Articles tagged Bruce McLaren

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...

Page 25 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1977

Argentine Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, January 9th Although Argentina is mere, thousands of miles away from the recognised European "home" of Formula One Grand Prix circuit racing, it has organised qualifying rounds in the World Championship intermittently ever since 1953, although there was a gap of 12 years between Bruce McLaren's victory in a Cooper-Climax in 1960 and Jackie Stewart's win with a Tyrrell-Cosworth five...

Page 92 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 2004

An easy rider born to drive

Gary Hocking called a premature halt to his meteoric bike career in 1962. He felt Formula One was a safer option... Paul Fearnley recalls a talent that shone brightly, but much too briefly It was a remarkable opening lap of a remarkable circuit. Rhodesia's Gary Hocking had been drawn at six, his MV Agusta team-mate Mike Hailwood at three and his good friend, Honda's Aussie charger Tom Phillis,...

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A mini adventure

40 years ago Goodwood held its last Formula One race. It was the final year of the 1.5-litre formula, which despite its critics provided some of the finest racing ever at the Sussex track. By Gordon Cruickshank. Photography by James Mann.   Picture it. The FIA has just decreed that racing's top formula will now run with 2-litre engines. Instantly the field is open to a stack of small teams, and...

Page 42 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, February 1999

A Place in the History Books

Porsche has, to date, won just one World Championship grand Prix. The driver was Dan Gurney who now talks to Adam Cooper about the marque's troubled relationship with Formula One. Over the past few seasons in Formula One, Ferrari and McLaren have been embroiled in a battle for supremacy at the top of the all-time Grand Prix winners list. The current score is 119 to 116 in favour of the Italians,...

Page 102 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, June 2007

Watson on Prost

They got on famously at first, only for McLaren to favour the young pretender. Even so, John Watson is still in awe of former team-mate Alain Prost. Here ‘Wattie’ spills the beans on ‘the Professor’ I’d like to talk about Alan (he uses the English pronunciation) Prost,” says John Watson after some thinking time. He’s like that, always has been: he’s a thoughtful man. “There were some interesting...

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George Begg

Motorcycle racer, car designer and a legendary figure in New Zealand motorsport, George Begg died in April, aged 77. He competed in Europe on two wheels in the mid-1950s but returned home following a fatal accident involving friend and travelling companion Bob Cook. In the early ’60s, Begg switched to cars, entering a BSA-powered single-seater in hillclimb events, this toe-in-the-water exercise...

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The power or the glory?

Is Formula One today merely a sad, bloated caricature of its once glorious past or have we, in fact, never had it so good? Shaun Campbell casts an impassive eye over the years and decides Was there ever a golden time of Grand Prix racing and, if so, when was it? What gives it distinction? Are we experiencing one now, or the good old days finally gone forever? And they really that good? Is it even...

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Can-Am 1970

Laguna Seca The Castrol Grand Prix, the ninth round of this year's Can-Am series was run at the challenging Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, California, and marked the first time this season that all the main contenders appeared at the same time. In addition to Denis Hulme and Peter Gethin in the works McLaren M8Ds, Chris Amon was making his second appearance in the works STP March 707, BRM had...

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Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

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