Articles tagged Jean Behra

Page 64 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 2003

Californian hot

Bill Krause On his day he beat Moss, Gurney and Brabham. He was first to race an AC Cobra, and he had a F1 offer. So why haven't we heard of him? Willem Oosthoek explains Bill Krause had the potential to be a world-class race driver. Everybody thought so. Said so. Yet, beyond an ageing generation of Californian sportscar fans, his name is virtually unknown today. Bad luck, wrong choices (although...

Page 14 of December 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 1966

Racing on the Isle of Man

—the R.A.C. disapprove LAST month I wrote about the possibility of holding the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy race on the Mountain Circuit in the Isle of Man, a circuit that is used twice a year for motorcycle racing, three weeks in June and two weeks in September. It is a circuit whose value is not only proven, but one that is fully geared to racing, as regards marshalling, control, medical facilities,...

Page 80 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, November 1957

Book Reviews

"The Restoration of Vintage and Thoroughbred Cars," by Richard C. Wheatley and Brian Morgan. 192 pp. 9 in. by 6 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 30s.) Here is a practical book of interest to these embarking on the task of restoring a vintage or pre-war thoroughbred car, yet produced in a quality in keeping with Batsford's other motoring books. The authors, who...

Page 50 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 2013

Reflections

Kimi's move to Ferrari recalls other feisty driver pairings; Shell film rekindles the bravery that the old Spa demanded, and Brundle goes back to the Fifties with boot polish For the majority of Formula 1 fans, I like to think, that fortnight encompassing Spa and Monza remains the core of any Grand Prix season. As long-time enthusiast Clive James remarked in his column in the Telegraph, “When the...

Page 32 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1994

INTERVIEW

The king they never crowned. Life, for Stirling Moss, continues at 150 mph, a series of bends and obstacles to be taken at maximum throttle. But instead of balancing a Maserati 250F, a Vanwall, a Cooper or a Lotus in a delicate four-wheel drift, now he balances the rigours of a hectic schedule of business activities with the same commitment that he brought to his racing. In his heyday he was the...

Page 58 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

Page 84 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1999

The Greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Part three of Mark Hughes' examination of the hundred greatest Grand Prix drivers from a century of motor racing features no fewer than ten of the twenty-seven Formula One World Champions and a smattering of pre-war stars with a string of achievements no less impressive. Part 3 (60-41) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

Page 15 of October 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 2007

Fangio's finest

Maserati is marking the 50th anniversary of the 1957 German Grand Prix by displaying the race-winning 250F at the Frankfurt motor show from September 13-23. Juan Manuel Fangio drove chassis 2529 to victory at the Nürburgring on August 4, 1957 and rated the performance the best of his career. The www.maseraticelebratesfangio.com website celebrates the ’57 season.  The Italian maker presented a...

Page 40 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1976

Looking back with Paul Frere

Just occasionally, to keep a sense of perspective over the subject about which they are writing, motoring journalists try their hand at active motor ,racing. Some in recent years have achieved a fair degree of prowess in saloon car racing categories (including one of our number at Standard House) while others have contented themselves to "dip their feet" from time to time, usually retiring a...

Page 58 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 1997

¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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