Articles tagged Tony Trimmer

Page 57 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

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Williamson takes early lead

After the first three rounds of Shell Super Oil Formula Three Championship, the qualifying races of which count for the Motor Sport Trophy at the end of the year, the situation is rather confusing. One of the stipulations of the Shell Championship is that all contestants display decals advertising the championship if they are to score points and collect the prize money. However, before this rule...

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Seconds out

British F3, Crystal Palace, 1970 It was the penultimate round of the Motor Sport/Shell F3 series and Dave Walker’s win should have been headline news. Should, but wasn’t… Writer Simon Arron, illustrator Guy Allen The end was nigh for Formula 3’s 1-litre era – and this was a fitting reminder of just how good the racing could be. Aussie Dave Walker (Lotus 59) was tussling with Tony Trimmer (Brabham...

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Super screamers

A gaggle of 1-litre F3 machines stole the show at the HSCC Historic Superprix meeting as their revival continues to gather pace By Paul Lawrence With Historic Formula One, Historic Formula 2 and Orwell Supersports on the bill, the HSCC’s annual Historic Superprix meeting at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit was a major date on the international historic calendar. However, the headline races...

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Four x four by Williams

Frustrated by a lack of turbo power, Patrick Head & Co tried an extra driven axle for the FW08 instead. And it looked quick… Back in 1980-81 Renault and Ferrari put the turbocharged writing on the Formula 1 wall. The new forced-induction 1500cc engines set output levels which the naturally-aspirated 3-litre Cosworth brigade could not match. Patrick Head of Williams approached Ferrari for use...

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Big in Japan

In Japan some passage of time is usually required before an event, an artefact or an era can be defined as a classic. But the 1976 Japanese GP was different In pouring rain on a circuit built in the shadow of Mount Fuji, what was possibly the most exciting season of Formula One came to a spectacular conclusion in a race memorable for many different reasons. Because it was the Hunt versus Lauda...

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THE MOTOR SPORT/SHELL FORMULA THREE CHAMPIONSHIP

PROSPECTS FOR THE NEW SEASON THE institution by MOTOR SPORT and Shell of an International Championship for this season's Formula Three racing has plainly provided this class of the sport with just the impetus it needs. Despite the "graduation" of last season's top four F3 performers to Formula Two, despite this being the last year of the present 1-litre regulations, and despite the complaints...

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The 1979 Dome Zero RL Le Mans Cars

Brainchild of Dome chief designer Masao Ono. the Zero RL (Racing Le Mans) was designed with the Sarthe and the Mulsanne Straight in mind. Apart from its weird body-shape, the car was notable for its extremely narrow front track of 52.7in (some 7in narrower than more conventional Group 6 machines), giving a very small frontal aspect and drag co-efficient. The car was also massively long at 16.4ft...

Page 32 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1980

The Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Rondeau's rendezvous Every year, the Le Mans 24 Hours proves something special, whatever the predicament of sportscar racing as a whole. It has a lot to with the unique atmosphere of the Circuit of the Sarthe, and the magic of a race that runs twice around the clock on an ultra-fast eight and a half mile course still largely composed of normal main roads. This year, however, the ACO's Grand Prix...

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Oily rags to riches

Motor racing’s past is recreated with great authenticity at the Monaco Historique, which this year boasted a 40-strong F3 grid alongside the usual array of Grand Prix classicsBy Ian Titchmarsh No historic race meeting has the tradition and authenticity of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. This was the seventh iteration of an event which was launched in 1997 and, after a three-year pause, has...

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