Articles tagged Bob Dance

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"I actually whooped on Hangar Straight! I've never done that before in a car..."

One Grand Prix winner snuggles into another David CouIthard gets to grips with the Lotus 25, a car synonymous with his compatriot Jim Clark. Within but a few laps of Silverstone, he's completely smitten...Writer: Gordon Cruickshank I Photographer: Matthew Howell David Coulthard cuts the ignition, wiggles the red leather steering wheel and folds his arms. "Well, if you'd just like to put me in the...

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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Lotus voices

The early years "A great place to work." That's how long-time Lotus mechanic Bob Dance recalls his time. "You were working with Colin Chapman, Jim Clark, Len Terry, Maurice Phillippe all top of their profession. In the mid-'60s, you knew that if the car stayed in one piece, Jimmy was going to win." Dance has great memories of the Cheshunt factory from which Clark's two world titles were...

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Tasmanian double

Intended purely for racing Down Under, this Lotus 49 suddenly found itself carrying the world champion’s Grand Prix hopes at Silverstone Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Simon Clay It can’t be often that half a car has turned the racing world on its head, but Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49 was an evolutionary surge – yet only half the story. The other half, of course, was the single most...

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Books

Motor Racing The Pursuit of Victory 1963-1972 Steve Wyatt The second in Veloce’s unpretentious Pursuit of Victory series picks up where the previous volume left off, with contributions from Lotus mechanic Bob Dance accompanying the author’s snaps and memories. Wyatt’s recollections jump here, there and everywhere, but the concept works since his time as a marshal gave him close-up views. The best...

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Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

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Lotus classics reunited on track

Two Lotus 25s shared a grid for the first time in more than 45 years when the cars of Andy Middlehurst and Nick Fennell contested the HGPCA race at the Silverstone Classic (above). Middlehurst raced chassis R4, now owned by Australian John Bowers, which was the car that Jim Clark used to win the 1963 World Championship. Fennell raced chassis R5 and both cars were tended by Classic Team Lotus,...

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Race return for Clark's 49

The Lotus 49 that Jim Clark drove to victory in the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix will return to racing this season in the hands of American Chris MacAllister. The car is currently being rebuilt by Classic Team Lotus and the plan is for it to race at the Monaco Historic GP over the first weekend of May. Clark’s 1967 car, chassis R2, delivered the first Grand Prix win for the Cosworth DFV engine at...

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The view from Chapman's crew

Key figures associated with Team Lotus tell us what they think about the return of the famous name to Formula 1, and recall why it was special to work at Norfolk’s finestBy Paul Fearnley Clive ChapmanSon of Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman & MD of Classic Team Lotus I have always said that if the Lotus name was to return to Formula 1 it needed to be in association with the factory, Group...

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Graham

To win Monaco once is special. To win five times is incredible. To also win Indy and Le Mans is out of this world. This is how he did it... Streets, cars, fame, desireGraham Hill loved Monaco, and Monaco loved Graham Hill. Paul Fearnley examines the most famous driver/circuit relationship in motor racing Time was running out. On several levels. The most pressing problem, however, was to qualify....

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