Articles tagged John Woolfe

Page 26 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1987

Wheeler-Dealing

Motorfair, the biannual Earls Court alternative to Britain's Birmingham international Motor Show, continues to expand and attract more customers. Amongst this year's innovations were a separate working weekday set aside for motorsport people and exhibits, plus a parking space for the Bugatti Royale on its multi-million "hyperway" to the auction chambers. The attendance figures tell the story of...

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Protest march

Jacky Ickx • Le Mans 24 Hours, 1969It might have been distinctive and spectacular, but the traditional Le Mans start had its critics. The time had come to take a stance...Writer: Simon Arron, Illustrator: Guy Allen Clairvoyants might have had trouble with this one… Jacky Ickx would become known for his stance against the perceived sanitisation of motor racing: at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, for...

Page 13 of July 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 1969

1969 Le Mans 24 Hours race report: Ickx's Ford GT40 victorious

Ickx takes win for Ford GT40 after fierce battle with Herrmann's Porsche 908 Le Mans, France, June 14/15th Photo: Motorsport Images No matter what the situation in the annual Sports Car Manufacturers' Championship, everyone wants to win the Le Mans 24-hour race, not only because it was the one that started sports-car racing, but the very fast Le Mans circuit is a severe test of machinery, and 24...

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Lunch with... Keith Greene & Chris Craft

One was a popular saloon and sports car racer, the other a highly respected team manager. And as friends from their teens, their careers often wove togetherBy Simon Taylor I'm in a village pub, listening to two old friends reminisce about spending their entire working lives in and around motor sport. One raced his own marque of Formula 1 car, then spent 35 years as a top team manager in endurance...

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Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

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So far, yet so near

It was the closest finish ever at Le Mans but there still has to be a loser. The man who missed out tells his story to Adam Cooper The 1969 Le Mans 24 hours is acknowledged as one of the greatest motor races of all time, and winners Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver have retold their stories before. But what about the man who came second that year? Hans Herrmann went on to win in 1970, but his place...

Page 42 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1989

Big bangers of the sixties: Ford GT40

The late developer that was the Ford GT40 Conceived in 1963 as Ford's weapon against Ferrari in the sportscar field, but soon switching roles to become a Grand Touring Class combatant while American-built seven-litre models crushed the Modena challenge, the celebrated GT40 only became a winner in its own right when the FIA banned the monsters. Its new lease of life led to a remarkable Le Mans...

Page 46 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 2007

Hard and fast

Jacky Ickx was blindingly quick in the wet and a man who raced purely for the satisfaction of winning. Although he has long since retired from racing, he never forgets the passion of the fans and all the people who worked behind the scenes to make possible his many victories in sports cars and single-seaters By Rob Widdows Jacques-Bernard Ickx is a complicated man. The thinking man’s racing...

Page 130 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 130, July 2006

Dealing the Hendon Way

After spending 40 years selling exotic road and racing cars, HWM boss Anthony Posner remains as enthusiastic about the business as ever Words: Richard Heseltine. Photography: Charlie Hopkinson Tt was, to borrow an American colloquialism, a no-brainer. Given the choice of retailing Renaults under the yoke of la Régie, or turning his hand to shifting vowel-laden exotica, Anthony Posner didn't need...

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Cars with curves in all the right places

Motor racing history is punctuated by a series of landmark cars, events and seasons. One such landmark season was surely 1970 when the so-called folded paper school of aerodynamic body design really began to engulf the long-distance sports car genre. A dealer and I were pondering recently on how it could be that the magnificent ‘P’ series V12-engined sports-prototypes of 1963-69 remain so much...

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