March 2005

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Silverware from Silver Arrows golden era Richard Seaman, Tazio Nuvolari, Bernd Rosemeyer, G F Reading... G F who? This impressive trophy was awarded for winning the Donington Grands Prix in the...
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Beyond the brave I was too young (nine) and far too wrapped in my support of Mr Hunt to grasp the full enormity of it. That said, I still can't quite today. Come to think of it, I don't think anyone...
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Eddie clears desk as new-look unit rebuilds without him Eddie Jordan's decision to sell his Formula One team to 36-year-old Russian billionaire Alex Shnaider has brought an end to his 14-year term in...
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My hero: Formula One was something that I aspired to from the age of four or five. There was no interest from my family, but Jo Siffert was Swiss, like me, and was doing well. Better still, he was...
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Motor racing design legend Gordon Murray has split with the McLaren Group, ending an 18-year-long association. "After five world championships and a win at Le Mans, it certainly does rank as one of...
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Britain's oldest major race to be commemorated on the island of its birth The 100th anniversary of the first Tourist Trophy will be celebrated by a special event on the Isle of Man on Saturday...
This Australian racing driver, team owner and journalist died late last year. He was 83. Known for the force of his opinions as much as for his skill behind the wheel, McKay began his competition...
British Formula Vauxhall, 1995 I was new to Formula Vauxhall and won the opening race. Looking back, I have no idea how. Martin O'Connell then won five in a row, so my Paul Stewart Racing team-mate...
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The spirit of the world's most famous rally is alive and well. John Davenport returned to familiar mountain roads for a taste of Montes past The original Monte Carlo Rally is one of the oldest...
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Few drivers ever engendered greater respect than René Dreyfus. It's not hard to understand why... One of the many pleasures in going to New York used to be dinner with René Dreyfus, who personified...
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San Sebastian Grand PrIx, 1923 The entry was hardly bursting at the seams. The Rolland-Pilains — entered for Albert Guyot and Victor Héméry — at the first San Sebastian Grand Prix faced a lone...
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1962 South African at East London What was the background to your grand prix debut? I campaigned a Lotus 20 Formula Junior in England in 1961 and then brought it back home for the '62 season. Then I...
1973 Press On Regardless Rally How did you arrive in rallying? I did my first rally, a newcomer's event, in 1967. I was recovering from surgery on my shoulder incurred from ski racing. My brother...
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1975 -- Jody scoops GP win at Kyalami Tyrrell ace secures home victory but loses out in snow-hit Race of Champions It didn't look too promising. Desperate for success at his home grand prix on...
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F1 teams don't know what to expect. Praise be! After a winter dominated by debate over the long-term future of the sport the serious stuff finally gets under way in Melbourne on March 4. Only then...
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Formula 2 Heroes DVD. 65mins www.tallandcurly.com £15.99 I approached this DVD compilation merely as a task, but it turned into a pleasure. The junior formulae have never grabbed me the way...
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Nige's Turbo Charge Sir, Damien Smith's article on Nigel Mansell's Lotus days in the February edition was thoroughly enjoyable and utterly fair. However, I would like to point out that Mansell's...
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Parallel formulae, 1961 In addition to the Grand Prix Formula, there's another new class of single-seater racing: the Inter-Continental Formula. This allows cars with engines up to 3 litres, and the...
Scot missed out Sir, Your Top 20 Tin-Top Drivers feature In the February edition will no doubt provoke much debate. I am surprised that Tom Walkinshaw was omitted. From 1982 to '86 he was...
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This month, Pryce on the limit, destroyed Lotus 72s, Jim Clark smiling beatifically, and airborne Standards... What an ambition -- to photograph every car and every driver at all levels of the sport...
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TV racer Tiff Needell on Fleetwood Mac, lacklustre Ensigns, taking on 'The Stig', being refused a Formula One Superlicence and being mistaken for a girl... You hummed Fleetwood Mac's The Chain (BBC...
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Ferrari was at rock-bottom by the end of the 1973 season. Its answer was to sign a driver who had just two F1 points to his name. The gamble paid off. After only five GPs with the Scuderia, Niki...
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What began as a charity event proved so popular with spectators and competitors that this San Francisco parkland circuit was touted as a potential GP venue. By Gary Horstkorta, photography by Kyle...
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Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography...
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He prevailed in the most frantic F1 finish ever. He won in F2, F3, F5000, sportscars and Can-Am... Peter Gethin doesn't get the credit he deserves but he's not overly bothered, discovers Richard...
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While picking its favourite colour schemes, the Motor Sport editorial team noticed that one name kept cropping up: Peter Stevens. So Richard Heseltine asked the designer/stylist behind those...
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A Penske contract in his pocket, F1 in his sights and 200mph ovals under his thumb, Greg Moore seemed destined for greatness... By David Malsher If ever there was an example of the perfect tribute...
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Jaguar's E-type is Britain's greatest-ever sportscar. And CUT 7 is arguably the most famous of all E-types. Damien Smith drives the first car to carry this number For no more than six seconds a lap...
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Dick Protheroe -- scary but fair One-eyed RAF war hero Dick Protheroe was known as a difficult character by most who knew him in racing circles, a dedicated racer who always seemed to have a point...
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A change of formula gave this marque its final F1 fling. Keith Howard talks to two of its players Having scaled the heights of back-to-back wins in both the drivers' and constructors' championships...
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Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of...
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The impressive Lancia Kappa Long before the outbreak of WWI, the reputation of Lancia cars was firmly established. Those who had an interest in the sporting side of motoring would have been able to...
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The Hants and Berks MC, which was formed in January 1946, and which has members who come from outside those two counties and which publishes Sidelights magazine with its entertaining accounts of...
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2004 Review: Part 3 -- Rallying and VSCC Hillclimb... Armajaro Historic Rally Championship -- Ford's army can't crack Nutt's 911 This was just about as close as anyone could get to a perfect season...
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That was quite a year, wasn't It? I had a fantastic time! A dream year: nine class wins from nine events and a top three overall on seven. Did you have any problems? Epynt was fraught — we had to...
Plenty of miles left in an old stager Wartime surplus was key to the creation of the Fairley Mercury, a hillclimb special that has now been competing for half a century. In 1953 Reg Phillips took an...
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HGPCA -- Oporto streets ahead Former Portuguese GP circuit revamped in readiness for spectacular road-racing festival After a gap of more than 30 years, racing will return to Oporto's road...
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Racers that are going, going, gone... As we closed for press, Artcurial was hosting the sale of Jean 'Beurlys' Blaton's collection of racing cars at Palais des Congrés in Paris. Among the many...
Archie Frazer-Nash will be remembered by a new classic race meeting at the Anglesey circuit over the weekend of September 24-25. The Frazer Nash section of the VSCC and Chester Motor Club are...
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Full field for Armajaro series The massive growth in popularity of historic stage rallying shows no signs of abating in 2005. More cars than ever before will be contesting the Armajaro MSA British...
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At 33, Dan Cox is 10 years younger than the Ford Anglia he races in the Historic Racing Saloon Register Championship. However, his heart is firmly with old cars, reports Paul Lawrence "There has got...
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Historic cars look best on a historic circuit. This June, the Ulster AC will recreate the wild days of the TT at Dundrod Historic motorsport is about bringing the past into the present. It's how we...
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Le Mans 24 Hours 1959 The Ted Lund/Colin Escott MGA has just hit a dog on the Mulsanne Straight. Despite this bodywork damage it continued, only to retire because of a gearbox oil leak. The...

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