Articles tagged John Rhodes

Page 6 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, September 2001

Herbert heads the stars at Goodwood Revival

Johnny Herbert heads a stunning line-up of famous drivers who will contest the St Mary's Trophy saloon car race during the Goodwood Revival Meeting in September. Each star name will be partnered with an amateur racer, often the owners of the cars, which are all from the 1957-66 era. Three-time grand prix winner Herbert will lead the stars in the extended two-driver 20-lap race, racing a Mini...

Page 41 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 2009

"I only have golden memories of Jimmy"

Sally Swart, Jim Clark's girlfriend during the peak years of his Grand Prix career, recalls her time with the quiet Scot By Ian Wagstaff A couple of evenings before this year's Long Beach Grand Prix the phone rang in the Rolling Hills, California home of Ed and Sally Swart. On the other end of the line was Dario Franchitti, inviting the couple to be his guests at the race. There is no doubt that...

Page 38 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 2001

Goodwood Revival

St Mary's Trophy(20 laps) The first eight laps of this extended, two-driver touring car race had the crowd on its feet. Once again Justin Law was proving no respecter of reputations as he set about Gerry Marshall on this occasion. The latter may need an electric buggy to get around the paddock these days, but put him behind the wheel and it all comes flooding back. The joy of his driving is that...

Page 20 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1964

Guards International Trophy

For the last few years the big B.R.S.C.C. sports-car meeting on the Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend has provided the best racing in the country at the time. This season's event was well up to standard, fine weather and an excellent entry for all five races on the programme resulting in an even larger turnout of spectators than usual—over 30,000 being estimated by some people. The main...

Page 66 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 2006

Clark Rindt, Hulme and Stewart

May17 1964: possibly the finest selection of drivers ever to grace the Mallory Park paddock. Headline event was a round of the British F2 Championship: after jetting back from Indianapolis qualifying, Jim Clark arrived In time to qualify his Ron Harris Lotus among the leading group. On pole was young Austrian Jochen Rindt But Rindt stalled at the start and, although Brian Hart bolted into an...

Page 77 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 1998

The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

Page 12 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 2002

Tyred and emotive

Sir, Your pictorial feature of Mike Hayward's Sights of the Sixties evoked strong memories of the most exciting period in British saloon car racing. I could almost smell the molten Dunlops from the battling works Mini Coopers at South Bank — but surely the driver captions were reversed. John Rhodes was the big extrovert, his attempts to reduce the understeer in his Mini often clouding it in tyre...

Page 26 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 2008

Obituary

Jim Whitehouse Engine builder Jim Whitehouse, who has died aged 87, was the man behind the Arden name which through three decades achieved success with Minis and Toyotas. After racing Bentleys and his own Arden car in the ’50s, Jim built Mini engines which brought victory for John Rhodes and Gordon Spice. Alec Poole won the 1969 British saloon title using Jim’s Arden eight-port head, and there...

Page 89 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, June 2004

Timo on the Targa: rotors, bumpers and broken bottles

Timo Mäkinen contested the Targa Florio with the BMC works squad on three occasions — 1965-67. The first of these was in a rally-spec Healey 3000 co-driven by Australian racer Paul Hawkins. But for a broken rotor arm they might have finished in the top 10 and beaten the Ferrari 250GTOs to a class win. They might also have done a lot better than their eventual 21st place had the team informed...

Page 14 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 1999

A KNIGHTHOOD FOR MOSS?

A KNIGHTHOOD FOR MOSS? SIR, Having attended the Goodwood Revival meeting and enjoyed the 70th celebrations for Stirling Moss, I cannot help wondering why the most famous and revered British sportsman has reached three score years and ten with 'only' a CBE to his name. Surely, if a football manager can be knighted for a one-off treble, what honour should the country offer a man who has given and...

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