Articles tagged Tony Smith

Page 13 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 2011

HISTORICS Six-wheeler races at last

Six-wheeler races at last Thirty-five years after it was created by the March Grand Prix team, the six-wheeled March 2-4-0 had its debut race at the Silverstone Classic. After two tests in 1976 the project was abandoned, but the car has been rebuilt over two years by Tony Smith, who unearthed the four wheel-drive system for the back end. His son Jeremy raced the car (below). The March completed...

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The Old Man and the Kiwi

By Doug Nye In 1987 I found myself seated on one side of an imposing desk in a spacious, but modestly furnished, office at Maranello. Seated at one end of the desk was the genial and ever-helpful Dr Franco Gozzi. And on the other side of it, looking at me rather dismissively like a great Test batsman regarding a novice schoolboy bowler sat the living legend himself, Enzo Ferrari. I was...

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Events of the Month

WEC: Spa 6 Hours Eau Rouge is easier now than it used to be thanks to Tarmac run-offs replacing gravel, and flat kerbs giving drivers a wider exit strategy as they pop over the top of Raidillon. But the sanitisation of motor racing's favourite bit of track hasn't made it any less spectacular as the prime place to witness aces on the limit. And when it comes to the World Endurance Championship,...

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VSCC Mallory Park

The VSCC was graced with a fabulous summer's day for its annual visit to Mallory Park, attracting what was probably the largest crowd since the Williams Trophy meeting has found its home in Leicestershire. All events produced healthy grids, assisted by the expedient of combining some categories, which resulted in some interesting variety, and a number of cars not regularly seen in VSCC racing....

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...

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All revved up for the Revival

Packed grids of famous cars, great racing and period dress are all part of the Goodwood revival experience. Paul Lawrence is your guide to this year's event... Forget Formula one fuel strategy, technical overkill and politics. Early September is time for the Goodwood Revival Meeting, a reminder of what motorsport used to be about. More races, a full race programme on Saturday and new ticketing...

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Editorial

We are, I hope with some justification, quite proud that, for some reason or other, drivers seem happy not simply to talk to us but also to be frank about experiences which cannot be in the least bit comfortable to recall. You will have read Alain Prost on the subject of Ayrton Senna and, next month, Tony Brooks will explain why victory in what he regards as his greatest race was achieved at an...

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Berridge takes Brands win for Grand Prix double

Williams FW08 racer Bob Berridge scored his second successive victory in the Motor Sport-supported FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship as the series came to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for round four on June 6. In front of the BBC's Top Gear cameras: the record field of 25 Grand Prix cars from the 1970-84 era put on a tremendous performance, with Berridge forcing his ex-Keke Rosberg...

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Wheel to wheel -- the month in historic motorsport

Morris ERA takes Seaman honours -- Donington Park VSCC See Red, September 3/4 For the 17th time in the car's illustrious history, ERA R11B won the Historic Seaman Trophy during the VSCC's See Red meeting at Donington Park. All bar one of those wins have come at the hands of the Morris family, and David duly continued the run of success of his father by taking his sixth victory in this famous race...

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The rub of the Green

Picture the scene: on the southern slope of the Sussex Downs a Ferrari GTO races through a right-hander shortly after the start, the corner lined with straw bales, while the crowd cranes forward from behind tapes and paling fencing, basking beneath a clear, blue sky. Shortly afterwards, it is followed by another GTO, this time in the livery of Maranello Concessionaires, which wails off into the...

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