Articles tagged Ford Germany

Page 83 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, January 2010

Lunch with... Jochen Mass

Not many racing drivers have mixed competing in Grands Prix with sailing trips across the Atlantic. And that’s before you factor in this laid-back German’s sports car successesBy Simon Taylor For most of 2009, a quarter of the drivers on the Grand Prix grids were from Germany. And, thanks to the long reign of Michael Schumacher, that country is statistically one of the more successful in Formula...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

Page 35 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1970

RAC Tourist Trophy

The tourist Trophy race has had many home circuits and a number of famous names have figured in the results of what was billed this year as Britain's oldest motor race, the 35th RAC Tourist Trophy. The TT was held in June, this time at Silverstone, and was for Group 2 International Touring Cars—the two, two hour heats giving an aggregate result which counted for both double RAC Championship...

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Surprise new sporting Ford

The Ford Motor Company caused quite a stir at the Brussels Show last month when they unveiled a new mid-engined two-seater sports prototype which must have sent a shiver down the spines of a lot of the specialist manufacturers. The attractively-styled car, called the GT70, is, say Ford, the next logical step in the company's wide and successful international competition programme. At present...

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Saloon meister

Tin-tops were a feature at the Oldtimer, where saloon champion and Le Mans winner Klaus Ludwig talked about his love of racing Words: Paul Parker. Photography: Charlie Wooding Sitting in the Derkum Racing transporter at the Nürburgring Oldtimer meeting Klaus Ludwig is speaking about his career. A three-time Le Mans winner (1979, 1984, '85), five times a German saloon champion (DRM 1979, 1981, DTM...

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Reflections

– Why Fernando Alonso is simply the best – How Alain Prost stoked the wrath of Ron Dennis – Mosport Park one day, Brands Hatch the next – The Rothmans 50,000: good idea, poor execution These days it always surprises me to hear Formula 1 drivers enthusing about the Hungaroring. It is very ‘technical’, they say, and satisfying to get into a low there. By contrast, in 1986, the year of the first...

Page 27 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1971

American comment

The sixth year of Can-Am competition in America saw Team McLaren once again on the receiving end of the major share of a $1-million prize, accessory, and qualifying prize fund. Final tabulated statistics show the overall winner, Peter Revson, to have earned $192,000, and Hulme, who finished in the runner-up position, $138,937, making the tidy sum of $320,937 (approximately £128,000) for the...

Page 54 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1973

The Tale of a TR6

5,000 miles of misery, 5,000 miles of fun from the Assistant Editor's TR6 When I ordered a new TR6 in Autumn last year I was looked at askance by colleagues and associates. "What on earth do you want one of those lorries for?" "Something out of the Ark." "Terrible handling . . ." and all that sort of rubbish with which people without experience of them usually condemn TR6s. Certainly they are old...

Page 38 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 1973

Monza 4-hour

ETC first round to BMW The first round of the much-publicised European Touring Car Championship battle between the Ford Germany and BMW manufacturers' teams fell in favour of BMW on the 5.75 kilometer Grand Prix circuit, without last year's chicanes, at Monza, near Milan. However, it was the private BMW 3.0 CSL entry of Bavarian tuning firm Alpina which took the honours, driven by Niki Lauda and...

Page 84 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 1976

German high performers

How the big names of racing and tuning have survived the fuel drought For a country which seems to have the most stable economic base in Europe, West Germany displayed astonishing panic symptoms when the fuel crisis threatened to interfere with its Utopia. The motor car, the very life-blood of practically every German, overnight became a dirty word, leadfoot autobahners turned into mimsers, and...

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