Articles tagged Steve Hitchins

Page 14 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1997

Tyrrell stars at the 'Ring

Bob Berridge won round four of the FIA cup, for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars series at the Nurburgring on July 13, but it was1995 champion Martin Stretton in Simon Bull's ex-Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 005 who astounded 90,000 spectators at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix meeting. In a air engineered by its original designer, Derek Gardner, Stretton was closest to Berridge's 1983 RAM 01 in qualifying and...

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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Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

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Classic tracks for historic runners

Formula One cars from the 1966-84 3-litre era will return to the evocative Spa, Paul Ricard, Monza and Brands Hatch venues where they raced in period, in the 1998 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship. Competitors will also experience the current Hungaroring and Nurburgring Grand Prix circuits, and enormous crowds at Most in the Czech Republic for the first time in the fourth year of the...

Page 57 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, October 1996

Old Timers, Mainly

David McKinney reports on the biggest Continental Historic race meeting Following just a week after the Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone, the 24th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on August 8/11 suffered some loss of entries, but produced some excellent racing nevertheless. Over the four days a total of 57,000 spectators were reported to have watched 480 drivers from 18 different...

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Derby Days

David McKinney reports on three action-packed HSCC days at Donington The HSCC's annual FIA Historic Championships meeting at Donington Park produced the familiar pattern of some good fields and some not so good, some exciting racing and some that was positively dull. Top billing on the busy three-day programme at the August/September cusp went to the FIA Cup round for Thoroughbred GP Cars,...

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Twin-chassis Lotus 88B races at last!

Nearly 20 years after an abortive attempt to contest the 1981 British GP at Silverstone, the Lotus 88B made an encouraging race debut in the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix series in Barcelona. Owner and racer Steve Hitchins drove the twin-chassis car, extensively rebuilt by Vin Malkie Racing, to fifth place despite the loss of second gear. The 88B was one of Colin Chapman's groundbreaking concepts...

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1998 - The essential guide to the season

The return of racing to Goodwood may be the highpoint of the 1998 Historic motorsport season, but as Marcus Pye reports, it’s just one of many exciting dates over the coming year. There is a new arrival on the Historic motor racing scene in 1998, and it is already the talk of the motorsport fraternity. The reopening of Goodwood circuit in September, 50 years to the day after it first hosted car...

Page 58 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1996

Williams Denies Lotus Challenge

This year, MOTOR SPORT supports the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Trophy for historic F1 cars. Paul Lawrence watched the Bank Holiday series opener at Donington. Grand Prix Car races don't come much better than this one. When the FIA Cup for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars opened at Donington in early May, the combination of a classic car and a quality driver proved unstoppable. Mike Littlewood romped...

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Six-wheel Stretton Cleans Up At Brands TGP Opener

Martin Stretton's scorching pace in the ex-Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34-6 sent him clear of the largest ever grid of 3-litre Formula One machines to win the opening round of the FIA Cup for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars at Brands Hatch on April 9. After an aborted first start, due to an incident which eliminated two cars, 26 began an F1 swansong for the long circuit, which first hosted the British...



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