Articles tagged Jack Oliver

Page 40 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1971

Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

Page 28 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1969

Can-Am Races

Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit. Opened only last year, MIS is a multi-purpose facility which incorporates both a banked oval track (for USAC and NASCAR races) and a road circuit. The road circuit is three miles in length and is...

Page 27 of August 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1972

Recent racing results

Last month we reported that Denny Hulme had won the first round of the Can-Am series with the latest McLaren M20, but only after a scare from Mark Donohue's turbo-charged Porsche 917/10. On July 9th the second round of the series was held and this time the Penske Porsche did win but with George Follmer driving and not Donohue who had crashed and injured his knee in unofficial practising. Hulme...

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Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

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The Swedish Grand Prix

A very good race Anderstorp, June 19th Sweden is not the most exciting country to visit, and the Scandinavian Raceway at Anderstorp is not the most exciting of circuits, but even so the Formula One "circus" enacted a cracking good race. Throughout practice Team Lotus had continued the form they showed in Belgium, and though Andretti was not fastest in all three sessions due to a tyre "nonsense",...

Page 34 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1974

Sports Round-up

Formula 5000 One International formula which seems to thrive on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as in Australia and New Zealand) is the Formula 5000 single-seater category, a class of racing which took quite a long time to get off the ground but now commands a loyal following. In Europe the F5000 Championship is backed by Rothmans and, over the past month or so, Bob Evans and Peter Gethin...

Page 23 of October 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1966

Oulton Park Gold Cup

THE Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club Ltd. were very courageous in organising a Formula One race for their Gold Cup meeting, in this first season of the new Grand Prix Formula, especially in view of the ups and downs of various factory teams. The outcome was a small field of cars but they gave a real taste of Grand Prix racing at its best and it must have whetted the appetites of the very large...

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Pictorial review

Riverside Can-Am – Mexican Grand Prix Riverside Can-Am Can-Am Champion Denny Hulme heads off into his accustomed lead on the first lap. Vic Elford in the "ground effect" Chaparral 2J tries to find a way past Jack Oliver's TRC Ti-22, with Peter Revson holding fourth place in the L & M Lola T220. "The Boat" – BRM drivers Pedro Rodriguez (here) and George Eaton have not been able to sort out the...

Page 38 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1971

Austrian 1000 Kilometres

JW-Gulf Porsche Team fights to the finish Osterreichring, Zeltweg, June 27th. The magnificent circuit carved out of the hills in the Zeltweg valley seems to improve on every visit and compared with the artificial circuits that are springing up in Europe the Osterreichring is becoming more and more a natural circuit and one that appeals to real racing drivers. Since last year the upper floor of...

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Glorious Goodwood

Take a stately home, a dedicated team and add the finest seledion of historic racing cars ever assembled, and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable motorsport weekend. Only one thing could have made the second Goodwood Festival of Speed better for me and that would have been the presence of Daniel Sexton Gurney at the wheel of one of his fabulous Eagle Weslakes now owned by Miles Collier...



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