Articles tagged Bob Jane

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

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...

Page 82 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, January 2001

How 'Gentleman Jack' tamed 450 wild horses

"Aintree was a lucky circuit for me:' recalls Jack Sears."I had quite a few wins there, and so on that basis I have happy memories of it. As well as the Galaxie victories, I won there in 1960 in the Aston Martin DB4 GT run by Equipe Endeavour; in a3.8 Mk11 Jaguar in '62; and in the Cortina GT in '63. "I particularly remember that Jaguar win, because a week before, down at Snetterton, my team-mate...

Page 80 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 2010

Lunch with... Jack Sears

The epitome of the Gentleman Racer, Jack Sears also possessed a steely edge that he put to good use on the race track – but he always saw himself as a team playerBy Simon Taylor Nowadays “Professional” tends to mean doing something properly, and “Amateur” can mean the opposite. But, back in the days of Gentlemen and Players, you’d only be a Player, and get paid for taking part in a sport, if you...

Page 118 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, May 2008

Island destination

Phillip Island’s popular Historics meeting is a relaxed precursor to the Australian GP, albeit with some serious celebrating included this year By Simon Taylor The Phillip Island Historics meeting, run each March a week before the Melbourne Formula 1 opener, has been called Australia’s Goodwood. That’s an inadequate, and misleading, description: instead of the tightly-staged glamour of the...

Page 43 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1990

Profile - Porsche Carrera 2.8 RSR

The word Carrera has come to be of special significance to Porsche enthusiasts for over 30 years, the name applied to the company's faster models since the 356. It was in the mid-Seventies that it became of real significance in the motor racing world when at first the 2.8 Carrera RSR and then the 3.0 Carrera RSR took to the race tracks. Announced at the 1972 Paris Motor Show, the model's debut...

Page 84 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, June 1997

The WHIZEER from OZ

Originally built for the 1970 Australian Sportscar Championship, The CAN-AM Elfin ME5 has been immaculately restored. And, with 590BHP, It's fast. Fellow Aussie Peter Robinson slid behind the wheel I don't dare let on. To do so could cost me the chance of a long-awaited drive. But with my knees hard up against the lower edge of the dash, how the hell am I going to pilot the Elfin in anger if I...

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