Articles tagged Carroll Shelby

Page 62 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2008

Before 'The Captain' won his pips

The nickname says it all about his reputation as a businessman, but before all that Roger Penske was quite a racerBy Gordon Kirby At a time before his name came to represent both the best in American racing and a renowned corporate brand, Roger Penske was a pretty darned good racing driver. Consider this: prior to starting Penske Racing in 1966 he was one of the USA’s best road racers, scoring...

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CONTINENTAL NOTES

CONTINENTAL NOTES WHILE some people were getting on with a motor race at Monza recently, the British manufacturers of racing cars were meeting to try and decide how they could keep motor racing the way they wanted it, and not the way the F.I.A. had decided. The main gripe is about the new Formula for Grand Prix racing which comes into effect on January 1st, 1961, in precisely three months time....

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Big bangers of the sixties: Ford GT40

The late developer that was the Ford GT40 Conceived in 1963 as Ford's weapon against Ferrari in the sportscar field, but soon switching roles to become a Grand Touring Class combatant while American-built seven-litre models crushed the Modena challenge, the celebrated GT40 only became a winner in its own right when the FIA banned the monsters. Its new lease of life led to a remarkable Le Mans...

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American Sportscar racing in the 1950s

By Michael Lynch, William Edgar, Ron Parravano Published by Haynes, £29.99. ISBN 0 7603 0367 3 Author Lynch claims this to be "the first in-depth survey of the first decade of American road-racing," and it's hard think of another such comprehensive source of facts about this period. It was significant because, while road-racing had been arguably even more important to car development in Europe...

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Alternating currents

Arguments over its nationality swing back and forth, but 50 years on, the Cobra, with its Yankee muscle and British breeding, is still too big for one passport Even now, few cars exercise such huge gravitational pull as a Cobra. This Anglo-American hybrid didn’t scream ‘zeitgeist’ when it rocketed into the public eye back in 1962. There was no great leap forward; no breaking of moulds or pushing...

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On the road with the Ford GT40

The shape of things that must come When Eric Broadley's Lola coupe, with Ford V8 engine mounted amidships behind the cockpit; appeared at the 1963 Racing Car Show I was very excited, as were most people who saw it. The whole conception of the car looked so right, and I remember thinking how I would dearly like a ride in it some time, but did not contemplate driving it as it seemed way out beyond...

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Around and about

March Racing Dates to Remember. Britain's premier event in the Month of March is the 30th Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone on March 19, the only opportunity in 1978 other than the Grand Prix that British spectators will have to see Grand Prix cars and stars in action. Highlight of this non-Championship Formula One race could be the debut of the new Lotus 79, to be driven by...

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Matters of moment

No beating about the Bush The defeat of Jean-Marie Balestre by Max Mosley in the FISA presidential election will materially change the face of world motorsport. Mosley himself has pledged as much, and promises to modify the style in which it is governed. He has begun with a flourish, giving 12 months' notice of his intention to resign and to put himself up for re-election in a year's time. He has...

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American Comment

The Board of Directors Of the United States Auto Club has rejected a recommendation from its Rules Committee that it place an outright ban on turbine-powered race cars. At the same time, however, the Board has given present turbine-powered cars a reprieve lasting only one more season by ruling that, effective January 1st, 1970, all U.S.A.C. cars shall be limited to two driving wheels and that...

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The Tiger that kept roaring

The Rootes Group achieved only minimal success with its Tigers, but one rally car turned circuit racer bucked the trend for a time Ever since I first drove a Sunbeam Tiger I’ve had something of a soft spot for the Rootes Group’s Cobra equivalent. Of course the Alpine-derived Tiger never matched the achievements of Carroll Shelby’s brainchild on either road or track, but they were handsome and...

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