Articles tagged Tony Merrick

Page 6 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1999

MERRICK CRASH MARS ASCARI TROPHY

MERRICK CRASH MARS ASCARI TROHY THE BUSY TROFEO ASCARI WEEKEND AT IMOLA WAS marred by a frightening start-line shunt in the GP event when Tony Merrick's stalled Ferrari Dino was rear-ended by Peter Mann's ERA. Merrick, who suffered two dislocated arms, says he thinks the sturdy Ferrari saved his life in the high-speed crash. The impact caused the engine to start and drive the car into the barrier...

Page 61 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1995

German premier

The 23rd AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring retained its place as the premier historic racing event in Continental Europe, with a successful four-day meeting on August 10-13, for which the organisers claimed an attendance of 61,000. The packed programme provided a mixture of FIA championship races, others for newer F2 and sportscars, and events for older cars, which seem to get by without...

Page 50 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- historic racing

Historic Racing Activities The talking-point in historic racing circles this year has been the Vintage Sports Car Club's controversial decision to admit rear-engined cars to its races for pre-1960 Grand Prix machinery, and the effects it is having. It's an old argument. On the one side, logic says that if races are open to cars built before 1960, they should include any car built before 1960,...

Page 31 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1994

Centenary test

Centenary test After its successful inauguration last year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be repeated on lune 18/19. Charles, Lord March, the Festival's instigator, has explained that there are, as yet, no firm plans to make the hillclimb within the grounds of Goodwood House an annual fixture. Rather, the 1994 event is intended to celebrate the centenary of motor racing. Cars and 'bikes...

Page 5 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 2000

Lancia D50 Recreation Runs Again

Unseen for almost 50 years, a Lancia D50 wowed onlookers at the HGPCA's Silverstone test day last month. But while the car, one of five recreations built around an original engine, gearbox and running gear, will race at Goodwood, owner Robin Lodge's entry for Monaco has been rejected. Vittorio Jano's pannier-tanked design hit F1 at the end of 1954 and, rebadged as Lancia-Ferraris, powered Juan...

Page 52 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1985

International Trophy

Mike Thackwell became the first drive to win an F3000 race his third International Trophy win with Ralt in four years. As usual, the weather conditions were appaling (Above, top) Michel Ferte led the race in the middle, dry, period but after a spin in the rain came home second behind John Neilsen's Ralt. (Above) Claudio Langes in one of the Barron team's Tyrrell 012s, which have yet to show...

Page 30 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1986

Letter from France

From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear M.L., Can you imagine it being too hot, 1986 summer came while the Formula One "circus" was in Detroit and it was long overdue. The race in Montreal was reasonable enough and with five days to cover 600 miles I took the opportunity to make a deviation south into Indiana. Now the state of Indiana has a lot of interesting things in it, but the real hub is the...

Page 62 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, July 1993

Trophée des Ardennes

The feature event of the 9th Trophée des Ardennes Historic meeting over the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in May was the annual HGPCA 100-mile race for pre-1959 Grand Prix and F2 cars. For the first time the event was scheduled to be a one-part race with one compulsory pit-stop and the option of a driver-change. Sadly, it did not run the full distance following delays as a result of an...

Page 26 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1984

VSCC Silverstone Meeting (April 14th)

The Vintage SCC has started its Jubilee Year well, in the racing sense, with what is thought to have been a record entry of 194 cars, although Edwardians were not supportive of this Hewgate 1908 GP Itala Meeting, the only one, Howard's 1914 GP Mercedes, being conspicuous by its absence. Clear skies with a cool breeze played their part, and there was a big spectator attendance. There were also...

Page 64 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1998

Coys Historic Festival

This year’s Coys Historic Festival was the best and biggest yet staged. Marcus Pye was there Fifty years fell away as Baron Emanual ‘Toulo’ de Graffenried, Roy Salvadori, Geoff Richardson, Tony Rolt and Bob Ansell took their places on the grid with 19 of the original 26 cars for a reconstruction of the 1948 RAC Grand Prix, Silverstone's inaugural meeting, in a marvellously theatrical centrepiece...

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