Articles tagged Dick Barbour

Page 70 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, September 1978

Spa 24 hours

A British win at last July 1st 1979, that is the date the Belgian ministry of public works has set for the completion of the 7 km./4.3 miles track that will replace the current public 14.1 km./8.7 miles of public road that comprise the current Spa-Francorchamps track. With this in mind it seemed as though the July annual 24-hour race for saloon cars had bowed out on a fitting note in 1978, with...

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Fast acting hero

Paul Newman might be a movie legend, but it's racing that lights his fire, he tells Gordon Kirby When you think of Paul Newman does Butch Cassidy spring to mind? Yeah, me too. That's the thing about surviving as one of the great icons of Hollywood: you might be 79, but to the rest of us you will always be 44, immortalised by that wry smile and those piercing blue eyes. Newman was the type of guy...

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Easy Days

The 2000 Le Mans 24 hours turned out as everyone predicted. The Audis were too quick and too reliable, and the Joest team too competent for the competition. Andrew Frankel reports At 4.00p, on Sunday, June 18, three Audi R8 sports prototypes crossed the line at Le Mans to win the famous 24-hour race at Audi Sport's second attempt The slowest of the three, despite having to stop for an entire new...

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Paul Newman was a very rare man. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars through the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, Newman was also renowned as an honest gentleman of few words and a philanthropist who founded the Hole in the Wall Camps for disadvantaged children and gave away more than US$250 million to help poor kids around the world. Newman was a successful amateur racer in GT and sports cars, and co-owner...

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European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...

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Over there & overlooked

Why don't we think of John Fitzpatrick as a sports car star? Because his major successes came in the States, says Gary Watkins The question 'Who won the most major sportscar races at the wheel of Porsche's 935 in all its iterations?' would undoubtedly yield some predictable answers. The name you'd probably get thrown back at you is Bob Wollek, the victor of more than a dozen DRM German Racing...

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Endurance Racing Survey

A review of the last five races in the World Championship for Makes series Several months have passed since we last reviewed the World Championship for Makes, in which time five further rounds have taken place. The June edition of Motor Sport covered "the story so far" up as far as the Rivet Supply Six Hours at Silverstone in May. At that point, all four rounds of the "sports car" endurance...

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Endurance racing survey

An uninspiring start IF YOU thought last year's World Championship for Makes was more than a shade uninspiring, you should have seen the first European round in this year's endurance racing series. The opening round of the championship had taken place amidst the bare expanses of the Daytona Speedway in early February, but it was the six hour race at Mugello, near Florence in Italy's Appenine...

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Porsche's Indianapolis Plans

Porsche are to return to single-seater racing this season for the first time since 1964, with a programme aimed specifically at the Indianapolis 500, but taking in too the entire USAC calendar of at least 10 races. They will field one car and one driver, the Hawaian Danny Ongais. The historic revelation came as the Indy car was wheeled on to the stage at the Stuttgart Hilton last month, prior to...

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Le Mans: The Story So Far

It's the world's greatest motor race and its history is stranger than fiction. Mike Cotton and Andrew Frankel report Few of us would know much about the city of Le Mans were it not for the 24-hour race held there each year, in June. Le Mans is the capital city of the agricultural Sarthe region, but only for one week is it the focus of worldwide interest. Le Mans has a magnificent cathedral, in...



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