blessed the opening of the B.R.S.C.C.'s Boxing Day race meeting at Brands Hatch, although snow began to fall during the journalists' race and became quite heavy by the end of the day. The first race was a 10-lapper for over 1,600-c.c. G.T. cars, which looked to be a straight fight between Ken Baker's E-type and Mike Salmon's Zagato Aston Martin as the Ferraris of Piper and...

Page 66 of February 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, February 1982

Formula 3 in retrospect

Whatever happened to the likely lads? In the late 1960s any aspiring Formula 1 ace simply had to get into Formula 3 somehow or other. These days we're used to Grand Prix drivers emerging from other categories such as Formula Atlantic or even Can-Am and the system of progression is far less predictable than it used to be. Formula 3 is currently enjoying a particularly healthy time and, in...

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