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Page 115 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, December 2014

Precision

Timing is everything Split-second accuracy is fundamental to both motor sport and the finely honed world of watchmaking, so it’s hardly surprising that the two are highly complementary. For many years now, watch companies have selected racing drivers as brand ambassadors. Famously, Jackie Stewart had his shirts’ left cuff tailored to make sure his Rolex was suitably visible at appropriate moments...

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Blind AMbition

Twenty-three years after its Le Mans win, Aston Martin returned to La Sarthe. Sort of. Richard Heseltine explains how a one-time club racer fired up a sleeping giant and got a rude awakening When club racer-turned-entrant Robin Hamilton moved into the big league with his ill-starred Nimrod Group C venture, he was tarred with the more derogatory connotations of the word 'amateur'. But he was...

Page 38 of March 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, March 1966

Ford Victory in Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona Beach, Sunday, 6th February. The first race in the 1966 Manufacturers G.T. Championship was held on the road/track circuit at Daytona Beach in Florida. This year's Continental had been extended to a full 24-hour race with a line-up of 60 cars. The circuit makes use of all but a few yards of the banked stock car track with 1.3 miles of artificial infield flat turns giving a total length of...

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"We didn't just talk about doing Le Mans, we actually did it"

Robin Hamilton took Aston Martin back to La Sarthe in the 1970s and ’80s, but works support ultimately worked against him…By Richard Heseltine The rolling Derbyshire countryside before us stretches as far as the eye can strain, the murky months of spring doing nothing to dampen our host’s enthusiasm. Robin Hamilton is outlining his most recent endeavour: a house build on this very plot. Even in...

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Around and About

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneJohn Player, The British Grand Prix and Lotus The tobacco firm of John Player & Sons of Nottingham have been one of the, if not the, best sponsor Formula One racing has ever known. They were the first of the major sponsors to start subsidising Grand Prix racing when the fuel companies clipped their wings, and their colourful Gold Leaf colours were to he...

Page 21 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1992

A man of the people

Time is money to Eddie Jordan; usually it's someone else's time and certainly someone else's money. "Money is nonstop", he says cheerfully, and so is he. Any conversation with him that lasts more than 10 minutes is inevitably interrupted. This time it's yet another phone call, for which he excuses himself politely. "That'll be another $3.5 million if they want it," he says brusquely, a man used...

Page 28 of March 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1981

Daytona 24 Hours

The United States of America, so the experts say, is the place to visit. It is exceptionally cheap to get there, cheap whilst you are actually there, and there is a whole new world to see. For the motorist there are new rules to grasp, new cars to experience, and stunningly boring and strictly enforced speed limits. Roads wider than the M4, and straighter, are limited to 55 miles an hour. So, if...

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"It makes drivers sweat, mechanics cuss and owners cry"

As a schoolboy he lied his way in, and ever since this local lad has been living out his obsession with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway In 1958, my third grade class on the south side of Indianapolis was presented with the opportunity to take a field trip to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry. For $30, you got to ride in one of those big prop planes and your airfare also included a...

Page 99 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, November 2013

Lunch with Ian Phillips

Messenger boy, writer, editor, circuit boss, charity director, team manager, sponsorship hunter... meet a man of many partsWriter: Simon Taylor | Photographer: Charles Best Something a bit different this month. The subject of this ‘Lunch With…’ is hardly a household name: indeed many motor sport enthusiasts may never have heard of Ian Phillips. Yet he has been a motor racing insider for more than...

Page 29 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1983

Daytona Twenty-Four Hours

Frenchmen Bob Wollek and Claude Ballot-Lena won the Daytona 24 Hours, held on February 5th and 6th. However, they were assisted by the legendary A. J. Foyt and Preston Henn, the American businessman who actually owned their winning Porsche 935. Heavy rain during the second half of the race reduced the average speed of the winning car to just 98.7 m.p.h., the second slowest in the race's history....

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