Articles tagged Sam Mitchell

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On the road with... Simon Arron

All the wolds a stage... Cadwell Park, June 22: the perfect alternative to a cancelled ’Ring trip When I awoke this morning, the first thing I heard was a cuckoo…” The Historic Sports Car Club’s CEO Grahame White seemed rather pleased about his unexpected alarm call, one that perfectly summarised the appeal of Cadwell Park and its surrounding Wolds. My original weekend plan had been to attend the...

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HSCC SuperPrix, Brands Hatch

Finally unshackled from a date clash with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of Britain’s finest staples still struggled to pull in a significant crowd – a quirk science is powerless to explain. One or two classes were short on numbers, but there were still 360-odd entries for 14 categories and 18 races. The meeting commenced in receding fog and passed via glorious sunshine to brief, teeming...

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Close encounters of the Ford kind

Silverstone, November 2-3: a nice warm feeling, despite the biting breeze. From the revitalised formula Ford Festival to its natural successor... First run in 2001, the Walter Hayes Trophy espouses everything that was good about the original Snetterton and Brands Hatch Festivals, with a three-figure entry and six heats required to distil the field to 72 semi-finalists and beyond. The Saturday...

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Letters from readers

Sir, It was at a very early age that I fell a victim of the desire for motors, the first I owned, or partly owned, being a 1921 3.5-h.p. Triumph motor-cycle. This model was purchased during my school days for the sum of 8s. 6d. My pal and I pushed it home a distance of three miles one dark night, and had it safely stowed away before anyone saw it. When we ventured to see what it was made of we...

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Letters from readers

Sir, Just home on leave, so I took the opportunity of securing a copy of MOTOR SPORT and noticed your paragraph in "Rumblings" re the demand for hosts. If anybody cares to drop me a line I would be extremely pleased. We might even arrange a meeting somewhere over suitable refreshment. As you can see, I am now stationed in the lovely old trials country, and my particular job is driving a cross-...

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