Articles tagged Universal Oil Products

Page 98 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, April 2014

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...

Page 50 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1973

Canadian Grand Prix

Revson beats the confusion Toronto, September 23rd Critics of rallying will always tell you that the trouble with that particular branch of motor sport is that often one has to wait hours to find out who won; when the result is announced it is often contested and, even then, because of timing error, or other factors, the wrong man can easily take the honours. These anti-rally people will tell you...

Page 45 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, June 1973

21st Spanish Grand Prix

—a lucky win for Lotus Montjuich Park, Barcelona, April 29th. Alternating as it does, between Madrid and Barcelona, the Spanish GP returned this year to the circuit round the Montjuich Park in the city of Barcelona. The Park, with its ornamental gardens and historic Palace, is on a hill between the docks and the southern end of the town centre and the road around the grounds provides a circuit as...

Page 31 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1975

Before We lose Track

Before We Lose Track THE NAME of Shadow is a comparative newcomer to Formula One, these cars being the products of Nichols Advanced Vehicle Systems Inc., the engineering firm run by American Don Nichols. Sponsored by Universal Oil Products the Nichols team came to Europe in 1973, setting up a base in Northampton on the Weedon Road Industrial Estate, employing Tony Southgate (ex-Gurney Eagle and...

Page 50 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1973

7th South African Grand Prix

Controversial Stewart victory KYALAMI, March 3rd. JACKIE STEWART will remember his win in the 1973 South African Grand Prix for a long time. After a frightening crash in practice, following total brake failure on his own machine, he took over team-mate Cevert's Tyrrell but only qualified on the seventh row of the grid. With only seven laps of the race completed the Scot was in the lead and he was...

Page 19 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1976

The Formula One scene

The last Formula One race to he held was the United States GP at Watkins Glen, and that was on October 5th, almost three months ago; during that time an incredible number of things have happened that will have a bearing one way or another on the Formula One scene in 1976, which should start in a few days lime with the Argentine GP at Buenos Aires on January 11th. Almost every week since that last...

Page 30 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1973

Continental Notes

Next year The popularity of Grand Prix racing continues unabated in spite of numerous small wrangles and difficulties, and once again there are fifteen major races in the calendar, starting with Argentina and Brazil in January 1974 and ending with the United States race in October. Of those races that alternate their venue the FIA list says that the Spanish GP will be at Jarama, north of Madrid,...

Page 36 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1975

The Spanish Grand Prix-Catastrophic

Barcelona, April 27th WE SHOULD have seen the writing on the wall when the transporters carrying the Formula One circus crossed the frontier into Spain with little or no trouble, unlike previous years when there had been long delays and muddles over paperwork. "Best trip we've ever had" said the UOP-Shadow crew. One man who did have a bit of bother was the driver of the Texaco "entertainment"...

Page 42 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, March 1976

The Brazilian Grand Prix

Lauda confirms Ferrari's mastery San Paulo, January 25th The 1976 Grand Prix season started on a difficult note in January in the same way as the 1975 season ended last October. Having agreed that their race would take place, the Automovil Club Argentina abruptly announced the cancellation of the Argentine Grand Prix, due to take place in Buenos Aires' Parc Almirante Brown on January 11th, thus...

Page 74 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, June 2009

Lunch with... Jackie Oliver

This Essex lad is more proud of his record as an F1 team owner than of his achievements behind the wheel. But those were varied and significant, too By Simon Taylor The sharp, punchy little guy from Romford has a downbeat view of his own racing career. He led his first home Grand Prix, and was set for a fairytale win when the car failed. He scored a historic Le Mans victory for Ford. He did 50...

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