Articles tagged Graham Gauld

Page 29 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, July 1984

With Ecurie Ecosse to Le Mans

One’s earliest images of motor racing are always the brightest and one never recaptures the excitement of the schoolboy poring over every word of a race report. The first motor racing magazine I bought as a boy was a copy of MOTOR SPORT which contained the win at Le Mans by the Ecurie Ecosse D type Jaguar driven by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. There was a story to capture the imagination,...

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The shock of the news

At a time when racing fatalities were by no means uncommon, Jim Clark’s death caused the biggest shock of all. Derek Bell, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart recall that fateful day at Hockenheim By David Tremayne Team personnel rubbed their hands together to ward off the frosty chill as they left their hotels for the short run to the Hockenheimring, the circuit close to Mannheim in Germany, on the...

Page 24 of September 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, September 1968

Book Reviews

"Jim Clark—Portrait of a Great Driver", by Graham Gauld. 204 pp. 8 in. x 5½ in. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., Hamlyn House, Feltham, Middlesex, England. 21s.) This is not so much a book about the late Jim Clark, as a tribute to him by various people who knew him well, among them being Ian Scott Watson (who set Clark on the motor racing road), and Colin Chapman (who provided him with the...

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Ecurie Ecosse Transporter

The famous Scottish team's flagship has brought Paddocks to a halt since 1960. Gordon Cruickshank takes a look at this HGV's impressive CV Few teams have enjoyed such loyal patrons as Ecurie Ecosse. Privately funded by a selfeffacing benefactor and a desperately keen supporters' club, it rode high on a tide of national pride to international success. One of the keys to this hearty support was...

Page 22 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1993

The circuit that never was

In the summer, we carried a letter proposing the use of the title 'Scottish Grand Prix' to bring a second Formula One race to the UK. The writer, Ian Scott-Watson, went on to recall attempts to develop a new race circuit in Scotland in the 1960s, which prompted a response from a reader who was involved at the time — Professor Christopher Riley, the Liverpool architect who was engaged to produce...

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Double Scotch

In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing teams don't usually inspire loyalties outside their own country, for obvious reasons. But the tale of Ecurie Ecosse, proudly Scottish from beginning to end, is one which inspired support right across...

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Readers' Letters

Stacey’s sock tactics Sir, Interviewed by Simon Taylor in July, Peter Warr mentioned Alan Stacey who had lost part of his right leg in a motorcycle accident. One of my National Service pals, Dave Pearce, worked with Alan at de Havilland and recalled one of his favourite stunts. Before using an electric pistol drill near anyone unaware of the artificial limb he would say, “I’ll just test this one...

Page 66 of July 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, July 1992

Book Reviews

A man called Mike, by Christopher Hilton. MRP, £16.95. Mike Hailwood's name first became engrained in my youthful conscience not because of the motorcycling feats which made him legend, but because he finished second to Frank Gardner in a round of the European F5000 Championship at Oulton Park in September 1971. I returned home to tell puzzled parents about how well Mike Hawthorn had driven. It...

Page 54 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, July 2005

Out of the blue

This Tojeiro pioneered the 'cart-before-the-horse' approach to GTs as Paul Parker explains Ecurie Ecosse's Tojeiro-Climax is a landmark car in the history of European sportscar racing. When it appeared in 1962, it was arguably the first professionally-constructed, rear-engined (and closed-roof) GT prototype and was one year ahead of the Lola effort that formed the basis of the iconic GT40. From...

Page 71 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1993

Nuvolari beats Fangio

Continuing the theme of top racing drivers, at the National Motor Museum recently an audience was invited to vote for their champion, after they had been addressed by Doug Nye advocating Fangio, Alain de Cadenet for Nuvolari, Graham Gauld for Jim Clark and DSJ for Senna. The vote went to Nuvolari. Fangio, (five times world-champion) came second, ahead of Clark and Senna. Lord Montagu promised to...

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