1997 – David Coulthard Makes the Breakthrough

1997 – David Coulthard Makes the Breakthrough

1997 – prelude to seven world championship titles On 9 March 1997, the Scottish racing driver David Coulthard drove to victory at the Australian Grand Prix in a McLaren-Mercedes. It marked the first win for the Silver Arrows since Mercedes-Benz made...
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Bentley ‘Blue Train’ Speed Six

Bentley ‘Blue Train’ Speed Six

Woolf Barnato, heir to a vast fortune from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa, was the ultimate ‘Bentley Boy’. A brilliant sportsman, bon viveur and generous host, he became Chairman of Bentley Motors in 1926 when the company was...
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Lime Rock Park – 1978 Formula Atlantic

Lime Rock Park – 1978 Formula Atlantic

The fourth round of the 1978 Formula Atlantic Labatts Championship was held over the July 4th Holiday at Lime Rock Park in the northwest corner of Connecticut. The seven-turn, 1.53-mile track is located in a natural wooden setting in Lakeville....
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1967 Daytona 24 Hour Continental – 50 Years On

1967 Daytona 24 Hour Continental – 50 Years On

A few minutes after 16:00 on June 19, 1966 three Ford GT40 Mk IIs crossed the finish line to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. The victory capped a three year struggle by the Ford Motor Company to defeat Ferrari....
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Mini Cooper and the 1967 Monte Carlo Rallye

Mini Cooper and the 1967 Monte Carlo Rallye

Relief, pride, and satisfaction combined when Finnish driver Rauno Aaltonen drove a BMC Competition Department Mini Cooper S across the finishing line as overall winner of the 36th Monte Carlo Rally on 20 January back in 1967. This was the Mini’s...
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