Articles tagged George Eaton

Page 28 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1969

Can-Am Races

Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit. Opened only last year, MIS is a multi-purpose facility which incorporates both a banked oval track (for USAC and NASCAR races) and a road circuit. The road circuit is three miles in length and is...

Page 41 of April 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, April 1970

NOTES ON THE CAR AT KYALAMI

FROM MEMORY it is difficult to recall a. Grand Prix paddock that had as much mechanical interest and new things as Kyalami had before the South African Grand Prix. There were two makes new to Grand Prix racing, new cars from five established builders, three new engine designs, and of the twenty-three cars entered fifteen of them were brand new and entering their first race. There were five...

Page 24 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, December 1970

Can-Am 1970

Laguna Seca The Castrol Grand Prix, the ninth round of this year's Can-Am series was run at the challenging Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, California, and marked the first time this season that all the main contenders appeared at the same time. In addition to Denis Hulme and Peter Gethin in the works McLaren M8Ds, Chris Amon was making his second appearance in the works STP March 707, BRM had...

Page 15 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1968

American Comment

The challenge has been put back into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series. Although the works McLaren team of Bruce McLaren and Denis Hulme remains the strongest, its stranglehold has been broken and the series has become far more competitive and interesting. In the three Can-Am races following the opener at Road America, the McLaren team finished first and second in one, was eliminated...

Page 132 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, May 2010

No need for cheating

In a patchy season BRM scored one memorable win, bringing hints of rule-bending. But the facts are there, if you want to look… My friend Simon Taylor’s Lunch With Robin Herd, the ‘h’ of March cars, in the March issue, included a cheerful throwaway line about Pedro Rodríguez’s winning BRM in the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix having used a 3.3-litre V12 engine – which would have been a desperate cheat,...

Page 24 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, October 2004

My only grand prix

1969 German at Nürburgring; by Peter Westbury How did you come to be on the Grand Prix grid In Germany? Well, at 29, I was quite late getting into circuit racing, and am probably better known for my hillclimbing exploits. Anyway, I'd been successful in F3 and moved up to F2 with my own Brabham (BT30) for 1969. I was on holiday in the South of France with my wife and children when I got the call...

Page 24 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1970

Can-Am 1970

Mosport The Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series entered its fifth year with the death of Bruce McLaren and the hundreds of friends he made in North America deeply mourning his passing. But although McLaren has died, the team he built, continues and once again were favourites when the 1970 Can-Am Series opened at the Mosport circuit near Toronto. Among the reasons for optimism were the...

Page 99 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, February 2006

Marcus Pye's diary

MAWP looks forward to seeing a BRM race again in Monaco while eagerly awaiting a trip to New Zealand for F5000 fun Stockbridge: Nobody loves an underdog like the British do, and by the end of the Sixties BRM, the 1962 World Championship team, was very much in that league. The boys from Bourne, who built not only their Formula One cars but also engines and transmissions, were struggling prior to...

Page 42 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, December 2001

Tony Dean

Can-Am was in a McLaren rut it needed a new Challenger. Chapparal blew into town with its 'sucker' car but, as Paul Fearnley explains, was upstaged by Yorkshire common sense. They called it the 'Bruce and Denny show' with good reason. The New Zealanders' orange McLarens were untouchable. They had won 19 Can-Am races in a row. They hadn't missed out on a pole since Riverside in 1967. But they...

Page 24 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1970

The Grand Prix scene

THE FIRST Grand Prix race of 1970 takes place on March 7th in South Africa and it should be outstanding by reason of the number of new cars competing, for all the teams have made remarkable progress during the winter months in getting their 1970 models finished well in time. On the face of things it looks as though there has been a resurgence of enthusiasm for Formula One, but in actual fact this...

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