Articles tagged Graham McRae

Page 13 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 2004

Mystery car competition

A years free subscription is the prize for the knowledgeable reader who recognises this month's mystery offering from LAT Photographic's archives. Answers must be received by October 5 and in the event of there being more than one correct answer, we will favour the entry with the fullest information. Good luck! Please send your entry to: Motor Sport, Somerset House, Somerset Road, Teddington,...

Page 60 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 1970

Daytona 24-Hours

PORSCHE VICTORY.—On the first lap of the Daytona 24-Hours, the two JW Automotive Porsche 917s sweep off the banking (left) with Andretti's Ferrari 512S only inches behind. Siffert's car (leading) lost a lot of time in the pits, leaving an unchallenged win to Kinnunen and Rodriguez (right) with the first victory for the new Gulf/Porsche alliance. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ made a spectacular return to the JW...

Page 39 of October 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, October 1972

Racing USA

News of USAC & SCCA events The past few weeks have seen a good deal of action in three of the United States major motor racing championships. In USAC racing the third of the three big 500s was run at Ontario and Roger McCluskey scored a surprise win in his last year's McLaren when the favourites all dropped out. In the Can-Am series the L. & M. Porsche of George Follmer seems to have the...

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Bushman's Holiday

In the days when the Formula One stars had time off in the winter, many went down under for fun in the Tasman series. By David McKinney Formula One drivers these days have very little time to themselves between championships. Pre-season testing schedules and sponsor commitments allow few opportunities to escape from the pressure, even for a few weeks. In more relaxed times, though, many top...

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New zeal for big-bangers

Formula 5000 is hugely popular once again in New Zealand, but as the annual Tasman Cup Revival proves its appeal stretches around the worldBy Marcus Pye Contrary to popular belief, New Zealand no longer has the highest ratio of sheep to people of any territory on the planet, but it does boast more Formula 5000 cars per capita than any other country. Over 30 at the last count, against a population...

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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 31 of September 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1972

Around & about

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneWhither Formula 5000? One class of racing that has not been mentioned in this column for some time is Formula 5000—the category of racing which uses chassis similar to Formula One cars but has power from 5-litre production based engines instead of 3-litre pure racing units. The Formula started in the United States, where it continues to thrive, while in Britain...

Page 97 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, January 2006

News in brief

The first car to drive on parts of the new Mercedes Benz World track at Brooklands was the company's futuristic 'Bionic Car'. The new handling course will total 1.55 miles when fully surfaced next spring, but was sufficiently ready for an inaugural lap during November. It marked just over 98 years from the date when Ethel Locke King led a parade of cars to open the original circuit in June 1907....

Page 25 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, May 1972

American Comment

May means Indianapolis In the American World of motor racing the month of May means just one race—the Indianapolis 500—held on May 27th, with qualifying on the two previous weekends. Indiana's legendary "Brickyard" always attracts a huge crowd and this year looks like being no exception with an exciting line-up promised, and speeds higher than ever. In tyre testing, early in April, Bobby Unser...

Page 32 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1973

Rumblings

The National Motor Museum. As motor museums are in the news at present we went to Beaulieu last month, to look at the National Motor Museum, in its second year of existence. Those who knew the Montagu Motor Museum, from which it stems, will find many changes, most of them very impressive. The former entrance is now closed, being Lord Montagu's private way to Palace House on his 8,000-acre...

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