Articles tagged John

Page 72 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, September 2005

Chequered history

The Chequered Flag was among the most visible race and rally teams of the '60s and '70s. Richard Heseltine catches up with former principal and wheeler-dealer Graham Warner Well that's progress for you. Earlier this year another slice of motor racing lore slipped away unobserved and without comment: the Chequered Flag on Chiswick High Road is no more, razed to make way for an apartment block....

Page 65 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 1980

European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...

Page 63 of October 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, October 1979

The War-Time Diaries of an RFC Officer

The first serialised-instalments of this Diary appeared in Lord Montagu of Beaulieu's late-lamented V& V Magazine. Due to a change of policy, their continuation was rejected by its successor. Because I consider this rare period material far too valuable and interesting, to both motoring and aviation enthusiasts, to discard, I am continuing the series in Motor Sport. The diaries came to light...

Page 74 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, December 2003

Pot of gold

Despite laughable budgets and two serious shunts, John Watson finally got the F1 chance he deserved. Paul Fearnley retraces the Ulsterman's torturous route to that first GP win Bill Ivy breezed into top-flight motor racing. The chirpy biker with the fashionably straggly hair roared into Thruxton's paddock aboard his beloved Maserati Ghibli, fired off a few wisecracks, plonked his backside into an...

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