Articles tagged Lance Reventlow

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2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort’s third Historic Grand Prix event, on August 29-31, attracted a record 50,000 spectators and featured not only the cream of Europe’s racing championships but also competitors from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Dubai. Michael Lyons topped the scoring with three wins, a repeat of 2013’s FIA Masters Formula 1 result in the family Hesketh 308E and, splendidly, the...

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XVIIIth Grand Prix of Monaco

Moss is Supreme Monte Carlo, May 29th. Being the first major Grand Prix of the European season, everyone was out in full force and the entry list was one of the most interesting seen for some time. The B.R.M. team had three of their 1960 rear-engined cars, with Bonnier, Gurney and Graham Hill as drivers; Cooper had their two 1960 ears in the hands of Brabham and McLaren, these new cars looking...

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The first Roadrunner

Before he was a constructor, Jim Hall was a customer. Preston Lerner describes the hot-rod origins of the car which brought a new name to the track and a new designer to the sport Despite its name, Chaparral 1 wasn't the first Chaparral but the last in a long and storied line of front-engined, big-bore West Coast specials. The futuristic Chaparral 2 and derivatives C through J were conceived and...

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A lifetime with the Offenhauser

"MY GOING to work for Harry Miller was an act of God!" With these words, Leo Goossen described the beginning of a remarkable career as America's foremost designer of racing engines. Goossen had left a promising position as protégé to Walter L. Mart, Chief Designer of Buick Motor Company, to go west to New Mexico. A tuberculosis spot had been found and the only answer was a change of climate....

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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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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Driven to race far from home Phil Hill’s passing near the end of the summer got me thinking about the great era of motor racing that his career straddled, and the large role played in the sport in those days by American drivers, cars and teams. Through the 1950s and ’60s, Phil was a true pioneer of American road racing. Before earning a seat with Ferrari’s factory sports car team, he set the...

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A career reaches take-off

A career reaches take-off We pbK up wnere we eft off ast montn as a buddng journa st tours tne tracKs of :urope tnen ends ns year wtn a hsKy f Lgnt nome BY EOIN YOUNG began writing reports on the 1961 Formula Junior races for Motoring News in Britain as a rookie writer just arrived from New Zealand. When I reached London I headed for the editorial office and was commissioned to cover the FJ races...

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Alternating currents

Arguments over its nationality swing back and forth, but 50 years on, the Cobra, with its Yankee muscle and British breeding, is still too big for one passport Even now, few cars exercise such huge gravitational pull as a Cobra. This Anglo-American hybrid didn’t scream ‘zeitgeist’ when it rocketed into the public eye back in 1962. There was no great leap forward; no breaking of moulds or pushing...

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Phil Remington - Obituary

The legendary Californian race car engineer and fabricator has died, aged 92. He had worked on race cars for more than 65 years and until shortly before his death was still at his bench every day, at Dan Gurney's AAR facility in Santa Ana. A B24 flight engineer in the South Pacific during WWII, he raced hotrods in the 1950s and built possibly the world's first fibreglass bodyshell for the Edwards...

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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...

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