Articles tagged John Surtees

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“I am still on Henry’s adventure”

Inspired by the memory of his late son, 82-year-old John Surtees has bought a kart circuit. He tells us about his ambitious plans for Buckmore Park  Writer Damien Smith | Photographer Matthew Howell See the sign over there?” says John Surtees as we walk around Buckmore Park to survey the upgrade that’s progressing apace and search for suitable spots best to photograph the kart circuit’s famous...

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Matters of moment

The Jules Bianchi tragedy has overshadowed everything in motor racing during the past month. In this issue both Mark Hughes and Nigel Roebuck offer perspective on the accident at Suzuka and its possible repercussions. Severe injury is mercifully rare in Grand Prix racing today, which is precisely why the shock felt by the F1 community and fans alike has been so profound. Sadly, for the wider...

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World's fastest garden party

Historic car events have now hit centre-stage around the world - witness the crowds at the Mille Miglia, Laguna Seca and May's remarkable gathering on the Grand Prix circuit at Monaco. Goodwood's Festival of Speed is one of these prime international events, and this year features an astonishing assembly of racing cats from years past. There are more historic cars racing today than ever before,...

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Bespoke wheels It began as a schoolboy sketch; now one man’s highly personal mod-saloon hits the road Ian Callum is used to watching another striking new model from Jaguar appear from under a dust sheet. This time, though, we’ve seen it before – 55 years ago. The remarkable thing about the unveiling is that it’s carried out by someone who was there in 1959 to see it happen first time round....

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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Miniatures News

From Lesney come "MATCHBOX" miniatures of the Boss-Mustang to a scale of 86:1, a transporter for one Team Surtees F1 car (does it make John Surtees envious?), the latest London 'bus "The Londoner" to a 121:1 scale, and a fantasy model based on the VW Beetle. All are priced at 16p. each, except for the transporter, which sells for 85p. — W. B.

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Matters of moment

Euro Trophy for Britain The European Sports-Prototype Trophy will grace British tracks for the first time in four seasons in 2004, with events at Oulton Park and Silverstone. The 1960s GT cars and sports-prototypes will race at the Cheshire track for the first time as part of the Gold Cup meeting on August 29/30. Group 4 Racing's Jonathan Baker said: "We've got two new venues, more entrants and...

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Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

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Parting shot

German Grand Prix 1967 Jim Clark, Denny Hulme, Jackie Stewart and Dan Gurney blast away form the front row as the white Honda of John Surtees looks for a gap. LAT Photographic

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