Articles tagged Tony Smith

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Fangio denied Tourist Trophy win by inspired Hales

The Fangio family's Goodwood jinx returned at the sixth annual Revival Meeting. The great Juan Manuel never won at the track, but his nephew Juan Manuel II looked set to nip this trait in the bud on his first appearance there — until the last lap but one. The lightweight E-type Fangio was sharing with Gary Pearson in the one-hour TT Celebration race was initially involved in a spectacular fight...

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Miscellany

Motor Sport are proudly awarding the trophy to the Best Owner/Driver of the 1997 Historic season at the prestigious Historic Motorsport Awards at London's Park Lane Hotel on October 31st. This is second running of the star-studded event and some tickets are still available from Coys of Kensington on 0171 584 7444. * * * One of James Hunt's Simpson Racesuits, a Momo steering wheel autographed by...

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The De Havilland-M.G. Sprint Special

Interest has been lent to this season's sprint contests by the appearance in some of them of T. Dryver's remarkable De Havilland-M.G. —  remarkable because this car has a D.H. Gipsy aeroplane engine in a surprisingly small chassis. During the war Cecil Clutton had an article in Motor Sport discussing the possibility of such an engine in a road car, the conclusion being that if adequate cooling...

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ITALICA EXOTICA SWARMS DURING FINALE

Double wins for Tony Smith (Ferrari 246) and Bugatti boss Thomas Bscher (Maserati 450S) headlined the final weekend of the Shell Historic Ferrari-Maserati Challenge at Monza. Unfortunately. Smith's joy was wiped out by later shunting his Maserati Birdcage at Lesmo. Paul Knapfield hit throttle problems in the opening Group C race but stormed from the back of the grid in race two to win aboard his...

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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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Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

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The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

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Ford GT40 heads Marathon weekend

While most of the action at the 31st running of the Oldtimer Grand Prix took place on the Grand Prix circuit, a 70-strong field of classic sports and GT cars competed on the famous Nordschleife in the AvD Historic Marathon. Seeking to add another major historic endurance win to their growing tally, Jon Minshaw and Martin Stretton planted the former's Jaguar E-type on pole in style, but their race...

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'Birdcage' is uncaged again

Following its major accident at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, Tony Smith raced his rebuilt Maserati Birdcage in the BRDC Historic Sports Car race at Silverstone in May. George Fowles Racing spent over 700 man-hours straightening the bent chassis of the T61, which was sold to America when new and was later owned by Lord Hesketh. "We had to rebuild it," said Fowles. "The intricate...

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ERA thriller and Italian exotics take the starring roles

VSCC: Donington Park While the life and career of Ayrton Senna was the major focus of this VSCC event, on the track it was ERAs providing the thrills. The contest for the Historic Seaman Trophy finally went in favour of John Ure in R9B, but only after a wonderful battle with Mac Hulbert in R4D. David Morris, who has almost made the trophy his own in recent seasons, was left to run home third in...

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