Articles tagged Jimmy Clark

Page 25 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1972

The Spanish Grand Prix

- a Lotus come-backJarama, Madrid, May 1st The Spanish event was the first World Championship Grand Prix on the European continent for 1972, and it was the turn of the artificial Jarama circuit, north of Madrid, to play host to the country's major race, it being run last year at Barcelona, Time is a great healer, for two years ago when the Spanish GP was held at Jarama the whole affair was a bit...

Page 27 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1975

Scottish Journey

I suppose it was the Vanwall book that caused it, for we were discussing the battles of the racing cars of those two great industrial giants, Sir Alfred Owen and Tony Vandervell, the l½-litre supercharged V16 BRM and the 4½-litre unsupercharged Ferrari "Thinwall Special" and how they raced against each other all over the British Isles. The younger member of the group expressed surprise that these...

Page 72 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 2004

Hart of the machine

Brian Hart was reluctant to square up to the F1 paddock, but when he did, he punched above his weight. By Gordon Cruickshank Back in 1962 Motoring News ran a story about a young up-and-corning driver. The item concluded that we could expect to hear a good deal more of "this promising North Londoner". Well, it was right -- and it was wrong. Brian Hart made it all the way to Formula One, but not...

Page 20 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1962

International Gold Cup

Runaway win for Clark (Lotus-Climax) TARPORLEY, September 1st The Gold Cup race at Oulton Park attracted a good field, in spite of no support from foreign works teams, and twenty-three cars lined up on the grid, headed by Ginther (B.R.M.) in pole position with a practice lap in 1 min. 38.6 sec. This had been equalled by Clark (Lotus 25) and also on the front row were G. Hill (B.R.M.) and McLaren...

Page 30 of July 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, July 2007

As good as Rindt

Lorenzo Bandini was highly regarded – as a driver and as a man – by his Ferrari team-mates John Surtees and Chris Amon. He looked all set to join the top rank when he died at Monaco​ It was on May Day 1955 that Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the Mille Miglia, and for almost 40 years it had a joyful resonance for ‘Jenks’. “I associated it with such pleasure,” he said, “and now this…” His...

Page 60 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, October 2002

Changing the curse of history

The bad-luck stories that litter Chris Amon's career obscure the fact that he registered several major wins. Mark Hughes helps him to put the record straight Chris Amon, the man recalled as the greatest driver never to win a grand prix. That actually sells him short. Between 1968 and '72, only Jackie Stewart put in as many virtuoso performances, days like Spain '68 or France '72, where one driver...

Page 179 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 179, September 1999

Madgwick Moments

For two decades Goodwood served as a proving ground for racers, team owners and mechanics. Mark Hughes asks some to recall the lighter times at the track. Rob Walker - renowned privateer team owner "In 1957 after practice was over, Stirling came over to me. In those days you'd have a general mixed session for half an hour at the end of the day where anything could run, so there were MGs mixed up...

Page 12 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, April 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Daytona, a track that knows how to treat its fans – Franchitti and Montoya on NASCAR’s challenge – Why Jimmie Johnson would love an F1 drive – Brian Redman honoured as ‘Grand Marshal’ Chip Ganassi grinned: “I love this race, it’s like a harbinger of spring…” ‘Harbinger’ is not a word one routinely hears in a motor racing paddock, but then this particular paddock was – for me – an...

Page 64 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 2005

The Quiet Man

Shy Mike Spence spent most of his career in the shade. Paul Fearnley looks back at a man who was blossoming when he was killed at Indy The lights blinked yellow before the day-glo car hit the wall. The puff of dust as it dived into Turn One had told USAC chief observer Walt Myers all he needed to know: too high, out of the groove, trouble. Impacting at 45 degrees, Lotus 56/2 screeched along the...

Page 13 of September 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, September 1944

War-Time Motoring in Three Continents

War-Time Motoring in Three Continents OTORING in time or War is for M cu most enthusiasts -drastieally r tailed. In tlimmt, respeet I , must have been particularly fortunate. my annual peace-time mileage was around the 60,000 figure, covered in all -shapes and sizes of autanobile. Until I was posted to my first H.A.F. unit in July, 1941, I was engaged in work of an essential nature, and a certain...

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