Articles tagged Calvin Fish

Page 45 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1986

The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

Page 10 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1998

From our Archives

Formula Three Review It started in November 1982 and lasted until June this year: a one-man domination of F3 that broke all previous records and not a few spirits. And, just as surely as it did for Nelson Piquet in 1978, it will pave Ayrton Senna's path to Formula One. The determined Brazilian, already feared by many rivals even before he'd graduated from FF2000 (where he was equally dominant) to...

Page 34 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, April 1985

The Constructors —3

Van Diemen There is an old chestnut about a young man being interviewed for a job at Ford. "Tell me, what do you think we make here?" he was asked. "That's easy, sir," the interviewee replied, "you make cars." "Wrong!" he was told: "We make money and we make money by making cars." Much the same could be said of the Snetterton firm, Van Diemen International Racing Services Ltd. Its founder, Ralph...

Page 97 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, July 1983

Formula 3 review

It started in November 1982 and lasted until June this year: a one-man domination of F3 that broke all previous records and not a few spirits. And, just as surely as it did for Nelson Piquet in 1978, it will pave Ayrton Senna's path to Formula One. The determined Brazilian, already feared by many rivals even before he'd graduated from FF2000 (where he was equally dominant) to F3, made the step at...

Page 53 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1991

IMSA -- Daytona 24-Hours

The Perfectionist The Daytona 24-Hour race began as a test of speed and ended as a feat of endurance won, not unexpectedly, by Porsche. With the factory teams of Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota out of contention on Sunday morning it was left to Reinhold Joest, the perfectionist, to orchestrate the success. . . . the 18th Porsche win at Daytona since 1968, and perhaps the hardest to achieve. The drivers...

Page 62 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1985

Motor racing heraldry

When Damon Hill began racing at the end of 1983, it was entirely appropriate that he wore the blue and white helmet colours of his distinguished father. Coats of arms are passed from father to son and helmet livery is a form of heraldry. Both have a common root: the identification of an individual whose face is covered by a helmet and visor, and both have passed beyond simple utility to embrace...

Page 14 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 2004

The day I beat...

he clay I beat.. AYRTON SENNA FRANK BRADLEY: FF2000, Snetterton, July 4,1982 I think it was the only race that Ayrton didn't win in '82. He had a non-finish at Hockenheim that year but I was the only driver who actually beat him. The track was wet but I had gambled on slicks. I got them changed on the grid just before [clerk of the course] Sid Offord had time to go off on one, which he usually...

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