Articles tagged Mark Donohue

Page 53 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 1997

Porsche 917/30

It doesn't matter who you are, what you've raced or how long you have been in the front line of motor racing, there is still nothing you can do to prepare adequately for the experience of driving the Porsche 917/30. The reason is simple: with 1100bhp exploding out of the mighty twin-turbo, flat-12, air-cooled engine, it is the most powerful car that ever raced. By comparison, a Le Mans 917 is...

Page 88 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, May 2002

Parnelli Jones

'Aggression,' Parnelli Jones has said, stating his guiding maxim, 'is something you can't teach a race driver. You either have it - or you don't Parnelli Jones, one of the icons of racing, had a remarkably versatile talent. He was a driver who excelled on dirt-tracks, paved ovals and road courses, and could extract the maximum from front- and rear-engined indycars as well as midgets, NASCARs and...

Page 100 of September 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, September 2012

Seppi's bright idea

When Jo Siffert convinced Porsche to take on Can-Am, this day-glo beast was the result. Cue a new lease of life for the great 917By Gordon Cruickshank It can be annoying when somebody muscles in on your patch. Suppose you were, say, a large wealthy country and had set up a race series between you and your neighbour which was going well and providing terrific racing, even if it was a pair of Kiwis...

Page 34 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1972

Can-Am 1973

Porsche dons McLaren mantle Porsche ended the five-year McLaren domination of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series of sports car races in America with six victories in nine races during 1972. The vehicle was the Porsche 917/10, a turbocharged 5-litre derivative of the original endurance racing flat-12 917 coupé which so handsomely won the Championship of Makes for Porsche. The basic...

Page 21 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1975

The Swedish Grand Prix

Ferrari AgainAnderstorp, June 8th A very complete field of runners turned out for the Swedish Grand Prix and all twenty-six were guaranteed a start as the Anderstorp Raceway is large and spacious. As it was built on a flat piece of waste land there are no interesting contours for the circuit to follow and in consequence the corners and straights are all very geometric requiring a car to be...

Page 86 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, May 2008

Hard graft, learning to draft

NASCAR is huge in America and recently it’s attracted an influx of single-seater drivers. But it’s also a notoriously difficult form of racing to master, as some are finding to their cost By Gordon Kirby When Roger Penske’s pair of Dodge Chargers driven by Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch swept to a surprise one-two victory in February’s 50th Daytona 500, it emphasised how competitive the 40-plus car...

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Track back -- 50/30/20/10 years ago

1975-- Listing Lauda takes Trophy win Hunt leads but Lauda claims the spoils in International Trophy thriller Niki Lauda came out on top in the International Trophy after withstanding tremendous pressure from Emerson Fittipaldi throughout all 40 laps. Ferrari had brought along a brand new 312B3 to Silverstone which Lauda complained was 'listing' in the fast corners. Even so the Austrian was...

Page 28 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1973

Saloon car racing USA

A look at the NASCAR stockers In the grand scheme of international motor racing, saloon car racing has never figured very prominently by comparison with Formula One for instance, for it lacks the glamour and prestige of the premier class. In America however, it is a completely different situation for NASCAR's (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) Grand National stock car series ranks...

Page 84 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1998

Historic racing on a budget

How you can & why you should Club motor-racing is the future of automotive enjoyment and you need look no further than the nearest great road to have been blighted with speed cameras to know it. And while there's joy to be killed, revenue to be raised and a nanny state to be built it will only get worse. Besides, there has been, for some time now, a nagging doubt in the office that we were,...

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American Comment

May means Indianapolis In the American World of motor racing the month of May means just one race—the Indianapolis 500—held on May 27th, with qualifying on the two previous weekends. Indiana's legendary "Brickyard" always attracts a huge crowd and this year looks like being no exception with an exciting line-up promised, and speeds higher than ever. In tyre testing, early in April, Bobby Unser...

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