Articles tagged Greg Weld

Page 83 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 1988

The British Connection

The Penske PC 17-Chevrolet with which Rick Mears won this year's Indianapolis 500-Mile Race was manufactured in Poole in Dorset. Indeed, all the competing chassis, and most of the engines, were of British origin. But despite the success of our automotive export industry, and the presence in the 33-car field of one Englishman (Jim Crawford) and one Irishman (Derek Daly), interest in the American...

Page 28 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1968

American Comment

The Great Turbine Controversy finally came to a head last month when practice opened for the 52nd Indianapolis 500. Although this was necessarily written before the qualification attempts or the race itself, the first two weeks produced more than their usual share of extraordinary and, unfortunately, tragic events. The controversy began, of course, when Parnelli Jones drove the S.T.P. Turbocar to...

Page 31 of October 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, October 1969

American Comment

The United States Auto Club has gone a long way toward putting its house in order by finally naming a full-time executive director to oversee all its operations and at the same time announcing that all engine sizes will remain unchanged for two years. The price of achieving this badly needed rules stability was the rejection of a Rules Committee recommendation (reported last month) that the size...

Page 61 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, August 1995

To F3L and back

It had the best engine, a proven design team, prime drivers. Ford's blessing, and it looked sensational. How could the F3L fail? To preface this article with some anecdote or little-known historical fact would be to miss the crux of the Ford F3L. Twenty-seven years ago, the mechanics at the Byfleet-based Alan Mann Racing Limited wheeled out, by my way of thinking, the most beautiful racing car to...

Page 111 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, April 1997

Britons who could have been champions had they lived

The contemplation of champion promise unfulfilled is always painful. Two years before Bristow and Stacey fell at Spa, the talented Stuart Lewis-Evans succumbed to burns received in the Moroccan GP. In 1968 Mike Spence, who stood in for the late Jim Clark at Indianapolis, got out of the groove entering Turn One. The BRM team leader struck the outer wall at a gentle angle but, in a tragic...

Page 64 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 2005

The Quiet Man

Shy Mike Spence spent most of his career in the shade. Paul Fearnley looks back at a man who was blossoming when he was killed at Indy The lights blinked yellow before the day-glo car hit the wall. The puff of dust as it dived into Turn One had told USAC chief observer Walt Myers all he needed to know: too high, out of the groove, trouble. Impacting at 45 degrees, Lotus 56/2 screeched along the...

Page 74 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, July 1997

Mike Spence: An unrewarded talent

The Chaparral 2F is enshrined in motor racing lore as the car that allowed the underrated Mike Spence to demonstrate his true mettle. Spotted by Colin Chapman at the Monaco Formula Junior race in 1962, his genial character tended to mask the determination that had seen him already defeat polio at a young age. "Mike was almost too nice to be a racing driver," says Jackie Stewart, his team leader...

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