Articles tagged Clark

Page 19 of April 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1965

Grand Prix at Brands Hatch

(March 13th) With the help of the Daily Mail the B.R.S.C.C. put on a Formula One race on the long circuit at Brands Hatch, which was the opening event of the International Calendar in Europe, and if it was a foretaste of what is to come then we are in for one of the best seasons of Grand Prix racing we are ever likely to see. All the British teams were out in force and Ferrari even sent a V8 car...

Page 74 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, June 2009

Lunch with... Jackie Oliver

This Essex lad is more proud of his record as an F1 team owner than of his achievements behind the wheel. But those were varied and significant, too By Simon Taylor The sharp, punchy little guy from Romford has a downbeat view of his own racing career. He led his first home Grand Prix, and was set for a fairytale win when the car failed. He scored a historic Le Mans victory for Ford. He did 50...

Page 27 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1950

Pre-War E.R.A.s Dominate I.O.M. British Empire Trophy Race

Bob Gerard Wins in Masterly Manner at 70.05 m.p.h. Oscar Moore Victorious in his O.B.M. in Manx Cup Contest, after Retirement of Cooper 1,100s The B.R.D.C. races in the Isle of Man on June 15th produced very good sport. In particular, the 12th British Empire Trophy Race, won by Bob Gerard, was a most interesting event. Practice was enlivened by an unhappy episode involving the ever ill-fated E-...

Page 10 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1999

The driver's job - it has changed

During a discussion we spoke of drivers, past and present, and the inevitable Fangio, Moss, Clark, Stewart battle raged. We agreed that as Stewart never raced a front-engined GP car, and Fangio never raced a rear-engined car, they could not be compared. However, one faction thought that no matter what the car the ability of the top driver did not differ greatly. Taking extremes, it did not seem...

Page 41 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 1963

The Indianapolis Lotus 29

While at Indianapolis last year, driving a Mickey Thompson car with rear-mounted V8 Buick engine, Dan Gurney had the idea that Colin Chapman could build a car that could win the famous 500-mile race. Gurney bought Chapman a round-trip air-ticket to visit Indianapolis for the day of the race, to see what went on, and afterwards they hatched their plot. Chapman specified an engine of 350 b.h.p. on...

Page 20 of August 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1946

Club News

We Hear Clifford Banks has acquired a 1930-31 2-litre O.M. and would like to hear of a source for spares. Actually, apart from a cracked head, since welded, his car is in excellent fettle and he has cut the four-seater body away at the rear to accommodate a petrol tank from a 2-litre Lagonda, set slab-fashion. At Cubitt's Basin some amusing old marine engines have come to light. There is a most...

Page 74 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, November 2009

Living fast ’n loose

Mario Andretti was just happy to survive the ‘widow-maker’ world of sprint cars. But it was his early life on dirt that made him the great F1 champion he became By Nigel Roebuck Back in the days of the Long Beach Grand Prix it was our invariable practice, the night before the race, to go out to Ascot Park for a fix of USAC sprint car racing. DSJ, for one, was a complete devotee. Ascot, sadly long...

Page 42 of November 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, November 1965

Grand Prix of the United States

Hat-trick for Hill Watkins Glen, Sunday, October 3rd. The World Drivers' Championship for 1965 was clinched before the G.P. circus crossed the Atlantic, so the U.S. Grand Prix, held for the fifth year in succession at the Watkins Glen Circuit, was not surrounded with quite so much daily paper "ballyhoo" as usual. Autumn at the Glen was not so far advanced as in some previous years and the...

Page 18 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1967

Continental notes

After the victory by the Ford "Mirage" in the Francorchamps 1,000-kilometre race the question a lot of people were asking was "What is a Mirage?" Put into simple terms it is an improved Ford GT40, but not improved in the same way as a Mark II or so radically redesigned as a Mark IV. It will be recalled that when Ford first started in European racing they took over Eric Broadley and his Lola...

Page 27 of February 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1981

The Formula One Scene

Muddled and confused is the only way to describe the Formula One scene at the moment if you try to follow the reasoning and thinking of all parties with vested interests. If you accept the fact that the Governments of most civilised countries have invested the control of motorsport in their countries' National motor club (in our case the Royal Automobile Club), and that all the National clubs are...

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