Articles tagged Jonathan Williams

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Filipinetti: triumph before tragedy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Filipinetti. Cadaverous-looking, chainsmoking, big-spending Georges Filipinetti was a very successful Swiss-Italian motor trader and property entrepreneur at least until it all went terribly wrong for him into the 1970s... As a would-be amateur racer in 1939 he had been a member of the Ecurie Genevoise campaigning Maseratis. Post-...

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Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman

In the tightly-knit world of F1 everyone knows who Brenda Vernor is: from 1978 until his death in 1988, this native of Croydon was Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman as well as 'mother figure' to the racing team . . . We recently had the chance to reminisce with her. Photo: Motorsport Images Enzo Ferrari has always been regarded as an institution in Italy. In fact, someone once suggested that first...

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Old Glory's Goodwood

American cars and drivers played a small but intriguing role in the history of the circuit. Paul Fearnley picks out the transatlantic highlights — and lowlights Goodwood is quintessentially British; there's nothing quite so red, white and blue as the South Downs. There is, however, a tinge of Stars and Stripes within that... It was the effervescent, Paris-born, card-carrying American (when it...

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Track Visit Vila Real

There were bridges, level-crossings, sheer drops and punch-ups in parc ferme. Yet everyone who raced at this Portuguese road circuit came away enamoured. Richard Heseltine recounts its story Period photography courtesy of Adelino Dinis Recreation photos by Ian Dawson What's best, regards or thanks? Obrigado, Ricardo Heseltino. That ought to do it. Oh, and another one. No shoving please. Form an...

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The grit in the oyster

Chris Irwin The social revolution of the sixties was mirrored in racing by a swathe of free-wheeling, up-and-coming hotshoes. Chris Irwin was listed among them, but, as Adam Cooper reveals, he stood apart from the crowd For the last couple of years I've been working on a biography of Piers Courage, and it's been fascinating to talk to all who knew him well. But there's one man whose name keeps...

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That's not me!

Sir, I have recently become reacquainted with Motor Sport, and congratulate you on what must be, at least for people of my generation, the finest publication of its kind. However, I would like to point out that a small correction is required. On page 44 of the February issue centred around Cooper, a caption names me as being in a photograph passing the time in 1968 with Vic Elford. This is not...

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Le Mans Prospects and Long-Distance Racing

The Le Mans 24-Hour Race has many shortcomings, as anyone will agree who has been there, but in spite of them all it still holds an attraction and lure that makes people go to it year after year, whether they be potential winners, hopeless also-rans, spectators or mere supporters. From the motor-racing enthusiast's point of view it has the attraction of being held on a real road circuit, and...

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Three Formula Two Races

Rouen (July 9th) Most of the star Grand Prix drivers were taking part in this race, except for Gurney who does not approve of top league drivers playing in a lesser league, so that Ferrari's first sortie with his new car and new driver had little chance of shining. This was Jonathan Williams' first Formula Two race in any car, so he was left rather breathless by Clark, Hill, Stewart, Brabham,...

Page 55 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, November 1971

Here and there

• A new special Associate Membership scheme has been announced by the very active Ford Sport Club which will enable non-Ford owners to join in the activities. The initial annual subscription for an associate member will be £2.50. The club has been particularly active in providing cheap travel for its members to race meetings as far away as Mexico and the Ford Sport Day race meetings have been...

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Double memorial unveiled at Zandvoort

Family and comrades assemble in Holland to commemorate Roger Williamson and Piers Courage The names of Piers Courage and Roger Williamson have always been linked in the minds of racing enthusiasts – an inevitable result of the eerily similar nature of the fiery accidents that claimed their lives on the same stretch of the Zandvoort track, just three years apart. That connection has now been...

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