September 2004

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So what makes Goodwood's Revival Meeting so good — the fantastic cars, the period dress, the Spits and 'Stangs scudding across a Battle of Britain skyscape? Yes, yes, all of those things. But what...
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Star letter Miller's tale Sir, With reference to page 60 of the July issue, you have a photograph of a Bugatti Type 35 and a cornment that the wheel design is 80 years old, still looks modem and that...
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Jenks on safety, '58 The past two months have been sad ones for grand prix racing, for first Luigi Musso was killed and then Peter Collins, while earlier in the year Archie Scott Brown lost his life...
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This is the latest chapter in our series for photographs taken by you. This month we take a look at Trenton Speedway, The Tasman Cup, Silverstone, Mallory Park and a Bo'Ness hillclimb. It is not...
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'Honest' John Watson is not one to dodge a tough grilling. The only man to win a GP for Penske tells it like it was, from bad breaks in Brabhams to machinations at McLaren. And as for that beard...
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Aston Martin's Le Mans attack Aston Martin will make a return to Le Mans next year for its first crack at the 24-hour race in 15 years. The DBR9, a racing version of the DB9 road car, is being...
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Huge crowd for Team Lotus celebration Over 10,000 fans flocked to a wet Hethel test track in Norfolk to celebrate 50 years of Team Lotus in July. Twenty-five cars from the team's past were...
The Bentley Speed Six in which Frank Clement and Dick Watney finished second at Le Mans in 1930 has been sold at auction for close to £2.8 million. The Works No2 team car was sold to a private...
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Historic hall for Autosport show The profile of historic racing and rallying will be given a boost at the Autosport International show early next year by a new dedicated section for exhibitors. The...
Jody Scheckter celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Formula One world championship at Kyalami recently by demonstrating one of the Ferrari T4s he drove to the title in 1979 (below). * * * Tom...
Roger Hurst This enthusiastic racer who passed away recently, competed over several decades. Hurst drove in F2 and F3 events at international level, and also competed in sportscars. He was very...
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Moss heads Gold Cup line-up Stirling Moss demonstrating a Maserati 250F will be one of the star attractions at Oulton Park as the 50th anniversary of the first Gold Cup is commemorated. Moss won the...
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The Ferrari line-up for the VSCC's 'See Red' event at Donington Park in September has been boosted by confirmation that the Ferrari Grand Prix team will send a 2002 ex-Schumacher car to the event....
A years free subscription is the prize for the knowledgeable reader who recognises this month's mystery offering from LAT Photographic's archives. Answers must be received by September 7 and in the...
August 21 Harewood VSCC hillclimb at this Yorkshire course tops the club's 70th Anniversary Week which is based in nearby Harrogate. Tel:01608 644777 21 Silverstone Bentleys and Morgans will head...
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Le Mans Classic: Herbert heads triple success of Le Mans veterans Victories for three former 24 Hours winners — Johnny Herbert, Jürgen Barth and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud — headlined the second running of...
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The BRDC Chairman tackles Le Mans in a GT40 and Isle of Man in an Escort — in a week How did the Le Mans Classic go? Very well. The car was fantastic. A GT40 around Le Mans is a real pleasure; you...
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Oldtimer GP: Nürburgring Masterful Folch orders a pair of Formula One doubles Joaquin Folch made a successful debut in the Grand Prix Masters series during the 32nd Oldtimer Grand Prix at the...
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VSCC: Prescott Dean's Bugatti scorches to the top Charles Dean maintained his strong run of form to take FTD with his Bugatti Type 51 in the VSCC's traditional August hillclimb at Prescott The...
Steven Smith and John Nichols were the stars of the Manx Historic Rally, taking their Escort RS2000 to a famous win by just 3.3sec over the more powerful BDA Escort of Richard Gower/Carl Williamson....
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HSCC Superprix: Brands Hatch Gary Pearson's big cat laps up the double cream The 15th running of the annual HSCC Superprix at Brands Hatch in July will be remembered for the stunning Group C/GTP and...
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Modern times This is the last time that Modern Times will appear in its current form. As you can read in Editor Feamley's announcement elsewhere in this issue, from next month Motor Sport will look a...
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"I started out at Brabham as a mechanic and it was Gordon Murray who fired my interest in the design side, with cars like the BT42 and BT44. In those days the design departments of Formula One teams...
1978 US at Watkins Glen: by Michael Bleekemolen How did your Formula One chance with ATS arise at the back-end of 1978? I'd made an attempt to qualify a March entered by RAM Racing at the Dutch Grand...
1994 Michael Schumacher serves a two-race ban for ignoring the blackflag at the British GP in July. Damon Hill takes advantage by winning both the Italian and Portuguese GPs (above). He is now within...
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Legends: British Grand Prix   Your attitude to the way that qualifying went at this year's British Grand Prix will have depended very much on your attitude to grand prix racing per se. Were you a...
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Always blessed with a special atmosphere, the restored Goodwood Circuit has triumphantly carried that into the present day. In the next few pages we look back at some dramatic feats from the past and...
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Goodwood bookends the story of Britain's most famous racer. A teenage Moss sprang to public attention there and, before his career stopped short against one of its earth banks, won more races at the...
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It was his photographs from Goodwood, taken as an enthusiastic B.A.R.C. memeber in 1954 that landed 21-year-old John Ross a role with Autocourse. For the next six years, he and his trusty Rollei were...
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Packed grids of famous cars, great racing and period dress are all part of the Goodwood revival experience. Paul Lawrence is your guide to this year's event... Forget Formula one fuel strategy,...
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Julian Balme describes what it was like to race the RH Specialist Division sponsored Shapecraft-bodied Lotus Elan at Classic Le Mans. The Bizzarrini wwas struggling to keep up with the Elan through...
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For more than 20 years he went fender to fender — and occasionally toe to toe — in racing's toughest gig: NASCAR. He scored 84 wins, but they came at a heavy personal cost. By Damien Smith Where do...
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British racing's great hope in the early 1950s was a BRM with a V16 engine, but its vicious power delivery rendered it hopeless. By Keith Howard Hangovers from the VJ day celebrations were still a...
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He was a British Formula Three champion. He impressed Lotus, then turned them down. No matter, Ron Dennis was a big fan of his. Yep, the future was looking bright for Stephen South. So how did it all...
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15 minutes of fame. Callaway Corvette: 1994 LeMans Running out of fuel is a painful way to lose at Le Mans, especially when a debut win looks on. Reeves Callaway tells Gary Watkins about a muscle...
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Charles Brackenbury was not only a skilful amateur racer he was also not averse to the odd practical jape, as Bill Boddy remembers While flying in a De Havilland Dragon to a motor race with Jenks,...
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Carroll Shelby's team knew the Cobra could be a winner, barring one problem. Dave Friedman was part of the crew who transformed it; he photographed the build and recalls the result Shelby American's...
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Maurer was born in Germany, but only stood tall in Formula Two due to a British backbone. In five seasons its pretty cars came from nowhere, caused a storm, then were gone. By Gary Watkins. An...
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The one that got away: Arie Lutendyk: 1988 Portland CART Danny Sullivan's Penske was in his sights, but when it came to the crunch the Dutchman's Lola let him down he tells Adam Cooper "I first raced...
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The racing world gasped when in 1954 the shapely alloy flanks of an all-enclosed GP car were rolled out of the Mercedes-Benz transporter at Reims. Fifty years on one of the men who raced it that day...
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The Mercedes-Benz sreamliner which Stirling Moss drove at the Goodwood Festival of Speed --- and which was driven for this feature by Hans Herrmann in the works complex at Stuttgart-Untertürkheim...
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The Tulip Rally aspired to greatness in the 1950s and 1960s but was held back by lack of finance ans a failure to embrace modern methods. As John Davenport explains Thanks to Max Bygraves and his...
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TT Humbers: a curious case I suppose it will never be known why Humber, makers of top-class, dignified family cars, with war imminent, built a team of sophisticated racing cars for the 600-mile Isle...
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Bill Jamieson, author of the Lancia Lambda history Capolavoro, practises what he preaches. He has been spending much time constructing a replica of the elegant 1927 two-seater bodywork by the Turin...
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I have been looking at a book which tells you everything about Nippys not those smart waitresses who used to serve us tea and cakes in Lyons' Cornerhouses, but the neat sports Austin Seven that...
A history of Crossley has been long awaited. Now Michael Eyre, Chris Heaps and Alan Townsin have supplied one. Quality-produced, it has an enormous display of interesting pictures, and is not only...
The newest in Haynes' car makes series NEWEST IN HAYNES' CAR MAKES SERIES is John Reynolds' Citroën --- Daring To Be Different (ISBN 1 859 60 5, 219.99). I like it very much. It's a study of every...
A one-model book, as distinct from a one-make book, which covers every conceivable aspect of the Lancia Lambda is the truly all-embracing Capolavoro by Bill Jamieson, edited by John Turner. Its 230...
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Motor Sport's readers must be aware that Italy is in the forefront of sportscar manufacturing nations, and has been thus for a very long time. Reputations backed up with racing victories by Ferrari,...
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Fangio: the life behind the Legend, by Gerald Donaldson ISBN I 85227 083 7 Published by Virgin Books, £9.99 Juan Manuel Fangio remains one of the most charismatic names in Formula One. He may have...
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French Grand Prix,1931 Cars fire up for the start of a 10-hour two-driver marathon at Montlhéry. From right to left: 'Bummer' Scotts Delage, Ferdinando Minoia's Alfa Romeo and Luigi Fagioli's...

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