Articles tagged Carroll Shelby

Page 31 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 1957

The Monza 500 Mile Race

Indianapolis Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Italy Monza, June 29th. Soon after the high-speed banked track was completed on the Monza Autodrome in August, 1955, the suggestion was made that an out-and-out track race should he held. The principal idea behind the suggestion was to invite a selection of Indianapolis teams over, as they were the acknowledged experts at high-speed track racing, and...

Page 74 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2005

From home-built specials... to GT40s

There were two JWs in JW Automotive: John Wyer was its leader, but John Willment had his triumphs, too. By Gordon Cruickshank JWA. Three initials throbbing with racing significance, which reflect two very different men: John Wyer is famed as one of the great team managers; but it was his friend and partner John Willment who made the first big splash on the tracks. Willment never looked like being...

Page 114 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, June 2012

Road cars

It’s not just the Eurozone that’s trying to get used to a two-speed Europe. The European car industry is in very much the same boat. On the one hand you have the premium German brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes, to which you can add aspirational marques such as Land-Rover, Mini and Rolls-Royce. At present and in no small part thanks to booming Asian economies and the resurgence of the...

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Cotton on....

Revolution? Although it was generally unremarked at the time, the 10th round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship at Fuji was significant in being the last world championship 1000 kilometre race to be held, ending an era that dates back to 1953 when the FIA announced the World Sportscar Championship for Manufacturers. Typically the series was announced in February, five weeks before the...

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Riverside Records – Classic Interviews released on CD

Produced and edited by Bill Grauer and Barrett Clark All recorded in 1956 with Phil Hill, Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby and the Marquis de Portago. Some absolutely great listening. www.acerecords.co.uk, prices start at £7.96

Page 31 of October 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, October 1958

VII Grande Premio de Portugal

A Real Road Race Porto, August 24th Although six previous Portuguese Grand Prix events have been held, starting in 1950 and fluctuating between the Porto circuit and the Lisbon circuit, they have all been for sports cars and, strictly speaking, not Grand Prix races at all. This year a full-scale Formula I event was organised and, in addition, it formed a round in the Drivers' World Championship...

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The M4 test track

I enjoyed Gordon Cruickshank’s article about John Wyer in the 1950s. I worked for Wyer from 1959, as sales and showroom manager at the London Piccadilly showrooms where David Brown had his main office. This gave me the opportunity to meet many famous names of the time, including John Horsman who with Wyer went on to fame with GT40s. One day Horsman took me out in a DB4 Zagato they were preparing...

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In the hot seat

Le Mans was just another race to Roy Salvadori. Blessed with the fastest name this side of the Channel, this true Brit loves Goodwood, but says that Ferrari is in his blood... Were you using the same settings as John Surtees in the Yeoman Credit Coopers during 1961? Eric Perrin, Geneva, Switzerland I wanted to stay on the factory settings. John had a lightweight car and played about with his, but...

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AM's Le Mans pedigree

1935: Charles Martin/Charles Brackenbury steer their Ulster to third overall. In doing so they win the Biennial Cup, the result of which is based on back-to-back performances at La Sarthe, and the Index of Performance. 1950: DB2s (above) finish first and second in class by coming home fifth and sixth overall; George Abecassis/Lance Macklin (19) finish ahead of team-mates Brackenbury/Reg Parnell (...

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Dallas Grand Prix

Dallas Grand Prix I am a long time reader of your fine periodical and have come to think of it as something akin to a reference work for the sport. It is with that in mind that I offer a few corrective remarks or amplifications on a point. There is no oil in Dallas! In spite of what one sees in the much televised "Dallas" programme, there is not, never has been. nor ever will he one drop. of...

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