Articles tagged Jack

Page 70 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 1988

Vauxhall-Lotus Challenge

General Motors' own formula has become a popular alternative to Formula Ford 2000 in only its first year. The new 2-litre 16-valve engines, as found in the latest version of the Vauxhall Astra GTE, are installed in identical chassis built by Reynard, so parity between the runners is guaranteed. Top runners so far this season have been Dragon Motorsport's Mika Hakkinen and Allan McNish, but Gary...

Page 116 of June 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, June 2006

Green light

Sir, The birds are singing, the buds are bursting forth at last, we're running at Brands and for once the brakes are holding up, HM the Queen (and Sir Jack) are still going strong at 80, and Motor Sport is going back to green. Good that some things are right with the world! Keith Martin, Gt Linford, Bucks [We're working on a cure for Bird Flu next — Ed]

Page 22 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1964

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters In cold but dry weather the V.S.C.C. ran off its annual Silverstone driving tests, taking an entry of 68 cars through eight manoeuvres, some of which involved a considerable amount of high-speed reversing, which broke the back axle torque-arm of A. D. Jones' 30/98 Vauxhall. Remembering that the title of the organising club is Vintage Sports Car Club, I looked...

Page 6 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, February 1989

Stanley Sears

Stanley Sears died at the age of 84 in the Algarve, where he had lived in his later years. He had a profound knowledge of cars, especially of the veteran and vintage ones of which he was so fond and many of which he subjected to meticulous restorations. Indeed, he set fresh standards of excellence in this pursuit, as I well remember from going through the 1954 Veteran Car Run to Brighton on his...

Page 130 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 130, July 2006

Dealing the Hendon Way

After spending 40 years selling exotic road and racing cars, HWM boss Anthony Posner remains as enthusiastic about the business as ever Words: Richard Heseltine. Photography: Charlie Hopkinson Tt was, to borrow an American colloquialism, a no-brainer. Given the choice of retailing Renaults under the yoke of la Régie, or turning his hand to shifting vowel-laden exotica, Anthony Posner didn't need...

Page 86 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, December 1997

Lapse of the Gods

We remember our F1 heroes for their stunning wins and formidable skill...but things don't always go according to plan, Shaun Campbell takes a dive up the inside of cock-up corner Jochen Rindt’s last lap at the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix was an obvious candidate for our Lap of the Gods series. The way Rindt stood the ageing Lotus 49 on its car to snatch victory at the final corner was as inspirational...

Page 10 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 2001

Full-face: The full story?

Sir, I enjoyed your article on the introduction of the Bell full-face helmet to racing, and the role played by Dan Gurney in bringing this important piece of safety equipment to prominence. I thought you might be interested to know that Dan actually began using the full-face helmet in Formula One prior to the 1968 German GP at the Nurburgring. I have a photograph of him during the 1968 Dutch GP...

Page 16 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1999

And finally...

Sir, I first saw Sir Jack at Snetterton when he stayed in front of Moss in the wet, despite being in a bobtailed Cooper Sports and Moss in a 250F Maserati. On the way home we came upon Sir Jack standing beside his beat-up boiling Buick (or some such pre war US make). It was in a pub car park so we took him for a drink. Some time later, I went with my friend, the late Chris Summers, who hoped for...

Page 37 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 2012

Murray's Mint Brabhams

There will be a lot of Brabhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is good news. I have always loved and admired Brabhams by Gordon Murray, from the days when Bernie Ecclestone owned the team made famous by Jack himself. Thinking of Murray's Brabhams got me going through my scrapbooks for the 1978 Grand Prix season. Niki Lauda joined Brabham to work alongside John Watson who, having been a...

Page 6 of October 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, October 1988

Family fortunes

The Brabham family is currently enjoying its most successful racing season since 1966, when Sir Jack became the first and so far only driver to win the World Drivers Championship in a chassis bearing his own name. Eldest son Geoff has all but secured the American IMSA GTP Sports-Car Championship thanks to a run of eight consecutive wins between March and September in the Electramotive team's...



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



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