Articles tagged Carroll Shelby

Page 17 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 2008

Bob Holbert

Accomplished racer Robert ‘Bob’ Holbert died on Monday November 12. He was 84. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Holbert became a Porsche dealer in 1954 and went on to find great success aboard 550 and 718RSK sports-racers. He won four SCCA titles, and took five class victories in the Sebring 12 Hours (three consecutively; second overall in 1960 with Roy Schechter). On signing for Carroll Shelby,...

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Pebble Beach

Track tests  You may know it better for golf and the concours d'elegance, but in the Fifties this lush resort introduced road racing to America's West Coast. By Colin Goodwin All we have to go on is a crumpled circuit map that Editor Fearnley pressed into my hand back in England. That and the knowledge that, each year from 1950 to '56, a race meeting was held at Pebble Beach. You enter the estate...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Pictorial Review

The sight and sound of the sole surviving V16 Auto Union mountain climb car, a great silver fish of a machine which slithered and growled under expert control, twin rear wheels scrabbling for grip in the omni-present rain, was as unforgettable to the 100,000 people who watched, entranced, at the fifth Goodwood Festival of Speed, as it was to its driver, Hans-Joachim Stuck. As if the clock was...

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Obituary: John Wyer

A legendary figure in the world of sports car racing, John Wyer, has died at his adopted home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 79. As team director, he could take credit for the Le Mans victories of Aston Martin in 1959, of the Gulf team Ford GT40s in 1968 and 1969, and of the Gulf-Mirage in 1975. After serving his apprenticeship with the Sunbeam Motor Company, Wyer joined Solex Carburettors,...

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Dynosaurs

Plenty of Weird and Wonderful cars were spawned By Can-Am's remarkably Thin rule book. Pete Lyons assesses six of the most intriguing, valiant but ultimately unsuccessful efforts . McKEE(1966-69) Bob McKee was an Indy 500 mechanic in 1961 when he performed one of the first-ever swaps of an American V8 into a British chassis, making a Cooper-Buick for Rodger Ward. Five years later McKee was...

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The Ferrari effect

How do you guarantee success at an auction during a recession? Bring out the big guns from Maranello… RM Auctions has a strong sales record at the annual ‘Ferrari Leggenda e Passione’ event in Maranello, and this year it expects another good set of results – recession or no recession. In 2007 a 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa (6.9 million euros) and a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta...

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Ferrari's Brickyard special

Indy 500, Monzanapolis and an F1 makeover – this car has a multiple history. Now the factory invites a GP driver to try it round Fiorano…By Damien Smith Alook of wonder has spread over the face of Marc Gené. He’s never sat in anything like this before, and the sound, a throaty 12-bore roar – that’s new, too. The oldest car he’s driven is a Jaguar E-type at the Goodwood Revival in September. And...

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Old Glory's Goodwood

American cars and drivers played a small but intriguing role in the history of the circuit. Paul Fearnley picks out the transatlantic highlights — and lowlights Goodwood is quintessentially British; there's nothing quite so red, white and blue as the South Downs. There is, however, a tinge of Stars and Stripes within that... It was the effervescent, Paris-born, card-carrying American (when it...

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Working with John Wyer

The legendary team chief had a fearsome reputation, but Doreen Green was better placed than most to judge his methods One of my regular correspondents is Michael Green, whose late father Dick was an Aston Martin race mechanic through the 1950s. Michael has a ton of his dad’s tales to tell, but when he told me his mother Doreen was due over from the States, for the Aston celebrations, I had to...

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Continental notes

I have never been a great enthusiast for the Drivers' World Championship system of points chasing, for many reasons, and in the past it has been shown to give the Championship to the wrong man, or to the right man by reason of luck. This year's win by John Surtees is a typical example, for with one lap to go in the Mexican Grand Prix he had no chance at all of being World Champion and then,...

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