Articles tagged Frank Sinatra

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Champion of the revolution

Phil Manzanera is best known as guitarist with pioneering 1970s rock band Roxy Music. As a boy, though, he was a privileged witness to the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix, when Juan Manuel Fangio found himself a hostage to rebel kidnappers. But instead of condemning his polite captors, the great man befriended themWriter: Richard Williams While the racing engines revved, the small boy sat with his mother...

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Letters

A long way from Holmes Sir, With regard to Snetterton and the AD016 (Austin 1100) race, I was there taking photos. The cars that were loaded back onto the transporters afterwards were not the same shape as the ones that arrived! I recall the fun the drivers had on the grid, putting on their handbrakes and easing out clutches, forcing the cars into a synchronised porpoising motion on their...

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John Watson

The former F1 driver thinks the BRDC will be a lot calmer now that Damon Hill has taken over from Jackie Stewart as president You have probably never heard anyone remarking that Jackie Stewart wants to be Frank Sinatra, so let me be the first. I believe the British Racing Drivers’ Club will be a lot calmer now that Damon Hill has taken over from Jackie as president. Jackie is a busy man by nature...

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He's a record player

DJ Chris Evans’ £5.6m bid for a piece of Hollywood As the glitterati of the classic car world gathered for the RM Legende e Passione auction at Maranello in May, very few of them could have foreseen what was about to happen. A couple of the ex-Formula 1 cars failed to sell, which was a surprise considering the popularity of the F1 Clienti. And then, bang. An ordinary 250GT Lusso sold for £609,000...

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