Articles tagged John Morton

Page 76 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 1994

The numbers game

Sir, Having enjoyed reading Motor Sport since the 1950s and just finished the most enjoyable January 1994 issue, I feel I must write. I have visited every British GP since 1950 until 10 years ago when I retired from my business. The last two years I have been lucky enough to have been to the Grand Prix at Silverstone; it was nice to get the feel again and the excitement and atmosphere. I was so...

Page 34 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1993

Survival of the fittest

Last March the All-American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk3 won the Sebring 12 Hours, but doubts remained that the little 2.1-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine could last around the clock. It did so admirably at Daytona on January 30/31 as PJ Jones, Mark Dismore and Rocky Moran won the Rolex 24 Hours with ease, despite a 74-minute pit stop on Sunday morning while the transaxle was changed. Anyone...

Page 98 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, May 2007

Datsun 240Z

While the British sports car industry limped on in the early 1970s, Nissan rewrote the rules with a newcomer that blended power, looks and balanced handling Time was when Japanese cars were rubbish. A generalisation perhaps, but until you've experienced the full horror of an Isuzu Bellet in the wet, or a Datsun Cherry 100A in the dry for that matter, then you're frankly in no position to argue....

Page 46 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1994

LE MANS 24 HOURS

The Porsche factory was successful at Le Mans every year between 1981 and 1987, a run finally ended by Jaguar, and it has taken the Zuffenhausen company seven years to return to the ACO's podium. Porsche's 13th Le Mans victory was achieved on June 19 by Yannick Dalmas, Hurley Haywood and Mauro Baldi in a Dauer 962LM Porsche running in the Grand Touring category, and they were a single lap ahead...

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Riders in the storm

A drop in manufacturer support and the absence of last year’s champion might suggest all is not well with the British Touring Car Championship. But with an emphasis on entertainment, the fans are still flocking to racesBy Rob Widdows Motor racing has been swimming against the tide these past two years, defiantly riding out the recession, and responding robustly to increased activity by those who...

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Datsun 240Z

Recognised as the world’s first credible Japanese sports car, the durable 240Z is still sought after, even if the period PVC trim is looking a little passé… By any rational criteria it looked fabulous, but so what? Call it cultural imperiousness, call it what you want, but prior to the arrival of the Fairlady Z Export Model at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show few Europeans took Japanese cars seriously....

Page 49 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 2004

All revved up for the Revival

Packed grids of famous cars, great racing and period dress are all part of the Goodwood revival experience. Paul Lawrence is your guide to this year's event... Forget Formula one fuel strategy, technical overkill and politics. Early September is time for the Goodwood Revival Meeting, a reminder of what motorsport used to be about. More races, a full race programme on Saturday and new ticketing...

Page 36 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1993

Man to watch - Groomed for stardom - P J Jones

Agood pedigree is one thing. Allround experience is another, and outstanding management is the third ingredient launching PJ Jones to stardom in America. At the age of 23, Parnell Velco Jones ("just PJ, please") has already tucked away 10 years of competition in karts, midgets, sprint cars, Indy Lights, Firestone Firehawks, IMSA GTU/GTO and GTP categories, a classical background for an up-and-...

Page 65 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, May 1979

Endurance racing survey

An uninspiring start IF YOU thought last year's World Championship for Makes was more than a shade uninspiring, you should have seen the first European round in this year's endurance racing series. The opening round of the championship had taken place amidst the bare expanses of the Daytona Speedway in early February, but it was the six hour race at Mugello, near Florence in Italy's Appenine...

Page 14 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1987

Bell Again

The folklore of Le Mans insists that the 24-hour event in June is the supreme test of cars and drivers, the grand prix of speed and endurance. The French can go on believing that if they wish, but Derek Bell is adamant that the Daytona 24 Hours is far harder, and it is easy to see why. The huge banking, unlike the Mulsanne Straight, does not give the drivers a moment to relax at over 200 mph....

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