Articles tagged Jackie Epstein

Page 32 of February 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1973

Around and about

Ford's programme THE FORD Motor Company's competition plans for 1973 were announced during the Racing Car Show and, as well as the expected programme of International rallying and saloon car racing, Ford also said they would Be catering strongly for the motor club member. Stuart Turner, Ford's Director of Motorsports, commented that "Ford had a fantastic year of success in Europe and beyond in...

Page 45 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1974

Around and About

Muir joins Gardner in SCA Comoros THIS Year's European Touring Car championship could see a different story to the straight fight between BMW and Ford which has dominated the 1973 season. Two of the most experienced saloon car drivers in the world are to join forces in the SCA Freight team with a brace of brand-new 7-litre Chevrolet Camaro ZLIs: Adrian Chambers, managing director of SCA, has...

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Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

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Lola T70

Even if you struggle to master it on track, Eric Broadley’s classic ’60s sports-racer will win you over with its looks. Prepare to fall in love… By Richard Heseltine Point of view is the crux. It’s quite simple really; the Lola T70 is the most beautiful sports-racing car ever made. Period. Anyone who thinks otherwise is, of course, quite wrong. Save perhaps the Chevron B16, nothing comes close to...

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Epstein's epics

Sir, Paul Watson's photo of my friend Jackie Epstein's Cooper Monaco T61 was indeed at the 1963 Targa Florio. I seem to remember it ran short of fuel at some stage, though had suffered electrical problems during much of the race. I think the Monaco had a Buick V8 fitted when Jackie bought it, but he swapped this with the Climax out of his friend Mike Eyre's single-seater Cooper, which received a...

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More than a Token effort

He’s had tough times in F1, taken titles in F5000, and switched from sidecars to Learjets. Still racing 46 years on, Ian Ashley relishes it allBy Richard Heseltine He smiles in a manner that appears more resigned than amused. It’s clear that Ian Ashley has heard the same question in various guises all his professional life. “Ah, the ‘Crashley’ thing,” he says, raising his eyes to the ceiling. “...

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The story of . . . Diva

No Prima Donna In the early 'sixties, Diva cars burst into British racing and were extraordinary successful in the popular small-engined class. With literally hundreds of victories — including two class wins in the Nurburgring 1000 km, and the promise of a road car, it seemed that Diva might become an established part of the scene. But things did not quite work out that way. Like most companies...

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Lola T70: The rise and fall of a legend

The year 1966 saw Lola Cars achieve the greatest success in their eight year history. The T70 Group 7 car achieved a dominant victory in the inaugural Can-Am series courtesy of John Surtees, while Graham Hill scooped the Indianapolis 500 in a Red Ball Special, nee Lola T80. Little surprise, perhaps that Eric Broadley chose in 1967 to spread Lola's wings yet wider and build a car to compete with...

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Jackie Epstein

Jackie Epstein Sports car veteran, team boss and circuit manager Jackie Epstein died on January 7. He was 74. The son of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein and his sometime muse, Isabel Nichols, young Jackie was encouraged to follow his father’s lead. But engineering was his great passion. Beginning his competition career in speed events during the mid-1950s, he had success with an ex-Roberta Cowell Alta...

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Sir, I do seem to have stirred up a hornet's nest! In your last issue, John Surtees and Brian Joscelyne of AMOC wrote on the subject of these cars and I should like to reply. First of all, Brian Joscelyne asks how come there are now three Lola Astons in existence today when only two were made by the factory? The answer is really quite simple. SL73/101, the first Lola T70 coupe built in 1967, has...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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