Articles tagged Gran Turismo

Page 143 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 143, September 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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The Jaguar E-type 2+2

The Jaguar E-type ranks as one of the greatest cars of all time and an extremely valuable British export commodity. Some owners find themselves in need of enough space to carry their children or to give an occasional lift to a second passenger, and for this reason, and to increase its dollar-earning capacity, a longer-wheelbase 2+2 coupe version was put in hand, the floor re-formed to enable a...

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Matters Of Moment

Lancia Wins The Monte Carlo Rally Any disappointment that Britons feel that this year's comparatively easy Monte Carlo Rally was won by an Italian car can be tempered by the knowledge that the victorious car is one of the more roadworthy and technically-advanced modern high-performance vehicles and that Louis Chiron, who drove it, is one of France's most popular racing drivers. In hoping that...

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Short, back & sideways

Stirling Moss won the 1961 Tourist Trophy in this Ferrari 250 short wheelbase and races it at Goodwood again this month. Matthew Franey discovers the secret of his success Photography by Andrew Yeadon & Stan Papior If ever proof was needed that for some people, things come all too easily, then look no further than the case of one Stirling Moss. In 1961 he secured his seventh and final Tourist...

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No substitute for torque

Sir, I note in your March issue that our vociferous Mr. Ken Purdy has again seen fit to add his comments to the pages of another fine publication. Apparently he believes that Britons will accept his words as the "gospel according to Americans" in matters of motoring. I beg to disagree, and firmly believe that the following statements are more widely accepted among U.S. enthusiasts than his are,...

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On the Road... with Ed Foster

*Aldershot, Hants* Carlin - Crack British team gears up for GP2Trevor Carlin's squad is ready to take its winning formula to F1's feeder series It makes for impressive reading: 187 race wins in 11 years in five different series, 30 of which came this year in two championships in the shape of British Formula 3 and the World Series by Renault. You can imagine my amusement when Trevor Carlin, co-...

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"He could charm the birds from the trees"

Colin Chapman was a brilliant engineer and a shrewd businessman. But as a new book tells us, the Lotus boss knew how to get what he wanted from people, and it was one key to his successBy Karl Ludvigsen 'His persona is ebullient, buzzing, fast-moving, joke-cracking,’ wrote Robert Heller about Colin Chapman, ‘but for all that outwardness the personal armour is difficult to pierce and the man is...

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Continental Notes

The Formula-One Lancia Last winter there was much speculation about the new Lancia Formula 1 car, and yet during the past season it has been doing a "B.R.M.," never being quite ready to race and always being promised for the next race, if it was ready. It seemed almost certain that it would appear at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix; in fact it was unlikely that Lancia would dare to refrain from...

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Frazer Nash - The Le Mans Replica

Today the word replica is grossly over-used and very often mis-used, just as the letters GT (Gran Turismo) are mis-used. In 1932 Frazer Nash produced a version of their famous chain-driven car which they called the TT Replica, the inference being that it was a copy of the cars they ran in the Ards Tourist Trophy races. A TT Replica Frazer Nash in those days was one of the best British sports cars...

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Earls Court impressions

The 1956 London Motor Show is notable for modified models rather than exciting new cars. British manufacturers have adopted automatic transmission more readily than Continental companies—besides the cars listed on page 683, Daimler, Ford and Morris can provide "automation" on their six-cylinder cars—picking American brains to do so (Rover provides the exception). However, automatic transmissions...

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