Articles tagged New Zealand GP

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Tasmanian double

Intended purely for racing Down Under, this Lotus 49 suddenly found itself carrying the world champion’s Grand Prix hopes at Silverstone Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Simon Clay It can’t be often that half a car has turned the racing world on its head, but Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49 was an evolutionary surge – yet only half the story. The other half, of course, was the single most...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Phoenix in waiting A distinctive 1960s racer is coming under the hammer, but will need lashings of TLC I will declare an interest. I offer consultancy advice (often justifiably ignored) to auctioneer Bonhams, whose Goodwood Festival of Speed sale includes some real rarities. Among these are the (hopefully) still restorable remains of a uniquely significant ex-Jim Clark sports-racing car – the...

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TASMAN RACES Date / Race and Distance / Location / First / Second / Third / Winner's Speed k.p.h Jan. 10, New Zealand GP, Pukekohe, D McMillan (Ralt RT1), D. Oxton (Ralt R14), J. Smith (March 778), -Jan. 24, Lady Wigram Trophy, Christchurch, D. Oxton (Ralt RT4), S. Millen (Ralt RT1), D. McMillan (Ralt RT1), - FORMULA TWO RACES (for European Championship) Date / Race and Distance / Location /...

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Lunch with... Chris Amon

He didn’t achieve the results that his enormous talent merited, but no matter: F1’s ‘unluckiest driver’ is just glad to have lived to tell the taleBy Simon Taylor Today’s media like to give our heroes convenient labels. Stirling Moss is “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship” – a glib line which says nothing about The Boy’s unrivalled versatility, or his racer’s heart. In the...

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Rude awakening

1955: Richmond Trophy, Goodwood Jack Brabham's success at cooper was the product of graft and talent. His first UK race was full of the sort of obstacles that made him stronger. Paul Fearnley explains This was not Jack Brabham's first race in a Cooper. Far from it. Nor was the moment of his maiden race outside the Antipodes particularly enjoyable for the swarthy, brown-as-a-berry Sydney-sider:...

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Mitch Evans

The Mark Webber-backed teenager who hopes to become the first F1 Kiwi since the mid-Eighties. Simon Arron spoke to him Blink and you might have missed Mike Thackwell’s Formula 1 career. Despite the rich promise of his youth, the 1984 European F2 champion started only a couple of world championship Grands Prix – and the second of those, Canada 1984, was the last in which a New Zealander graced the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Ralph Lauren cars to go on showSeventeen cars from Ralph Lauren's private collection will go on display at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris between April 28 and August 28. 'The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection' will feature a selection of cars from the fashion designer's garage, illustrating the evolution of car design from the 1930s to '90s. Included in...

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Legends - Archie Scott Brown

You could get close to your heroes in the fifties. When I was a kid, we would go to race meetings where, for an extra five bob, you could buy you a paddock pass. There were no motorhomes, of course, and the drivers simply hung around, chatting with each other, signing autographs or whatever. If, like me, you were an adoring fan, it was bliss. Like most of my contemporaries, I worshipped Stirling...

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The Beautiful South

Boxing Day at Brands Hatch or two months of winter sunshine? Gordon Cruickshank talks to some who made the Tasman Cup choice It's Derek Bell who makes the comparison: "I've just come back from the first GP Masters race in South Africa. Enthusiastic crowd starved of racing, watching big names in winter sunshine — it reminded me of the Tasman series." With 19 grands prix next year, it's hard to...

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Lunch with...Tim Parnell

Like his father, Tim enjoyed his time as a racing driver before turning his talents to team management. He went on to take the helm at BRM in the days of Pedro, Jo and Niki | By Simon Taylor Tim Parnell was born into motor racing. His father Reg Parnell made his way up from nothing into the 1930s racing scene at a time when Brooklands was proud of its slogan ‘The right crowd, and no crowding’....



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