Articles tagged James Mann

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Formula One Circuits From Above Bruce Jones In principle the idea is excellent: tap into the miracle of Google Earth to provide satellite imagery of the world’s classic racetracks, with explanatory footnotes detailing the finer points of each corner and scattered paragraphs outlining the great, the good and the successes they achieved locally. In parts this works well, but “legendary” seems an...

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Reviews

1967 Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously, By John Julian Decent books about Chris Amon are a scarce breed, so this adds welcome bookshelf diversity for a reasonable price. One man’s first season with a team might not be an obvious topic for a whole book (occasional, Lewis Hamilton-style cash-ins aside), but 1967 was a fascinating, tumultuous campaign, with Amon stepping...

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Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

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Wonder wood

The depth and variety of machinery and action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed astonished yet again Words: Robert Stride. Photography: LAT, James Mann, Steve Havelock At Indianapolis they get the proceedings underway with “Gentlemen, start your engines.” Early on Friday morning at Goodwood a French engineer plugged his laptop into an R25, fired up the engine and let loose a 10-cylinder rendition...

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Auto Union D-Type

As Nuvolari’s mount heads for Christies’ saleroom and a probable record price, we investigate the science behind this legendary pinnacle of pre-war racing car engineering In grand prix racing’s most potent demonstration of yin and yang, the six seasons leading up to WW2 were both a golden era for the sport and one malign component of the dark political stain then spreading across Europe. The...

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Monster of IROC

The International Race of Champions broke new ground during the 1970s with its all-inclusive driver line-up. Its premise was daring and purist. But its choice of weapon – Chevy’s Camaro – was a mixture of brute force and common sense, as Andrew Frankel explains  Photography: James Mann A quick quiz. Other than being world famous racing drivers, what do Graham Hill, AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Bobby...

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More to see as the festival goes from strength to strength

New attractions alongside the usual allure of the best competition cars and renowned drivers from around the world mean that this year’s Goodwood extravaganza shouldn’t be missed Words: Robert Stride. Photographs: James Mann It’s summer in England, and anyone who’s anyone will be on their way to Sussex for the motor racing party of the year. The Goodwood Festival of Speed has become an important...

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Little Belter

In the space of four years, Cooper went from a contender punching above its weight to world champion. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to the men who were in its corner photography by James Mann Pragmatists, not purists: That was Cooper compared to design-led Lotus, or the intensive engineering of BRM. While Colin Chapman was stripping out every gramme and making components double up, Cooper's were...

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