Articles tagged George Eaton

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Road Atlanta

As a result of financial difficulties experienced by the Bridgehampton circuit on Long Island, the seventh round of the Can-Am series was held at an entirely new circuit, Road Atlanta, about 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. It was the first Can-Am race ever held in the southeastern part of the country and it proved to be one of the most remarkable in the five-year history of the series. The...

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Lunch with .... Tony Southgate

He’s one of the most successful designers of all, with Grand Prix, Indy 500 and multiple Le Mans winners to his credit. And when he retired, he went racing… It’s progressively harder these days for racing car designers to demonstrate true versatility. Formula 1 has greedily made itself the centre of everything, yet the very strictures of its regulations seem to stifle original thinking. As the...

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Can-Am 1970

Lexington After an interval of four weeks, the Can-Am circus returned to the United States for the fifth round of the series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. All the usual entrants were in attendance, though with a number of significant changes to their cars. Both works McLarens were using their larger 7.6-litre Chevrolet engines, the overheating that has plagued these units in previous races...

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Italian Grand Prix

Eight left.—By half-distance there were eight cars remaining in the battle for the lead at Monza. The winning Ferrari of Clay Regazzoni is about to move up past Jack Oliver's BRM and the leading March of Jackie Stewart. Following are HuIme (McLaren), Stommelen (Brabham), Beltoise ((Matra), Cevert (March) and Brabham (Brabham). Brabham spun off and hit a barrier when his engine unexpectedly cut...

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Watkins Glen 6-Hours

Alfa Romeo makes it three Watkins Glen, NY, July 24th. The might of Stuttgart bowed to the dogged persistence of Alfa Romeo in the final round of the 1971 International Championship for Makes at the Watkins Glen race circuit when Andrea de Adamich and Ronnie Peterson handed Ing. Carlo Chiti's Autodelta Racing Team their third victory of the year in the last event to be run under the 5- and 3-...

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Sole Can-Am BRM in crash

The sole-surviving BRM P154 Can-Am car was extensively damaged at Brands Hatch in early July when Frenchman Yvan Mahe speared off backwards at Clearways during an Orwell Supersports race. Just two P154s were built in 1970, with one lost when a boat sank, leaving the car owned by Mahe, who has raced it regularly in Supersports. The high-speed impact did considerable damage to the chassis and Mahe...

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The 11th Grand Prix of The United States of America

First Victory for Rindt Watkins Glen, USA, October 5th The 1969 World Championship had been settled while the Grand Prix cars were still in Europe, but to some minds there was even more at stake at Watkins Glen. The circuit, which is run on a non-profitmaking basis, attracts a huge crowd and after last year's race there was a large surplus in the kitty. Some of this went to local charities, some...

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Call that a career?

Luigi Chinetti Jr may be the only racing driver in the world who downplays his results, and the other colourful elements of a varied life. But then, he only finished fifth at Le Mans.. By Richard Heseltine This clearly is not a yes-man. Warm, animated and quick to laugh, Luigi Chinetti Jr is winningly indiscreet. He has just voiced his opinions on the (over)usage of the Cavallino Rampante on...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche 917 wins for second and last time Le Mans, June 13th. Undoubtedly Le Mans has lost much of its old magic and in this, the last year of the present 5-litre cars, there were few high spots as the most famous of all sports car races played itself out. The casualty rate amongst the fancied runners was high, and of the nine Ferrari 512Ms and seven Porsche 917s only two of each marque remained...

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THE GUINNESS COMPLETE GRAND PRIX

The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who, by Steve Small. Guinness Publishing, 114.99. There are probably a number of you out there who don't recall the precise reason why Ernst Loof retired his Veritas Meteor from the 1953 German GP (his only World Championship start). Equally, lo Vonlanthen's brief H career has probably been deleted from most memory banks. However . . . Everything you ever...

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