Articles tagged Jerry Grant

Page 39 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1967

Can-Am Series

Although Group 7 racing has been killed by the trade and the race sponsors in Europe, it is still flourishing well in the U.S.A. and Canada. At Las Vegas, in Nevada, during November there was run the sixth and final race in the Can-Am series for cars built to Group 7 specifications. The series developed into a battle between the three dominant makes, Lola, McLaren and Chaparral. The Lolas were...

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Sports Round-up

Formula 5000 One International formula which seems to thrive on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as in Australia and New Zealand) is the Formula 5000 single-seater category, a class of racing which took quite a long time to get off the ground but now commands a loyal following. In Europe the F5000 Championship is backed by Rothmans and, over the past month or so, Bob Evans and Peter Gethin...

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Sebring 12-hour Race

Sebring, Florida, March 26th. The Constructors' World Championship for GT cars and Prototypes has been retained by Ferrari for the last six years, with no other manufacturer really in the running. However, this year Fords seem to be going to put a stop to this. At Daytona the works Fords gave a demonstration of high-speed efficiency which gave them the first three places. It was argued that the...

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Racing USA

News of USAC & SCCA events The past few weeks have seen a good deal of action in three of the United States major motor racing championships. In USAC racing the third of the three big 500s was run at Ontario and Roger McCluskey scored a surprise win in his last year's McLaren when the favourites all dropped out. In the Can-Am series the L. & M. Porsche of George Follmer seems to have the...

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1966 Le Mans 24 Hours race report: Ford takes first win

The Ford GT40s finish one-two, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon taking the American marque's debut victory over the Ferraris  Le Mans, France, June 18th/19th. Photo: Motorsport Images This year Ford came to Le Mans in a much more organised manner than in the previous two years and the whole Detroit-supported project looked much more likely to achieve success than previously. There were eight 7-litre...

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Lunch with... SIR JOHN WHITMORE

Lunch with SIR JOHN WHITMORE In more ways than one, Sir John Whitmore is different. Since this monthly series began in Motor Sport six years ago I've been lucky enough to take some 80 motor sporting personalities to lunch, and I don't think any of them has had so short a racing career. Probably none has had so strange a life since walking away from the sport, either. But John makes a worthy and...

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AMERICAN BEAUTY

AMERICAN BEAUTY FROM ITS PURPOSEFUL BEAK TO TITANIUM TAIL, THIS Fl EAGLE OOZES CLASS AND STYLE. PAUL FEARNLEY TALKS TO THE MEN WHO CREATED IT Len Terry (designer): I was a technical illustrator to begin with, so when I designed something I always tried to make it as goodlooking as possible. That's the artist in me, I guess. Plus there's a lot of truth in the saying that, 'If it looks right, it is...

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American Comment

Colin Chapman and STP's Andy Granatelli went into the first qualifying weekend for the Indianapolis 500-mile race with high hopes of winning the pole position. Their optimism was more than justified. Joe Leonard and Graham Hill put their turbines on the front row in first and second positions and Art Pollard, after only a dozen laps' practice in the third STP-Lotus turbine, qualified on the...

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Grand Prix Cars in 1966

At the Monaco Grand Prix two more 1966 Formula 1 cars made their first public appearance, these being the V8 McLaren and the H16 B.R.M., both unsupercharged 3-litre cars. The McLaren took part in the race, whereas the B.R.M. was only used during the first two practice periods. The change effected by Bruce McLaren, from being a works driver for the Cooper team to becoming a manufacturer, has been...

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Ford's V8

Dan Gurney was always going to excel at a challenging circuit like Bridgehampton. But his 1966 success there owed as much to his engineering mind as his driving talents. I owned a Lotus 19B that we'd modified a great deal. Jerry Grant and I were leading at Daytona in 1965 when it broke. After it was written off during a tyre test, I bought a Lola 170 because it was the best car available. When...

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