Articles tagged Mark Donohue

Page 84, September 2014

Reluctant hero

He pulled Niki Lauda from the wreckage of his blazing Ferrari, fought in Vietnam and now pilots humanitarian flights for seriously ill children, but Brett Lunger plays down his many achievements… Writer Andrew Marriott Brett Lunger has always been understated, self-analytical, supremely fit and serious. That was his manner back in the 1970s when I handled his public relations in Europe and now,...

Page 133, July 2006

Reviews: Books

Paramount Ranch rememberedby Art Evans. ISBN 0-9705073-7-2. Published by Photo Data Research. £22.99 Subtitled 'a Scrapbook', this cheerful assemblage relates the history of one of the first purpose-built US circuits, a hilly figure-8 near Santa Monica. Evans, already author of several books on Fifties sportscar racing and a competitor himself, has collated magazine and newspaper reports,...

Page 111, June 2006

Walt Hansgen

by Michael Argetsinger. ISBN 1-893618-54-4. Published by David Bull, £29.99 Kudos to David Bull for publishing this thumping 400-page hardback. Hansgen may be largely forgotten in Europe, but this accomplished all-rounder drove for Cunningham, NART, Team Lotus (scoring World Championship F1 points) and Ford, winning 106 of his 244 race starts (162 in the top three). And he was Mark Donohue's...

Page 66, May 2014

Letters

April fuel I’ve just been reading about your article in April’s issue on your ideas for shaking up the world of F1. I was particularly interested in the use of the word ‘punkish’ to describe what the sport needs right now. This grabbed my attention as I happened to use the same language to describe the approach we’re taking on some of the work that we’re doing for motor racing, in particular F1...

Page 46, May 2014

Gary Bettenhausen

1941-2014 Gary Bettenhausen has passed away, aged 72. Bettenhausen won the USAC Sprint car championship in 1969 and ’71 and led most of the Indy 500 in 1972, driving a McLaren-Offy for Roger Penske, before a late ignition failure allowed team-mate Mark Donohue to score Penske’s first Indy 500 victory. Gary was the oldest of 1951 and ’58 Indycar champion Tony Bettenhausen’s three sons. He, Merle...

Page 43, May 2014

Gordon Kirby

When Mario Andretti turned pro Fifty years ago this month, Mario Andretti quit his day job to become a professional racing driver. Mario had built his reputation in the north-eastern USA throughout 1962 and ’63, winning a bunch of races aboard his own Triumph-powered three-quarter midget, as well as the Kurtis-Offy midget of Bill and Ed Mataka (above). He drove the Mataka brothers’ midget in more...

Page 98, April 2014

All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

Page 110, February 2014

The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

Page 56, January 2006

Past, present, future

Lola is about to produce a new run of the beautiful T70. So we thought it would be nice to whet Ian Flux's appetite with an ex-Bonnier car. Flux is right of course. It really is beautiful. In your mind's eye, this is how a sports-prototype should look, all beefy and curvaceous: none of that geometric, square-cut nonsense. A car that was conceived with the aid of nothing more exotic than a vivid...

Page 65, April 2005

When the Singer led the band

In 34 years as a technical chief at Porsche, Norbert Singer oversaw a host of successful sports-racing cars. His retirement from the company last year gave him an opportunity to look back with Gary Watkins at the models he masterminded... Porsche Carrera RSR: Career: 1973-87 Major wins: Daytona 1973, '75 & '77; Sebring '73, '76 & '77; Targa Florio '73; World Championship 4; IMSA 37...

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