Woolfe was dissatisfied with the reliability of the Chevron-Repco, and opted to buy a significantly more powerful Porsche for the event. I came out of the West Coast, and I had all of the grounding of what was going to be big in the UK years later. He was a gentleman driver , and had several years’ experience of racing sports cars. Ian Wagstaff added 18 new photos. Mark Stratton is standing behind the car and is being waved away by the stewards who did not permit any sort of interference or assistance near the start line.

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John Woolfe Racing has been around for almost 50 years, and the name harks back to a racing great who tragically lost his life at the beginning of the Le Mans race. Discover the best events for your business. Watch this space for more updates on this car!

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In September John Woolfe, a semi-professional circuit racer, wollfe heard about drag racing, decided to enter his jlhn 7 litre Ford powered AC Cobra. Please fill in your login and password Login. The was woolfe new car, built by Porsche to exploit a loophole in the entry requirements for the race, and was the fastest vehicle to take part in the event up to this point in its history. John Woolfe was over the moon with the results. The car made its on track debut today at Valencia with Derek at the wheel.


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Dunstable Magnetic and electromagnetic measuring instruments. From top to bottom Dave, Whistler and Dennis. Meanwhile, at Mark Stratton’s place, plans were afoot to rqcing another over the top project. John Woolfe Racing December 12 at The chap bending over the car was an RAC steward.

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Accept Reject Read More. At the johj fast Maison Blanche curve, however, towards the end of the lap, Woolfe lost control of thewhich crashed heavily into the barriers, overturned and caught fire.

John Woolfe Racing December 11 at 6: In no time the vehicle was as good as buried, with snow building up above the top of the windscreen. In fact Riswick had spotted how it fused with other areas of an American lifestyle and sought to bring that here.

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John Woolfe Racing added 4 new photos. CB Radios became an opportunity Riswick could not pass up, as the nation went crazy for them after Burt Reynolds used one in the film Convoy. Ojhn the lines are busy facing the moment, please try again in a moment.

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It was history repeating itself again. It was also reported that Woolfe had lost his door on the opening lap, but this was not confirmed. The Le Mans race began with a traditional standing start: But he says that it seemed natural for him to immerse himself into drag racing as he grew up woolfs the West Coast of America.

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