Articles tagged Jim Hurtubise

Page 36 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 2003

America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

Page 58 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 2013

Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

Page 35 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 2000

Stars & Gripes

The success of Lotus at Indy led to some of the craziest most nightmarish cars ever seen at Brickyard. Joe Scalzo tells their strange tells and sympathises with those who drove them them. Тhe great Don Branson (1920-1966) was, among many wonders and eccentricities, a tortoise. He abominated having to flop on his back in a race cat Front-engine Offenhauser roadsters and upright dirt track cars...

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Law of Jungle Park

Sir, I was pleased to read Nigel Roebuck's tribute to Bob Sweikert and Salem Speedway in the August issue. I am a fan of the high-banked short ovals that once dotted the USA landscape. While safety concerns thinned their ranks in the 1970 s and ' 80 s, many still live on — including the 'twin sisters' of Salem and Winchester. The drivers who tried to tame them must have had balls the size of...

Page 18 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1999

Legends - Parnelli Jones

It was in the fifties, as a kid, that I fell in love with racing, and it is no coincidence that my favourite GP car will always be Maserati's sublime 250F. That being so, if the best place for the engine is behind the driver, still a part of me feels that, at least from an aesthetic point of view, the right place for it is in front of him. Study a profile shot of a 'long nose' 1957 250F, and then...

Page 88 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, May 2002

Parnelli Jones

'Aggression,' Parnelli Jones has said, stating his guiding maxim, 'is something you can't teach a race driver. You either have it - or you don't Parnelli Jones, one of the icons of racing, had a remarkably versatile talent. He was a driver who excelled on dirt-tracks, paved ovals and road courses, and could extract the maximum from front- and rear-engined indycars as well as midgets, NASCARs and...

Page 49 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 2004

Genius versus destiny

As slender and frail as his beautiful record car, Frank Lockhart had an innate, mysterious engineering sense. He was convinced fate was on his side, but, as Joe Scalzo relates, he was wrong In May 1960, a clapped-out Meyer-Drake Offenhauser roadster careering along at nearly 150mph rewarded its gadfly chauffeur Jim Hurtubise doubly: it gave ‘Herk’ the satisfaction of setting an Indianapolis...

Page 41 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 1963

The Indianapolis Lotus 29

While at Indianapolis last year, driving a Mickey Thompson car with rear-mounted V8 Buick engine, Dan Gurney had the idea that Colin Chapman could build a car that could win the famous 500-mile race. Gurney bought Chapman a round-trip air-ticket to visit Indianapolis for the day of the race, to see what went on, and afterwards they hatched their plot. Chapman specified an engine of 350 b.h.p. on...

Page 104 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, March 2010

The real Indiana Jones

His stellar performances at Indianapolis form only part of the Parnelli Jones storyBy Gordon Kirby If anyone defines the American racing driver of the 1960s it’s Parnelli Jones. He stands at the pinnacle of the US pantheon with A?J?Foyt, Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney – living legends from one of the sport’s great eras. Rufus Parnelli Jones was a tough, crew-cut hombre with chiselled features and...

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"It makes drivers sweat, mechanics cuss and owners cry"

As a schoolboy he lied his way in, and ever since this local lad has been living out his obsession with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway In 1958, my third grade class on the south side of Indianapolis was presented with the opportunity to take a field trip to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry. For $30, you got to ride in one of those big prop planes and your airfare also included a...

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