Articles tagged Lee Iacocca

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Book reviews

Road Motor sport cinema is presently all the rage – the BBC even has a 1970s F1 drama brewing – but it’s unlikely that much will ever match this for power and raw emotion. Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD looks at the world of motorcycle road racing through two generations of the Dunlop family, brothers Joey and Robert and their nephews/sons Michael and William. The headline stories might be...

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Andrew Frankel

GM's charm offensive One of rather few thrills inherent in attending the Detroit Motorshow each year used to be wondering what stunt Bob Lutz would dream up to introduce a new car. Explosions were common, things falling from the sky not unusual and, through it all, you could count on the grinning countenance of Lutz himself, the most charismatic US car executive of our times and probably second...

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Henry - A Life of Henry Ford II

by Walter Hayes. 285pp. 9 3/4" x 6". Weidenfield and Nicholson, 91 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TA £18.95. The late Henry Ford II, taking over the mighty Ford Car Company established by his famous grandfather, had a very different task to accomplish, fraught with intrigue and setbacks, as he strove to keep it a family business. No-one is better able to tell his story than Walter Hayes, who...

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Twenty Questions

SUBJECT: Ansar AltOCCUPATION: Managing director, Caterham Cars What is your greatest achievement? Professionally, the success of Caterham Cars in recent years; personally, my family. What is your biggest regret? Not coming to the help of a friend with whom I'd lost contact. Whose work in the industry today do you admire most and why? Richard Parry-Jones for almost single-handedly turning around...

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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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Ford Mustang

Ford’s Mustang, its fastest-selling car since the Model A, still leads the field in historic events around the world By Richard Heseltine The Mustang represented the high watermark of 1960s marketing brilliance. In hindsight it all seems so simple. All that Ford did was raid the corporate parts bin. That and throw in some smoke and mirrors along with a suitably suggestive equine name. With great...

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Ford GT40

The Ford GT40 was built to humble Ferrari at Le Mans. Which it did – eventually By Richard Heseltine Like all well-worn accounts it’s probably only half accurate, but it makes for a good yarn nonetheless. Early in 1966, an agent acting on behalf of Enzo Ferrari approached Henry Ford II with a message. Il Commendatore had maybe, just maybe, been a little hasty in kicking him to the kerb three...

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Book Reviews

Racing The Silver Arrows — Mercedes-Benz Versus Auto Union, 1934-1939  by Chris Nixon. 350 pp. 11-1/4" x  8",  Osprey Publishing Ltd., 27a Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DP. £29.95. The story of the two "giants", Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, and their fabulous Grand Prix and record cars, made possible by the Nazi interest in motor racing as propaganda, is a fascinating one.  It is interesting to...

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Book Reviews

The Cobra-Ferrari Wars 1963-1965by Michael L Schoen. 368pp. 11" X 8½“, 8202 NW 16th Avenue, Washington 98665, USA. £55.00 "368 pages, 85,000 words, based on interviews with 51 of the original participants, conducted over 18 years," so says the blurb accompanying this book, and for once the product lives up to the hype. This is a book that the true motor racing historian will only put down because...

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Nigel Roebuck's Legends

  John Cooper was in motor racing for fun, but that didn't stop him creating a special legacy Places mean cars, don't they? Hear the word `Maranello' and you think of something red with yellow shields on its flanks. Similarly, 'Weissach' is synonymous with Porsche, and when I see a sign to Cheshunt  I think immediately of Lotus. It's the same with Surbiton: to some, perhaps, the place brings...

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