Articles tagged Bruce McLaren

Page 80 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, April 2014

The way we were

Motor Sport’s new Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes has just published F1 Retro 1970, a season review ripe with fresh detail and perspective. Here are a few edited highlights Business as usual for a community in mourningBelgium, June 5-7 Spa was a nine-mile blast on closed public roads through the Ardennes forest, the course climbing and dipping through valleys, bordered by trees, stone walls and...

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The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

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Revised format for GTs

There will be a new look to the Autosport three-hour race at Snetterton in June, with only pre-66 GT cars eligible. Since its revival by the HSCC the race has been dominated by Chevron B8s, but a new tie-up with the GT and Sports Car Cup means an exclusively GT grid for 2014. The GTSCC cars will join the HSCC pre-66 GT field to create a 40-plus grid. Other GTSCC fixtures take place at Silverstone...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Mallory Park rescued New operator hands under-fire track a lifeline, By Paul Lawrence The new operator of Mallory Park has pledged to maintain a strong element of four-wheeled activity in the circuit’s programme for 2014 and beyond as they plan for the circuit’s re-opening in March. Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both well known in the motorcycle racing world, have formed a jointly owned...

Page 152 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 152, December 2013

Compliments of the racing season

For half a century motoring artist Michael Turner has welcomed Christmas with a special set of paintings you can send to your friends For the past 50 years, motor racing fans have enjoyed a particular Christmas tradition of their own – the publication each year by Michael Turner of his greetings card sets. It goes without saying that these do not feature snowmen, robins, Father Christmas or holly...

Page 44 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1993

Art for the heart's sake

McLaren's stunning F1 sports car unleashed at Goodwood Gordon Murray has a party trick. Behind his back the 6.1-litre V12 is burbling away happily at tickover, the needle just edging up as he snicks the gear lever into first and trickles out of the Goodwood pits. At 30 mph he moves the lever, a satisfying snickety-snick, and floors the throttle. A shrill, vibrant noise fills the McLaren's cabin,...

Page 42 of May 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1959

Jim Russell wins wet British Empire Trophy Race

The British Empire Trophy, one of Britain's oldest races has been held yearly except for the war years since 1932, but has seldom proved a racing or commercial success. The latest in the series, held as a F2 race on Saturday, April 11th, did little to disprove this reputation. The first Empire Trophy race was won by John Cobb in the 10-1/2-litre Delage on the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 126.36 m....

Page 23 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 2006

Mosport memories

Sir, Thanks so much for Paul Fearnley's outstanding feature story on the glory years of Brabham-Repco in your May issue. As with virtually every one of your issues, it brought back a flood of wonderful memories! I happened to be on hand for the 1967 inaugural Canadian Grand Prix having driven from Michigan to Mosport, Ontario. As I recall, Jim Clark crashed his Lotus 49 in practice and had to use...

Page 42 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, January 1971

A look back at 1970

DSJ reviews the past F1 season It would not be unreasonable to look back on 1970 as the year of deception in Grand Prix racing, for many people, from drivers to journalists were on tip-toe with excitement and hope at the beginning of the year and these hopes came to nothing. However, it was not all deception for there was much of interest and many unexpected things happened, and sadly many of...

Page 28 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1969

Can-Am Races

Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit. Opened only last year, MIS is a multi-purpose facility which incorporates both a banked oval track (for USAC and NASCAR races) and a road circuit. The road circuit is three miles in length and is...

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