Articles tagged Ted Williams

Page 110 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, February 2014

The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

Page 70 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1981

Hill Climb

James Thomson made up for his disappointment at Wiscombe Park by making fastest time of the day at the second round of the RAC Hill Climb Championship at Loton Pak on Easter Monday. The day was cold, rather windy but dry, and it was the same trio as at Wiscombe setting the fastest times in the top ten run off, albeit in a reversed order. Chris Cramer again failed to qualify, by just one hundredth...

Page 26 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 2004

VSCC: Silverstone spring start

ERA again as Ricketts collects Lindsay Trophy Duncan Ricketts scored yet another ERA triumph in the Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophy at the VSCC's Spring Start meeting at Silverstone in April. Ricketts steered R3A to victory, but a hard-charging Charles Dean, whose Bugatti T51 led initially, was only 1.5sec behind at the flag. Handicap winner Barrie Williams, in R12B, was fourth overall behind...

Page 91 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, January 2006

Walker is fastest runner

BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship For much of the season the BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship delivered some of the best racing In the historic arena. Notable players were eventual champion Philip Walker (Lotus 15), Graeme Dodd (Cooper Monaco) and Julian Bronson (Lister-Chevrolet). Sadly the atmosphere was tainted by a robust battle at Oulton Park in August, when Dodd caught Walker after a...

Page 91 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, April 2006

Pace notes

Your guide to what’s coming up Life begins at 40 for HSCC Donington Park: HSCC April 2 The scene is set for a memorable 40th anniversary season of racing for the Historic Sports Car Club, which kicks off at Donington Park. Full or near-to-full grids are expected for all nine races on the programme, as the new-look pits and paddock are used for the first time. The meeting will include the opening...

Page 44 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1981

Hillclimb review

As reported briefly last month, James Thomson clinched the National Hill Climb Championship before the final round at Mune at the end of September. His final score of 98 points out of a possible maximum of 100 is impressive by any standards, that he should have achieved this in his first year of serious single-seater hill climbing at the tender age of 20 is doubly so: there has been talk of a...

Page 10 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 2003

Coopers and the Pacey Mister Majzub spring into action

VSCC: Silverstone Bill Kirkpatrick came out on top of an excellent Cooper battle to win the Amschel Rothschild Trophy race at the VSCC Silverstone Spring Start meeting, which was held on the International Circuit for the first time. Kirkpatick's T45 finished just ahead of the T43 of Andrew Smith. Due to time constraints after an unfortunate course car accident, the Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophy...

Page 14 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 2002

Ure the one

VSCC Hawthorn Trophy The VSCC end-of-season Silverstone meeting suffered because of its clash with the Le Mans Classic, there being smaller entries than usual for the headline races at the Hawthorn Trophy. John Ure took ERA R9B to victory in the combined Hawthorn Trophies event, just fending off the chasing Mac Hulbert in R4D. However, Mac turned the tables in a later pre-war scratch race. With...

Page 23 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 2004

Williams fights back for maiden victory

Philip Walker and Ted Williams shared the BRDC Historic Sportscar spoils at a windswept Silverstone. Williams turned in a gritty drive during the second race to score his maiden series win. Williams' Cooper Monaco broke its crown-wheel-and-pinion at the start of the first race, run on a soaking track. Undeterred, his team changed it and Williams repaid their work with a win ahead of the Lotus 15...

Page 98 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, May 2005

Data logger -- keep track of all the action

GT40s could rule Britannia -- big names and bigger guns expected for Tour Britannia road/rally rebirth Adrian Newey, Chris Chiles, Ray Bellm and John Hugenholtz are among potential winners to have recently entered Tour Britannia. A number of exotic sports-racers are now pledged for the event, which comprises a mix of races and asphalt rally stages in a four-day event from September 5-8. Chiles,...

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