Articles tagged Jack

Page 104 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, May 1981

Around and About

A Wealth of Experience One of the many pleasant things about visiting California for the Grand Prix at Long Beach is the opportunity to meet once again Phil Hill and Dan Gurney. Friends for longer than either of them care to remember they are both still totally involved in the automobile and all its facets. Phil Hill runs a very well-established restoration business in Santa Monica, overhauling...

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Racing genes

Tag Heur - timing motor sport through three generations Jack was born in 1932 in Bern, Switzerland and, after studying for an electrical engineering degree at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich, he joined the family company in 1958 as an engineer. A year later he set up the first Heuer sales subsidiary in the USA and in 1962 became majority shareholder of Ed Heuer & Co SA. Jack left...

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Lunch with... Alan Jones

Williams’ favourite son on dodgy campers, nightmare bosses and gelling with Frank and Patrick. By Simon Taylor Scroll down the roster of drivers who won a single World Championship – names like James Hunt and Jody Scheckter, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill – and for each there’s a different reason why they never took a second title. In the case of Alan Jones, it’s probably down to the English...

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The Fastest Man on Earth

The Fastest Man on Earth by David Tremayne (633 Club, 85 Kingshill Drive, Harrow. £8.95) It is more than three years since Richard Noble waved the Union Jack over his Land Speed Record-breaking jetcar, Thrust 2, thus justifying the nine years of determined effort which finally made him officially the fastest man on earth. This volume is sub-titled "The inside story of Richard Noble's Land Speed...

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The month in Motor Sport

July 15: Active ride and traction control are banned from F1 forthwith as FISA's World Motor Sports Council meets in Paris. 16: Jaguar loses its Le Mans GT victory. The ACO's decision to exclude the X1220C has nothing to do with technical regulations; rather, the race organiser points out that Jaguar ran in the race under appeal, but had failed to comply with the correct appeal procedure....

Page 104 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, July 1984

Cars in Books

Perhaps one should not have expected to find much for this feature in the much-read, controversial "Peter Hall's Diaries — The Story of a Dramatic Battle" (Hamish Hamilton, 1983, edited by John Goodwin), which is a rather sad book of modern strife and strikes in the world of the theatre, where fun and happiness used to prevail. But these revelations of Sir Peter Hall's must be as enthralling to...

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Minshaw Jr to follow family line

Three generations of the Minshaw family could be competing together this summer if 19-year-old Jack joins his father Jon and grandfather Alan in historic racing. Jon and Alan Minshaw have recently bought the Alfa Romeo GTA touring car of Dieter-Karl Anton and plan to tackle some U2TC races. If Jack gets on well with some coaching, he could also share the car. “I’d love to do the Spa 6 Hours with...

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Readers' Letters

Not "Cordon Rouge" Your Continental Correspondent's warning regarding replica and fake cars offered for sale (February's "Not What They Seem to Be") proved timely indeed. So much so that I almost suspected that he had had a sneak preview of the Small-Ads of that same issue, for there, almost heading the lists, was none other than "Cordon Rouge" itself, Raymond Mays' first Bugatti, and one of the...

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Counting the Akelas

Akela-engined GNs made a big impact on British race tracks, and a few still survive After WW1, the GN was one of the most successful racing cars in its class. GNs have a fascination of their own anyway, something I know Edward Riddle and others will readily endorse. So thinking in terms of their racing performances is good mental therapy. Ron Godfrey and Capt "Archie" Frazer Nash made these...

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There but for fortune

Just as it finally seemed within his reach, a broken titanium component crushed Peter Revson's F1 dream Peter Jeffrey Revlon Revson had it all. Good looks, breeding, an attractive personality and an ability to drive race cars fast. In 1973 he won two Grands Prix races for McLaren, in one of them defeating the best opposition fair and square. After a struggle against his silver spoon background,...

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