Articles tagged Bud Moore

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No Lunch With... Richard Petty

A quiet superman who doesn’t brag about his 200 NASCAR wins, his seven championships or his charity work for disabled childrenWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer Jessica Milligan The great perk of this job is the privilege of getting to know, often quite well, so many talented, single-minded people who have carved out great careers in the cockpit, at the drawing board or in the pits. In doing so...

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Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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American Comment

THE 1969 Can-Am series has been completed and despite all the dire forecasts by the prophets of doom there now seems little doubt that it was a success. It is true that the series was completely monopolised by the McLaren team, with McLaren scoring six wins to Hulme's five and the pair of them finishing first and second in all but three of the eleven races. It is also true that after being...

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American comment

The SCCA has launched its 1971 professional season with the first two (out of eight) Continental Championship races for Formula A (5000) cars, and the first (out of 11) Trans-Am Championship events for sports saloons. The premier series, the Can-Am Championship, does not begin until the middle of this month, thus avoiding a clash with Indianapolis, most of the World Manufacturers' Championship...

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AMERICAN COMMENT

TWO OF THE Sports Car Club of America's professional series opened on the same weekend in California, the Trans-Am Championship for sports saloons at the twisty Laguna Seca circuit south of San Francisco and the Continental Championship featuring Formula A (Formula 5000) cars at the much faster Riverside circuit east of Los Angeles. The Trans-Am series has come a long way since it was launched in...

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American Comment

The United States Auto Club has gone a long way toward putting its house in order by finally naming a full-time executive director to oversee all its operations and at the same time announcing that all engine sizes will remain unchanged for two years. The price of achieving this badly needed rules stability was the rejection of a Rules Committee recommendation (reported last month) that the size...

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Lunch with... Frank Gardner

The colourful Australian remembers his time spent racing and engineering a variety of cars in Europe during the 1960s and ’70s By Simon Taylor Frank Gardner doesn’t believe in giving interviews, particularly if they involve looking back on his eventful and versatile motor racing career. “If you look over your shoulder,” he says dismissively, “all you get is a bloody pain in the neck.” Before I...

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American Comment

Ford's string of four consecutive victories in the first four races of the SCCA's Trans-Am series for sports saloons was finally broken when Mark Donohue drove one of Roger Penske's American Motors Javelins to victory in the fifth race of the series at the Bridgehampton circuit on Long Island. Donohue and Penske have won the Championship for the past two years with their Chevrolet Camaros but...

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Simply the boost

For three years, Can-Am was McLaren's property. Then Porsche and Penske turned up with a 917 and a turbocharger. Preston Lerner recalls the car that changed the series George Follmer had just clinched the Trans-Am championship in the middle of the 1972 season when he got a phone call, out of the blue, from his one-time boss, Roger Penske. The good news was that Follmer was being offered a ride in...

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Bobby Allison: stars & swipes

For more than 20 years he went fender to fender — and occasionally toe to toe — in racing's toughest gig: NASCAR. He scored 84 wins, but they came at a heavy personal cost. By Damien Smith Where do you start with a man like Bobby Allison? So many races, so many wins, cars, teams; the anecdotes, the laughter, the disappointments... the tragedy. A life dedicated to the gladiatorial world of stock...

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