Articles tagged Rupert Clevely

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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Insight: Spirit of Innovation

With fewer variables to control, teams must think differently It’s only six years since Fernando Alonso won back-to-back championships with the then Renault team, and given that many of the same engineers are still working at Enstone, it’s perhaps not surprising that Lotus has proved capable of joining the 2012 title hunt. In fact team owner Gerard Lopez insists that his guys are doing an even...

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The Ultimate Super Group

Three decades ago, Group C set out to prove that a fuel efficiency formula could make for magnificent racing It had been great while it lasted. The 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship was proof of that old adage that you only need two cars to make a motor race, although strictly speaking there were as many as four or five front-running cars per meeting; those rounds that weren’t cancelled, you...

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Group C headlines Festival

The European debut of the unique Veskanda Group C car will be one of the features of the second Donington Historic Festival (May 5/6). The Chevrolet-powered car raced in the World Championship round at Sandown in 1988 and has now been restored for UKbased Aussie Paul Stubber to race in the Group C/GTP series this summer. The grid for the hour-long Group C race on Sunday could include three Lancia...

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Ford Mustang

Ford’s Mustang, its fastest-selling car since the Model A, still leads the field in historic events around the world By Richard Heseltine The Mustang represented the high watermark of 1960s marketing brilliance. In hindsight it all seems so simple. All that Ford did was raid the corporate parts bin. That and throw in some smoke and mirrors along with a suitably suggestive equine name. With great...

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All cheer on the western front

This year’s Tour Britannia followed an acclaimed new route that took in Aintree and Anglesey, with Porsche ace Sean Lockyear leading the way For the sixth time, competitors judged Britain’s only classic race and rally tour a great success after three days of races, asphalt rally stages and great scenery. For the third time running a Porsche 911 proved the dominant car, and for the second time in...

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Class Group C field for support race

What's thought to be one of the best Group C race entries since the category ended in the '90s will line up for the support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours,topped by two Mercedes, four Nissans and three Lancias. Among the 32 entries is the man behind the current success of the category, Bob Berridge. Alongside the Sauber Mercedes C9 he has fielded for Gareth Evans, Berridge will campaign an ex-...

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Serious fun

Modern-day Le Mans ace Nicolas Minassian experienced more than he bargained for when he agreed to step back 20 years to sample Peugeot’s Group C racer When Group C historic series organiser Bob Berridge phoned to say that Nicolas Minassian would be the guest star at Silverstone Classic in Rupert Clevely’s Peugeot 905B, the thought did occur that it could be a fitting case of déja vu. Allowing in...

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