Articles tagged United States Auto Club

Page 23 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 2014

Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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Iron man made in Indy

His dominant win in a heat-stricken Indianapolis 500 confirmed Bill Vukovich as one of US racing’s greatest stars – and helped usher in the roadster era When the flag waved to start the 1953 Indianapolis 500 it was already an infernally hot and humid day with the temperature in the mid-30s centigrade. At the time part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still paved in the original bricks,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Stock blocks and smoking barrels

Cars quicker than F1 machinery, star drivers, great races – American Formula 5000 had it all. Forty years on from its first season, we celebrate this powerhouse series By Gordon Kirby At Formula 5000’s American apotheosis in the mid-1970s, Mario Andretti and Brian Redman were able to hustle their Lola T332C-Chevies around serious road courses such as Watkins Glen and Mosport as fast, or even a...

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American Comment

Three of the major American championships have been decided in the past month, the most important of them being that of the United States Auto Club. From the time that the green flag fell to start the first race of the season at Phoenix on March 29th there never seemed to be much doubt that Al Unser was going to win this year's USAC Championship. Driving the Ford-powered Colts (née Lolas) that...

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Competition Notes and News

News from Ferrari Due to various delays the factory Ferrari team was not ready in time to take part in the 24-hour Race at Daytona Speedway in Florida, but since then the Maranello Prototype cars have been announced. The works Ferrari team for the long-distance classic races will comprise 4-litre V12-cylinder models, designated 330P3. following on the P1 and P2 cars of previous years, and 2-litre...

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The British Connection

The Penske PC 17-Chevrolet with which Rick Mears won this year's Indianapolis 500-Mile Race was manufactured in Poole in Dorset. Indeed, all the competing chassis, and most of the engines, were of British origin. But despite the success of our automotive export industry, and the presence in the 33-car field of one Englishman (Jim Crawford) and one Irishman (Derek Daly), interest in the American...

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