Articles tagged Harley Cluxton

Page 68 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 2014

Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

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You were there

Another chapter in the series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps. The Andrettis were unceremoniously slung out of the 1982 Le Mans just hours before the start -- because the oil cooler on Harley Cluxton's Mirage M12 GpC car was deemed to be in the wrong place. Mario and Michael...

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All for one

Renault had never looked like winning Le Mans — its motorsport programme was too fragmented. That all changed in 1977, but it took another year for this revolution to take effect. Paul Fearnley explains why Judging by how far the man holding the microphone-on-a-stick jumps back as the car fires up, our fervent hope that this Le Mans-winner's turbo V6 might not bust today's noise limit has just...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

Le Mans, June 11th/12th Dramatic endings are nothing new in motor racing, even if they are less frequently encountered in long, drawn out endurance races than in the more hectic excitement of Formula One and Formula Two events. But the finish to the 45th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place on June 12th was exceptional by any standards, with the winning Porsche 936 suffering a...

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One chassis, Five Le Mans

It wasn’t a 24 Hours winner, but Gulf GR8 chassis ‘802’ was one of the race’s most successful cars in terms of longevity The list of history’s great winning Le Mans cars is probably headed by those chassis which won more than once. Ford GT40 ‘1075’ immediately springs to mind, the Gulf-JW team’s 1968-69 double winner, together with Reinhold Joest’s ‘New Man’ Porsche 956 ‘117’ which did the double...

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Le Mans 24 hours

lckx and Van Lennep win for Porsche; De Cadenet and Craft finish third for Britain Le Mans, June 12th/13th If you had believed all the advance publicity put out by the AC de l'Ouest, the 1976 edition of the 24-Hours of Le Mans was going to be the most dazzling, original, different looking Le Mans in history. Somehow the race on June 12th/13th didn't work out quite like that, for it was still in...

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Cosworth DFV – Horses for courses

Cosworth’s brilliant engine ruled F1, but it was far from a one-trick pony. Graham Robson describes how it turned out to be rather adaptable, and turned up in some very unexpected places The DFV was the world’s most successful F1 engine – but it was much more than that. For more than 30 years it, and its derivatives, won in almost every branch of motorsport. Sports cars? For sure. Indycars? No...

Page 76 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 1990

Models

Models IT HAS been disappointing just how few interesting and reasonably priced models of modern racing cars there have been in recent years. It is therefore a paradox that the model and toy market is now quite literally flooded with miniature versions of the latest racing exotica in all scales, suiting every pocket and taste. This is obviously due to the heightened public awareness of motorsport...

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