Articles tagged Sports Car Club of America

Page 24 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1947

A Matter of Moment

In the last issue of the Sports Car, official organ of the Sports Car Club of America, published in 1946, is an editorial by T. F. Robertson depreciating the new British sports cars. America is a great potential market for our specialised cars, so this attack is a matter of some moment. The attitude of our industry is described as "smug," due to praise lavished on out-of-date cars by our Press —...

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Obituary – John Bishop

One of the most influential figures in American racing, John Bishop has died aged 87. Bishop was a key player in the Sports Car Club of America, joining in the 1950s and becoming its executive director. He was a prime mover behind the US Road Racing Championship, Can-Am and Trans-Am. Known for his warm, open management style, Bishop left the SCCA in 1969 and co-founded IMSA, which he ran until...

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The Editor Discusses This "Hot-Rod" Business

The "hot-rod" craze, which originated in Southern California in the late nineteen-thirties, has spread throughout America. Over here we find the speeds achieved by "souped-up" L-head engined American cars over a flat-out quarter-mile difficult to believe, in spite of electric timing. After all, a 1932 Ford V8 coupé, sans wings, doing 120 m.p.h., takes some swallowing, and perhaps that is as much...

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RACING CARS ARE BIG BUSINESS THERE WAS a time when anyone who wanted to buy a racing car went along to see a designer laid down the general principles of the car he wanted, paid over a large sum of money, and his car (if he was lucky) was delivered to him in due course. As in so many other aspects of racing, things are different now and buying a racing car is very little more complicated than...

Page 18 of June 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1945


Club News WE HEAR Lt. Ames, R.N.V.R., contemplates following in Cyril Peacock's footsteps and trying to find a 27-h.p. Hispano-Suiza for post-war motoring. He reports meeting Mountjoy, who used to race M.G.s, in India, and believes Comdr. C. R. Whitcroft to be in Ceylon. F. W. Roberts is also restoring a " Hyper " Lea-Francis. Cpl. C. P. M. Green has added an unblown " Ulster " Austin Seven to...

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American comment

See my agent" is fast becoming the catchphrase in the motoring world as driver after driver is taking a long, hard look at exploiting his goods and services in the best Madison Avenue tradition. And one of the companies that is taking advantage of the increasingly great marketing potential surrounding today's racing drivers is the Mark McCormack group of corporations in general and its affiliate...

Page 32 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1969

American Comment

Two American Championships have been decided in the past month and a third has come close to a decision. On the same weekend, but on opposite sides of the country, Mario Andretti put an unbreakable grip on the United States Auto Club's National Championship and Mark Donohue won the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Championship for Chevrolet for the second year in a row. Andretti won the USAC...

Page 28 of December 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1969

American Comment

THE 1969 Can-Am series has been completed and despite all the dire forecasts by the prophets of doom there now seems little doubt that it was a success. It is true that the series was completely monopolised by the McLaren team, with McLaren scoring six wins to Hulme's five and the pair of them finishing first and second in all but three of the eleven races. It is also true that after being...

Page 15 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1968

American Comment

The challenge has been put back into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series. Although the works McLaren team of Bruce McLaren and Denis Hulme remains the strongest, its stranglehold has been broken and the series has become far more competitive and interesting. In the three Can-Am races following the opener at Road America, the McLaren team finished first and second in one, was eliminated...

Page 40 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1993

Market force

Nigel Mansel's thrilling IndyCar victory in New Hampshire was witnessed by only a sprinkling of spectators. NASCAR, so it seems, has a better understanding of the entertainment-conscious US public Anyone who doubts the incredible depth and popularity of NASCAR's Winston Cup series might ask themselves the following question: how would Formula One be affected if two of its leading young drivers...



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