Articles tagged John

Page 127 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, November 2008

Big numbers

Times are hard, but racing memorabilia is still selling Even in these troubled times, auction records are still broken on a weekly basis. In fact, an auction hardly passes without a press release containing the words ‘record price achieved’ or ‘new world record set’. But when a car registration number sells for £397,500 at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale, setting a new record (the previous was...

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The dinosaurs' last roar

The rear-engined revolution was in full swing at Indy by 1964, but the stars weren’t yet in alignment. Thus were the traditional roadsters permitted one final lap in the Brickyard’s spotlight...Writer Paul Fearnley Two-fifths of the American population watched The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Beatlemania had turned transatlantic: John, Paul, George and Ringo – plus Jim Clark. More than...

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The tragic cost of racing

As I write the morning after, we are reeling from the shock. News of the tragedy that has claimed the life of Henry Surtees in a Formula 2 accident at Brands Hatch is still raw, and it is too much to imagine what his father John and mother Jane are going through. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Surtees family, and also to Jack Clarke and the rest of the F2 fraternity, who will all be...

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Club news

Ryan Delane, son of Tyrrell F1 racer John, made his European race debut in the FORCE event at Le Mans. Ryan bagged a brace of F2 class wins in his father's Lotus 69. * * * Historic Rallysport has just completed the build of four fresh MkI Ford Escorts for use on the Safari Retro Rally in December. Mark Solloway's operation will tend cars for Simon Glover, Ray Bellm and Anthony Ward on the African...

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New King on the block

Gordon Kirby Brad Keselowski surprised many people with his powerful run to last year's NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski won the championship in only his third full season in the Cup series with Roger Penske's team. In many races the 28-year-old looked like an old hand, often employing keen pitstop strategy to win five races and establish himself as the man to beat over the year's final...

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Mrs JoJo's new clothes

A reader has asked me if I remember H C ‘Nobby' Spero. Yes, I certainly do: I saw him racing at Brooklands. He was a regular competitor with his Austin 7, and he used some rather unusual streamlining in the search for extra speed. He appeared first in 1928, in his Boyd Carpenter car named 'Mrs Jo Jo', at the Whitsun Meeting. In his second race he finished third, with the respectable best lap of...

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At Oulton Park 40 years ago, this Jaguar E-type won on the models race debut. Graham Hill drove it then. Now it's David Malsher's turn While gazing at one of the most famous Jaguar E-types of them all,ECD 400, I initially tried to push its heritage to the back of my mind, and just absorb its impact as 'an E-type'. No matter what a bargain it was in the 1960s, there are three fundamental reasons...

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The classic restorers Hall & Hall

Hall & Hall On a windswept Lincolnshire Airflied, once the home of BRM, the Shriek of a supercharged V16 can still sometimes be heard. But there's no supernatural agency at work: 20 years after the team folded, Gordon Cruickshank visits a firm which is perpetuating the legend The instructions say, 'Turn left at Owen's Barn'. There are no signs, just a big black construction looking more...

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"It's mildly embarrassing to have my name on the car"

The Brawn GP story is a modern F1 fairytale, but Ross & Co are still seeking their happy ever after By Adam Cooper It was about an hour after the end of the Australian Grand Prix that Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were finally able to break free of their media commitments and return to the Brawn GP garage. Darkness already enveloped the track as the pair strode along the pitlane, to...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Winning Webber has the wunderkind in his sights – Spectre of Todt looms over fragile Formula 1… – Surtees tragedy proof that racing can never be safe When Rubens Barrichello superbly won the 2003 British Grand Prix for Ferrari, having outclassed Michael Schumacher all weekend, there was considerable pleasure in the paddock, for Rubens is among the most well liked of Formula 1...



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