Articles tagged Mike

Page 119 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 119, November 2014

2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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Webber dives ahead

Mark Webber’s twin poles and victories in Spain and Monaco have turned the World Championship battle on its head, and even if Red Bull continues to provide the Australian and his team-mate Sebastian Vettel with a dominant car, the duel between the two of them should keep us entertained. Despite scoring two wins last season Webber had slipped into the shadow of Vettel, the man widely regarded as...

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BTCC champ gets A40 deal

Current British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan will race an Austin A40 this season, when he partners father Mike in Touring Greats races that don’t clash with his BTCC title defence. Mike bought the A40 as a road car and has gradually converted it into a racer in his spare time. “The main goal is to get a Goodwood Revival entry,” Andrew said. “Ideally we’d love to share the car and do a race...

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Nigel Roebuck's Legends

Ferrari's P4 was both beautiful and effective and Chris Amon said it made its Ford Mk11 rival feel like a truck P4. Two syllables to send shivers down your spine — or mine, anyway. In a debate about the best-looking sports-racing car of all time, my choice would lie between the 1956 Maserati 300S and... of course, Ferrari's 1967 masterpiece. To my eyes, the 330P4 is perfection, and I can still...

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Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

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The eye of the storm

Last year's win in Spain brought hope, but times have since been hard for her family's team. That's the reality facing Claire Williams as she embraces a key new rolewriter Ed Foster Claire Williams' interest is piqued by our reference to Ayrton Senna's first taste of Formula 1, as featured in May's Motor Sport. That was 30 years ago, in a Williams FW08C, and the young Brazilian immediately...

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'The Mad Russian'

Bill Vulkovich was heading for a hat-trick of Indy 500 wins when his Offy roadster flipped end over end. The death of this enigmatic poor kid from California sent shock waves through the Paddock, because everybody wanted to be like him. But, says Joe Scalzo, there was only one Jan Opperman spring car rebel, flower child and holy roller Christian minister with magic roaring out of his ears — was a...

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Matters of Moment

Formula One Policy — No Holds Barred? No wonder Colin Chapman feels like abandoning Formula One Grand Prix motor racing, following the ban placed on his ingenious new Lotus 88 F1 cars. No doubt D.S.J. will be keeping us informed of developments in the Chapman camp and explaining the rights (if any) and wrongs behind the FISA decision. The way the layman-racing-enthusiast must see it is, surely,...

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Racing At Thruxton (August 4th)

Deprived of their Castle Combe circuit by "foot-and-mouth" the go-ahead Bristol M.G. & L.C.C., in conjunction with the Sporting O.D.C. and the Wiltshire School of Flying, Ltd., staged the first car race meeting at Thruxton on Bank Holiday. The 1.89 mile circuit has been the scene of successful motor-cycle racing, in which the lap-record stands at 82.24 m.p.h. The runways, even when reduced by...

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Big shoes to fill

More and more young drivers have been making the grade in NASCAR in recent years. The latest young talent to earn a top ride in the Sprint Cup series is 21-year-old Kyle Larson, who will replace Juan Pablo Montoya next year in Chip Ganassi’s Target Chevrolet. Larson is stepping into big shoes, but few drivers have shown so much raw talent so quickly in NASCAR. Larson’s mother was born in Japan...

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