Articles tagged Tom Wheatcroff

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...

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Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

Cholmondeley, Cheshire FOR THE THIRD TIME IN ITS FOUR-YEAR history, bad weather did its best to wreck the Pageant of Power. But the rain could not dampen the evergrowing success and popularity of this event, which centres on the 1.2-mile speed event course in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. The tone for the weekend was set in the first serious run on Friday afternoon. Chris...

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Troubled Donington is handed Grand Prix lifeline

Donington Park’s plans to host the British Grand Prix have been given a double fillip. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone announced that he was willing to delay the first British GP at Donington by a year in the wake of Donington Ventures Leisure’s well-publicised financial and planning problems. At the same time, a vital planning deadline has been extended until the end of June. A deadline for the...

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Donington '77 racers invited to return

The re-opening meeting for Donington Park, the masters festival on September 3-5, will feature drivers and hopefully cars from the circuit’s previous re-opening event in May 1977. The Masters organisation is trying to track down drivers from the first race meeting when the track re-opened under the ownership of Tom Wheatcroft. The Nottingham Sports Car Club meeting featured a typical bill of 1970s...

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March honoured

Charles March, the Earl of March and Kinrara, has been presented with the Motorsport Industry Association’s award for ‘the Most Outstanding Contribution’ to the motor sport industry. Lord March is the latest recipient of the award whose previous winners include Frank Williams, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Tom Wheatcroft and Bernie Ecclestone. The accolade is further recognition for his work in...

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‘It was like trying to rein in a runaway horse’

A chance to test drive the Cosworth 4WD at Silverstone proved challenging – and sticks in the memory almost 40 years on by Eoin Young Forty years on, the memory grows no fonder. Mike Costin, now aged 80, grimaces as he remembers the Cosworth four-wheel-drive car built to capitalise on the engineering expertise of himself and Keith Duckworth, who had created the DFV, and Robin Herd, who had...

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