Articles tagged Jo Marquart

Page 138 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, July 2014

One giant leap

The space race wasn’t limited to matters extra-terrestrial. Some of the technology was having a significant impact on race tracks around the worldWriter Paul Fearnley Jackie Stewart, his luxuriant hair and sideburns bang on-trend, won a thrilling 1969 British Grand Prix in a car devised by rocket scientists.  The next day, buzz-cut Neil Armstrong – keeper of a Chevy Corvette leased from 1960 Indy...

Page 43 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 2006

McLaren: Life after Bruce

When the inspirational leader who drove the team died, McLaren could have spun into the ground. Instead it regrouped and vindicated his vision and his faith Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P There was a lot to think about. But Bruce Leslie McLaren — boss/designer/engineer/tester/racer — preferred it that way. Three years of his New Zealand childhood had been spent in plaster, in traction...

Page 35 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 2002

Learning new tricks

The McLaren M23 improved with age. It won races in four consecutive seasons and was setting poles five years after its debut. Yet it's very underrated, writes Paul Fearnley Formula One in 1973 boiled down to Lotus versus Tyrrell: Lithe and balanced 72 versus stubby and twitchy 005-006. But were either the best car of the season? Silverstone that year is remembered for the shunt triggered by Jody...

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Traction replay

In 1969 four-wheel drive was supposed to be the next big thing in F1. But the theory proved hard to put into practice By Paul Fearnley Silverstone shimmered under a mid-July sun, yet Formula 1’s new era had not dawned brightly: Gold Leaf Lotus – we can leave out the Team bit for now – arrived late, after Thursday’s first practice; the Cosworth, purest/purist 4WD of them all, was absent too (...

Page 30 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1971

They Make Racing Cars—Huron Auto Race Developments Ltd

Travel down Kingston-on-Thames High Street and you will see possibly the oldest established tuning and accessory business in the country—V. W. Derrington. Look across the road and there is a large Heron Service Station and tucked behind that in light and modern premises is a firm called Huron Auto Race Developments Ltd.—by a coincidence the most recent racing car manufacturer in the country. In...

Page 8 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1994

Jo Marquart

Respected racing car designer Jo Marquart died in his adopted Norfolk recently, following heart trouble. He was 57 years old. In the late 1960s Marquart was noted for his work at McLaren, before he went on to Huron, GRD and Modus. Thereafter, he founded Argo Racing Cars in 1977. The Argo JM6 was one of F3's pace-setters in 1979/80, in the hands of Roberto Guerrero, David Sears, Thierry Tassin and...

Page 35 of April 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, April 1972

They Make Racing Cars- Group Racing Developments

Last summer saw a surprise turn at Lotus when Colin Chapman announced the departure from the main board, and from his position as Managing Director of Lotus Racing Ltd, of Mike Warner. Exactly two years ago Motor Sport published an article about Warner and the subsidiary, then known as Lotus Components Ltd, which told of a happy future for Lotus as a manufacturer of customer racing cars. Things...

Page 32 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1971

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

On the Can-Am trail While in North America last month for the Canadian and US Grands Prix I was lucky enough to have a week in between the two World Championship races to spend my time as profitably as possible. Looking through the American calendar I realised I had the choice of the USAC race at Trenton, New Jersey, or the Can-Am race at Edmonton way over in Western Canada. It was a hard...

Page 6 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1994

The month in Motor Sport

November16: Rally driver Paul Frankland is one of a group of men arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Frankland had earlier been subject of an investigation by the BBC's Cook Report. 17: Golfer Nick Faldo, rock star Chris Rea, Jordan designer Gary Anderson and South African sports car racer George Fouche all have a run in a Jordan 193 at Silverstone. 17: Hideki Noda...

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World Sportscar Championship: Jarama Cup and Jerez 1000km

Jaguars reign in Spain A winter of intensive development on the Silk Cut Jaguar Group C cars paid off with two fine victories in the opening rounds of the World Sports Championship at Jarama and Jerez late in March. John Watson and Jan Lammers won the first, their XJR-8 beating the Derek Bell/Hans Stuck Rothmans-Porsche 962C by 1.6sec at the end of the 360km `sprint', and a week later Eddie...

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