Articles tagged Bob HoughtOn

Page 122 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, April 2010

Ferrari Daytona

It wasn’t exactly the most fleet-looking Ferrari, but the Daytona was quick, and it proved a real heavy-hitter for years on track. Today, it’s still terrorising historic grids By Richard Heseltine The sense of disappointment was palpable. Somehow it appeared just so, well, predictable. When ushered in at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari’s big-boned and full-bodied 365GTB/4 was met with muted...

Page 78 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 2007

Bob Houghton

From hillclimbing 212s to running sports-prototypes at Le Mans, few are better versed at restoring and race preparing Ferraris than this Cotswolds concern  Words: Rob Widdows. Photography: LAT Conversations about Ferraris, and their restoration, are rare without the name of Bob Houghton cropping up somewhere along the way. For new owners of the red cars he’s invariably a safe haven in the often...

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The car that Gilles drove

This is the Ferrari 321T3 that took Gilles Villeneuve to his maiden Grand Prix victory, confirming a talent that was to become one of the greatest of all. Mark Hales climbs aboard to pay his respects The last Formula One car I drove was a March 891. It was powered by a 3.5-litre V10 motor built by Ilmor, the people who build the Mercedes engine in today's McLaren. It was about halfway into the...

Page 97 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, July 1982

TRACK TEST

Ferrari 512S Magnificent machine ”. . . as the solid pack of big sports cars thundered away towards Curva Grande it made Grand Prix racing seem a bit tame.” MOTOR SPORT, June 1970, Monza, Northern Italy. THE quote belongs to D.S.J. of course, but it seemed particularly apt to sum up the sheer vitality of a 1969-built Ferrari 512S that I was recently privileged to drive at Goodwood. Some 12 years...

Page 117 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, August 2011

AND THAT REMINDS ME...

AND THAT REIN 4rINDII ME. Would a reunion with Ferrari's F40 be worth the wait, or just result in disappointment? In my limited experience, meeting up with old flames is an overrated pastime. The last time you met, one of you dumped the other and it's rarely long before you remember why. The prospect of meeting up with a Ferrari F40 after more than a decade apart awoke similar feelings of...

Page 7 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1987

Works Porsches out of WSC

The main topic of conversation in the paddock at the Norisring Cup on June 28 was Porsche's announcement that the factory team would be withdrawn from the World Sportscar Championship for the remainder of the season. This put World Champion Derek Bell and Hans Stuck out of work, though they have already been signed to contest the Brands Hatch 1000km on July 26 in a Joest Racing Porsche 962....

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Ferrari F40

Built to honour Ferrari’s Big 4-0, this adrenalin-charged device was the fastest production car of them all in 1987. But does it still stack up two decades on? When it came out in 1987, the F40 was the fastest car in the world, quicker and more powerful than its rival the Porsche 959, and the first car ever to have a three-digit top speed which began with a ‘2’. Ten years ago I wrote a not...

Page 78 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, November 1977

An encounter with a Ferrari 250GT SWB Lightweight Berlinetta

The 250GT Ferrari must surely represent the ultimate in modern high-speed sporting travel, or GT competition and holds today a position rather similar to the Bugatti 57SC of 1939," said Motor Sport, March 1963, in an article by K. H. Miska describing the development of the 250GT Ferrari. The respected American magazine Sports Car Illustrated describes the 250GT short wheelbase lightweight...

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