Articles tagged Jurgen Barth

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Sportscar Survey

The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World Championship for Makes, taking the title for the first time in their history. For the small crowd that witnessed the Austrian event however, it won't be the Italian conquest that sticks in their minds, but the...

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Porsche's hottest numbers

In 60 years the Stuttgart firm has produced some glorious cars. Picking the 10 best models would be tricky enough, but the 10 best individual chassis? Time to turn to a true Porsche expert… By Michael Cotton There was a time when I did not care for Porsches at all. There, heresy confessed! My school exercise books were covered in drawings of Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix cars, beautiful front-...

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Book Reviews

"John Cooper - Grand Prix Carpet-Bagger" by John Cooper with John Bentley. 230 pp. 9 1/2" x 7" (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £5.95.) We have had books about the Cooper racing cars and their evolution, from that first ingenious Cooper 500 using front and rear-ends devised from Fiat Topolino front suspension units, and about the mercurial John Cooper, son of a...

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Venturi effect

15 minutes of fame: Venturi; 1994 Montlhéry 1000Km It began with a game for bored playboys and ended by bringing a French racing legend his final international victory. Gary Wwatkins tells the story. No-one could have predicted that an unauthorised 'cannonball run' through France would lead to the final international victory of Henri Pescarolo's illustrious career. But when a group of Parisian...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

Le Mans, June 11th/12th Dramatic endings are nothing new in motor racing, even if they are less frequently encountered in long, drawn out endurance races than in the more hectic excitement of Formula One and Formula Two events. But the finish to the 45th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place on June 12th was exceptional by any standards, with the winning Porsche 936 suffering a...

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Around the tracks

Le Mans Classic: Herbert heads triple success of Le Mans veterans Victories for three former 24 Hours winners — Johnny Herbert, Jürgen Barth and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud — headlined the second running of the Le Mans Classic. The event was a huge success with around 400 cars spanning 50 years of Le Mans history racing in 18 events during a 24-hour period; each age group of cars raced three times, once...

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The Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Rondeau's rendezvous Every year, the Le Mans 24 Hours proves something special, whatever the predicament of sportscar racing as a whole. It has a lot to with the unique atmosphere of the Circuit of the Sarthe, and the magic of a race that runs twice around the clock on an ultra-fast eight and a half mile course still largely composed of normal main roads. This year, however, the ACO's Grand Prix...

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News in brief

(see also page 101) Former Le Mans winner Jurgen Barth has retired from Porsche after 42 years. The 57-year-old followed his father Edgar into the Stuttgart sportscar manufacturer, joining as an apprentice in 1963. He took charge of customer sport at the beginning of the 956 era and remained in the role until his retirement at the end of July. *** The future of the Phoenix Park motor races is...

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The Porsche book

The Complete History of Types and ModelsJurgen Barth & Gustav Busing Fearsomely detailed file of everything the firm has produced so far, updated to 2009. And Barth is not only an in-house expert but won Le Mans in a Porsche. Every model from 1948 is here, with all variants, specs and chassis number ranges, plus a list of all Porsche’s diverse projects. The sheer completeness makes it simple...

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World Championship for Makes and World Championship for Sports Cars The story so far . . .

The story so far . . . When the Group 5 circus of so-called "Special Production Cars" comes to Brands Hatch on the 24th and 25th of September for the seventh round of the World Championship for Makes, the once fiercely contested title will have already been long decided in Porsche's favour. When this summary of the championship to date was written, the Canadian round at Mosport had still to take...

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