Articles tagged Vic Lee

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Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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Relight the fire

Alan Gow first took charge of the BTCC as it hit its Super Touring stride. Second time round, he’s manufacturing a different success story By Paul Fearnley Twenty years ago at Silverstone, the late Will Hoy, bless his fireproof socks, won the opening round of a new-look British Touring Car Championship. Saloonatics of all shapes and capacities had been door-handling since 1958; the difference...

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HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING

LONG gone are the days when the family saloon could only wheeze its way up to 75/80 mph with acceleration to match. Nowadays the flow of traffic on even congested motorways reaches this speed while a three figure speed is not that unusual on a clear road and out of sight of police patrol cars. Where such high speeds years ago would have put too much strain on the car and its components, the...

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War and peace

Their clash in the 1992 BTCC finale is infamous; but now enough time has passed for John Cleland and Steve Soper to calmly relive the experience… By Paul Fearnley Two copper-bottomed tin-toppers, one piece of silverware. An ex-club rally/hillclimb charger and a one-make scrapper made good. A never-say-die racer with an ever-ready quip and a DTM superstar ringer. A ‘goodie’ and a ‘baddie’. John...

Page 78 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 1991

British Grand Prix Preview -- BTCC -- Vic Lee Motorsport

Going for Broke The Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone finishes with a round of the British Touring Car Championship, and it will inevitably see another battle royale between the Vauxhall Cavaliers, the BMWs and possibly the Toyota Carinas. And although the works-backed Prodrive team can never be discounted, it seems likely that the Bavarian banner will be flown by the Vic Lee Motorsport cars of...

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This month in motorsport – cont'd.

December24: The RAC MSA hands over management of the British Rallycross Championship to the BRSCC. 27: Belgian former racer André Pilette dies, aged 75. January4: Lamborghini's future in F1 looks uncertain, as Larrousse confirms that it will switch to Ford's HB V8. 4: Talk is rife that there will be mid-week F3 races on summer evenings. The idea gets the thumbs-up from team managers. 4: David...

Page 92 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, April 2003

Showing 'em who's boss

Pitlanes the world over have echoed to the bark of Keith Greene's commands, and his results show why he has always been in demand. Gordon Cruickshank listens to stories from 45 years of motor racing Remember the Alan Mann Ford Falcons? Alain de Cadenet at Le Mans? Rondeau winning at the Sarthe? Renault in touring cars? There's one common factor – Keith Greene, team manager. He has run just about...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

Nov 8: Alister McRae, son of Jimmy and younger brother of Colin, is surprise winner of the Shell Rally Scholarship. His prize is a full British Rally Championship season in a Ford Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 sponsored by the oil giant. His programme will also include a couple of overseas events. Nov 9: Wisbech Stadium hosts its last-ever meeting. Danny Semrau wins the saloon stock car race which signs...

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British Touring Car Championship

Hoy fever The British Touring Car Championship ran as a one-class two-litre formula for the first time in 1991. Gone were the GpA supercars with near-F1 outputs and gone was the multi-class system which few but the competitors ever understood, but which had been a central philosophy of touring car racing since its inception. The idea of the new format was to encourage more manufacturers into the...

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