Articles tagged Oliver

Page 45 of April 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, April 1970

A VISIT TO LOTUS COMPONENTS LIMITED

RACING CARS ARE BIG BUSINESS THERE WAS a time when anyone who wanted to buy a racing car went along to see a designer laid down the general principles of the car he wanted, paid over a large sum of money, and his car (if he was lucky) was delivered to him in due course. As in so many other aspects of racing, things are different now and buying a racing car is very little more complicated than...

Page 10 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, February 1993

A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...

Page 50 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1973

Canadian Grand Prix

Revson beats the confusion Toronto, September 23rd Critics of rallying will always tell you that the trouble with that particular branch of motor sport is that often one has to wait hours to find out who won; when the result is announced it is often contested and, even then, because of timing error, or other factors, the wrong man can easily take the honours. These anti-rally people will tell you...

Page 15 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 2012

Seaman film nears production

Richard Seaman is the latest name to join a long list of legendary racing drivers whose stories are potentially being turned into movies. Provisionally titled Silver Arrows, the Seaman project is being prepared by Brian Oliver, one of the producers behind the Hunt/Lauda film Rush, which is currently being shot. Oliver – whose Cross Creek Pictures was also responsible for the 2010 Oscar-winning...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 38 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1998

1969 - Down to the Wyer

It should have been Porsche’s day but when Stuttgart foundered, John Wyer’s team was ready. Adam Cooper recalls what happened next The 1969 24 hours is remembered as the closest finish in the history of Le Mans and is usually mentioned in despatches whenever the greatest motor races of all time are considered. But the race has earned a place in the history books for other reasons. It marked the...

Page 28 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1971

BOAC 1000 kms.

Alfa Romeo at last Brands Hatch, April 4th, 1971. When Henri Pescarolo crossed the finishing line to win the BOAC 1000 and give victory to the Autodelta Alfa Romeo T33/3 he shared with Andrea de Adamich, it was a landmark in the history of Alfa Romeo and their present sports car racing programme. It was sad indeed to see the great Alfa team pull out of Grand Prix racing in 1951 yet, in the past...

Page 39 of April 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 1975

Reflections in the Transvaal

It hardly seems possible that it was five years ago that I last visited South Africa, for the Grand Prix at the Kyalami Circuit, but it was indeed in 1970, so it was rather interesting to view the five-year span in Grand Prix racing, especially as regards who and what has changed. There were 23 starters in the 1970 race of whom a mere five were in the 1975 race, these being Ickx, Andretti,...

Page 14 of September 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1953

CHAIN CHATTER

CHAIN CHATTER by "CARROZZINO" CANNOT resist the temptation to say " I told you so" to the organisers of the Gernaan G.P. Early in the year in these columns I made some pungent remarks about the inadvisability of holding the G.P. at Schotten, which is a highly dangerous course for standard racing machines, let alone works machines, and in making those observations I was not alone. The D.M.V....

Page 10 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1967

Three Formula Two Races

Rouen (July 9th) Most of the star Grand Prix drivers were taking part in this race, except for Gurney who does not approve of top league drivers playing in a lesser league, so that Ferrari's first sortie with his new car and new driver had little chance of shining. This was Jonathan Williams' first Formula Two race in any car, so he was left rather breathless by Clark, Hill, Stewart, Brabham,...

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