Articles tagged Jeff Uren

Page 74 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2005

From home-built specials... to GT40s

There were two JWs in JW Automotive: John Wyer was its leader, but John Willment had his triumphs, too. By Gordon Cruickshank JWA. Three initials throbbing with racing significance, which reflect two very different men: John Wyer is famed as one of the great team managers; but it was his friend and partner John Willment who made the first big splash on the tracks. Willment never looked like being...

Page 6 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 2000

Veterans shine in first saloon challenge

Former Grand Prix driver and retired team boss Jackie Oliver returned to his racing roots when he drove Jim Utting's Ford Mustang to third place in the first Top Hat Endurance Challenge event at Silverstone on May 27. Oliver, 57, who won the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours in JW Automotive's Ford GT40 and the 1974 Can-Am title for Shadow, raced a Mustang in the early '60s before turning to single-seaters...

Page 77 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 1998

The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

Page 40 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 2008

Letters

Rough justice? Sir, Like so many I could not help but laugh when the news about Max Mosley surfaced. I felt it represented a form of rough justice in view of the draconian fine levied on McLaren and the remark attributed to him concerning Jackie Stewart. Upon reflection, however, I am indeed sorry for his troubles and hope he can still serve our sport in a meaningful capacity if he is ultimately...

Page 18 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1960

A production-car Trial

Before the war ordinary everyday saloon cars used to compete in trials but that was a long time ago and since the war mud trials have been the preserve of highly-specialised trials machines. So it is nice to know that late in October the Huddersfield M.C. held its Standard Car Trial, which, although it attracted only eleven entries, had interesting results. As the photograph shows, wheelgrip was...

Page 11 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 2007

OBITUARY

OBITUARY Jeff Uren, 1925-2007 Uren, the second champion of the series which became the British Touring Car Championship, died in April As well as his 1959 success in a Ford Zephyr, Uren was a prolific racer and team manager, with factory-backed Ford rally and race teams. He also ran a well-known tuning company producing fast Fords

Page 53 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, October 1961

TRIPLE TIE FOR "MOTOR SPORT" TROPHY

TRIPLE TIE FOR "MOTOR SPORT" TROPHY IFOR the first time in the history of the event there was triple tie for the Moroi( SPou'r Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The three drivers concerned were Jon Derisley, Geoff Oliver and Laurie Keens, all of whom finished with 19 points. At the start of the last Goodwood Members? Meeting of the season Oliver led the competition by one point from Derisley and Keens...

Page 39 of April 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 1960

RACING DRIVERS DIRECTORY-1

RACING DRIVERS DIRECTORY -I The racing careers of the leading Grand Prix drivers have been repeated so many times that they are well known to most followers of the Sport. We feel that there are just as many interesting stories to be told about the men who race almost every weekend at Club and National meetings up and down the country. We hope that those people who watch the racing from the...

Page 44 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1964

Hot heads

The Assistant Editor tries a Racing Lotus-Cortina, a Willment tuned Ford Cortina GT and a Taurus tuned Austin 1100 Hot cars are usually fun to drive and three hot cars of very different types have come my way in the last month or so. The first was so hot that it was virtually undrivable on the road and it was necessary to go to the wastes of industrial Liverpool to try the car on the deserted...

Page 36 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1995

First amongst equals

Then and now: Jack Sears, champion back in 1958, discusses touring car racing through the ages Within the pages of Denis Jenkinson's book The Racing Driver lurks a surprising juxtaposition of images: an oversteering Maserati 250F at Rouen is pictured above a wheel-lifting, slightly understeering Austin A105 Westminster at Brands Hatch! The drivers? Juan-Manuel Fangio and Jack Sears. In the...

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