Articles tagged Ken Miles

Page 115 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, January 2013

Pre-school education

Today he's best known for his racing school, but bacon in the 1960s Bob Bondurant was showing them how it's done in Cobras, Corvettes and Formula 1 By Rob Widdows This man is not a superstar. He is not a household name in Europe. But you are about to get a glimpse of why he is part of American motor racing folklore. Say Cobra, say Corvette, and you say Bob Bondurant. But there is much more to...

Page 46 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1996

Numbers game

Sir, I must commend you on the thoroughly fascinating article on the Maserati 250F. There is however a slight error which should be noted. Although Bob Drake was indeed the last man to drive a 250F in a World Championship Grand Prix, this occurred at Riverside in 1960, not Watkins Glen. Drake qualified 22nd out of 23 starters with a time of 2.05.4 (Moss being on pole with I .54.4) and finished...

Page 57 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 2009

Lunch with... Dan Gurney

This individualist has achieved more than seems possible during a remarkable motor sport career. What follows is just a taster – the rest he is busy crafting into a long-awaited autobiography By Simon Taylor Ever since this “Lunch With…” caper began, at the top of my Wanted list has been Daniel Sexton Gurney. This is a man who drove for Ferrari in the 1950s, who spearheaded Porsche’s foray into...

Page 76 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, December 2001

Midget gems

Enthusiasts may remember stirling moss' speed record for M.G. But who can recount the Marques countless pre-war and early post-war cracks at various speed categories?Bill Boddy, that's who. Last month, when writing of the car he wished he had designed — Donald Campbell's Proteus turbine 4WD Bluebird — Malcolm Oastler, Technical Director of British American Racing, referred to previous LSR...

Page 24 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1965

Some Le Mans cars

LAST month we printed a very brief and hasty report on the Le Mans 24-hour race, due to printing schedules being unable to wait longer than a day after the race, so in consequence details of the more interesting cars that were competing had to be omitted. As some of these cars are unlikely to appear again this season, and may never be seen again even next year, it is worthwhile at this late date...

Page 117 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, January 2010

Auctions

Around the houses – RM Auctions – The Automobiles Of London sale at Battersea Park was a strong sale for the Canadian firm, posting £11 million with 87 per cent of lots sold. Highlights of this sale included the competitive 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Lightweight racer at £110,000, the 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 racer at £159,500 and the 1950 Aston Martin DB2 team car featured in Motor Sport which...

Page 84 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 2004

Nothing but the Holbert truth

Those who want to chart the rise and fall of American road racing can take one of two approaches. Either they can study the defunct series that once wore the proud banners of Can-Am, GTP and CART (not to mention today's American Le Mans Series, now languishing on life support), or they can examine the three-generation career of the Holbert family. Patriarch Bob was one of the first stars of...

Page 128 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, November 2009

Doug Nye

The mystery machines Questions of authenticity at Monterey led our writer to query the cause of Ken Miles’ tragic crash in the Ford J-Car At Quail Lodge, Carmel, over the Monterey Historics weekend, I fell into conversation with a highly respected veteran USRRC and Can-Am racing mechanic. He’d been much amused to see an allegedly ex-works, ex-Senna, ex-Fangio, ex-Tennessee Ernie Ford, ex-St John...

Page 84 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 2005

Lloyd Ruby -- A gem from the dirt

This quiet Texan went from midget racing to Indy, F1 and Le Mans. He talks to Harold Pace Wichita Falls is a small, rustic Texas city just south of the Oklahoma border, and Lloyd Ruby has lived there most of his life — that is when he wasn't driving the wheels off everything from motorcycles to midgets, Ford GTs to Watson roadsters, Maseratis to NASCAR stockers and Lotus Formula One cars. In...

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The Real American Graffiti artist

George Lucas’s 1973 breakthrough film was based on the exploits of West Coast sports racer Allen Grant, for whom the movie mogul once acted as crew chief By Richard Heseltine Where were you in ’62?’ ran the tag line for American Graffiti. To former Shelby alumnus Allen Grant, the movie has close parallels with his own life. In part, it was his life. This celluloid gem centres on one night in his...

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