Articles tagged Howard Simmons

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The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

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Mods and rockers

The wild world of Special Saloons and Modsports went out of fashion as the traditional grass roots became swamped with one-make championships. But now they’re back in vogue – and blooming Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Howard Simmons There I was, slicing through Silverstone’s Bridge Corner, just clipping the apex when suddenly there were four cars stationary in front of me... Which is...

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First-class second class

We asked versatile Frenchman Nicolas Minassian to try his hand at Group C2 – sports car racing’s finishing school when such as Porsche and Jaguar ruled the roost – and assess the formula’s enduring appeal Writer Simon Arron, photographer Howard Simmons "In my eyes it’s the best race in the world, bar none,” Nicolas Minassian says. “I’ve done Le Mans 15 times now and feel the same sense of...

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Matters of moment

"It makes you feel sick, actually, the whole FIFA thing, the corruption at the top is nauseating. Sepp Blatter likewise has run it like a dictatorship for so long and he comes up with so much nonsense.” Good on Gary Lineker. England’s second-most prolific goalscorer was deservedly considered a ‘golden boy’ of British sport during his playing career, and he’s carried that momentum into his life as...

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Norman's conquest

The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman Dewis at the helm Writer Andrew Frankel, photographer Howard Simmons The dark green prototype has been lapping the handling circuit at the Motor Industry Research Association proving ground for a while...

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The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

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Thunder and white lightning

It’s vast, brutal and makes a noise like nothing else on the planet – once you get it to fire… These days, and thanks to the explosion of interest in all things historic, it’s tempting for us enthusiasts to think we’ve heard every sound a car can make. Twelve-cylinder Ferrari? Goes without saying. V16 BRM? But of course. Straight-eight Alfa? Natch. But unless you happen to have been present at...

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Contributors

David Tremayne David’s links with this magazine go a long way back, to the Teesdale days when he was executive editor both of Motor Sport and Motorsport News (when it was Motoring News). Now a freelance writer, he covers Formula 1 for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, among others. A prolific, award-winning author of motor sport books, he is also a leading authority on land and water...

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BMW M1

After a traumatic birth and instant redundancy, it was saved by a clever business plan and a brilliant promotional idea By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons For years, at the very least a decade, all mention of its nomenclature within BMW’s corridors of power was strictly verboten. It was the Bavaria Motor Works’ Scottish Play. You didn’t dare mention the name M1. Only 455 of...

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