Articles tagged Bruce McLaren

Page 74 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, December 1984


seconds to remove the Lauda inscribed panels and substitute the Prost inscribed panels with number 7 on them. One of the agreed rules in Formula One, but one not always adhered to by some teams, is that each driver should have his name clearly marked on the bodywork. On the MP4/2 it is on each side of the engine cover and such is Ron Dennis' attention to meticulous detail that each driver has his...

Page 41 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, December 1960

2nd American Grand Prix

Moss wins in desert sunshine Riverside, November 20th The second American Grand Prix for Formula 1 cars, which counts towards the World Championship, was held at Riverside Raceway on the edge of the South Californian desert. The Raceway is an artificial road circuit running over the undulating desert for a distance of 3.275 Miles. The course consists of a 1.1-mile straight with a long 180-deg....

Page 116 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, August 2008

Unique Jaguar up for auction

Jaguar ‘E2A’, the prototype racer that provided the link between the D-type and E-type, is expected to sell for over £3.5million when auctioned in California in August. The semi-monocoque car was raced at Le Mans in 1960 by Dan Gurney and Walt Hansgen for Briggs Cunningham, and was later driven by Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren. It was built when Sir William Lyons decreed that Jaguar’s sporting...

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

Page 31 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 2009

Amon tests new Hulme Can-Am

If you attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2006, you may well have spotted a striking machine called the Hulme F1 in the supercar paddock. Then it was just a concept car and Goodwood an exercise for its Scots-born but naturalised Kiwi creator Jock Freemantle to see if there might be sufficient demand to put it into production. It seems there was because in January a clip appeared on...

Page 24 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1970

Can-Am 1970

Mosport The Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series entered its fifth year with the death of Bruce McLaren and the hundreds of friends he made in North America deeply mourning his passing. But although McLaren has died, the team he built, continues and once again were favourites when the 1970 Can-Am Series opened at the Mosport circuit near Toronto. Among the reasons for optimism were the...

Page 22 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 2003

The right stuff

Out of a small workshop, and against enormous odds, sprang an unlikely world force. But Paul Fearnly believes that what made cooper great also caused it to fail Cooper's numerous successes provide the framework from which hang the innumerable anecdotes and fond memories that give this legendary team its winning appearance. You can't help but warm to Surbiton's finest and its ugly-bug machines....

Page 22 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1991

Cotton On

WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their lucky stars that they had decided, somewhat begrudgingly a year ago, to allow the 'unlimited' fuel consumption controlled cars a year of grace. There are 10 of those, making a half-decent grid of 18...

Page 112 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, July 2004

News: Ford success

Ford conquers Le Mans During the last half-hour the two Shelby cars closed up together, Ken Miles waiting for Bruce McLaren, who had lost the lead during the final pitstops for refuelling, and the light-blue and black 7-litre Fords circulated quietly together, gathering up the gold car of Ronnie Bucknum as they began what was obviously going to be their final lap and a thoroughly deserved victory...

Page 58 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, March 1970

The freedom of the air

WHEN the London School of Flying advertisements first appeared in this magazine last year, it jolted a few of us die-hard motorists at MOTOR SPORT into wondering aloud if a mere enthusiast for earthbound machines could enjoy the so-called freedom of the air. Whilst mulling over these thoughts at Silverstone earlier in the year, we watched Graham Hill bring in his twin Piper, followed shortly...



October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



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