Articles tagged Sid Hoole

Page 117 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, October 2014

Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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Grand Prix Historique, Monaco

What is it about Monaco? The high-rise apartments have trashed the old Victorian elegance, the streets and traffic are brain-fryingly chaotic and the almost palpable smell of money leaves a vulgar aftertaste. And yet no matter how many times you go back, each visit lures you in. You become transfixed. Perhaps it’s the glimpse of lives most of us can barely imagine. Mostly, at least in the month...

Page 85 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 1999

1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

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Lola beats Chevron in French street race festival

Grand Prix Historique: Pau The annual historic event around the streets of Pau produced some fine racing from magnificent fields, none more so than in the European Sports Prototype Trophy encounter. Carlos Barbot had his hands full threading his Lola T70 through the barrier-lined streets of the French town — but he also had to fend off a race-long challenge from the Chevron B16 of veteran John...

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Piper stars at Oldtimer Festival

Night racing came to the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Mirburgring for the first time last month, with the 66-year old David Piper cleaning up the feature 500km Historic Marathon, anchoring David Pennell's Jaguar D type team to an emotional success in the annual showpiece for sports and GT cars of the 1950s and '60s. Although a renowned Ferrari man, 'Pipes' goes way back with Jaguars too. "I...

Page 109 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, September 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

The first Silverstone Classic boasted a huge entry, a chaotic paddock, and every type of historic racer Silverstone's new Classic meeting was a fine achievement, in particular because such an immense and high quality entry was assembled for the hectic two-day programme. Almost 550 cars, from the 1920s to the 1990s, started 17 races, and they echoed almost every racing epoch. Of course, a classic...

Page 68 of December 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 2006

Redline

Grand prix cars of 10 decades converged on Donington Parkfor the VSCC's most ambitious and wide-ranging race meeting yet Words: Paul Lawrence. Photography: Phil Jones Nowhere in living memory has the development of grand prix motor racing been more thoroughly demonstrated than during the Vintage Sports Car Club's See Red Festival at Donington Park. Taking the established See Red event, the VSCC...

Page 9 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, June 2002

Lola partners march to Formula Two victory

Bob Juggings (Lola T240) and Robert Simac (March 712) dominated the Historic F2 Trophy at Donington in May, but only after fastest qualifier Remy Nee was sidelined by gearbox snags in his Brabharn BT28. In the opening race, Swede Bo Warmenius (Brabham BT36) led briefly, but was soon pushed back to third by Simac and Juggins, where he had an entertaining scrap with Sid Hoole (March 712) until...

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Wheel to wheel

The month in historic motorsport Palmer to restore RAM Circuit boss promises to revive his early 'confidence shattering' grand prix racer Jonathan Palmer has bought the RAM grand prix car he raced in 1984 and plans to restore it alongside several other of his former racing cars. Palmer, the boss of Brands Hatch owner MotorSport Vision, already has his Ralt RT3 F3 machine, two Tyrrells and the...

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Harper's Monaco is best, not bust

A non-championship race at Silverstone in early November offered the BRDC Historic Sports Car racers a late-season thrash, and it was John Harper who mastered the greasy conditions best in his Cooper Monaco. However, Gary Pearson, the leader for the first six laps, ran Harper close, managing to stay within a second of the nimble Cooper all the way to the flag aboard his faithful Lister-Jaguar....

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