Articles tagged John Ogier

Page 44 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1961

Seventh T.T. For Moss

Britain's oldest motor race, the Tourist Trophy, held for the fourth time at Goodwood, received an entry which could hardly be called International and when no less than seven of the entries withdrew, the race lost much of its interest. The Ferraris of Seidel and Berney were withdrawn from the big-car class, as were the Jaguar E-types of McLaren and Wicken; the latter, not having shown...

Page 64 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 2000

Aston's Hot Wyer Projects

John Wyer's final fling with Aston Martin created the beautiful, fast but frail project cars. Chris Nixon's recounts a tale of high hopes and dashed chances "In the first week of February 1962, John Wyer called me into his office on the Monday and said, 'I want to go to Le Mans with a new car.' You're joking!', I said. 'No, I'm serious. What can you do? And I don't want just a DB4 tarted up. I...

Page 94 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, April 1998

My greatest race - Roy Salvadori

Coppa Inter Europa, Monza, 1963 An unreliable car, poor practice and tough opposition did not bode well for Roy Salvadori’s chances in a three-hour sportscar race in Italy. But the Englishman still went out and beat the lot Aston Martin played a very important part in my career. I drove for Astons for about eight or nine years consistently, and then they pulled out of Formula One and played...

Page 36 of December 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 2006

Moonlighting

He won 25 grands prix and the Indy 500, but, as Paul Fearnley discovers, it was Jim Clark's exploits away from Formula 1 — whether hustling stock cars or rallying a Lotus-Cortina — which truly showcased the Scot's versatility A staid Sunbeam saloon, a quirky DKW two-stroker, a steadfast TR3, a nimble Porsche 356 coupé, a borrowed Anglia and an eye-opening, 100mph-lap D-type Jag; rallies (from...

Page 16 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1997

Hill's Astons

Sir, The only Aston Martin usually associated with Graham Hill is the Project 212 GT Prototype that he drove at Le Mans in 1962, but he had in fact already driven two of the three types, if not the actual cars, featured in June's MOTOR SPORT. He had raced the ex-works, ex-Salvadori/Gilby DB3S/5 a couple of times early in 1957 for CT Atkins. A third place in a Brands Hatch club race was the only...

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

READER'S LETTERS

Aston memories Sir, The photograph on pages 354/5 in April's edition, showing Innes Ireland driving a DB4 GT, brought back some memories. In the early 1960s, we owned the car depicted 17 TVX together with its sister car, 18 TVX. Both were special lightweight versions, and if my memory is correct they came to us from John Ogier. Out of the two, 17 TVX was the quicker. I remember being driven in it...

Page 56 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1999

The worst car I ever drove - Axle tramp

When the steering wheel came off, it still steered from the rear...John Davenport hears about a saloon with an attitude problem. Ove Andersson is now best known as the President of Team Toyota Europe and the mastermind behind Toyota's six World Rally Championship titles - two manufacturer's and four driver's - and this year's brilliant Le Mans GT debut with the Toyota GT-One. Before that, he had...

Page 87 of December 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, December 2012

Lunch with... SIR JOHN WHITMORE

Lunch with SIR JOHN WHITMORE In more ways than one, Sir John Whitmore is different. Since this monthly series began in Motor Sport six years ago I've been lucky enough to take some 80 motor sporting personalities to lunch, and I don't think any of them has had so short a racing career. Probably none has had so strange a life since walking away from the sport, either. But John makes a worthy and...

Page 36 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1985

Tojeiro

The way in which John Tojeiro became a constructor is typical of the Fifties — he built a special intending to race it himself then first one, then another, customer arrived on his doorstep and suddenly he was no longer a special builder but a small scale constructor. Ironically, he never did get round to racing one of his own cars. Although little more than 30 Tojeiros were ever built, and...

Page 54 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, July 2005

Out of the blue

This Tojeiro pioneered the 'cart-before-the-horse' approach to GTs as Paul Parker explains Ecurie Ecosse's Tojeiro-Climax is a landmark car in the history of European sportscar racing. When it appeared in 1962, it was arguably the first professionally-constructed, rear-engined (and closed-roof) GT prototype and was one year ahead of the Lola effort that formed the basis of the iconic GT40. From...

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