Articles tagged Jim Chapman

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Obituaries

Ken Gregory: 1926-2013 Ken Gregory, who has died aged 87, had a huge effect on motor racing during the 1950 and ’60s, and arguably beyond. Team manager, constructor, circuit director, club manager, race organiser – he inhabited all these titles, but it was as Stirling Moss’s manager that he wielded most influence. Drivers had used managers before, but the symbiosis between Moss and Gregory grew...

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The DFX Files

One team's initiative provided the trigger for a spectacular Indycar success story - and a ground-breaking British designer was close to the project's heart By Gordon Kirby He would become a Formula 1 'visionary', the most coveted racing car designer of his generation — much like Adrian Newey today. In the 1980s John Barnard's MP4 series of carbon-fibre McLarens broke new ground in composite...

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The drag star who turned a corner

It's a unique leap — from slingshots to F1, via Indy and Daytona. But Danny Ongais did things his own way says Preston Lerner Some drivers are legends. Danny Ongais was legendary. Danny 'On The Gas', aka 'The Flyin' Hawaiian', is the only driver to have jumped from stardom in dragsters — he's one of the National Hot Rod Association's Top 50 Drivers — to success in major league circuit racing. He...

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In Brief

• After 12 years out of racing, Mike Freeman, 67, will return to drive a Brabham BT14 in the Classic Racing Car Championship. The Gloucestershire driver, who raced Ford Escort Mexicos in the early 1970s, won a European historic title in a BT14 in 1987. • The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has awarded Ian Forrest, chief instructor at Knockhill, the Jim Clark Memorial Award for 2010. Ian...

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In the hot seat -- Brian Redman

  Enzo Ferrari thought he was a nice boy but Brian Redman turned down his advances; failing to win at Le Mans still rankles but don't dare call him 'reliable' or 'consistent' You competed in your first race in a Morris1000 Traveller. Do you think that It had an aero advantage?  -- Martin Shaw, via e-mail Certainly not!  Well, not for my first race at Rufforth, in 1959. But for my second race at...

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Bond returns in Lotus 59

Bev Bond made a racing comeback at the Oulton Park Gold Cup when he drove the Gold Leaf-liveried Lotus 59 that he campaigned in Formula 3 in 1970. Bond, now 72 years old, was invited to drive his famous car by its new owner Jim Chapman, and so ended a retirement that started in 1974. “It’s unbelievable, I can’t believe where I am,” said Bond (right), widely regarded as one of the leading drivers...

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