Articles tagged The star

Page 44 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1984

Grand Prix - History

This month’s story was sparked off by a small but interesting happening in the recent Nice Grand Prix retrospective, when René Dreyfus appeared in a 4½-litre V12 cylinder sports / racing Delahaye. It prompted me to do some research into the subject of V12 Delahaye racing cars, and the first thing to do was to re-read the delightful book by René Dreyfus on his racing life (see MOTOR SPORT review,...

Page 106 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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Jack Hawksworth

The Bradford lad who took an early decision to target a career in America – a move that has served him well. By Gordon Kirby Jack Hawksworth has enjoyed a rapid rise in America, winning the Star Mazda championship in 2012 and scoring three Indy Lights victories last year. The promising Briton’s speed and composure earned him a full-time IndyCar ride this year with Bryan Herta’s small but very...

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Classic F1 for Montréal GP

Villeneuve T5 set to appear in Canadian showpieceBy Paul Lawrence The global historic F1 car movement has received another major boost with news that the four-event Masters HGP series will open with a support race at the Canadian GP. Organised by the US arm of the Masters organisation, the North American series for 3-litre F1 cars will deliver a field of 25 cars from the 1970s and 1980s for the...

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Clash of the Titans

When Indy 500 entrant Andy Granatelli teamed up with Colin Chapman, sparks were inevitable Andy Granatelli’s death on December 29 closed a remarkable chapter in motor racing history. The 90-year-old’s exploits and impact upon American track racing as would-be driver turned promoter, constructor, entrant and all-round entrepreneur had tremendous resonance upon the British audience during the 1960s...

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Autosport International

Birmingham NEC Celebrating the career of John Surtees, a fabulous collection of cars and motorcycles took centre stage as the Autosport International Show kicked off another racing season in the halls of Birmingham’s NEC. Unfathomably, the voluminous calls for ‘Big John’ to be knighted were once again ignored in the New Year’s Honours list at the start of the 50th anniversary year of his Ferrari...

Page 60 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1977

Reflections in the Transvaal

Any reflections on the South African GP must of necessity be tinged with sadness and regret at the death of Tom Pryce in a stupid accident that was nothing to do with him. It is most unlikely that he even saw the accident about to happen, travelling as he was at 160 m.p.h. If a driver is killed through making a driving error, you can shrug and accept it as all part of the game of "dicing with...

Page 17 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1964

The Evolution of Modern Small Car Engines

Last year the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers instituted a Symposium on the Design of Small Mass-Produced Motor Car Engines. The following is a summary of these. Ford: Mr. R. A. S. Worters, Assistant Chief Engineer, Engine and Transmission Engineering, of Ford Motor Company Ltd., Dagenham; Essex, commenced his paper by saying that the Ford Anglias and Prefects of...

Page 26 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1931

LONDON TO BRIGHTON

LONDON TO RIGI-ITON How fifty-one veteran cars set out /Or Brighton and only three fell by the wayside. HALF-past-eight on a rather cold winter's morning. Imagine a large, low-roofed garage, lit by a somewhat ,lccasional electr;c light, and in it more than fifty motor cars, none of them less than twenty-six years old, and all of them being started up to take the road again. On every side men were...

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THE B.M.C.R.C. AUGUST MEETING.

THE B. M. C. R. C. AUGUST MEETING. Excellent Sport under Favourable Conditions. RROOKLANDS was very lucky with the weather for the August Meeting of the British Motorcycle Racing Club. Heavy clouds skirted the track and rain fell in the vicinity, but only one little shower occurred during the racing. The star artist was Victor Horsman, on his record-breaking Triumph. He won two races, beat three...

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