Articles tagged John Love

Page 142 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, May 2012

The Passage of Rarities

Back in the 1980s I was occasionally asked to buy classic and competition cars on behalf of the wealthy Japanese collector Yoshiyuki Hayashi. His pink Italya Trading sponsorship livery became quite familiar on assorted Group C cars, racing not only in Japan but also internationally. Those occasional commissions proved a useful avenue to my actually handling some great cars, and learning so much...

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Tasmanian double

Intended purely for racing Down Under, this Lotus 49 suddenly found itself carrying the world champion’s Grand Prix hopes at Silverstone Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Simon Clay It can’t be often that half a car has turned the racing world on its head, but Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49 was an evolutionary surge – yet only half the story. The other half, of course, was the single most...

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An easy rider born to drive

Gary Hocking called a premature halt to his meteoric bike career in 1962. He felt Formula One was a safer option... Paul Fearnley recalls a talent that shone brightly, but much too briefly It was a remarkable opening lap of a remarkable circuit. Rhodesia's Gary Hocking had been drawn at six, his MV Agusta team-mate Mike Hailwood at three and his good friend, Honda's Aussie charger Tom Phillis,...

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Letters

Working with the Warwicks Sir, I write to say how very much I enjoyed Simon Taylor’s article on lunching with Derek Warwick in Jersey (April issue). Some 40 years ago my father, Samuel Lee, was company secretary to Warwick Trailers in Alresford and he always said Derek would be the next World Champion. Derek, as was stated, was frequently in the wrong car and place! I never met Derek but tales of...

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Book Reviews

"Vintage Cars in Colour," by James Barron and D. B. Tubbs. 71 pp. 8 3/4 in. X 7 9/16 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 12s. 6d.) It is time Barron's photography received recognition in motoring circles. and this little book—yet another from the prolific Batsford lists—provides good scope for his camera, full page pictures of typical vintage touring, sports and racing...

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Reeds all about it

Reading the recent correspondence about Roy Salvadori investigating the lake at Oulton Park, he wasn't the only driver at the 1962 Gold Cup Touring Car race to have a 'pool' car. Alan Hutcheson was having a storming race in the Barwell Motors Riley 1.5, dicing with John Love's Mini Cooper when he lost it at Knickerbrook on the final lap and somersaulted into the reeds to the outside of the bend....

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Notes on the cars at Castellet

With only one week-end between the Dutch GP and the French GP most teams had to repair the ravages of the Zandvoort circuit in order to get to the Paul Ricard Circuit on time. Gold Leaf Team Lotus repaired 72D/R5 and had Fittipaldi back in the team, with Wisell in 72D/R3 and the turbine car was abandoned for this event. Ferrari repaired their number 7 car and had it as a spare for Ickx, who was...

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The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

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Continental Notes

IN spite of all the fuss and furore that the English raised over the past two years about the 1961-64 Formula for Grand Prix racing, it has now begun and is with us for the next four years. Various manufacturers who said "We won't support it" and drivers who said "We won't drive 11/2-litre cars " are still with us I am happy to say, and the racing scene is quite unchanged and is just as fast and...

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International Lombank

International Lombank Trophy Meeting Snetterton, April 14th THIS was the first event on British soil where entries had been made for Formula One cars using the Climax and B.R.M. V8 engines. Three cars were equipped with the new engines; Jimmy Clark's Team Lotus car, using a "bench engine," Stirling Moss with the latest U.D.T.-Laystall Lotus fitted with their recently delivered Climax unit, and...

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