Articles tagged Martin Nimrod

Page 24 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1984

Daytona 24 Hours

Still Porsches, but the Jaguars looked good Speed, colour and variety are three descriptive words which immediately come to mind to describe the Daytona 24-Hour race, opening round of the American IMSA series run the first weekend in February. Seeing no end to the deadlock between FISA and IMSA, Porsche gave their new 962 model its debut on the famous tri-oval track, driven by Mario and Mike...

Page 36 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 2003

America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

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Price Hockey

GT racing has developed to the point of controversy. Michael Cotton explains why the Porsche v McLaren battle goes deeper than the racetrack On the eve of its third anniversary, contemporary Grand Touring racing stands at a crossroads. Will it follow the usual path of progress and become more professional, ever more expensive and, ultimately, like Group C? Or will it remain a sport for wealthy...

Page 46 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1983

Aston plans

Bovis is to sponsor an Aston Martin Nimrod long distance racing car along with Pace Petroleum during 1983. The car will be racing at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Le Mans.  The car is owned by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Downe and will be managed by Richard Williams, whose London-based Aston Martin business ran the car last year. The Nimrod team have had a busy winter developing their already...

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Simon Phillips - Obituary

Former sports car racer and entrant Simon Phillips has died at the age of 79. Phillips contested the Le Mans 24 Hours five times between 1976 and '82. He had a best finish of seventh in the last of those years, driving Viscount Downe's Aston Martin Nimrod with Ray Ma!lock and Mike Salmon.

Page 46 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, November 1982

An Alternative

An Alternative THE GREEN light has just come on and my hand was releasing the clutch lever when the heavens opened. It was too late to back out and barely able to see the road in front of me I groped my may up the "speed hi//climb" in the lovely valley at Cricket St. Thomas in Somersetshire. In a cloudburst I tried desperately to control the wheeltpin on my 650 c.c. Triumph "Special", and sat at...

Page 40 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1987

Historic racing: FIA Cartier meeting

Brands glamour A prestigious new sponsor, Cartier the jewellers, brought glamour to Brands Hatch when the Aston Martin OC's May meeting featured the second round of the FIA European Championship for Historic Cars. But for once, public attention did not focus on the big race; instead it was Stirling Moss, making his first foray into Historic racing, who was the centre of interest. Three TV crews...

Page 16 of February 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 1991

Under Scrutiny - March Engineering

Fast Company March, and longtime rivals Lola, will join the World Sportscar Championship in 1992 and both, coincidentally, will offer their customers John Judd's 3½-litre V10 engine as the first option. All the indicators suggest that 1992 will be a vintage season for sports car racing, perhaps with grids of 30 cars or more, but 1991 will do no more than provide the groundwork. Two years ago, no...

Page 87 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, June 1983

Silverstone 1,000 Kms

A Porsche benefit  For a while it looked as though Porsche had some real opposition at last. The two Lancia-Martini entries had practised well, their tyre problems were solved, and for the opening dozen laps of the 1,000 kilometre race they romped away from the Porsche 956s, making the best use of their rain tyres on the damp circuit. A stop to change to slick tyres, favoured from the start by...

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