Articles tagged Carroll Shelby

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Salvadori - a true gentleman

Sir, The passing of Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori within a few weeks of each other is sad for all motor sport enthusiasts who 1110 have followed the 'golden age' of the '50s and '60s. Much has been written about their exploits winning Le Mans in 1959 for Aston Martin. I was fortunate to be acquainted with both through an event I was helping to organise some years ago — both were friendly,...

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"A good car overtaken by events" John Wyer

The DBR4 could have made Aston Martin a Grand Prix winner, but its delayed debut rendered it obsolete. It’s a cautionary tale for David Richards if he takes the marque back into F1… By Andrew Frankel The winter of 1957-58 must have been an interesting time for John Wyer and David Brown, the men charged with determining the future direction of Aston Martin’s racing endeavours. Some might even say...

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Grand Prix Cars in 1966

At the Monaco Grand Prix two more 1966 Formula 1 cars made their first public appearance, these being the V8 McLaren and the H16 B.R.M., both unsupercharged 3-litre cars. The McLaren took part in the race, whereas the B.R.M. was only used during the first two practice periods. The change effected by Bruce McLaren, from being a works driver for the Cooper team to becoming a manufacturer, has been...

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Tyre news

A new radial-ply car tyre—the Autoband is being marketed by India Tyres Ltd. Specially designed for maximum performance in all conditions encountered on today's roads, particular emphasis has been placed on safety, especially wet-road hold, longer tread life and increased cornering power. Autoband tyres will be available in a wide range of sizes. Both tubed and tubeless incorporate two major...

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Lunch with... Jack Sears

The epitome of the Gentleman Racer, Jack Sears also possessed a steely edge that he put to good use on the race track – but he always saw himself as a team playerBy Simon Taylor Nowadays “Professional” tends to mean doing something properly, and “Amateur” can mean the opposite. But, back in the days of Gentlemen and Players, you’d only be a Player, and get paid for taking part in a sport, if you...

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Ferrari and Formula One

Enzo Ferrari has never been greatly enamoured of Formula One and the multimillion-pound entertainment business that the Jackie Stewarts of this World proclaim it to be. Ferrari has always believed in Grand Prix racing being racing for Grand Prix cars, an event to be won by his cars and his drivers, not just another round in a Championship series in which points-collecting is more important than...

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LOOKING BACK ON Stuart Lewis-Evans

In F3 he raced the Bears-Cooper with considerable success. Aston Martin signed him for long distance sports car events, though he never shone in sports cars in quite the same way as in single-seaters. Still, he and Brooks were lying fourth at the Nfirburgring when, late in the race, their car was forced off the road. Partnered by Carroll Shelby, Lewis-Evans finished third in the Tourist Trophy....

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Dan Gurney at home

The news of Dan Gurney's retirement may have been a disappointment to his followers in Europe and America, but it can scarcely have been a surprise, for the ever-youthful Californian had become increasingly disillusioned as a driver in Europe and his attitude was understandably affected by the death earlier this year of Bruce McLaren. We were lucky in the timing of our visit to California because...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Audi snaps up di Grassi Former Grand Prix driver Lucas di Grassi has landed an Audi drive for 2013, following his starring performance on his debut with the German manufacturer at last year's Sao Paulo round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Audi played down the chances of the Brazilian being contracted for 2013 after what it stressed was a oneoff, which came at the behest of race promoter...

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Aston aims to repeat history

Aston Martin will mark the 50th anniversary of its Le Mans 24 Hours victory with a two-car bid for outright honours in this year’s French endurance classic, running a pair of prototypes liveried in the emotive blue and orange of Gulf Oil. The historic British marque and its motor sport partner, Prodrive, are expanding the programme that last year took the Aston name back to the prototype class...

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