Articles tagged Alan Mann

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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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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Mann Cortina back to fold

Alan Mann has bought back the Mk2 Ford Cortina his famous team used to kick-start Frank Gardner's successful bid for the 1968 British Saloon Car Championship. An influential team manager in the 1960s, Mann has been out of the sport for 30 years. But a reunion with the Cortina, and the Escort that replaced it after three races, rekindled his interest "When the guy who owned it said it was going to...

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"I only have golden memories of Jimmy"

Sally Swart, Jim Clark's girlfriend durig the peak years of his Grand Prix career, recalls her time with the quiet ScotBy Ian Wagstaff A couple of evenings before this year's Long Beach Grand Prix the phone rang in the Rolling Hills, California home of Ed and Sally Swart. On the other end of the line was Dario Franchitti, inviting the couple to be his guests at the race. There is no doubt that...

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America faces up to the invaders

At the time our Editor road-tested the Ford Maverick, the American car makers and the public were getting ready for Detroit's next step in the fight to curb the 13-15% share the foreigners had carved out for themselves in America's car market. We have now seen what the American motor city's answer was to be, although it is too early as yet to gauge how successful Chevrolet's 2,287 c.c. Vega and...

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Ford Competition Plans

For years Ford have held a January conference at which they tell an often amazed audience about their competition plans for the coming season. Of late this has really slid down into a parochial British affair of more benefit to the specialist rallying journalist than the media at large. For us at Motor Sport it has always been interesting to be able to talk to the Ford personnel at these...

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Taming a Mustang

Driving one of the Tour de France Ford Mustang 289s The Ford Mustang can be regarded as the first fruit of the American Ford Motor Company's lavish competition programme, which began in earnest in 1962, although it was undoubtedly in the planning stage before their European rally and racing programme got under way. Realising that the market for pure sports cars in America is very limited (the...

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The B.O.A.C. 500

The B.R.S.C.C. do it again Brands Hatch, England, April 7th Last year, when the B.R.S.C.C. and the British Overseas Airways Corporation combined to put on our first decent long-distance race for many years, and it proved to be a great success, they started planning the 1968 event but even the most ardent supporter could not really believe that a second six-hour event for Group 6 Prototypes and...

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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...

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Brands Hatchings

Burmah Oil, who are connected with Castrol, made their first entry into racing with the Alan Mann Ford V8 as well as other teams, with Burmah Petrol. The scene is changing, Esso and B.P. out, Gulf. Duckhams and Burmah in, and others to follow. * * * In practice Ickx and Redman lapped in 1 min. 36.8 sec.—a well matched pair. With such equality it must be that the former is overrated and the latter...

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