Articles tagged John Whitmore

Page 169 of October 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 169, October 2018

Race car restoration: Gp5 Ford Escort

Grahame Goudie on the gradual rebirth of a 1968 British Saloon Car Championship staple Those who read the opening instalment of this restoration tale might notice the somewhat dramatic difference between the photographs that appeared last month and those published here. Rest assured, this not a reflection of the extraordinary pace at which this project has progressed. Quite the opposite, in fact...

Page 71 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, October 1965

New Competition Manager for Ford

Henry Taylor, for three years captain of the British Ford Rally Team, has relinquished the driving seat in favour of a more sedate chair. In October he becomes Ford's Competition Manager in Place of Alan Platt who has been promoted in the Export Division. Bill Barnett becomes deputy Competition Manager. During Alan Plait's period at the helm, the Cortina won more than 300 major events in 25...

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Mallory Spark

Jim Clark had yet to etch his name on the broader racing conscience by the spring of 1959, but four victories in one afternoon were a hint of greatness to comeWriter: Richard Williams Its paintwork so dark that on a murky day the green could have been taken for black, the big Lister-Jaguar appeared to flex its shoulders as it powered through the downhill left-hand kink before the pit straight....

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

Page 66 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1963

Guards Trophy

Brands Hatch THE B.R. & S.C.C.'s International meeting at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday Monday, run over the 2.6-mile long circuit was a pleasant contrast to last year's event—blessed with very good weather, which a very large crowd thoroughly appreciated while watching an interesting programme. Entries for the main race of the day, the 50-lap Guards International Trophy race for sports...

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From home-built specials... to GT40s

There were two JWs in JW Automotive: John Wyer was its leader, but John Willment had his triumphs, too. By Gordon Cruickshank JWA. Three initials throbbing with racing significance, which reflect two very different men: John Wyer is famed as one of the great team managers; but it was his friend and partner John Willment who made the first big splash on the tracks. Willment never looked like being...

Page 6 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1998

Editorial

Unaccustomed as I am to public displays of jingoistic, Britain-is-best trumpeting, it is difficult to leaf through very much of this magazine without concluding that the sport and its history we so love would indeed be a sorry shadow of its magnificent self were it not for the prolonged labours of so many from these shores. It would, of course, be easy to construct the contents of the magazine to...

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Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

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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...

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The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

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