Articles tagged Carroll Shelby

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The Ford GT 40

When Eric Broadley produced his Lola coupé at the Racing Car Show at the beginning of 1963 there was no inkling then of what it was going to lead to. It is now a matter of history that the Ford Motor Company, having failed to buy the Ferrari firm "lock, stock and vee 12-cylinder barrels," shopped around for another likely basis on which to start building up a GT Prototype racing programme with...

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Accidental heroes

No one believed that a garage owner and his son could take on and beat the might of Ferrari and Maserati. Matthey Franey looks back at, and samples, a bit of Cooper history In 1955, the Cooper Car Company, perhaps unwittingly, built a sportscar that would change forever the face of motor racing. Charles and John Cooper's tiny concern from darkest Surbiton had already enjoyed considerable success...

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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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Auctions

A summary of classic and racing auctions from around the world in numbers RM AuctionsBattersea Park September 8/9 120 cars sold for £21.1m including all four from the Laidlaw collection featured in Motor Sport's September issue 90 per cent of all lots sold including 74 cars from the Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Collection 1957 Maserati 2503 Ulm (driven by Jim Hall and Carroll Shelby) 1967 Ferrari 275...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Driven to race far from home Phil Hill’s passing near the end of the summer got me thinking about the great era of motor racing that his career straddled, and the large role played in the sport in those days by American drivers, cars and teams. Through the 1950s and ’60s, Phil was a true pioneer of American road racing. Before earning a seat with Ferrari’s factory sports car team, he set the...

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Book reviews

"Tiger — The Making of a Sports Car" by Mike Taylor. 224 pp. 9½" x 7" (Gentry Books Ltd., 16 Regency Street, London SW1. £9.95). In spite of the proliferation of marque histories pumped out in recent years, the Sunbeam Tiger has escaped the publishers' cage. Now the story of the Rootes Group's fast hybrid has been told in excellent style by Mike Taylor, an erstwhile Tiger owner, whose painstaking...

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Monaco is Monaco,

— but with reservations, as the headline suggested: 'It's fantastic — but is it a car?' Monaco is Monaco, of course, and close processions have been the way of it there for generations. It was no surprise to see Webber, Rosberg, Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton and Massa lapping all of a group in the late stages, but no one seemed inclined to make a move, and really the tension came only from wondering...

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Golden day

Sir, May I, through your columns, thank Oulton Park on their revived Gold Cup meeting for historic cars. The track is a perfect setting for these cars, so much more appropriate than the soulless, modem, tailored-for-Formula One Silverstone, where this meeting has been held recently. All that is needed is to bypass the chicanes that litter the run from the hairpin to Knickerbrook, and the circuit...

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Reviews

Forghieri on Ferrari1947 to presentMauro Forghieri and Daniele Buzzonetti "Unlike [Vittorio] Jano, I had the advantage of not being known in the GP world, so no way was I obstructed as I photographed the more interesting details of their cars..." It's spring 1962 and young Mauro Forghieri is part of a Ferrari factory group on an exploratory mission to Britain, to see how companies based in motor...

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Whistling in the dark

Gas turbine racers were hot news for a few experimental years. Gordon Cruickshank explains Gas turbines in cars just don't work. If they did we'd all be running one today. But over three decades, from the 1950s on, engineers on both sides of the Atlantic put immense resources into trying to marry an aircraft engine to a road vehicle. And turbine cars twice came within a gnat's crochet of pulling...

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