Articles tagged Jacky Ickx

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The perfection of power

Porsche's Stuttgart museum captures the 911's evolution from road car to Le Mans victor. Here we select some peaks writer Damien Smith, photographer Matthew Howell * 1972 2.7 Carrera RS & 1974 2.1 Carrera RSR Turbo You've read Vic Elford's account of the 911's pioneering years in competition. Here, a colourful new chapter began, one suitably `gonzo' for the lairy, hairy 1970s. First, there's...

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Floridan time warp

End-to-end on Route 27, Sebring is 10 miles long. Land is cheap in Florida, and there's a typical strip of neon lights announcing gas stations (where the cheaper brands are still 99 cents per gallon), diners, motels and liquor stores. "American teams welcome here," proclaimed the illuminated billboard outside one motel, reacting against NISMO's startling success at Daytona a few weeks earlier,...

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Looking back with Peter Arundell

On June 2nd Ivan Capelli won the Monaco GP support race and so, according to motor racing lore, is likely to be seen one day in F1. On June 7th the man who dominated the race in the early sixties left England to start a new business and a new life in the States. A driver of brilliant gifts, he graduated to F1, strung together a series of placings, survived a near-fatal accident, fought his way...

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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...

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Watkins Glen 6-Hours

Alfa Romeo makes it three Watkins Glen, NY, July 24th. The might of Stuttgart bowed to the dogged persistence of Alfa Romeo in the final round of the 1971 International Championship for Makes at the Watkins Glen race circuit when Andrea de Adamich and Ronnie Peterson handed Ing. Carlo Chiti's Autodelta Racing Team their third victory of the year in the last event to be run under the 5- and 3-...

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The worst car I ever drove - Joker vs the Batmobile

It might have gone down as a Touring Car classic, but the Ford Capri was John Fitzpatrick's nemesis. Adam Cooper reports. Touring Car fans got quite excited when Nigel Mansell joined this year's BTCC trail, and after rumours of interest from Alan Jones and Jody Scheckter did the rounds, it seemed that we could soon have a grid full of superstars. You might think that tintops have never been so...

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The understudy that stole the show

In 1987 this 962C went to Le Mans as back-up. It returned with the winner's laurels. Motor Sport was invited to try it at Porsche's test track, with two stipulations: drive as hard as you like, for as long as you like...writer Andrew Frankel. photographer James Lipman Weissach is cold and we know it will soon be wet, for bruised clouds are mustering in the skies over Stuttgart. Today of all days...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed preview 2008

As the organisers say, it’s much more than just a hillclimb. The theme this year is ‘Hawthorn to Hamilton – Britain’s love affair with World Motor Sport’. In these pages, we present Doug Nye’s spotter’s guide to the star cars and go behind the scenes to bring you the ‘making of’ the world’s greatest racing festival. See you on July 11-13. Personal best There are more fantastic cars appearing at...

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Matters of Moment

As we mark 30 years since the death of Gilles Villeneuve, the driver who for some of us personifies more than any other what a true racing hero should be, I can't help wondering what the little man from Quebec would make of the picture on pages 72 and 73 of this issue. Take a look. Did you read the caption? Three rows of McLaren engineers sitting in a grey room with no windows, monitoring all...

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Michael Turner Christmas cards

That accomplished motor-racing artist Michael Turner has again produced a set of six Christmas cards illustrating important moments in the 1970 season of sports-car and Formula One racing. Two of the more memorable ones feature Jochen Rindt (Lotus 72) overtaking Jacky Ickx (Ferrari) in the Dutch Grand Prix and there is another fine sports-car painting of Chris Amon in a works Ferrari 512S at...

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