Articles tagged Ninian Sanderson

Page 29 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, July 1984

With Ecurie Ecosse to Le Mans

One’s earliest images of motor racing are always the brightest and one never recaptures the excitement of the schoolboy poring over every word of a race report. The first motor racing magazine I bought as a boy was a copy of MOTOR SPORT which contained the win at Le Mans by the Ecurie Ecosse D type Jaguar driven by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. There was a story to capture the imagination,...

Page 48 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1957

Individual Achievements 1957

A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the efforts of David Murray and Colin Chapman at Le Mans. I use the term individual loosely, for both gentlemen are the first to point out that their successes at Le Mans were entirely due to the work of a team...

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1963 Le Man Cobra

For the Cobra's Le Mans debut, the works AC roadster was one of two 289s given an extended hardtop in an attempt to persuade the air of the Sarthe to slide smoothly over it. That meant a new shorter bottom-hinged boot and a fuel filler poking through the roof. In the 24-hour enduro Ninian Sanderson and Peter Bolton took 39PH to seventh place and a class win, scoring a Mulsanne max of 167mph...

Page 66 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1998

Double Scotch

In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing teams don't usually inspire loyalties outside their own country, for obvious reasons. But the tale of Ecurie Ecosse, proudly Scottish from beginning to end, is one which inspired support right across...

Page 48 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 2006

D-type approval

Andrew Frankel drove the most original factory D-type of all in the Le Mans Classic parade, then opened it up on William Lyons's favourite testing ground the English country road Words: Andrew Frankel. Photography: Ian Fraser For a moment, it was real. This was race day at Le Mans and I was in XKD605, the last but one of the works D-types. If I looked ahead, all I could see was Mulsanne straight...

Page 93 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, March 2001

Jaguar - a leap too far?

Jaguar entered F1 in 2000 with great optimism, the cars presented with a lavish release at Lords. If a podium success was not expected in the first F1 season, at least finishes were anticipated. Alas, it has been described as a year of horrors. It is noticeable that this year's Jaguar R2 was launched at a far lower key, and it was cautiously explained that Ford's £85-million goal will take time...

Page 97 of November 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, November 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

All over the country there are still traces of forgotten racetracks which put old wartime airfields to primitive use In Hampshire the other day, on the A338 between Fordingbridge and Ringwood, I found myself driving through a peaceful little village called Ibsley. At once a tiny bell rang in my head. To the left down Mockbeggar Lane, beyond those neat modern houses and the 'olde worlde' pub, Ron...

Page 78 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, November 2004

Stirling qualities

Ian Stewart beat Moss – but then followed a very different career path. By Eric Dymock When Ian Stewart defeated Stirling Moss at Charterhall in the October of 1952, Bill Boddy was astonished. Both drivers were in C-type Jaguars, Moss was approaching the top of his form, and even though Stewart might have had an advantage on a familiar track, this did not as a rule bother Moss. So there had to be...

Page 27 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1975

Scottish Journey

I suppose it was the Vanwall book that caused it, for we were discussing the battles of the racing cars of those two great industrial giants, Sir Alfred Owen and Tony Vandervell, the l½-litre supercharged V16 BRM and the 4½-litre unsupercharged Ferrari "Thinwall Special" and how they raced against each other all over the British Isles. The younger member of the group expressed surprise that these...

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Hammer down

Racers that are going, going, gone... Sothebys much-hyped Ferrari sale at Maranello in June saw a world record price for an F1 car at auction when one of the F2004s raced by Michael Schumacher last year reached €2,760,000 (not including buyer's premium). Equally remarkable was the €1,897,500 bid for a 1940 Maserati 8CL, a record price for an Indy 500 racer at auction. Among the 72 (of 116) lots...

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