Articles tagged David Yorke

Page 68 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 2014

Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

Page 22 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1971

The ADAC 1000 Kilometres

Victory for Martini-Porsche Team Nurburgring, May 30th The ADAC 1,000-kilometre race was held only two weeks after the Targa Florio, so the Porsche teams were still licking their wounds and the Alfa Romeo team was very confident. As at the Targa Florio the Porsche factory loaned 908/03 models to their two main customers, the J.W. Automotive-Gulf team and Hans-Dieter Dechent's Martini...

Page 56 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 2009

Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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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...

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The Sebring 12 Hours

(March 21st/22nd) FERRARI'S DRAMATIC VICTORY AS SPRING follows winter so the Sebring 12-hour race follows the Daytona 24-hour race and the field at the 12 hours is often a reflection of the earlier 24-hour race. Not quite so this year, for in addition to the three-cornered Porsche/Gulf, Ferrari and Matra challenge, there was also a full team of three Alfas. The obvious favourites after their...

Page 64 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 2007

Share delight

50 years ago, Vanwall achieved the first all-British Formula 1 victory, in the British GP. The win was shared by Stirling Moss and his team-mate – who tells us exclusively about that day By Tony Brooks Those last 10 laps were exhausting. I was checking the rev counter, listening anxiously to the engine’s note, changing gear with exaggerated care, braking a little earlier and giving the cars I was...

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Delirium Tremens -- Jo Siffert remembered

An indomitable will to win IN 1948 at Bremgarten a 12 year-old Swiss boy watched, entranced, as a Frenchman wove his magic driving a Gordini. The boy's name was Joseph Siffert, the Frenchman's Raymond Sommer. Coeur de Lion, they called the latter, Lionheart. It was his name long before anyone ever thought of coining it for Nigel Mansell, and Sommer was an artist, a man to whom the manner in...

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Ford Victory in Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona Beach, Sunday, 6th February. The first race in the 1966 Manufacturers G.T. Championship was held on the road/track circuit at Daytona Beach in Florida. This year's Continental had been extended to a full 24-hour race with a line-up of 60 cars. The circuit makes use of all but a few yards of the banked stock car track with 1.3 miles of artificial infield flat turns giving a total length of...

Page 52 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1972

Ferraris dominate Sebring

Sebring, March 25th. It is a strange quirk of the International calendar that two of the World Manufacturers Championship events for sports cars happen within just over a month of each other in the same state of the USA. The state is, of course, Florida and this year the second of the two races came as a welcome relief after the State Primary for the Presidential election. Indeed, the papers had...

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Three blokes and one chap

A small team but a lot of manpower went into creating Peter Bryant’s unique titanium Can-Am car. If only the rewards had been more forthcoming… In racing, new ideas are high-risk. Get it right and you’re a visionary. Get it wrong and you lose, publicly. McLaren MP4/1 – first carbon-fibre chassis, changed the world. Ti22 – first titanium chassis, evaporated without trace. But it so nearly...

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