Articles tagged Ken Miles

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Pebble Beach

Track tests  You may know it better for golf and the concours d'elegance, but in the Fifties this lush resort introduced road racing to America's West Coast. By Colin Goodwin All we have to go on is a crumpled circuit map that Editor Fearnley pressed into my hand back in England. That and the knowledge that, each year from 1950 to '56, a race meeting was held at Pebble Beach. You enter the estate...

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Working with John Wyer

The legendary team chief had a fearsome reputation, but Doreen Green was better placed than most to judge his methods One of my regular correspondents is Michael Green, whose late father Dick was an Aston Martin race mechanic through the 1950s. Michael has a ton of his dad’s tales to tell, but when he told me his mother Doreen was due over from the States, for the Aston celebrations, I had to...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

An American Victory Le Mans, France, June 18th/19th. This year Ford came to Le Mans in a much more organised manner than in the previous two years and the whole Detroit-supported project looked much more likely to achieve success than previously. There were eight 7-litre Mk. II Ford racing coupes, three run by Shelby American, three by Holman and Moody and two by Alan Mann Racing and all the cars...

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Book reviews

"Tiger — The Making of a Sports Car" by Mike Taylor. 224 pp. 9½" x 7" (Gentry Books Ltd., 16 Regency Street, London SW1. £9.95). In spite of the proliferation of marque histories pumped out in recent years, the Sunbeam Tiger has escaped the publishers' cage. Now the story of the Rootes Group's fast hybrid has been told in excellent style by Mike Taylor, an erstwhile Tiger owner, whose painstaking...

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Track test -- Golden Gate Park

What began as a charity event proved so popular with spectators and competitors that this San Francisco parkland circuit was touted as a potential GP venue. By Gary Horstkorta, photography by Kyle Birt Just a 20-minute drive from San Francisco's busy downtown heart lies an oasis: Golden Gate Park. At 50 blocks long (3.5 miles) and half a mile wide its 1013 acres make it bigger than Hyde Park....

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The Rodriguez brothers

Ricardo Rodriguez could have been another Senna, but it was only after his tragic death that his older brother, Pedro, started to shine. Mark Hughes remembers them. The Inaugural Mexican Grand Prix of 1962 should have been a celebration. The country's racing prodigy, Ricardo Rodriguez, was to perform in front of his adoring countrymen. These people, who'd watched spellbound a few years earlier as...

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Big bangers of the sixties: Ford GT40

A late developer 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 double, climaxing in the...

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Formula Junior - 25 years on

The first properly supported Formula Junior race In Britain took place at Brands Hatch 25 years ago on Boxing Day, 1959, and 1985 marks the 25th anniversary of the first truly international season of the category. If anyone's natural response to those facts is "So what?" the answer is simple. The 1960 Formula Junior mason saw the greatest flowering of driver talent of any formula at any time....

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Miniatures news

GRAND PRIX MODELS of Radlett have announced a model of the Saab 99 Turbo with which Stig Blomqvist won the Mintex Rally, suitably decalled, as the works Clarion Hi Fi sponsored car. Even Stig's doll he carried as a mascot is included. Large quantities of the 1:43-scale kit have been shipped to Saab in Sweden. It costs £8.95 here. There is also a miniature of the Project GT-40 Ford carefully...

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Rumblings

Records Show-time is usually records-time, or was when Brooklands was booming and Monthlèry was a busier place than it now seems to be. This year the interest has centred on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, where at the end of -September the American drivers Tony Bettenhausen and Marshall Lewis performed with a 78 by 78-mm., four-cylinder, 1½-litre, streamlined, all-enveloping Osca (alias Simpson...

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