Articles tagged Jacky Ickx

Page 42 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1995

Legends in their own lap times

Sports car racing is in the throes of a recovery, but it seems unlikely it will ever again reach such charismatic heights as it did 25 years ago The whoosh of tyres sliding hopelessly on wet tarmac is something every driver fears. So was the thump! as Barrie Smith's Lola T70 smote the protective banking in front of the Grovewood Suite at Brands Hatch. No mean driver, Smith had lost the Lola all...

Page 78 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2011

Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

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Nigel Roebuck

Legends At the end of lunch in Goodwood House, I felt I should apologise to Luciano Burti, seated on my right, having spent an hour talking to the man on my left. Burti, Jaguar's test driver, is a personable fellow, and if I ignored him, it was only from a reluctance to miss the chance, after too long, of catching up with Jacky Ickx. Strange how some people barely change over the years. Ickx is...

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The Argentine Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, January 13th For the third consecutive year, the World Championship series started in sun-soaked Argentina, all the regular Grand Prix teams air-freighting their cars out to this event and then keeping them in South America until after the two Brazilian Formula One races. Although the first race of the new season took place barely three months after the last race of the old, there...

Page 88 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, June 2007

Big bang theory

Porsche caught the sports car elite off-guard with its rule-stretching 917, but Ferrari soon responded with a blunt instruments of its own. Former pilots Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney relate their affection for Maranello’s 5-litre 512S Although 1970 was to be Porsche’s year in sports car racing with the mighty 917, Ferrari’s less sophisticated 512S gave the German cars a run for their money. And...

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Profile: Ferrari 312PB

Compact, light and powerful, Maranello’s 3-litre sports car collected race wins and captured hearts around Europe. This example was crucial to the model’s success Words: Gordon Cruickshank. Photography: Alex P It’s the height that hits you. At the track, among its rivals from the Seventies, it’s not so obvious. But in the studio, floodlit against bare walls, even with its 12-cylinder yowl...

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

Around and about

Fatalities mar Paris-Dakar Alarm over the worsening safety record of the gruelling Paris-Dakar desert endurance event has been fuelled by a series of accidents which, as we went to press, had claimed two lives and seriously injured several other competitors. Dutchman Kees van Loevenzijn died and his co-drivers were badly injured when their twin-engined Daf truck overturned. Daf immediately...

Page 67 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1977

Silverstone Six Hours

The Kosset Six Hours race at Silverstone resulted as expected in a clean sweep for Porsche in this third round of the World Championship for Makes. In the picture at the top of the page, the winning works car of Jochen Mass and Jacky Ickx heads the rival Kremer Porsche of Bob Wollek and John Fitzpatrick and the rest of the 28 car field. The factory Porsche 935/77 of Ickx and Mass (right)...

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So far, yet so near

It was the closest finish ever at Le Mans but there still has to be a loser. The man who missed out tells his story to Adam Cooper The 1969 Le Mans 24 hours is acknowledged as one of the greatest motor races of all time, and winners Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver have retold their stories before. But what about the man who came second that year? Hans Herrmann went on to win in 1970, but his place...

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A night to remember

Our inaugural Hall of Fame event attracted an array of stars to the Roundhouse in London for an evening that none of us will forget It never crossed my mind, watching Jim Morrison and The Doors play at the Roundhouse back in 1968, that one day I would be back there drinking champagne, celebrating the first ever Motor Sport Hall of Fame. The Victorian engine shed in Camden Town is now a smart and...

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