Articles tagged Jack Fairman

Page 77 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, May 2000

Ron Flockhart

...the best sports car driver on the planet" He drove everything from D Types to Connaughts with a rare passion; Robert Edwards tells the story of a man good enough to win Le Mans, but doomed by an off-track obsession I have noted before that it is our habit to forget all too easily those people whose impact on this sport was, in their time, much more important than we are prone to recollect it...

Page 15 of August 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, August 1958

The Monza 500-mile race

Europe has a bit of a go MONZA, ITALY, June 29th. WELL, well! After all the fuss and furore caused by certain members of the Union of Professional Racing Drivers last year about the 500-mile track race at Monza, a select little bunch of members of that moribund organisation, the U.P.P.I., turned up at Monza to take part in this year's track race. Last year they tried to be movie actors, T.V....

Page 80 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1999

Tunnel Vision

Shaped in the wind tunnel, Bristol's striking Le Mans cars were technologically ahead of their time. Simon Taylor drove the sole surviving 450. Motor racing history is full of fascinating little culs-de-sac, and the Bristol 450 is one. A quality road car manufacturer decides to go racing for the first time, and builds three cats. They are raced just five times, but achieve three prestigious class...

Page 92 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, June 2010

Part-time power broker

Broker by day, racing driver in his spare time, Eric Thompson not only held his own against the pros at Le Mans but beat a World Champion in his sole Grand PrixBy Richard Heseltine Were someone to achieve something similar today, their accomplishment would likely be obscured by a blizzard of hype. But it was different then. Taken out of context, Eric Thompson’s World Championship Grand Prix tally...

Page 9 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 2005

Aston's big push continues with TT victory

Aston Martin completed preparations for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in perfect style by scooping the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone on May 15 with the Prodrive-built and run DBR9. Following on from the Aston's debut class-winning triumph in the Sebring 12 Hours, Darren Turner and David Brabham led for much of the three-hour FIA GT encounter at Silverstone after the Australian had set a...

Page 4 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, April 1998

Matters of moment

If I were Frank Williams of Jean Todt, I’d be banging on Bridgestone's door right now. The problem is I suspect it is in Bridgestone's interest to keep it closed. Wall the top teams run your tyres, what triumph lies in victory? If you can show your tyres to be the factor in the defeat of the top teams then you win more than merely races. I hope this does not mean a season like 1988 where the only...

Page 42 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 2002

Out for the count

The one that got away Phil Hill: 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours He had won the year before and was leading comfortably again. Easy money! But he would be broke before the day was out. By Adam Cooper For Phil Hill there is absolutely no doubt about the win that got away from him: Le Mans, 1959, when victory slipped from his grasp with a little over four hours remaining. "It was the one race in my career...

Page 31 of September 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1962

Brands Hatch international

August 6th For the Guards Trophy meeting this year the B.R.S.C.C. decided to hold the race for sports cars and Prototypes and arrayed an interesting collection of cars for this 50-lap event, a huge crowd turning up to witness the four-event programme in foul weather. First race of the day for the Peco Trophy Saw a fascinating array of G.T. cars line up on the grid. No less than six of the latest...

Page 134 of May 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, May 2011

Doug Nye

Bouncing backInjury is a constant risk in motor racing, but some drivers have shown immense powers of recovery Robert Kubica's careerspoiling injuries in his February rally crash are a reminder of how fragile a Grand Prix driver's career can be. Mark Webber's magnificent 2009 comeback from breaking a leg in his Tasmanian cycling accident is a shining recent example of grit, determination, modern...

Page 31 of November 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1961

Four-Wheel-Drive Successful in Gold Cup Race

Four-Wheel-Drive Successful in Gold Cup Race Moss Wins At Ouiton Park, The Ferguson Making History OULTON PARK is such a pleasant place, with such tolerant officials, that a visit there is always welcome and now M and improved roads are open it is within 31 hours or so of London. The October International Gold Cup Race is an important occasion and Cheshire Car Circuit Ltd. deserved better of...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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