Articles tagged John Love

Page 84 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, January 2001

True love story

Over the decades every top racing driver has lost a potential victory in unfortunate circumstances, but few have suffered a greater blow than that experienced by John Love, an underdog who came within six laps of winning the 1967 South African GP. Had he enjoyed a clear run to the chequered flag, the native of what we now call Zimbabwe would have carved himself a unique place in the history books...

Page 64 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, August 2008

M7A McLaren's lucky number

Forty years ago it was the first McLaren F1 car to score a World Championship win. In an extract from a new official book, McLaren – The Cars 1964-2008 by William Taylor, we look at M7A’s early days, and what it means to the team now I have been connected to McLaren and Mercedes-Benz since 1998, and in that time the history I have witnessed in the making has been fantastic, with two drivers’ and...

Page 24 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 1961

Oulton Park debut for E-Types

Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori sent the new 13-type Jaguars off to a good racing start by taking the first and third places in the Oulton Park Trophy for G.T. cars on April 16th. Practice times for both cars (which had, incidentally, come virtually straight from Coventry) indicated that only Innes Ireland in a DB4 G.T. Aston Martin had any chance of holding them. The Ferraris of Graham Whitehead...

Page 94 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, July 2002

The hustle in Brussels

The amazing Mini Cooper made its debut 40 years ago. Bill Blydenstein explains how he scored this legendary car's first international race win - against the hopes of a partisan crowd and contrary to the tacit wishes of his team boss There was no way a six-cylinder Zephyr wanted to let his pipsqueak by. But it was raining, and the big Ford slid wide on a cobbled S-bend... "Left him for dead!"...

Page 7 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 2005

Damien Smith's Off the line

Cheers Gerry The cars line the grass verges of the narrow lane around West Herts Crematorium, bumper to bumper beyond the entrance for about half a mile. Big Gerry's send-off is of a size befitting the man. No surprise there — as a person he wasn't everybody's pint of bitter, but few racing drivers have left a void as hard to fill as Gerald Dallas Royston Marshall. The persistent hum of...

Page 111 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, October 1981

Number Plates - OKV 3

The D-Type Jaguar needs no introduction for it personifies the nineteen-fifties sports-racing car, even if its competition successes were limited to smooth circuits of the Autodrome type. If anyone needs an interpretation of the words "purpose built" then the D-Type is the best example for it was designed and built with one purpose in mind, and that was to win the Le Mans 24 Hour race, which it...

Page 14 of February 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1967

Grand Prix of South Africa

Heat and altitude problems Johannesburg, Monday, 2nd January: Three previous South African Grands Prix have been of world championship status at the coastal resort of East London. However, after the 1966 race being a non-championship event the venue has been moved to the 2.5-mile circuit at Kyalami, just outside Johannesburg. The circuit is narrow, but interesting, the corners being varied and...

Page 70 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 2011

Fresh from the colonies

Fifty years ago, a young Kiwi arrived in Britain with dreams of a career in motor racing. And before long he had his first job - as Denny Hulme's 'mechanic' The second-hand car prices transfixed us young Kiwis when we stepped off the Ruahine at Southampton in 1961. A 1750 Alfa Romeo James Young drophead coupe for £165. A Bentley 3-litre Red Label two-seater for £195. A 1936 Riley Sprite for £265...

Page 14 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, August 2003

Rand digging

Sir, The photograph in Matters of Moment on page 4 of last month's issue does indeed show a race at Kyalami, but it is not from 1969. It is in fact the eighth Rand Spring Trophy, which was held on October 5, 1968. Basil van Rooyen's No3 is a Brabham BT24-Repco (not the McLaren-Ford he drove early in the '69 season). Jackie Pretorius in the Lola 140 made the best start of those on the second row...

Page 68 of September 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, September 2010

When Ferrari finesse met American muscle

After the P4 was made obsolete in sports car racing, Can-Am offered a lifeline. Two cars were converted; one survives in that form Can-Am. Brute force and - well, quite a lot of technological ingenuity, actually. Yet it’s the hub-twisting torque of an enormous V8 Chevy we think of, or perhaps the kilo-horsepower of those ‘to hell with self-restraint’ 917/30 Porsches. Not much room for the...

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