Articles tagged Jimmy Clark

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Matters of moment

On the Friday ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix a collective groan rose from the Motor Sport office: Jean Todt had confirmed that the Bahrain Grand Prix was on. Wrong decision, we thought, and most of you seemed to agree. Beyond altruistic sentiments, it also gave us a practical problem. I write as we close for press, after the Chinese GP – but before Bahrain. Oh, the frustrations of deadlines on a...

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A dash of the Irish in hard covers

If you want a modestly priced book with which to relax after perusing all the serious ones, I recommend The Paddy Hopkirk Story —A Dash of The Irish (Haynes Publishing, ISBN 1 84425 1101, £18.99), in which the full career of this champion driver is told with the co-operation of Bill Price. It is full of amusing detail about the jolly Irishman who over five decades gained outstanding successes in...

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Matters of moment

Fords International class G records Record-breaking is a neglected art these days, and all the more enthusiasm should be aroused when fresh records are established. So we offer congratulations to Michael and Tony Brookes of the Ford Sales Division for Setting up six new International Class G records at MontIhery, driving a Don Moore-tuned Ford Anglia. A distance of 14,000 miles was covered in...

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Reflections

Memorable moments at Spa and Monza European classics were always held in awe For one brief period every year Grand Prix racing goes back to its roots: at the end of August we are at Spa, and then we go to Monza, and if you have any feel for the meaning of motor racing, this fortnight is emphatically the highlight of your season. If Spa, by general consent, is the greatest circuit visited by...

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Mallory Park

June 11th One of the richest races in Britain this year, the 2,000 Guineas at Mallory Park on Whit Monday for Formula One cars attracted some of the latest machinery but several of the cars which had been promised in the pre-race publicity did not turn up, which was little consolation to the crowd, variously estimated at between 30,000 and 50,000, all paying £1 each, who expected to see a works...

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Competition Notes and News

News from Ford The Ford Advanced Vehicles establishment at Slough has been getting on so well with the production of the GT40 model, in both competition and road-going versions, that it has already been homologated by the F.I.A.. under Category A, Group 4. This is for sports cars of which at least 50 have been produced in 12 consecutive months. Production of the GT40 has gone so well that already...

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Moss at 80 – The view from the front

I’ve always said I’m glad I raced in my era. Wonderful cars and wonderful characters, too. With that in mind, the Motor Sport team drew up a list of names, places and machines, then fired them at me at random – almost like word association! Here’s the result… 1 Alberto Ascari I didn’t know Alberto that well. I can remember seeing Alberto and Fangio driving. At a corner Ascari would nearly touch...

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14th International Trophy Meeting

Silverstone, May 12th. With the Dutch Grand Prix only a week away the British teams came to Silverstone for the final round of the British "season" in a much more advanced state than at Snetterton, Goodwood or Aintree, although one cynical observer remarked that most of the British cars are worn out before the real racing starts. Lotus still had only one V8 engine, the Climax unit which had...

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Letters

McQueen’s great escapade Sir, I was interested to read Eoin Young’s feature on Steve McQueen and Le Mans (August issue) and would like to add the following comments. When Eoin said that Steve did not do the jump in the The Great Escape this, I believe, is true. I met the stunt rider Bud Ekins when I used to visit my friend Alain de Cadenet in California for our yearly motorcycle trips into the...

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In the hot seat - Mario Andretti

A champion who straddled the Atlantic, he worries about how drivers in the US will break into F1. Mario Andretti responds to your questions on oval racing, Penske, Ronnie Peterson and pet pigs! I understand that spectating at a Mille Miglia inspired you: where did you watch from and what do you remember of the day? Alan Davidson, Angus My elder brother Aldo and I watched on the Abetone Pass, near...

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