Articles tagged Jimmy

Page 19 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 2014

Nigel Roebuck

The Ecclestone saga, modern F1’s banality, Foyt at Brands Hatch When the announcement was made that Bernie Ecclestone was indeed to face bribery charges in the German court, it’s fair to say that in the paddock there was a measure of surprise, for, Bernie being Bernie, the widespread assumption had been that it wouldn’t come to that, that he would manage to sidestep this potential threat to his...

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Colin McRae

For his first on-track race event, ‘McCrash’ chose the BTCC, at Knockhill in 1992. He was focused on rallying, but when the lights turned to green… Words: Anthony Peacock. Photography: LAT At the time of the British Touring Car Championship’s first visit to Knockhill, Scotland in July 1992, the most famous McRae was Colin’s father Jimmy – thanks to his five British Rally Championship titles....

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"I only have golden memories of Jimmy"

Sally Swart, Jim Clark's girlfriend durig the peak years of his Grand Prix career, recalls her time with the quiet ScotBy Ian Wagstaff A couple of evenings before this year's Long Beach Grand Prix the phone rang in the Rolling Hills, California home of Ed and Sally Swart. On the other end of the line was Dario Franchitti, inviting the couple to be his guests at the race. There is no doubt that...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

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Moonlighting

He won 25 grands prix and the Indy 500, but, as Paul Fearnley discovers, it was Jim Clark's exploits away from Formula 1 — whether hustling stock cars or rallying a Lotus-Cortina — which truly showcased the Scot's versatility A staid Sunbeam saloon, a quirky DKW two-stroker, a steadfast TR3, a nimble Porsche 356 coupé, a borrowed Anglia and an eye-opening, 100mph-lap D-type Jag; rallies (from...

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Hill vs Clark: British Racing Gold

50 years ago a new order broke through to challenge Formula 1’s established stars. Jim Clark and Graham Hill, with an innovative Lotus and a BRM finally delivering on its promise, took centre stage Alan Brinton was a good old-school journalist. He was 1950s Fleet Street personified. He addressed everyone as “old boy” or “my dear”, could actually touch-type but, cast adrift by the closure of The...

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Lunch with... Chris Amon

He didn’t achieve the results that his enormous talent merited, but no matter: F1’s ‘unluckiest driver’ is just glad to have lived to tell the taleBy Simon Taylor Today’s media like to give our heroes convenient labels. Stirling Moss is “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship” – a glib line which says nothing about The Boy’s unrivalled versatility, or his racer’s heart. In the...

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Keeping up appearances

Ecurie Ecosse was famed for its Le Mans success, but when patron David Murray fled abroad the inevitable question was – why? by Eric Dymock  Wine merchant, pub owner and chartered accountant – David Murray was all of those. He was also a passionate motor sport enthusiast who turned a small Edinburgh garage business into a racing team which lifted two Le Mans victories from under the noses of big-...

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"He was everyone's hero wasn't he?"

It was his character as much as his skill behind the wheel that made Jim Clark the drivers' driver By Nigel Roebuck I was at Brands Hatch when I heard about Jimmy. The first hour or so of the BOAC 500 had been rousing, with Bruce McLaren’s new Ford F3L unexpectedly holding off the legion of Porsches, but now the race had gone flat: McLaren was out, and the day had settled into an endurance sports...

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When we were kings

Jochen Rindt and Jackie Stewart were the fastest drivers of their era -- and best friends. Stewart looks back at Rindt with Nigel Roebuck... It doesn't happen often, but just once in a while you get a race that not only lives up to its promise but actually exceeds it. Anyone who was there will tell you that the 1969 British Grand Prix was one such. Stewart versus Rindt. Matra against Lotus. The...

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