Articles tagged Jonathan Williams

Page 46 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 2003

Garda

The region around Brescia lies at the heart of Italy's passion for road racing. The Mille Miglia is a legend, but instead Tim Scott pays a visit to its obscure cousin down the road Photography by Ian Dawson The most beautiful racing circuit in the world — that was the standard boast. Subjective in the extreme, for sure, but standing atop the valley slopes that tumble to the shores of Lake Garda,...

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Peter Gethin 1940-2011

Peter Gethin, who has died aged 71 after a long illness, is best remembered for his dramatic BRM victory in the 1971 Italian Grand Prix. But he was also a versatile and successful racer in F5000, sports cars and Can-Am. After making his mark in British events with Lotus 7 and 23 sports-racers he graduated in 1965 to Formula 3, first as team-mate to Piers Courage in the Charles Lucas team and then...

Page 60 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, August 2007

Employee number one

Herbert Linge was the first person taken on by Porsche in 1949. Heading its racing department while enjoying a successful career at the wheel made his name synonymous with the marque. Colin Goodwin charts his career In 1943 a father escorted his 15-year-old son to a factory gate in Stuttgart. It was the first day of the boy’s apprenticeship as a mechanic. The lad had only the most basic education...

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Racing Notes

Forthcoming Events The International racing season for 1967 is already well under way in New Zealand, Australia and the Argentine and on February 4th the really serious International scene begins, with the 24-Hour race at Daytona Speedway. The races in the Antipodes are run to the local Tasman Formula for "obsolete " cars of 2-1/2 -litres capacity, while the Argentinian Temporada races are for...

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Did he lose the plot?

Movie star and motor sport fan Steve McQueen went to every effort on set of his homage to Le Mans. But the results fell short for some who witnessed his efforts Le Mans was the movie Steve McQueen most wanted to make. The ultimate bloke's bloke was mates with Jackie Stewart and John Whitmore before they were Sirs, he raced his own Formula Junior Cooper and Mini Coopers, came second in his own 3-...

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The Channel Islands chancer

Boley Pittard was a racer renowned for his vibrant character as much as his driving skill. But in a deadly era of the sport, he was never to fulfil his potential By Paul Fearnley He was running wild by the end – and little wonder. The Nazis invaded the Channel Islands in June 1940, and stayed until May 1945. There was no résistance in the French sense, but small acts of sabotage and stubbornness...

Page 36 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1970

THE 54th TARGA FLORIO

A Hard-Fought Battle CEFALU, SICILY, May 3rd THE PORSCHE factory has won the Targa Florio for the last five years as well as five times before that, but not consecutively, and to many people that would be sufficient, but not for Porsche. This time they came not only to win hut to pulverise any opposition that might appear and the whole weight of the racing department was thrown into the attack....

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B.R.D.C. 4th Clubmen's Championship

The majority of British race-goers are enthusiastic followers of all forms of motor racing. Others, whilst appreciative of everything that goes round a circuit, have a preference for either International events or Club racing. Advocates of the latter were given powerful arguments in favour of their likes at Silverstone on October and, when the B.R.D.C. held their 4th annual Clubmen's Championship...

Page 88 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, January 2004

Track test - Mugello

Sicily’s Targa Florio had a considerably faster, more mountainous cousin over on the mainland. Paul Fearnley scales the Futa Pass – and much more Photography by Malcolm Griffiths/LAT Tazio Nuvolari competed here just once. He didn’t know the circuit and had little time in which to practise. His car was not the fastest in the race... Stop. I know what you're thinking — but this time there was no...

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When Ferrari finesse met American muscle

After the P4 was made obsolete in sports car racing, Can-Am offered a lifeline. Two cars were converted; one survives in that form Can-Am. Brute force and - well, quite a lot of technological ingenuity, actually. Yet it’s the hub-twisting torque of an enormous V8 Chevy we think of, or perhaps the kilo-horsepower of those ‘to hell with self-restraint’ 917/30 Porsches. Not much room for the...

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