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2006 Short Circuit Magazine December


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Geoff Gibbs #H595
In current Class Seven terms, Geoff Gibbs’ Metro/Chevrolet must be one of the ultimate ‘Super Saloons’. The majority of current Class Sevens are twin and single ‘bike-engined machines, but Gibbs’ is far from being uncompetitive. Indeed, the Hereford driver has recently beaten some stiff competition to win the class in Nottingham’s popular Winter Series.

Taking it to The Top
Midget star Alan Buckland tells us how he took the top spot in this year’s championship, and why more people are taking an interest in the formula.
David Burton
Enfield racer, David Burton, is ready to commit to a full season of BriSCA F1 Stock Car racing after his sensational debut at Northampton in September.

Midgets Retro
In the winter of 1976, what may have been the death knell for UK Midget racing occurred when it became apparent that Spedeworth no longer required the formula on its tracks for the ’77 season. Had it not been for the determination of the Grand Prix Midget Club’s committee in pursuing dates at the independent tracks, some of them very unlikely places like the rough and ready Manston track in Kent operated by Thanet Auto Club, visited in our first year of publication, and later the challenging Funtington Gravel Pit raceway that was a part of SEGTO, that might have been that for a class which had once had quite a roster of cars.

Two Go Mad in Canada
Over the last few years I have made an annual pilgrimage to North America, my first visit back in 2004 was with Team Foskett, Paul Huggett and Moneypenny, where we visited numerous tracks, met up with another regular SC contributor (Rick Young) and made a good number of friends.

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Weight 160 g
Dimensions 210 × 297 mm