Articles tagged Al Foyt

Page 26 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1989

Stateside, CART Championship review

The right stuff! Indycar racing witnessed a clear shift in its delicate balance of power in 1988, although its turbocharged formula continued to provide more competitive racing than Formula One could a new Penske chassis took over from March or Lola as the thing to have, while Ilmor's Chevrolet V8 finally ousted Cosworth's DFX as the dominant powerplant — a combination of circumstances which...

Page 67 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, May 2004

Poignant finale

Twelve-year-old Leigh Dorrington got a rude awakening when his father took him to his first Imdy 500 in 1964. He arrived confident that a rear-engined car would win for the first time. . . It was May when my father bought tickets for the Indianapolis 500 by way of a birthday present. It would be the First motor race for the both of us. My father was in his mid-60s and we had shared few interests...

Page 54 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, December 1993

Youth movement

Postcard from America In the history of IndyCar racing, 1993 marked something of a watershed. Thanks in large part to the presence of Nigel Mansell, the PPG IndyCar World Series attracted unprecedented international coverage and, in all but a couple of cases, attendance at the events was up and the all-important television ratings showed similar growth. But in addition to remembering 1993 as the...

Page 5 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1996

December

12:Durango, a midfield Formula 3000 team, announces Formula One ambitions for 1997. 13:ITV snatches coverage of Grand Prix racing from the BBC. with effect from 1997, with a deal which will see it pay FOCA 10 times the 'Beeb's' going rate. Veteran commentator Murray Walker, above, is left contemplating the possibility that he has just one more season remaining in F1, although sections of Britain'...

Page 32 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1995

Go Buddy, go!

The fragile truce in American single-seater racing appears to have been broken by a few ill-timed observations... Just when it seemed peace was about to break out in Indycar racing along came Emmett "Buddy" Jobe and the Slick 50 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Or was it the Pyroil 200? The title sponsor of the race depended on how and where you watched it. Those in attendance at the desert...

Page 48 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 2004

American evolution

Ford's path to glory at Le Mans was by no means predictable. Gordon Cruickshank plots the twists and turns that built a legend 1962: Henry Ford II decides he wants a Le Mans win. 1963: Attempt to buy Ferrari outright falls at 11th hour: Ford begins to plan Its own car, and creates Ford Advanced Vehicles In UK. Eric Broadley comes on board as designer. and Ford buys two of his three Lola MkVI...

Page 45 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, April 1993

Jim Clark – March 4 1936 to April 7 1968

The hamlets of Chirnside and Duns nestle into the mellow countryside of Scotland's Border region, mere miles from the northernmost boundary of England. The homesteads have names such as Mill Farm, West Fouldron, New Mains. Or Jim Clark's Edington Mains. This was the haven from which the reluctant racer sallied forth on his forays to the far reaches of the motorsport world - to Zandvoort, Warwick...

Page 36 of March 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1995

Miami advice

Who is well placed to win IndyCar races this year? And who will be in charge of the show 18 months hence? After one of the shortest off-seasons in memory, the 1995 PPG IndyCar World Series is upon us. Thanks to the "front loading" of the schedule (moving races to the spring and away from autumn to avoid going head to head with professional football in the television ratings), just 20 weeks...

Page 40 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1994

Junior showtime

Al Unser Jnr's arrival at Penske has been nothing short of startling. But are some of the other teams perhaps making life a little easy? Al Unser Jnr is having a year that already ranks among the greatest in the history of IndyCar racing. With nearly half a season still ahead of him, Unser has a very real chance of surpassing the record of national championship wins in a year – 10 – held jointly...

Page 33 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1993

Super Tex and the Rocket

Two legends sat on the sidelines at Indianapolis this year, but their legacies live on They changed a lot at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, cutting down speeds and toning down the cut and thrust of the great 500-mile race. But the greatest – and most regretted – changes had come long before Tom Camegie's cadaverous tones requested 'drivers to your machines' and Jim Nabors gave his annual...

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