Articles tagged Gurney

Page 14 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1960

Portuguese Grand Prix

Brabham Yet Again Porto, August 14th This year it was the turn of the Portuguese Grand Prix to go north to the town of Porto, where the race was held in 1958, and the same 7.407-kilometre circuit was used, unchanged from two years ago. I then considered it a true road-racing circuit and I still do, being fast (over 110-mph average) and containing all the hazards of a true road race, especially...

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47th Targa Florio

An Exciting Race Sicily, May 5th. The Targa Florio is a form of motor racing that at one time was the normal thing but is now unique, and drivers and spectators either like it or hate it. If you like it then you return to Sicily every year in the spring for Targa Florio time; if you hate it then you go on running in your sprint races round an aerodrome or in a park. I am happy to be one of those...

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Too Many Projects

The Americans wanted open roadsters for their sports-car series, but with Group 7 deleted, Europe needed a Group 4 sports coupe. Jackie Epstein wanted a replacement for his ageing Ferrari 250 LM. With his Lola T70 experience in the 1966 CanAm Championship, he asked Eric Broadley to build him a coupé based on the T70 but, remembering Hawkins fiip at Mosport, he specified "it must have a front end...

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Can-Am 1970

Mosport The Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series entered its fifth year with the death of Bruce McLaren and the hundreds of friends he made in North America deeply mourning his passing. But although McLaren has died, the team he built, continues and once again were favourites when the 1970 Can-Am Series opened at the Mosport circuit near Toronto. Among the reasons for optimism were the...

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Indianapolis 500

There were 84 entries seeking one of the 33 starting berths in the 54th annual Indianapolis 500, but despite a great variety of chassis and an array of new equipment, this American classic once again proved that a team which isn't ready when practice opens on May 1st stands little chance of being first to the chequered flag on May 30th. There were 25 different makes of car entered this year but...

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Stirling's day of days

It was, by his own admission, the race of his life. Moss and the Lotus 18 earned their plaudits when they took on the might of Ferrari at Monaco 50 years agoBy Nigel Roebuck Sunday, May 14 1961, and the mellifluous tones of Raymond Baxter on my ‘transistor’, a bunch of schoolboys huddled around it, willing Stirling on… The BBC did not broadcast the entire race, and most of the afternoon we had...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

Clark, Lotus and Climax Uncatchable Zandvoort, Holland, May 24th. The organisation of the Dutch Grand Prix this year was undertaken by the N.A.V., a sporting association acting on behalf of the K.N.A.C., rather like the B.R.D.C. running the British Grand Prix for the R.A.C., and this new organisation invited a carefully selected field of eighteen drivers to take part. It went without saying that...

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Book Reviews

"Great Mysteries of the Air," by Ralph Barker. 211 pp. 8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (Chatto & Windus, 40 William IV Street, London, W.C.2. 25s.) Having criticised books like Robert Daly's "The Cruel Sport" because they harp on motor racing's dangers and fatal accidents, I should condemn this book about record-breaking, Civil and Service, aeroplanes which failed to return. But the author writes...

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The 19th British Grand Prix

A CLEAN SWEEP BRANDS HATCH, ENGLAND, July 16th THE R.A.C. organised the British Grand Prix this year and took it to the Brands Hatch circuit, where it had previously been held in 1964, and a day of racing and stunts was concluded by the 80-lap Grand Prix for Formula One cars. A large and representative entry was arranged, the outstanding omission being the Ferrari team, their absence being...

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Indianapolis 500-mile race

(May 30th/31st) This year Indianapolis returned to normal, for the U.S.A.C. oval track racers seemed to have learnt how to build and drive the rear-engined "funny cars" introduced by Brabham and Lotus. The result was that qualifying speeds were impressively high and, apart from Gurney in one of his Eagle-Ford V8 cars, the Grand Prix-type drivers were relegated to the back of the grid amongst the...

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