Articles tagged Brian Redman

Page 68, December 2014

Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

Page 133, November 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

Page 52, November 2014

Historic racing news

F3 back at Goodwood 1-litre screamers to return in 2015 | by Paul Lawrence For the first time since it originally closed in 1966, Goodwood is to host a race for 1-litre Formula 3 ‘screamers’. The event will be a feature of the 73rd Members’ Meeting, to be held at the track on March 21/22 next year. Dedicated races for pre-66 Porsche 911s and 1-litre F3 cars will be included in the programme for...

Page 31, November 1972

Notes on the cars at Watkins Glen

The 31 cars in the superb Kendall Tech Centre at Watkins Glen included all 30 that had been resident at Mosport Park plus the Surtees TS14. Since Monza some work had been done to improve the fuel system and the brakes, and although Surtees did most of practice in it and Hailwoed tried it briefly, it was finally raced by Schenken who was making his last appearance for the team. All the T cars, at...

Page 60, April 1984

Fitzpatrick Racing:

from driver to owner “If I don’t drive any more, at least I can say I went out on a successful note,” commented John Fitzpatrick after announcing his new sponsorship deal with Skoal Bandit smokeless tobacco in London early in March. “I won the European Endurance race with Derek Warwick at Brands Hatch, a Can-Am race, an IMSA race, and a European Touring Car Championship trace with Jaguar, so you...

Page 24, March 1984

Daytona 24 Hours

Still Porsches, but the Jaguars looked good Speed, colour and variety are three descriptive words which immediately come to mind to describe the Daytona 24-Hour race, opening round of the American IMSA series run the first weekend in February. Seeing no end to the deadlock between FISA and IMSA, Porsche gave their new 962 model its debut on the famous tri-oval track, driven by Mario and Mike...

Page 7, January 2008

Howard Walker

A Briton based in west-coast USA, Howard was editor of Motor, then US correspondent for Autocar. We sent him to Daytona, for Brian Redman’s Rennsport Reunion, the huge celebration of all things Stuttgart which brought 400 racing Porsches together, some of them to compete, some to display. He came back with tales of hordes of 917s – including the flat-16 Can-Am car. Read about his visit on page...

Page 84, September 2014

Reluctant hero

He pulled Niki Lauda from the wreckage of his blazing Ferrari, fought in Vietnam and now pilots humanitarian flights for seriously ill children, but Brett Lunger plays down his many achievements… Writer Andrew Marriott Brett Lunger has always been understated, self-analytical, supremely fit and serious. That was his manner back in the 1970s when I handled his public relations in Europe and now,...

Page 5, December 2006

Listening to the experts

Your responses to our reader survey in the July 2006 issue were very positive, and so were your comments when the Motor Sport team met readers at events during the summer. Many of you, though, have requested classic car and modern Formula 1 content in the magazine, and we've listened to your views. Starting in this issue is a new Formula 1 column. Each month it will focus on a significant matter...

Page 141, November 2008

Best foot forward – a backward step

Gazing at a Porsche 908/3 recently reminded me of just how far Porsche’s engineering team under the uncompromising direction of Ferdinand Piech were prepared to go in paring weight and package size to the absolute bone. In this case the bones involved were largely metatarsals – the feet, ankles and shins of the works team’s intrepid drivers, for the foot pedals were outrigged well ahead of the...

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