Articles tagged Eddie Sachs

Page 94 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, May 2014

The dinosaurs' last roar

The rear-engined revolution was in full swing at Indy by 1964, but the stars weren’t yet in alignment. Thus were the traditional roadsters permitted one final lap in the Brickyard’s spotlight...Writer Paul Fearnley Two-fifths of the American population watched The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Beatlemania had turned transatlantic: John, Paul, George and Ringo – plus Jim Clark. More than...

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 36 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 2003

America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

Page 21 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1961

INDIANAPOLIS 500 (May 30th)

INDIANAPOLIS soo (May 30th) In the most successful attempt by a European entered car in the Indianapolis 500, Jack Brabham finished ninth in his special 2.7-litre Cooper out of the twelve finishers. The race was won by A. J. Foyt in the Bowes Seal Fast Special at an average speed of 139.130 m.p.h. only 8.3 See. in front of Eddie Sachs in the Dean Van Lines Special while Rodger Ward who also...

Page 35 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 2000

Stars & Gripes

The success of Lotus at Indy led to some of the craziest most nightmarish cars ever seen at Brickyard. Joe Scalzo tells their strange tells and sympathises with those who drove them them. Тhe great Don Branson (1920-1966) was, among many wonders and eccentricities, a tortoise. He abominated having to flop on his back in a race cat Front-engine Offenhauser roadsters and upright dirt track cars...

Page 67 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, May 2004

Poignant finale

Twelve-year-old Leigh Dorrington got a rude awakening when his father took him to his first Imdy 500 in 1964. He arrived confident that a rear-engined car would win for the first time. . . It was May when my father bought tickets for the Indianapolis 500 by way of a birthday present. It would be the First motor race for the both of us. My father was in his mid-60s and we had shared few interests...

Page 109 of November 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, November 2011

Kurtis's classic

One 500a owner on the car traits that helped Vukovich to rule at Indy Joe Freeman is an enthusiastic vintage racer who regularly drives his leet of four classic Indycars – a 1915 Duesenberg, a 1946 sparksthorne ‘Little six’, a 1953 Kurtis 500A-Chrysler and the 1958 Joe hunt Magneto special Ewing-Offenhauser in which Eddie Sachs finished second in that year’s Indy 500. A former president of...

Page 27 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1957

Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

A REVIEW Le Mans (Sarthe), June 23rd. This year the Le Mans 24-hour race returned to its normal status of counting towards the Manufacturers' Championship for Sports Cars, because the Automobile Club de l'Ouest wisely decided to drop the limitations on fuel consumption and engine capacity, that they imposed last year. As a result all the important manufacturers entered strong teams of cars and...

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"He was everyone's hero wasn't he?"

It was his character as much as his skill behind the wheel that made Jim Clark the drivers' driver By Nigel Roebuck I was at Brands Hatch when I heard about Jimmy. The first hour or so of the BOAC 500 had been rousing, with Bruce McLaren’s new Ford F3L unexpectedly holding off the legion of Porsches, but now the race had gone flat: McLaren was out, and the day had settled into an endurance sports...

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Legends: John Cooper

John Cooper It seems to me that John Cooper's place in motor racing has always been underrated. There is an abiding reverence for Colin Chapman, and rightly so, but Cooper put the driver in front of the engine long before Chapman did and, lest we forget, it was he who began the revolution at Indy. When Cooper withdrew from F1, in 1968, he felt no great regret, for he saw a sport that was changing...

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