Articles tagged Chuck Daigh

Page 22 of December 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 2006

You were there

The Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut, known as the 'Indianapolis of the East', will be largely unfamiliar to our readers. Yet, built in 1940, originally as an oval and later incorporating a road course, it hosted rounds of the NASCAR Grand National series and, in September 1958, the SCCA Divisional race illustrated in the photographs here. These were taken by John Vigle, himself an...

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Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

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Californian hot

Bill Krause On his day he beat Moss, Gurney and Brabham. He was first to race an AC Cobra, and he had a F1 offer. So why haven't we heard of him? Willem Oosthoek explains Bill Krause had the potential to be a world-class race driver. Everybody thought so. Said so. Yet, beyond an ageing generation of Californian sportscar fans, his name is virtually unknown today. Bad luck, wrong choices (although...

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2nd American Grand Prix

Moss wins in desert sunshine Riverside, November 20th The second American Grand Prix for Formula 1 cars, which counts towards the World Championship, was held at Riverside Raceway on the edge of the South Californian desert. The Raceway is an artificial road circuit running over the undulating desert for a distance of 3.275 Miles. The course consists of a 1.1-mile straight with a long 180-deg....

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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...

Page 40 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1961

The rise and fall of the British Empire

The public showed its apathy towards the Intercontinental Formula by staying away from Silverstone in their thousands and the most optimistic attendance figure was an estimated 50,000. The double attraction of Wimbledon tennis and the England-Australia Test Match possibly accounted for some of this, but it seems that Intercontinental will die after the Brands Hatch race unless something drastic...

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Silverstone International Trophy meeting

Moss triumphs over weather in Inter-Continental race — Dan Gurney's Chevrolet shakes the Jaguars — Tony Marsh does 102.70 mph. lap in FJ race but Jim Russell wins— Maserati wins Historic Car race With the fate of the Inter-Continental Formula in the balance, several of the Continental events having been cancelled, the Silverstone International Trophy race appeared to be the first and last chance...

Page 42 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 2002

Out for the count

The one that got away Phil Hill: 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours He had won the year before and was leading comfortably again. Easy money! But he would be broke before the day was out. By Adam Cooper For Phil Hill there is absolutely no doubt about the win that got away from him: Le Mans, 1959, when victory slipped from his grasp with a little over four hours remaining. "It was the one race in my career...

Page 40 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1992

Floridan time warp

End-to-end on Route 27, Sebring is 10 miles long. Land is cheap in Florida, and there's a typical strip of neon lights announcing gas stations (where the cheaper brands are still 99 cents per gallon), diners, motels and liquor stores. "American teams welcome here," proclaimed the illuminated billboard outside one motel, reacting against NISMO's startling success at Daytona a few weeks earlier,...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

Moss the Moral Victor Zandvoort, June 6th. For some reason best known to themselves, the F.I.A. broke one of their own rules when they sanctioned the holding of the Dutch Grand Prix just one week after the Monaco Grand Prix. for International rules say there should be a minimum of a fortnight between major races. Luckily the Dutch race was scheduled for Whit-Monday and practice on the previous...

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