Articles tagged Bob Olthoff

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Marcus Pye's Diary

Opposites attract our columnist this month, from a Can-Am monster to a dainty, and obscure, Rhodesian GP winner Goodwood: Incongruous it most definitely looked against the elegant backdrop of Goodwood House, but that is precisely why the 1982 March Can-Am dinosaur was the car of last month's press day for me — and editor Simmons! It's not that I don't appreciate the intricate engineering of a...

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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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Lunch with... Lola

Lola’s founder and its saviour recall 50 years of entrepreneurial effort which has taken in almost every category of motor racing By Simon Taylor There are easier ways to make money than by building racing cars for sale. In fact, the major makers since the 1950s – the likes of Cooper, Lotus, Elva, Brabham, March, Reynard – have all, for one reason or another, hit the buffers and disappeared. The...

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TRIPLE TIE FOR "MOTOR SPORT" TROPHY

TRIPLE TIE FOR "MOTOR SPORT" TROPHY IFOR the first time in the history of the event there was triple tie for the Moroi( SPou'r Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The three drivers concerned were Jon Derisley, Geoff Oliver and Laurie Keens, all of whom finished with 19 points. At the start of the last Goodwood Members? Meeting of the season Oliver led the competition by one point from Derisley and Keens...

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Lunch with... SIR JOHN WHITMORE

Lunch with SIR JOHN WHITMORE In more ways than one, Sir John Whitmore is different. Since this monthly series began in Motor Sport six years ago I've been lucky enough to take some 80 motor sporting personalities to lunch, and I don't think any of them has had so short a racing career. Probably none has had so strange a life since walking away from the sport, either. But John makes a worthy and...

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Track test -- Dunboyne

A decade after Dundrod was closed to cars on safety grounds, this Irish circuit was flourishing and claiming lives. Damien Smith reports Nine o'clock in the morning and, just like anywhere in the western world, the roads are jammed. This was once a typical Irish village serving a local farming community and little else. But given that it's only 15 miles outside Dublin, just beyond the city's M25-...

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Outlon Park Gold Cup

A close raceSeptember 19th Despite an almost complete lack of pre-race publicity, a good crowd turned up at Oulton Park to watch this year's Gold Cup, which had been demoted from F.1 to F.2., the first time that a Formula Two race had been run at the Cheshire circuit. Most of the regular F.2 entrants and drivers turned up, with three Ron Harris Lotus 32s for Clark, Stewart and Spence, Jack...

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Willment- Past and Present

"Race Proved by Willment" is a phrase which needs no introduction to readers of this magazine. Since its inception little over three years ago the racing division of the John Willment Organisation has emphasised by its successes that its choice of name is really no idle boast. But the origins of the well-known team date from much earlier than 1963. John Willment—whose first car was a 1925 8-h.p....

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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...

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Lunch with... Frank Gardner

The colourful Australian remembers his time spent racing and engineering a variety of cars in Europe during the 1960s and ’70s By Simon Taylor Frank Gardner doesn’t believe in giving interviews, particularly if they involve looking back on his eventful and versatile motor racing career. “If you look over your shoulder,” he says dismissively, “all you get is a bloody pain in the neck.” Before I...

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