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#1 cuf3

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:24

Lancashire Automobile Club
6th Motorsport Luncheon
Guest Speakers: David Piper & Richard Attwood

Sunday 18th November 2012 12.00 for 12.30pm
Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn Road, Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4LJ. (NGR 103 - 811482).


The Lancashire Automobile Club this year, is 110 years young, and is delighted to present two Racing Greats with a combined continuing motor racing heritage of more than 110 years at this year`s Lunch.

They have been friends, competitors and rivals through the golden age of Sportscar and Grand Prix racing, rising to the very top. Both are former Grand Prix drivers and one a winner at Le Mans. It doesn`t get much better than that!

David Piper has been described as one of the most successful sportscar racing privateers and a "Right Proper Chap", known as "Pipes" to his mates, he is the epitome of the English Gentleman racer. Starting his racing career in the early 50`s David went on to race in F1 and F3 before buying a Ferrari 250 GTO and moving into the world of sportscar racing, competing at Le Mans and across the world. Along with his wife, Liz, he has organised very successful historic racing events around the world, and still enjoys competing at prestigious events such as Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed.

In the sixties, David Piper Auto Racing built up an enviable reputation for operating at the highest professional level; when not at the wheel himself, he was able to call upon the services of some of the best deputies in town, including Jo Siffert, Pedtro Rodriguez, Richard Attwood, Mike Parkes, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Brian Redman and team regular, the South African, Works cooper F1 driver Tony Maggs.

When David was not driving for his own stable, his services were highly regarded enough to be sought out to grace the cockpits of rival concerns, as revered as Ferrari, Porsche and the legendary, Gulf sponsored JW Automotive Team.

Richard Attwood started racing in l960 at the wheel of a Triumph TR3. His career rapidly developed as in l965 he drove for Reg Parnell Racing in a F1 Lotus-BRM in several Grand Prix and finished sixth in both Italy and Mexico. In 1967 he appeared in F1 just once at the wheel of a Cooper Maserati in the Canadian Grand Prix and then joined the Works BRM Team in `68. The highlight of his season was a superb chase to second place and fastest lap at Monaco behind Graham Hill`s winning Lotus.

As a successful Sportscar Racing driver he won the l970 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving a Porsche 917.

It was with David Piper that Richard developed perhaps his longest lasting professional relationship driving Pipers green Ferraris on many occasions over the following 5 years and pairing up with him for the Maranello Concessionaire`s Team.

Richard did not restrict himself to Ferrari and Ford, putting in drives in machinery as diverse as the Porsche 906 and Alfa Romeo T33. He was also one of the few drivers to race the infamous Ford P68, GT successor to the GT40, failing to finish due to mechanical maladies in the `68 Nurburgring 1000km.

Today, he is still very active in Historic Motorsport, making memorable appearances at great events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival.

We had the first Ace, Brian Redman at the 2003 Lunch, now we are proud to present the remaining two Aces, David Piper and Richard Attwood, and we are sure that you will hear some great stories and have a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Please be aware that all of our previous Motorsport Luncheons have been sell-outs. We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Download a booking form from www.lancsautoclub.com

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#2 David Beard

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:58

I've booked, any other TNFers going?

There seem to be a few places left if you are quick.

Edited by David Beard, 14 November 2012 - 12:58.


#3 RickT

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:23

Ill be there David

Mum and Dad are involved with the organising, so we are all looking forward to the event !

We will be on table E so come and say Hello.

Cheers
Richard Taylor

#4 David Beard

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:52

It was a good do, but the star of the show wasn't even on the billing! This was Pipes' wife Liz, who acted as interviewer and hilariously attempted to keep David & Richard in order. Her own contributions were great too. Behind every great man...


#5 David Beard

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 22:07

Nice Lola T70 parked outside. Not sure who owns it...

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Sorry I cut the tail off :cry:

#6 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 17:19

Nice Lola T70 parked outside. Not sure who owns it...
Sorry I cut the tail off :cry:

All great photographers are allowed the odd momentary lapse, David... :)

#7 Giraffe

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:27

Nice Lola T70 parked outside. Not sure who owns it...


Frank Lyons owns one in Bonnier livery?

#8 RickT

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 20:17

Hi David/Tony

The T70 is Mike Hansons car that Colin Bennet has almost finished restoring. It is hopefully due out for testing in the near future.

Tony did you get the email I sent you about Maurice Brutons photos ? If not drop me an email via our website which is autotuneuk dot com and I will send it again.

Cheers
Richard Taylor