Articles tagged Texaco

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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Notes on the cars at Buenos Aires

Lotus: Gone are the sleek black and gold creations from Hethel, they are now green with yellow lining. Gone too is the fatuous title "John Player Special", they are now "Martini-Lotus" (though Motor Sport has never considered a Lotus anything other than a Lotus). The reason for these changes is the end of the financial support from the John Player tobacco firm, after a long and successful...

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Formula Two review

Tragedy and disorganisation at Rouen The annual Formula Two race at the impressive Rouen Les Essarts road circuit has always been a favourite. The track itself is fast and extremely challenging, the surroundings are extremely pleasant and the meeting has always had a relaxed air. This year it was rather different and a shadow was placed over the whole proceedings by the death in practice of the...

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Zolder Zooms

As the last car received the chequered flag and before Alboreto mounted the winner’s podium to hear his National Anthem, a Diners Club International helicopter landed on the starting grid and whisked Mr Ecclestone and his briefcase away into the sky. The Belgian commentator suggested over the PA that “little Bernie was scuttling off with all the money”. Martin Brundle’s race ended when the left...

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Brands Hatchings

The pettiness of big business and the sordid side of sponsorship was well illustrated by the complete ban on Marlboro publicity at this John Player Grand Prix, even to the point of leaving off the name Marlboro in the official placing of Beltoise in eleventh position. The sooner cigarettes and smoking is banned by the Government the cleaner and healthier our sport will become. * * * When the...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

All the wolds a stage... Cadwell Park, June 22: the perfect alternative to a cancelled ’Ring trip When I awoke this morning, the first thing I heard was a cuckoo…” The Historic Sports Car Club’s CEO Grahame White seemed rather pleased about his unexpected alarm call, one that perfectly summarised the appeal of Cadwell Park and its surrounding Wolds. My original weekend plan had been to attend the...

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Dario back to what he does best

Dario Franchitti returns to the IRL next year as Scott Dixon’s team-mate in Chip Ganassi’s squad. Franchitti left the IRL at the end of 2007 to try NASCAR with Ganassi (above), but he struggled and Chip couldn’t sell any serious sponsorship on his car. In fact, Ganassi is having a tough time keeping his NASCAR sponsors, with long-time backer Texaco terminating its support of Juan Pablo Montoya at...

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All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

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Enthusiasts Directory: No. 5 -- Branded petrol

Introduction From February 1st  onwards the lot of sports-car and high-performance car users will be a happier one, for branded petrol will be available again for the first time since before World War II, and with it higher octane grades of good quality fuel in place of the universal, paraffin-like "Pool" with which we have put up for over 13 years. Moreover, competition will again be keen...

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The Texaco Tour of Britain

The Texaco oil company has saved the 1976 Tour of Britain, threatened with cancellation by the withdrawal of sponsorship by Avon and Motor. The Texaco Tour, organised by the BRSCC as usual, will be longer than the three previous events and the prize fund will be larger. The BRSCC's Peter Browning hopes for entries from several Grand Prix drivers (James Hunt is confirmed already) and Ford's Stuart...

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