Articles tagged Eoin Young

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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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Readers' letters

Letter of the month Jack the gentleman I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...

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Obituaries

Jonathan Williams A prolific F3 and F2 competitor during the 1960s, this Cairo-born Englishman has passed away aged 71. Although he scored a number of significant victories in junior categories, his world championship F1 career was restricted to a single race, standing in for injured Ferrari driver Mike Parkes in the 1967 Mexican GP. For a full appraisal of this engaging character’s career, turn...

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Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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Left to pick up the tab...

Sir, Regarding the John Player dinner (Letters, March), Eoin Young has dined out on this one at my expense for many years, but it would be best if the whole story were told. I arranged the dinner for David Walker at a posh restaurant in Clermont-Ferrand, where the big gun Geoffrey Kent (boss of John Player) was due to be present. It was the biggest test with which my new career in PR had been...

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Chequered Flag

Eoin Young rang the other day to question why the finish of a motor race is marked by the display of a chequered flag. An interesting point, but one about which Ian Bamsey says nothing in his new book on race safety and about which the experts appear to have no answer or divided opinions. Flag signals, or those conveyed by coloured lights, are an absolutely vital part of motor racing and have...

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Reflection in the Swedish lakes

There were one or two minor lakes in the paddock during practice, as the weather tried to wreck the Swedish Grand Prix, but fortunately the sun won the battle and the water soon evaporated. Until mid-morning on race day everyone was prepared for another Spanish Grand Prix riot, the expectations of tyre-changing being uppermost in most people's minds. The over-night modifications to the pit area,...

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Veteran to classic miscellany

The VSCC Light-Car Section has acquired the Main Section's secret of ensuring good weather for its events, because sunny splendour made the Welsh Weekend (13/14 April) very pleasant. This year a treasure hunt passed the Saturday afternoon, replacing the former driving tests, prior to the annual dinner and prize-giving at the secluded Abernant Lake Hotel at remote Llanwrtyd Wells. The able...

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Nothing New..

Writers like Eoin Young, Doug Nye and Michael Riedner have been recalling that splendid Mercedes-Benz transporter built to carry racing cars like the W196 Mercedes quickly to and from the 1950s race circuits. Powered by a 300SL engine, this impressive transporter had a top speed of about 100 mph and accommodation for one W196 or 300 SLR racing car on its flat platform, behind a cab that overhung...

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