Articles tagged Autosport

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Motor Racing Directory

"Motor Racing Directory” edited and produced by Mike Kettlewell. 544 pp. 800 illustrations. 8¼” x 5¾” , (Ketzleurell Trumpet Information Trade Services, The Mill House, Station Road, Eastville, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 8LS. £7.95). This is a magnificent feat of compilation by freelance motor racing journalist, former editor of Autocourse and one-time Autosport staff man Mike Kettlewell, which...

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Gunnar Nilsson: a friend and a fighter

Gunnar Nilsson relied on his precocious talent to get to F1. But when he contracted cancer, he relied on motor racing friends for support as he battled the disease By Chris Witty Photo: Motorsport Images The world was a very different place back in 1978. In Great Britain the Labour Party, led by Jim Callaghan, was desperately hanging onto power with Margaret Thatcher and the Tories waiting...

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Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

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"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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TOUGH GUYS

BETTE HILL SAYS ONE WORD THAT LINKS SON DAMON AND HUSBAND GRAHAM IS "TOUGH". AS DAMON LEAVES Fl FOR GOOD, HE LOOKS BACK WITH MATTHEW FRANEY OVER HIS OWN CAREER AND THAT OF HIS LEGENDARY FATHER TOUGH GUYS T1IINK FOR ONE MINUTE ABOUT TIIE HARDEST •IIIING YOU HAVE EVER done in your life. Remember if you can the sleepless nights, the mental anguish that came from your own uncertainty. Then think of...

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Barn Stormer

That's because the contents of Geoff Temple's farm are not exactly common knowledge Most people thought that only one Chevron 81 existed. This is an extraordinarily historic car. It is not, however, the car that most people think it is when you first mention it to them. That's because it was once also a forgotten car, which lay abandoned for the best part of 20 years at a vegetable farm just...

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You were there

This is the latest chapter in our series for photographs taken by you. This month we kick off at Monaco, hit the hills at Harewood, visit the British GP and spot Fangio playing soccer These Monaco Grand Prix photographs from 1962 took pride of place in the collection of the late Bob Fuller, according to grandson Patrick Fuller, publishing director of our sister magazine, Autosport. Watching at...

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Obituaries: Robert Fearnall

This race promoter, who has died at the age of 59, was arguably the second most important name in the postwar history of Donington Park after Tom Wheatcroft. A former journalist, who rose to become deputy editor of Autosport, he joined the staff at Donington in 1979 and had an on-off involvement at the track for the rest of his life. His Two Four Sports company effectively ran the track and...

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Legends

It is true what they say about time accelerating as you get older. When I go to Barcelona for this season's Spanish Grand Prix, it will be 30 years, almost to the day, since I first covered a motor race, and it seems to have gone by in a beat. It was the April of 1971 when I started, and the venue was also Barcelona — albeit at the magnificent parkland circuit at Montjuich, rather than the bland...

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Rude awakening

1955: Richmond Trophy, Goodwood Jack Brabham's success at cooper was the product of graft and talent. His first UK race was full of the sort of obstacles that made him stronger. Paul Fearnley explains This was not Jack Brabham's first race in a Cooper. Far from it. Nor was the moment of his maiden race outside the Antipodes particularly enjoyable for the swarthy, brown-as-a-berry Sydney-sider:...

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