Articles tagged Geoff

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

A matter of moment Carlo Abarth may have had fixed ideas about engine placement – but his cars won plenty of races Over the past few months I have been closely involved with what was Fabrizio Violati’s Maranello Rosso Collection of Ferraris and Abarths in San Marino. When former mineral water magnate Violati died in January 2010 he was the longest-term owner of any Ferrari 250GTO. Obviously in...

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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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Barn Stormer

That's because the contents of Geoff Temple's farm are not exactly common knowledge Most people thought that only one Chevron 81 existed. This is an extraordinarily historic car. It is not, however, the car that most people think it is when you first mention it to them. That's because it was once also a forgotten car, which lay abandoned for the best part of 20 years at a vegetable farm just...

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Top seat for Brabham

David Brabham will try to emulate older brother Geoff by winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in a Peugeot. Brabham was the surprise announcement when the Peugeot team launched its 2009 sports car campaign at company headquarters in Paris in February. The 43-year-old British-based Australian was named alongside Peugeot returnee Sébastien Bourdais and seven drivers who raced the 908 HDi last season....

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Air display

Regular readers may remember that I like to go to one air display and one traction-engine rally a year, to keep a sense of proportion and see how the "other half" functions. So this year I went to the show at my nearest aerodrome, Shobdon, in the pleasant rural back-o'-beyond near Leominster. There, on July 25th, it was possible to see surely one of the most comprehensive air displays put on...

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Formula One scene: Cosworth Ford V8

Back to the future Ford-financed Cosworth-built three-litre engines dominated Formula One racing in the decade before the arrival of the turbos, finally winning an unprecendented 155 Grands Prix. This year the same alliance has produced a brand new power unit for the 3.5-litre formula. Few details have escaped from the veil of secrecy which pervades racing at the top level, but David Delison Hebb...

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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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Club news

Starting in Edinburgh on Friday May 12 and finishing there two days later, the Ecurie Ecosse Historic Motor Tour of Scotland includes four daytime rest-halts designated for public viewing and a race finale at Knockhill on the Sunday. Spectator information is in the hands of the Scottish Tourist Board, 23 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 3EU. 750 Motor Club's1989 Year Book contains everything you...

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Road-Test Miscellany

The Editor Contemplates Three Very Different Cars, From Vauxhall, BMW and Fiat The imposition of an overall 50 m.p.h. speed-limit, which we have had to endure on all our roads until recently, put a bit of a curb on road-testing. To progress along wide open Motorways at this sedate pace distorted fuel consumption figures very little, but sufficiently to make anything published somewhat unrealistic...

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