Articles tagged Gary

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Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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Matters of Moment

"In introducing a new journal, it is usual to commence with a word of apology.” These are the first, typically peculiar words to appear in this periodical. I’m not sure I entirely agree with that sentiment, but then I’m from a world entirely different from the one that existed in July 1924, when our magazine – your magazine – began its oddball odyssey through nine decades of competition motoring...

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The month in Motor Sport

Mar 16: The Lola T92/50 F3000 car proves quick in testing. DAMS confirms a two-car order on the strength of Jean-Marc Gounon's lap times at Le Mans, the first time the chassis has run in the dry. Mar 18: Mark Kent, one of America's leading saloon car racers, loses his life in a testing accident at Sebring. Mar 18: Guy Edwards, motor racing's most successful sponsor finder, joins Team Lotus as...

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Nissan takes charge

The Japanese advanced on Le Mans, scaled the walls and conquered the 24 Hours. After that, Daytona was a doddle! Nissan's NISMO team ran a comprehensive test on the steep, 220 mph bankings last year but withdrew their entries on account of the Gulf war. All the data was checked exhaustively and the R91CP was perfectly prepared for this year's race, enabling the all-Japanese crew to dominate the...

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Cotton On

What's the point? The Can-Am point scoring scale is usually held up as an example of how to reward successful competitors. . . 20 for the winner, 15 for second place, 12 for third, and so on down to one point for 10th. Right now Davy Jones has plenty of time to ponder on the injustice of it all. He has won five IMSA Camel GT races this season in Bud Light Jaguars, yet he trails Nissan drivers...

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Gold Cup honours four-time winner

Sir Jack Brabham will be guest of honour at Oulton Park's Gold Cup meeting at the end of August. Brabham was a four-time Gold Cup winner between 1957 and '67, and his son Gary later won the trophy in 1988 when it was a round of the British F3 Championship. Run on Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26, this year's Gold Cup meeting is the biggest historic racing event to date in the north of...

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British Formula Three Championship

The Formula Three race supporting the Grand Prix is the twelfth in a series which has featured close and interesting racing. All the competing stars of the future will be wanting to put on a good performance in front of the Grand Prix team managers. As a protege of Keke Rosberg, Jyrki Jarvilehto (now universally nicknamed JJ Lehto) has much to live up to, but having won five of the first nine...

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Peugeot's Paris - Dakar toss-up

Ari Vatanen won the eleventh Paris-Dakar rally raid for Peugeot on January 13, on the toss of a ten-franc coin! After rolling his 405 T16 during the Prologue in Barcelona on December 26 and falling behind, Vatanen had been reeling in leader Jacky Ickx's similar car throughout the 7000-mile trek across Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Guinea and Senegal. With the French team dominating, but the Finn...

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Lunch with... David Brabham

Jack’s youngest son was supposed to be a farmer. Instead, he followed the ‘other’ family business and ploughed his own furrow, from F1 to sports cars We’ve noted before the potency of the motor-racing gene, the father-and-son successions such as the Hills and the Villeneuves, and dynasties from the Unsers to the Andrettis. More rarely, a name can mean not just a family but also a team, or a...

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"And here's one I made earlier..."

In 1965 privateer Peter Sutcliffe reckoned the new Ford GT40 could be a paying proposition. So he bought one – or at least the components… By Gordon Cruickshank Anyone who owns a real Cobra or a GT40 dreads that question “did you build it yourself?” The illicit thought flashes through my mind as I pass the dark green Ford squatting outside the BRDC clubhouse in the Silverstone paddock – but only...

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