Articles tagged Brian Muir

Page 76 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, November 1978

The British Racing Scene 1

Above, such is the state of development of cars conforming to the RAC's Group I regulations that lap times recorded by the fastest Capris have all but equalled those of the old Group 2 racers. Here Brian Muir and Andy Rouse take Paddock Bend at Brands Hatch side-by-side with Vince Woodman shadowing. Left, driving a highly modified Ralt the dedicated Barzilian Nelson Piquet took an easy overall...

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Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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Modern Times

Today, if you're an F1 driver, that's what you do. There's no mom in your life for any other motorsport. As well as 17 races, there's all that testing: once the FIA's November ban is over, most teams move straight into a hectic programme. McLaren are hard at it in Spain from Monday 4 December. Plus jetting from country to country to remind the fans of the virtues of your sponsor's products....

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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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Icono chasm

Ford GT40 vs Ford GT. They look similar, but GT40 and Ford's new GT are chalk and cheese under their skins as befits their very different roles. But we simply had to bring them --- and Jackie Oliver --- together. Paul Fearnley reports For a man who spent 30 years in the bear pit of Formula One, without a single victory gained to ease the pain, 62-year-old Jackie Oliver looks well on it. His...

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Ken Downing This British driver, who died recently aged 86, only raced for five seasons. But in that time he managed to notch up two grand prix starts. Downing raced in the British and Dutch GPs of 1952. At Silverstone he ran as high as fourth after qualifying as top Brit in his Connaught Formula Two car ahead of Reg Pamell and Mike Hawthorn. But he spun and eventually finished ninth. Downing...

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Spa 24 hours

A British win at last July 1st 1979, that is the date the Belgian ministry of public works has set for the completion of the 7 km./4.3 miles track that will replace the current public 14.1 km./8.7 miles of public road that comprise the current Spa-Francorchamps track. With this in mind it seemed as though the July annual 24-hour race for saloon cars had bowed out on a fitting note in 1978, with...

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Around and About

Around and About Leyland Return to Competitions LEYLAND CARS ("please forget the 'British' bit now") have returned to competitions officially with a three-tier programme encompassing rallying, national touring-car racing and a saloon-car formula. Rallying EXCITING news for the rally world is that Leyland ST, the Abingdon-based com petitions and performance parts department, has hired Britain's...

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The John Player Victory Meeting

(Brands Hatch, October 22nd) In order to celebrate the victory of their car and driver in the 1972 World Championship the John Player cigarette firm sponsored a mixed meeting at Brands Hatch, organised by the BARC. Emerson Fittipaldi, the 1972 World Champion, drove a few laps of the club circuit in one of the black and gold Lotus 72 cars (R7), and then another one (R5) was paraded round the...



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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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