Articles tagged Dick Scammell

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"I actually whooped on Hangar Straight! I've never done that before in a car..."

One Grand Prix winner snuggles into another David CouIthard gets to grips with the Lotus 25, a car synonymous with his compatriot Jim Clark. Within but a few laps of Silverstone, he's completely smitten...Writer: Gordon Cruickshank I Photographer: Matthew Howell David Coulthard cuts the ignition, wiggles the red leather steering wheel and folds his arms. "Well, if you'd just like to put me in the...

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Book reviews

Ken Miles by Art Evans ISBN 0 9705073 3 Published by Photo Data Research, $49 It was clear to all who watched that Ken Miles could race. He was better still as a test driver. But it was also clear to all who met him that he was always honest, in a brutal sort of way. Commendably, family friend Art Evans’ book doesn’t hide from that. There are contributions from those who met Ken, from when...

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The Motor Sport Month - Obituaries

Derek GardnerDerek Gardner — Tyrrell's highly respected Formula 1 designer from 1970-77 — died on January 7, aged 79. Forty years before, Ken Tyrrell offered him the job of designing a racing car fit for World Champion Jackie Stewart. Bentley-driving Derek, reserved and precise, had never designed a car before. Born at Leamington Spa in 1931 and brought up in nearby Warwick he showed an early...

Page 124 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 124, July 1994

Strategic intent

Strategic nte How and why Cosworth Engineering has developed such a successful "closer focus on winning" with the Ford Zetec-R V8 Suggest to Cosworth Engineering Chief Executive Chris Woodwark that the company's latest rampant success in Formula One stems from the fresh attitude and determination he has brought, and he adopts a wellmeaning, 'We'll talk about that, attitude, but personal modesty...

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In Brief

• Chevrolet Europe has become the first manufacturer to test a Global Race Engine on the track. Its new 1.6-litre turbo unit, built by factory Chevy squad RML, completed more than 600 miles at Jerez in early October. • Opel has revealed that it is considering a return to the DTM, five years on from its withdrawal from the German-based touring car series in 2005. It is evaluating its future...

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Limited revolution

When Formula Two was fading, Bernie Ecclestone came up with an alternative. -- A new home for a castrated DFV. By Damien Smith Michel Ferté was on a mission. This was going to be a tight finish. The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is a daunting challenge at the best of times, but in this weather it was lethal. The race had been stopped after 31 laps when the threatened downpour was finally...

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The Beautiful South

Boxing Day at Brands Hatch or two months of winter sunshine? Gordon Cruickshank talks to some who made the Tasman Cup choice It's Derek Bell who makes the comparison: "I've just come back from the first GP Masters race in South Africa. Enthusiastic crowd starved of racing, watching big names in winter sunshine — it reminded me of the Tasman series." With 19 grands prix next year, it's hard to...

Page 45 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, April 1993

Jim Clark – March 4 1936 to April 7 1968

The hamlets of Chirnside and Duns nestle into the mellow countryside of Scotland's Border region, mere miles from the northernmost boundary of England. The homesteads have names such as Mill Farm, West Fouldron, New Mains. Or Jim Clark's Edington Mains. This was the haven from which the reluctant racer sallied forth on his forays to the far reaches of the motorsport world - to Zandvoort, Warwick...

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‘It was like trying to rein in a runaway horse’

A chance to test drive the Cosworth 4WD at Silverstone proved challenging – and sticks in the memory almost 40 years on by Eoin Young Forty years on, the memory grows no fonder. Mike Costin, now aged 80, grimaces as he remembers the Cosworth four-wheel-drive car built to capitalise on the engineering expertise of himself and Keith Duckworth, who had created the DFV, and Robin Herd, who had...

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Notes on the cars at Monte Carlo

THE TEMPORARY nature of the Monte Carlo circuit means that there are no proper paddock or pit facilities and if the situation was anywhere but in Monaco them would be lots of grumbles and threats of boycotts and noon. Because the whole affair is only once a year and around the glamour of the Monte Carlo Casino and Harbour everyone suffers in silence, but for the team members, and in particular...

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