Articles tagged Steve Parrish

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£10,000+ raised by private Porsche

Over £10,000 toward the Gunnar Nilsson fund was raised by the enterprise of Henley-on-Thames exotic car dealers Maltins. As the key to their fund-raising activities they chose to run a Porsche 924 round the clock at Silverstone and a series of night public road runs. After auctioning the car at the end - it performed perfectly so far as we are aware, 7,575 miles covered in that seven days and...

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New Pilbeam

Former BRM designer Mike Pilbeam is making a return to the international racing scene with a brand new Formula Two "wing car", constructed in his Bourne workshop. Of late, Pilbeam has been closely involved with the British hill-climbing scene, and has constructed DFV-powered cars for leading runners Alister Douglas-Osborn and Peter Kaye (Motor Sport June '78). It therefore comes as no great...

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A perfect period drama

The sun shone, the racing ran from dawn till dusk, and people dressed up and played their part. The 10th anniversary Goodwood Revival was indeed a special occasionBy Rob Widdows All arms and elbows, four-wheel drifts, tails out, touching the turf, drivers grinning and spectators cheering. This has to be September in Sussex. Boy, oh boy, this Goodwood Revival is good stuff, a reminder of how and...

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Not such a wild Rover

Who promotes the best one-make racing series in the UK? Depends whom you ask, really. There are so many of the flaming things nowadays that it's almost as easy to name the cars which aren't catered for by a subsidised championship. Even without Mazda, which has axed the MX-5 UK Cup in favour of a British Touring Car Championship programme, and Honda, which has cut back its support for the CRX...

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Kyalami - The South African Circuit

While these words are being read in the March issue of Motor Sport the South African GP will be in full swing on the fast Kyalami circuit north of Johannesburg. Over the years the Kyalami circuit hasn't been changed very much so it is a good basis of comparison and analysis. After the Grand Prix races in Argentina and Brazil there were a lot of variables and unknowns around the performances of...

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Vettel shows mettle Sir, How enjoyable for me to have got home from work and find the newly-crowned Formula 1 World Champion to be Sebastian Vettel. The way practice had panned out I fully expected Fernando Alonso to have taken the title and for it to have then be tainted by the antics of the Ferrari team at Hockenheim. Vettel has proved to be the fastest in what has sometimes been a fragile...

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Motor Sport Hall of Fame

On February 16 at London's Roundhouse, the 16 members of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame became 20. Colin McRae, Giacomo Agostini, John Surtees and Adrian Newey were all honoured on the night and joined the likes of Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, Sir Jack Brabham and Mario Andretti in our exclusive club of racing heroes. Once again Jake Humphrey was the host, and the consensus was that the event was...

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Cockney rebel

Barry Sheene was the cheeky Londoner who brought sex, drugs and rock and roll to motorcycle racing. A decade after his death, we assess the 1976 and 1977 500cc World Champion's merits as a racer By Mat Oxley Ten years after losing his life to cancer, Barry Sheene remains a sporting icon and a totem of the fast and loose 1970s. The fact that Sheene was a heroic racer and twice a 500cc World...


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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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