Articles tagged Al Unser

Page 108 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, November 1978

USAC Silverstone

A.J. Foyt (above) might well be smiling: he had just won 33,445 dollars for covering 38 laps of Silverstone to win the first of the british USAC rounds. The Sunday race was curtailed at 38 laps by rain after being rained off on the Saturday. Foyt's Coyote-Foyt (above left) uses a turbocharged development of the Ford V8 engine with which Clark and Hill won at Indianapolis. Pit stops are a feature...

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All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

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Reviews

Grand Prix Zandvoort Mark Koense Some of the content will be familiar, following our extensive photographic preview in last November’s issue, but the finished product is perhaps even better than we’d dared hope. The book commences with some early circuit sketches and morphs via an entertaining letter from Sammy Davis (after conducting a track inspection, he urged the circuit developers to have no...

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Lunch with... Rick Mears

The great American racer not only won four Indianapolis 500s, but remains one of the most modest men in racing to this day By Simon Taylor These Lunch With.... pieces start out as long and often colourful one-to-one conversations, over a pleasant meal. But they end up in black and white, as printed words. So I can give you what the man says, but sometimes it's harder to communicate how he says it...

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States school

And so the Nigel Mansell express was derailed at Mid-Ohio. Like Alain Prost, Mansell started the weekend of September 12 poised to clinch a championship. Unlike Prost, however, Mansell knew almost instantly on that Sunday that he'd have to wait at least another weekend (the Nazareth round took place as this issue of Motor Sport was being printed) before being crowned 1993 champion. With Mansells...

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Unser Centre under way

A museum and children's discovery centre is being built by US racing legend Al Unser (above) in the family's home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The centre will teach children the history and development of the internal combustion engine, and will feature a simulator and IMAX amphitheatre. The museum so far has 37 restored cars from the careers of Al Unser Snr, Al Jnr and Snr's nephew, Johnny,...

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American Comment

ANDRETTI concluded the most successful season in his career in appropriate fashion last month by driving his STP Hawk-Ford to victory in the final USAC race of the year, the Rex Mays 300 at Riverside. Al Unser, too, finished the year on a high note, driving his Lola-Ford to second place, 37 seconds behind Andretti, after having won the two previous USAC events. The same, unfortunately, could not...

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American Comment

The most interesting event on the American scene in the past month has been the opening of Ontario Motor Speedway, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, and the running of its first race, the California 500 for USAC Championship cars. The speedway itself is an entirely new concept in racing circuits and reflects the builders' belief that in order for motor racing to compete effectively with all the...

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'johnny found himself in a shallow creek bed with both arms pulverised from the effects of three wailing end- over- end'

:Johnny found himself in a shallow creek bed with both arms pulverised from the effects of three wailing end-over-ends' JOHNNY RUTHERFORD CHEATED DEATH TWICE. BUT HIS SUCCESSES IN THE INDY 500 OWED LITTLE TO LUCK: HE WAS SIMPLY SCINTILLATING WHEN IT MATTERED MOST JOE SCALZO PROFILES A TEXAN WHO CONQUERED THE BRICKYARD THREE TIMES SPECTATORS AT THE 47m INDIANAPOLIS 500 back in 1974 had the choice...

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Indianapolis 500

A rookie at the Brickyard After twenty-five years in motor racing, I suddenly found myself a "rookie" — American for a first-timer. I had, in fact, been to the famous track they call the Brickyard once before, but not in the hallowed month of May. Everything felt so different that I really did feel like a newcomer. The Indianapolis 500 is, after all, the world's richest motor race, with a total...

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