Articles tagged David Murray

Page 91 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, May 2014

Mallory Spark

Jim Clark had yet to etch his name on the broader racing conscience by the spring of 1959, but four victories in one afternoon were a hint of greatness to comeWriter: Richard Williams Its paintwork so dark that on a murky day the green could have been taken for black, the big Lister-Jaguar appeared to flex its shoulders as it powered through the downhill left-hand kink before the pit straight....

Page 31 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 1957

The Monza 500 Mile Race

Indianapolis Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Italy Monza, June 29th. Soon after the high-speed banked track was completed on the Monza Autodrome in August, 1955, the suggestion was made that an out-and-out track race should he held. The principal idea behind the suggestion was to invite a selection of Indianapolis teams over, as they were the acknowledged experts at high-speed track racing, and...

Page 38 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1953

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race ADENAU, August 30th. TO bring themselves in line with Italy and France in holding classic sports-car events the Germans organised a race over 44 laps of the 22-kilometre Nurburgring, the intention being to provide a gruelling race that would stand alongside the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. To anyone familiar with the Nurburgring there was no doubt at all that 1,...

Page 48 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1957

Individual Achievements 1957

A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the efforts of David Murray and Colin Chapman at Le Mans. I use the term individual loosely, for both gentlemen are the first to point out that their successes at Le Mans were entirely due to the work of a team...

Page 13 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, November 1995

The confidence game

Why Jackie Stewart believes David Coufthard's miserable season may not be such a bad thing Having chosen not to retain the 1992 and '93 World Champions, and seen Damon Hill miss out narrowly on the title for two successive seasons, Frank Williams now has cause to wonder whether he has just released a champion of the future: David Coulthard. After failing to register a single victory in his first...

Page 34 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1957

Monza Mutterings

Anyone who missed seeing the Monza track lapped at 175 m.p.h. missed a rare sight indeed, and an occasion unique in the history of European motor-racing. Amongst those present to watch this high-speed motoring were Maurice Trintignant, Roland Bugatti, Alfred Neubauer, Phil Hill, Villoresi, Farina and many others. The track temperature was higher than ever recorded at Indianapolis, yet no one...

Page 108 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, June 2012

Vive l'Ecosse!

Scotland’s greatest race team lives again, and the target is a return to Le Mans. But first Ecurie Ecosse must prove itself with this BMW Z4 Ecurie Ecosse, the Scottish team with the French name, is on the road back to Le Mans. Fifty-five years after it won the Vingt-Quatre Heures for the second time running, the team is back and, wherever else it might venture between now and then, there is no...

Page 35 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, July 1952

BRDC British Empire Trophy Race.

For their IoM meeting this year the BRDC concentrated on a single event, a 200-mile race for sports cars. Griffith (Lester-MG) led the race from start to finish, ably supported by his team-mate Gerry Haddock, a newcomer to the Island. Hawthorn (Frazer-Nash), driving fast and consistently, nearly overcame his 3-lap handicap and finished less than a minute behind the winner.  High spots of the...

Page 5 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 1999

D-TYPE LE MANS WINNER SET AUCTION RECORD

D-TYPE LE MANS WINNER SETS AUCTION RECORD CHRIS I IES RACKED UP A NEW RECORD AUCTION PRICE FOR a Jaguar when the 1956 Le Mans-winning Ninian Sanderson/Ron Flockhart D-type was sold to an anonymous buyer for £1.7m in November. XKD 501 has a particularly clean history, for after three successful seasons racing with Ecurie Ecosse it was bought by the Scottish team's benefactor Major Edward Thompson...

Page 28 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1957

The A.D.A.C. 1,000-Kilometre Race—Nurburgring

Aston Martin's Greatest Victory Adenau, May 26th. With a race of the nature of the 1,000-kilometres at Nurburgring the practice periods are more in the nature of proving and testing periods than practice as applied to a Grand Prix race. The Nurburgring, with its 22.81 kilometres of twists and turns, demands the utmost from drivers and cars, and a race over 1,000 kilometres requires careful...

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