Articles tagged Mike Parkes

Page 48 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1997

The Maranello concessions racing team

At the 1958 London Motor Show newly crowned world champion driver Mike Hawthorn tried to launch his Tourist Trophy Garage business in Farnham, Surey, as Ferrari's UK importer, selling two cars, one a heather-grey 250GT to Tommy Sopwith. Both Sopwith and his friend, Colonel RJ 'Ronnie' Hoare, ran Ford main dealerships and both used Mercedes-Benz 300SLs. The Colonel's roadster was a horror and...

Page 56 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 2009

Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

Page 34 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1998

Short, back & sideways

Stirling Moss won the 1961 Tourist Trophy in this Ferrari 250 short wheelbase and races it at Goodwood again this month. Matthew Franey discovers the secret of his success Photography by Andrew Yeadon & Stan Papior If ever proof was needed that for some people, things come all too easily, then look no further than the case of one Stirling Moss. In 1961 he secured his seventh and final Tourist...

Page 49 of August 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, August 2012

Demolishing a Dino

Demolishing a Dino Sir, Having seen the car race I read with interest the article on the Colonel's Dino 2065P. As mentioned Mike Parkes drove it in the 1966 Brands Hatch British GP Group 7 'Big Banger' support race, easily winning the 2-litre class. Parkes usually went well at Brands, so it was a surprise that, during practice for the following August Monday Guards International race, he lost...

Page 94 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2005

A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

Page 60 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 1970

Daytona 24-Hours

PORSCHE VICTORY.—On the first lap of the Daytona 24-Hours, the two JW Automotive Porsche 917s sweep off the banking (left) with Andretti's Ferrari 512S only inches behind. Siffert's car (leading) lost a lot of time in the pits, leaving an unchallenged win to Kinnunen and Rodriguez (right) with the first victory for the new Gulf/Porsche alliance. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ made a spectacular return to the JW...

Page 58 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 2013

Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

Page 30 of October 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1977

Michael Johnson Parkes 1931-1977

Michael Parkes made an unusually full contribution to this World. He was a talented engineer, aviator and competition car driver. "Mike", as he was almost invariably called, died at the end of August. His Lancia struck the rear of a 43-ton lorry in heavy rain at Chieri, South East of Turin, and it is thought he died instantly. The accident happened late at night on a section of road notorious for...

Page 62 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 2001

Cheshire

At Oulton Park 40 years ago, this Jaguar E-type won on the models race debut. Graham Hill drove it then. Now it's David Malsher's turn While gazing at one of the most famous Jaguar E-types of them all,ECD 400, I initially tried to push its heritage to the back of my mind, and just absorb its impact as 'an E-type'. No matter what a bargain it was in the 1960s, there are three fundamental reasons...

Page 34 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1973

Formula Two review

Jarier scores maximum points Ford fight back Two opening rounds of the European Formula Two Championship at Mallory Park and Hockenheim were crushing victories for the combination of a March chassis, a BMW engine and the promising, if somewhat impetuous, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jarier. The two subsequent rounds of this important competition have both shaped up as further honours for Jarier but,...

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