Articles tagged Jim Downing

Page 88 of March 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, March 2012

Safety over all

Yves Morizot’s race accessories company Stand 21 has clothed some of the sport’s biggest names – and helped keep them from harm By Paul Fearnley A famous photograph taken at the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix depicts Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet – all ‘friends’ together – posed perched on Estoril’s pitwall (see right). Each is wearing a Stand 21 race suit. Company...

Page 23 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, January 2006

Reviews

The Cobra in the Barn by Tom Cotter ISBN 0 76031992 8 published by MBI. £16.99 Coming from someone whose sole barn-find discovery to date was a Mk5 Ford Cortina (a 2.3-litre Ghia model though. Hmm, lovely), this super hardback is as frustrating as it is compelling. That exotic road cars and desirable racers still turn up in the most unlikely places — and are often found by serial automotive...

Page 42 of March 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, March 1994

Question time

Will the WSC formula work? Daytona 24 Hours The new era of open-top, naturally aspirated World Sports Cars opened at the Daytona Speedway, Florida, on February 5/6, raising as many questions as were answered at the Rolex 24-Hour race. The big event was won, on its 30th anniversary, by a front-engined car for the first time since 1976, a Nissan 300ZX from the GTS category, and by the handsome...

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99 and counting

It has taken an official pre-qualifying session to whittle down an extraordinary number of Le Mans entries to a manageable level The surge of interest in the ACO's 24 Hours of Le Mans continues. Three years ago, when the event was tied to the mast of the FIA's sinking ship, it attracted a grand total of 28 entries... and production-based GT cars were strictly prohibited. This year the ACO...

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Path Finders

The alliance of Messrs Riley and Scott back in 1990 has created a company which has ruffled the US racing establishment, reports Mike Cotton To some, Riley and Scott might sound like a vaudeville duo, but an outright victory in the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona will have gone a long way to dispel such base ideas. If Wayne Taylor gets his way he'll be at Le Mans in June trying to achieve a famous...

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