Articles tagged Bill Heynes

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Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

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Book reviews

Jaguar E-type — The Definitive History by Philip Porter. 712pp. 11 x 81/2. (Haynes Publishing Co, Sparkford, Yeovil. £49.95) Definitive, definitiver, definitivest . . . A bold title, especially with the definite article instead of the indefinite, but a staggering five pages of acknowledgements gives a clue to the breadth and depth of this monster volume. In 712 pages, Porter works through a...

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X-ray spec: Jaguar XJ13

Starved of support, XJ13's potential stayed hidden for years. Keith Howard talks with the man who tested it against its main rival, and still rates it As many have discovered, recapturing past glories in motorsport is no cakewalk. The relentless pace of technological progress is such that that just a few years off the treadmill can put you hopelessly behind the game. One marque to have pulled it...

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Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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Jaguar XK120

The quintessential Jaguar – it looked the part, it had the performance and it spawned the C and D-types. Needless to say, the XK120’s legacy lives on By Richard Heseltine Time spent away from racing clearly hasn’t blunted his competitive edge. National racing legend Dave Coyne, the man who yo-yoed between junior formulae for much of the 1980s, was a surprise entry for July’s Silverstone Classic....

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Lunch with... David Hobbs

The results didn't always come his way, but over three decades this expat Brit enjoyed the sort of variety in his racing career that today's F1 stars can only dream about, By Simon Taylor David Hobbs is 71 now, still the quintessential Englishman with the deadpan humour that stayed with him through a 30-year-plus racing career. By his own assessment, misfortune and missed opportunities meant he...

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Lunch with… Norman Dewis

During 33 years and more than a quarter of a million 100mph miles, this dedicated team player helped make Jaguar great By Simon Taylor Marque loyalty is an old-fashioned concept these days. A driver will swap seats after a season or two, a designer will change teams, an engineer or technician will quietly ask around to tease out available opportunities. Everyone's looking to maximise their career...

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Matters of Moment

Ford Gets Jaguar IN AN AGE of takeovers and amalgamations, it has come nevertheless as a profound shock to many enthusiasts that Ford (UK) has acquired Jaguar, a car as British as the bowler hat and rolled umbrella. Except perhaps to hardbitten, unfeeling financial gamblers or Jaguar shareholders. . . For the rest of us, the thought of Jaguar becoming part of Ford, however much one admires the...

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Stirling's C-change

The Jaguar C-type was the car that pioneered disc brake technology in 1952, when a young Stirling Moss was its driver. We reunited them at SilverstoneBy Andrew Frankel The true value of most great technological breakthroughs can usually only be appreciated with the benefit of hindsight. Life didn’t change the moment Karl Benz first swung his Motorwagen into life and phutted up the road in 1886...

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Ferrari vs Jaguar - Such a perfect day

Hang the day job. One throwaway line and a fantasy comes to life for Jaguar’s design chief Ian Callum – the Ferrari that fires him and the E-type that inspires him, set loose on the sweeping roads he’s loved since childhood By Gordon Cruickshank "Jaguar today announced…” said the newsreader from the hotel TV, and I looked up. Flashguns popped over the seductively gorgeous C-X75. “All Jaguar’s top...

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