Articles tagged Jack Fairman

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Matters of moment

Euro Trophy for Britain The European Sports-Prototype Trophy will grace British tracks for the first time in four seasons in 2004, with events at Oulton Park and Silverstone. The 1960s GT cars and sports-prototypes will race at the Cheshire track for the first time as part of the Gold Cup meeting on August 29/30. Group 4 Racing's Jonathan Baker said: "We've got two new venues, more entrants and...

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Ready, sturdy, go...

Jack Fairman, Nürburgring, 1959 Ditched, and with no help in sight, ‘Jolly’ Jack Fairman had it all to do if Aston – and Stirling – were not to lose the gruelling Nürburgring classic… Writer Gordon Cruickshank, illustrator Guy Allen Disaster. Waiting with clenched fists in the Nürburgring pits for his now long-overdue team-mate, Stirling Moss was doubly annoyed. Jack Fairman must have crashed or...

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Lotus 20/22

With Formula Junior regaining popularity, now’s the time to invest in one of Colin Chapman’s creations. Which type will you go for?By Richard Heseltine It always was a catchy title. Fifty years young, Formula Junior is undergoing something of a renaissance, an under-the-radar second – or possibly third – coming with packed grids attracting newbies and old hands alike to entry-level historic...

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Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

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Oulton Park

Stirling Moss Wins Oulton Park Gold Cup Race for Maserati and Sets New Lap Record Hawthorn is Second on Lancia/Ferrari's First Appearance in this Country. German Cars Dominate Production Saloon Car Race. Morgan Beats All-Comers in Production Sports-Car Race. Boshier-Jones First in 50-Mile F. III Race. (Further pictures in Pictorial Review centre-spread.) Oulton Park is a true road circuit and...

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Cotton on....

Revolution? Although it was generally unremarked at the time, the 10th round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship at Fuji was significant in being the last world championship 1000 kilometre race to be held, ending an era that dates back to 1953 when the FIA announced the World Sportscar Championship for Manufacturers. Typically the series was announced in February, five weeks before the...

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Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

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Brands Hatch – Inter-Continental

The 200-mile Guards Trophy race at Brands Hatch on August 7th may well be the final fling of the Inter-Continental Formula. This rather mis-named formula, which has seen little foreign opposition for the British cars, has taken a poor second place to the new Formula 1. Stirling Moss, who has won three Inter-Continental races so far (Goodwood and the two Silverstone races) will once again drive...

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Book Reviews

"Vintage Cars in Colour," by James Barron and D. B. Tubbs. 71 pp. 8 3/4 in. X 7 9/16 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 12s. 6d.) It is time Barron's photography received recognition in motoring circles. and this little book—yet another from the prolific Batsford lists—provides good scope for his camera, full page pictures of typical vintage touring, sports and racing...

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