Articles tagged Murray Smith

Page 39 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, July 2002

Mirabeau images

Wolf WR1, Lotus 49B, Maserati 250F and Alfa Romeo 8C - Monaco Grand Prix winners all. But how did they fare at this year's historique festival? David Malsher followed them while they followed the footsteps of Scheckter, Hill, Moss and Nuvolari Mike Littlewood appears a little pensive as he prepares to take Jody Scheckter's WR1 surfing around the Monaco puddles. With 480bhp under his right foot,...

Page 109 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, September 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

The first Silverstone Classic boasted a huge entry, a chaotic paddock, and every type of historic racer Silverstone's new Classic meeting was a fine achievement, in particular because such an immense and high quality entry was assembled for the hectic two-day programme. Almost 550 cars, from the 1920s to the 1990s, started 17 races, and they echoed almost every racing epoch. Of course, a classic...

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Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck The inexorable growth of aero clutter Missing AJ Foyt at the Daytona 24 Hours Dario Franchitti’s love of motor sport history When Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pulled the wraps off the McLaren MP4-27, it was a relief — and perhaps a bit of a surprise — to note that the car did not have the 'stepped nose' common to all the other new cars revealed to that point. A rule...

Page 5 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1999

Group C cars to race again at Donington

More than 20 sensational Group C sportscars is set to race alongside the FIA Thoroughbred GP Championship and the Aston Martin Owners Club's own series at its 60th Anniversary extravaganza at Donington on June 5/6. The 30-lap Group C event should be a highlight of the Historic season. Early response from owners hints at a representative C1 grid, including Jaguar XJ11 models, Porsche 956s and 962s...

Page 6 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, November 1999

AUTO UNIONS HEADLINE AT 25TH MONTEREY HISTORICS

AUTO UNIONS HEADLINE AT 25TH MONTEREY HISTORICS FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME, AUTO Unions featured at an American meeting when Audi displayed four of its silver pre-war racers and the recently recreated streamliner at the 25th Monterey Historic races in late August. Le Mans racer Rinaldo Capello demonstrated the V12 while Audi Chairman Dr Paefgen drove the V16 C/D-type hilIclimb car. Michele Alboreto...

Page 6 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 2003

Harper's Monaco is best, not bust

A non-championship race at Silverstone in early November offered the BRDC Historic Sports Car racers a late-season thrash, and it was John Harper who mastered the greasy conditions best in his Cooper Monaco. However, Gary Pearson, the leader for the first six laps, ran Harper close, managing to stay within a second of the nimble Cooper all the way to the flag aboard his faithful Lister-Jaguar....

Page 66 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, July 1982

Reflections in the Harbour

IT WAS not too difficult to reflect in the Monte Carlo Harbour as these days the yachts are all fairly small and there is quite a lot of space. Gone are the days of veritable ocean-going linen filling the harbour and today the only exciting craft are a few Italian-owned powerboats, as sleek and purposeful as a Ferrari Boxer. To watch some of these burble slowly out of the harbour and then get on...

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Legends

Alistair Cooke, one of my great heroes, has lived on Fifth Avenue in New York for more than 50 years, but he has also long had a house on Long Island. If my circumstances, professional and financial, permitted it, this is precisely the domestic arrangement I would choose: a house in the Hamptons, preferably overlooking the sea, and an apartment in Manhattan. Bliss. After the US Grand Prix, I took...

Page 107 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, November 2009

Mercedes makes track return

The last Mercedes W154 to be built was driven on track for the first time in 70 years, ahead of the Lime Rock Vintage meeting on September 4-7. This particular W154 was the 15th and last to be built and made one of its few starts in the 1939 Yugoslav Grand Prix in Belgrade, where Manfred von Brauchitsch drove it to second place. Chassis No 15 was one of two that was transported to Austria for...

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Brooks and Gurney come to dinner

One of the highlights of this year’s 35th Long Beach Grand Prix weekend was the Road Racing Drivers’ Club’s dinner with Dan Gurney. A full house of 250 guests turned out to honour Dan, and RRDC president Bobby Rahal confirmed the club’s long-term commitment to Team USA, the scholarship programme set up by British journalist Jeremy Shaw for promising American open-wheel racers. The proceeds from...

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