Articles tagged Carroll Shelby

Page 20 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1964

Continental notes

I must start this month's notes with a postscript to my remarks in the last issue of Motor Sport concerning a certain 2-litre Porsche Carrera that became unstable at speeds of over 115 m.p.h. due to the tyres that were fitted. On the way to the Austrian Grand Prix I called in at Zuffenhausen, and noticed that this self-same car had been fitted with a set of Dunlop SP tyres since my criticism. I...

Page 11 of April 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 1965

Matters of moment

Anticipation Last month we referred to the greater variety which should enliven the 1965 motor-racing season. Certainly it is possible to look forward to this year's races with considerable anticipation. In the field of Grand Prix racing there is interest in speculating on how effective the new flat-16 Coventry-Climax engine will be in the hands of those fortunate enough to acquire one of these...

Page 40 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1976

Looking back with Paul Frere

Just occasionally, to keep a sense of perspective over the subject about which they are writing, motoring journalists try their hand at active motor ,racing. Some in recent years have achieved a fair degree of prowess in saloon car racing categories (including one of our number at Standard House) while others have contented themselves to "dip their feet" from time to time, usually retiring a...

Page 58 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 1997

¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

Page 22 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1967

The parade of Anciens Pilotes

The idea of having a demonstration of historic racing cars driven by members of the Club Internationale des Anciens Pilotes des Grands Prix at Silverstone on July 15th, before the start of the British G.P. was an excellent idea, for which credit must go to the C.J.A.P. and the B.R.D.C. But such inaccurate accounts: have been published about it, due to confusion over who drove what car and so on,...

Page 15 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1965

Continental notes

Last year there was a big fuss over the C.S.I. refusing to accept the mid-engined Ferrari 250LM Berlinetta for homologation, so that it could take part in GT racing, and this furore went on all season, with some major repercussions in International GT racing circles, as well as some minor ones in G.P. circles where Ferrari was concerned. After enlarging the engine to 3.3-litres, thereby making...

Page 104 of February 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, February 2012

Mann of the decade

His career was confined to the 1960s but what an era it was, with Alan Mann acting as a lynchpin in Ford’s competition drive By Richard Heseltine It holds true in broad outline that the closer you get to the truth, the more the legend evaporates. Racer-turned-entrant Alan Mann has just skewered an eminent figure of ’60s motor sport, outlining how he was caught with his fingers in the corporate...

Page 8 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 1993

Sir David Brown

The former chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, Sir David Brown, passed away at his adopted Monaco home on September 3. He was 89 years old. Brown had wide experience of the engineering and manufacturing industries, being involved in aviation work, nautical programmes and tractor production. In the world of motoring, however, he was best known for his acquisition of Aston Martin, in 1947, to which...

Page 30 of December 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1955

Sicilian Sojourn

Britain Pays a Conquering Visit to an Island In previous years the Paris Salon has ended my summer travel and I have usually headed north from the French capital and returned to a cold, damp England and winter hibernation. This year, however, the Sicilian nobleman, Vicenzo Florio, decided to organise his fabulous Targa Florio race on October 16th and the Automobile Club of Syracuse planned to run...

Page 112 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, October 2013

Special effects

We reveal personal relics from the racing life of Luigi Musso, one of the ‘lost generation’ of ’50s Italian racers Many of you might remember the photographic feature we published on Alberto Ascari in the July 2012 issue. The incredible selection of memorabilia was the property of a private collector who was only too happy to let us take a camera into his home. Fast-forward nine months and the...

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