Articles tagged Bob Anderson

Page 14 of February 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1967

Grand Prix of South Africa

Heat and altitude problems Johannesburg, Monday, 2nd January: Three previous South African Grands Prix have been of world championship status at the coastal resort of East London. However, after the 1966 race being a non-championship event the venue has been moved to the 2.5-mile circuit at Kyalami, just outside Johannesburg. The circuit is narrow, but interesting, the corners being varied and...

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A year of living dangerously

Drivers knew the risks associated with motor racing in 1970 - but some were not prepared to accept them any more "I think," said Jacky Ickx, "that in those days not winning was not so crucial, not such a... drama..." Ickx was talking about the 1960s and '70s, and he was right, of course. Forty years ago there was far less hype in the sport than now, and also far less money. Although sponsorship...

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1960s

Clark and Lotus define an era of brilliant innovation and driving skill. But it is also a deadly decade, prompting Stewart to begin his safety crusadeBy Eoin Young Formula 1 changed forever during the 1960s, as did the world. Front engines were finally phased out. Enzo Ferrari finished with his heroic front-engined cars at the end of the 1960 season – and immediately snatched the world title in ’...

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'Give me an equal car and I can beat Clark!'

Peter Arundell, brimming with talent and motivation, was picked by Colin Chapman to partner the great Jim Clark. His career was on the up and up – until one fateful day at Reims. Gordon Cruickshank assesses his championship credentials Being up against a superstar is tough. Many drivers must have thought that, with a shift of history's timescale, they could have been top dog – if only they weren'...

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11th South African Grand Prix

Clark wins first 1965 World Championship race By moving the date of the South African Grand Prix forward by one week, the race became the first Championship Event for 1965 instead of the last event of 1964.This meant that there was no South African Grand Prix for 1964. The race was held as in previous years over 85 laps of the East London circuit which is just outside the town and lies along the...

Page 11 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 2002

Bob Anderson

Sir, It was very gratifying, after 35 years of silence, to learn a little about the circumstances of my brother's death. I feel this was a very fair-minded and balanced account of what happened. There is one thing your article failed to emphasise: in spite of a posh accent and abrasive manner (both of which I share with Robert), the most remarkable thing about my brother's driving career was that...

Page 11 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 2002

A Boy's Own hero

Sir, As a young boy, I began buying Motor Sport in 1966 and Bob Anderson's name regularly cropped up in race reports. I became fascinated by this truly amateur driver and his VW transporter van. The thought of him competing all over Europe against the established teams was really Boy's Own stuff. I do not recall much being written about him then, so Adam Cooper's article was extremely interesting...

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The International Lombank Trophy Meeting

Snetterton, March 30th The Snetterton Motor Racing Club opened the 1963 Formula One season with a 50-lap event on their airfield circuit, and attracted a small entry of factory cars and some private owners. B.R.M. fielded two cars, with Graham Hill and Ginther as drivers, both being 1962 cars fitted with new engines, these having a new crankshaft layout, new firing order and tuned-length groups...

Page 16 of April 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, April 1964

A Variety of Vehicles

The Editor Drives the Fiat 2300 Station Wagon, a VW Transporter and the VW 1500S So many cars come along for road-test these days that I have decided to continue last year's practice of including some of the necessarily briefer reports under this "V of V" heading, not to be confused with "V-E-V" which deals with the older automobiles. So this time we start with a handsome Tipo 114B/108 Fiat 2300...

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Rumblings

Two wheels and four wheels—One of the claims to fame of Tazio Nuvolari was the fact that he was successfully racing motorcycles and cars at the same period of time, though he did not reach legendary fame with cars until he gave up motorcycle racing. Racing motorcyclists who have turned to car racing with varying degrees of success have been numerous through the ages, Rosemeyer going from DKW...

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