Articles tagged Bob Bondurant

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AutoKraft AC MkIV

A Cobra in all but name Twenty years ago endurance racing was in its heyday, and the Grand Touring category was graced by such machines as the Ferrari GTO (the ultimate in classics today), lightweight E-types and Porsche 904s. Onto this scene came a newcomer, Carroll Shelby’s 4.7-litre AC Cobra, even then a somewhat crude machine which proved fearsomely fast… so fast, in fact, that it led the...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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Reviews: Books

Paramount Ranch rememberedby Art Evans. ISBN 0-9705073-7-2. Published by Photo Data Research. £22.99 Subtitled 'a Scrapbook', this cheerful assemblage relates the history of one of the first purpose-built US circuits, a hilly figure-8 near Santa Monica. Evans, already author of several books on Fifties sportscar racing and a competitor himself, has collated magazine and newspaper reports,...

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Graham Warner

Racing driver and constructor Graham Warner died on March 8, aged 84. Born in Battersea on May 1 1929, the Londoner would devote his life to two great passions: aircraft and motor sport. After leaving college, Warner joined the RAF and flew Meteors and Vampires at the dawn of the Jet Age. The lure of motor sport, however, was never far away: reasoning that his racing heroes were all car dealers...

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From home-built specials... to GT40s

There were two JWs in JW Automotive: John Wyer was its leader, but John Willment had his triumphs, too. By Gordon Cruickshank JWA. Three initials throbbing with racing significance, which reflect two very different men: John Wyer is famed as one of the great team managers; but it was his friend and partner John Willment who made the first big splash on the tracks. Willment never looked like being...

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Road America

With only a week between the fifth and sixth rounds (and less than that to overhaul the machinery), a number of cars appeared at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin in far from perfect mechanical condition. The Shadow did not appear at all, although Elford did obtain a ride in an older but unsorted Lola T70. Another English driver making his second Can-Am appearance of the year was David Hobbs...

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1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

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The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

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289 Shelby Team Car

This was the whole point of the Cobra exercise – a light chassis bulging with bhp which would thrash GM’s Corvette at home and Ferrari’s GTs around europe. the early Cobras may have the ‘small’ V8 – only 4.7 litres – but these team cars, now fitted with rack and pinion steering, would dominate the domestic USRRC scene for three years, in a way the later 7-litre cars never did. One of six cars...

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Letters

Rough justice? Sir, Like so many I could not help but laugh when the news about Max Mosley surfaced. I felt it represented a form of rough justice in view of the draconian fine levied on McLaren and the remark attributed to him concerning Jackie Stewart. Upon reflection, however, I am indeed sorry for his troubles and hope he can still serve our sport in a meaningful capacity if he is ultimately...

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