Articles tagged Michael

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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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You were there

Another chapter in the series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps. The Andrettis were unceremoniously slung out of the 1982 Le Mans just hours before the start -- because the oil cooler on Harley Cluxton's Mirage M12 GpC car was deemed to be in the wrong place. Mario and Michael...

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Patrick's paternal flame

Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father Writer Rob Widdows, photographer Mitch Pashavair "Mmmm, I see you’ve only used 5100,” he observes gruffly, peering down at the rev counter. “I hope we’re going to push harder than that. Is there a rev...

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Letters

Letter of the month War of words War of words Having just read Nigel Roebuck’s chat with Niki Lauda about drivers’ freedom to voice their opinions, I find it interesting that the blame is laid at the feet of the teams. I would say that before a team could give a driver carte blanche to speak to the media, we would need a media that could be trusted to act responsibly – and sadly I don’t see that...

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The prince and the palace coup

He once spent the night in a goods yard in his Austin Maxi, but then the Queen’s cousin is a celebrated car buff. Now he’s heading an invasion of Hampton Court Palace. Ahead of September’s prestige concours, we spoke to Prince Michael of Kent Writer Gordon Cruickshank If you plotted the venues for the grander concours d’élégance events you’d have a map of some beautiful places: Venice, Pebble...

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Book reviews

Alpine & RenaultThe Sports Prototypes, Volume 1, 1963-1969 & Volume 2, 1973-1978Roy Smith These paired books each deal with a significant time period for the famous French racing teams of Renault and Alpine, specifically concentrating on sports-prototypes. The first book covers the 1963-69 period and tells how a Renault dealer and garage owner from Dieppe, Jean Rédélé, who had spent the...

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News in brief

(See also page 10). Our founder editor Bill Boddy has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Transport Trust. It was accepted for him in June by our editor at large Simon Taylor from the Trust's patron Prince Michael of Kent. *** A new organising team is now in place for LE JOG. the Land's End to John O'Groats Classic Reliability Trial in December. Although LE JOG founder John...

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'Fastest on Earth'

'Fastest on Earth' Latest step in the Brooklands Museum's steady progress is the Speed Record exhibition opened by Prince Michael at the end of lune. Private and company sponsors and the Museums and Galleries Commission produced the £300,000 to refurbish the ERA Shed, and create displays illustrating Edge's 1907 solo 24-hr run (the huge chassis and engine are on show) and the Campbell and Cobb...

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Racing car show

Quick change The British Racing and Sports Car Club has done it again! Last year, despite overwhelming odds from one of the worst winters ever seen in this country, the club managed to put on a superb Racing Car Show in the annexe at Alexandra Palace. This year just when all was set for a sensational re-opening of "Ally Pally" itself, the unforeseen happened and the BRSCC was informed that there...

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All roads lead to roam

Time spent as a long-distance rally organiser breeds a rich seam of anecdotes. Meet Jim Gavin... It’s hard to finish a conversation with Jim Gavin. Not because he won’t stop talking but because you hear yourself saying ‘hang on, you didn’t finish the story about the elephants…’ A big, bluff Irishman with breezy white hair and a ready laugh, Jim planned and ran some of the great endurance rallies...

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