Articles tagged Gerhard Mitter

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Book reviews

Ken Miles by Art Evans ISBN 0 9705073 3 Published by Photo Data Research, $49 It was clear to all who watched that Ken Miles could race. He was better still as a test driver. But it was also clear to all who met him that he was always honest, in a brutal sort of way. Commendably, family friend Art Evans’ book doesn’t hide from that. There are contributions from those who met Ken, from when...

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Targa Florio

It was more than a race: It was a passion, a passion so strong that it still burns today. Paul Fearnley is swept off his feet by it, 23 years after the final chequer. A straight. After the innumerable (832 if you really must know) twists and turns, it's a straight that sticks in my mind. Odd that. And it's not the four-mile, aching-aim-flexing, crotch strap-readjusting, gauge-checking blind out...

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Road to Rouen

By starting the 1968 French GP in a works Honda, 40-year-old Jo Schlesser realised his life's ambition. But a mere two laps later the dream turned into a nightmare. Adam Cooper pays tribute to a gentleman driver One of the most fascinating scenes in the film Grand Prix is the GPDA meeting at Spa, in which actors James Gamer, Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato mix it with a dozen real stars — half...

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Freiburg-Schauinsland

This 127-corner, tree-lined German road was one of the great European hillclimb challenges. So it’s little wonder that it attracted some of motor racing’s great namesBy Ed Foster Freiburg-Schauinsland is one of the most spectacular hillclimbs in Germany and, in its day, was famous for being one of the most difficult. Located just outside Freiburg im Breisgau in the far west of the country, the...

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Solitude Grand Prix

STUTTGART, GERMANY, July 19th. Although it had the makings of a rousing good Grand Prix race the event at Solitude was really only a make-weight for the German Motorcycle World Championship meeting, which included classes for 50 c.c., 125 c.c., 250 c.c., 350 c.c., 500 c.c. and Sidecars. With over 300,000 spectators attending the two days' racing to see the motorcycles, it was not surprising that...

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Legends in their own lap times

Sports car racing is in the throes of a recovery, but it seems unlikely it will ever again reach such charismatic heights as it did 25 years ago The whoosh of tyres sliding hopelessly on wet tarmac is something every driver fears. So was the thump! as Barrie Smith's Lola T70 smote the protective banking in front of the Grovewood Suite at Brands Hatch. No mean driver, Smith had lost the Lola all...

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The 25th German Grand Prix

A well-deserved win Adenau, August 4th As if to celebrate the 25th German Grand Prix the weather at the Nurburgring in the Eifel mountains almost behaved itself for the duration of the meeting, which covered practice on Friday and Saturday and the race on Sunday. On such a long circuit with a change in height between the start area and Breidscheid of many hundreds of feet, and hills and valleys...

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"I know how fast good luck can turn back on you. And I've had some good fortune this summer"

The final months of Jochen Rindt's life were a mix of great success on track and personal tragedy, as explained in a new book on F1's only posthumous World Champion It was the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on June 21, 1970, that changed everything for Jochen. It was the race where the Lotus 72 finally came good, and where the death of his close friend Piers Courage made him question the very...

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Around the houses

– RM Auctions – The company broke its own record for the most successful motor car auction ever when it sold £28.5 million worth of machinery at Monaco, topping the May 2007 Ferrari sale in Maranello which achieved £28.2m. Seven cars sold for more than €1m, with five of those going past the €2m mark. Astonishingly a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina cabriolet sold for more than a 250GT...

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Petit Four

Despite not being produced entirely as it was conceived, the Porsche 904 proved to be a versatile competition car Almost by tradition, Porsche's sports racing cars were built with tubular frames. Hermann Ramelow designed the original tubular frame Porsche, the type 550, which first raced in 1953, as a complete departure from the type 356 production cars which were far too compromised to remain at...

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