Articles tagged Andrew Yeadon

Page 42 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1998

Track test - Zandvoort

Up until 1985, Zandvoort produced some of the greatest Grands Prix of all time. Now, however, it seems like a very long time ago. Andrew Frankel reports Photography by Andrew Yeadon Youll need a full day at the wheel to drive from London to Zandvoort even with the tunnel and the continuous thread of motorway that now lies between Calais and the Belgian border. It's not, to be honest, one of the...

Page 44 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1999

Scream Test

Honda's highly strung new sportscar, the S2000, is no ordinary machine. Matthew Franey heads to Prescott Hillclimb School to find out why. The purpose of this story is two-fold. Firstly we wanted to tell you about Honda's new, much-hyped two-seater sportscar, the S2000. Secondly, and no less importantly in this era of Gatsos, speed humps and "traffic calming", we felt that it was important that...

Page 82 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, December 1998

The Complete Works

The kind men at Aston Martin have designed a works-built 600bhp Vantage. Gavin Conway staps himself in for the ride of his life. Photographer Andrew Yeadon's eyes are better than most. They can hang an empty airfield with art, spot a water-streak on polished alloy, judge distance with millimetric accuracy. He knows exactly how far that oncoming, yellow HGV is from the nose of our Aston. So I...

Page 160 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 160, September 1999

Underneath the arches

The bulging wheel-arches are what makes the Lister-Jaguar visually unforgettable but, as Matthew Franey discovered at Goodwood, that's nothing compared to what it's like to drive. If we have a tendency to romanticise about motor racing's past, it's because sometimes, just sometimes, the considered opinion is that the past was better than the present. Of course memories tend to fade and the basic...

Page 75 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 1999

The hero's return

This is the actual Jaguar XJR-9 that won Le Mans in 1988, the greatest sports car victory of the modern era. Andrew Frankel takes it back for one final fling. This, it should be said, was one of the bigger gambles. When this Jaguar XJR-9LM, chassis number 488, won Le Mans in 1988, it was the greatest triumph in sportscar racing enjoyed by a British car since Jaguar first won this race back in...

Page 80 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, July 1999

Extreme machine

This BRM won the fastest, closest World Championship Grand Prix in history and the third slowest too. It also gave BRM its last win. After 25 years in pieces it has been restored to perfection. Andrew frankel drives it at Silverstone. Few racing cars can claim to have given its marque its last Grand Prix win and only one can claim the closest GP win of all time. Similarly, just one car can hold...

Page 81 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 1998

Track test - Reims

Reims was not the very greatest track but it still held a wealth of great races. Sadly, finds Andrew Frankel, its historic remains are rapidly crumbling to dust. Photography by Andrew Yeadon Strictly speaking, I'd never been to Reims before. But I had, like millions of others, been through Reims dozens of times. Every time I had cause to be almost anywhere in Europe in fact. It doesn't matter if...

Page 34 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1997

The Shark bites back

Ferrari's 555 racer was christened 'The Shark' but in the 1950s it was more minnow that man-eater. Now, forty years on, Willie Green takes on Maserati's fabled 250F and finds the Super Squalo fighting back Italy 1953. Ferrari designer Aurelio Lampredi wheels out Maranello's answer to Mercedes' W196. Sleek and low, with curvaceous side-tanks, the 553 Squalo looks like a mean rival to the silver...

Page 47 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, July 1998

Striped tease

This Brooklands Straker-Squire is even more remarkable than it looks says Andrew Frankel after one rather too brief encounter Photography by Andrew Yeadon It was quite gratifying really. We managed to bring Brooklands to a standstill. The Straker-Squire didn't need even to be started, let alone be driven on the track at which it made its name for crowds of stupefied onlookers to gather around it...

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Letters From Readers - Circuit Survival

Sir, Your series of revisiting circuits of days gone by continues to fascinate, particularly the comparative photos of then and now, Montlhéry in your March issue being a case in point. I do hope your visits are well ahead of publication as not everything lasts for ever. There is much truth in your photographer Andrew Yeadon's comment that "the French never pull anything down. They just build...

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