Articles tagged Bobby Marshman

Page 9 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, September 2004

You were there

This is the latest chapter in our series for photographs taken by you. This month we take a look at Trenton Speedway, The Tasman Cup, Silverstone, Mallory Park and a Bo'Ness hillclimb. It is not often that we are sent photos of the Indycar scene of the early 1960s so when these shots from Trenton Speedway in 1961 dropped on our desks we pounced on them Charles J Bough's candid portraits of the...

Page 94 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, May 2014

The dinosaurs' last roar

The rear-engined revolution was in full swing at Indy by 1964, but the stars weren’t yet in alignment. Thus were the traditional roadsters permitted one final lap in the Brickyard’s spotlight...Writer Paul Fearnley Two-fifths of the American population watched The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Beatlemania had turned transatlantic: John, Paul, George and Ringo – plus Jim Clark. More than...

Page 36 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 2003

America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

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Poignant finale

Twelve-year-old Leigh Dorrington got a rude awakening when his father took him to his first Imdy 500 in 1964. He arrived confident that a rear-engined car would win for the first time. . . It was May when my father bought tickets for the Indianapolis 500 by way of a birthday present. It would be the First motor race for the both of us. My father was in his mid-60s and we had shared few interests...

Page 56 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 2007

Keeping up with the Jones

From Jalopies to stock cars, Baja to the Brickyard, Parnelli Jones could drive anything, anywhere. Pete Lyons catches up with a US motorsport colossus Say the name, and even after all these years it means something special, something increasingly rare. Parnelli Jones is a product of American dirt tracks, the ‘bull rings’ where he learned his hard-charging, sometimes bullying style. That as well...

Page 72 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1993

The Legends of Motorsport, by Dave Friedman

The Legends of Motorsport, by Dave Friedman. MRI Publishing*. 336pp, $150 or special edition, leatherbound, boxed and personally autographed by 22 legendary drivers, $500. 'To all of the people who helped make this period of racing so special'. Thus reads photographer Dave Friedman's dedication to a work of art guaranteed to delight all true enthusiasts. The concept is devastatingly simple....

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The real Indiana Jones

His stellar performances at Indianapolis form only part of the Parnelli Jones storyBy Gordon Kirby If anyone defines the American racing driver of the 1960s it’s Parnelli Jones. He stands at the pinnacle of the US pantheon with A?J?Foyt, Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney – living legends from one of the sport’s great eras. Rufus Parnelli Jones was a tough, crew-cut hombre with chiselled features and...

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