Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

Page 76 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 2014

The Corse of true love

…never did run smooth between garagista Enzo Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Yet their turbulent partnership through the 1930s laid the bedrock of the Ferrari legendWriter Paul Fearnley A chill March day yet his car is naked: tubes, wires, rivets. He’s road-tested bare chassis before. That, though, was a long time ago, and this is momentously different. In suit, shirt and tie, he, never the most agile,...

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Fry on the boil

Sir, In his article `Steep Thrills' (August issue), Paul Fearnley failed to mention that Raymond Mays' Shelsley Walsh period of record-holding with ERA R4D was finally broken by Joe Fry driving the `Freikaiserwagen' — a twin-cylinder special built by his cousin David Fry. It was a most exciting day. Fry broke the record by 0.04sec with an electrifying run. And then we waited tensely for Mays'...

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Light-blue touchpaper

This 1908 Panhard was build for one purpose: To win a Grand Prix. It was as stunning then as a modern Formula One car is today. And the parallels don't end there, explains Paul Fearnley. A damn silly rinky-dink idea in the first place: stick some modem-day road-testing equipment on a 92-year-old grand prix car in a bid to explode a few myths about 'jalopies'. So there I was, fussing and fretting...

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Mosport memories

Sir, Thanks so much for Paul Fearnley's outstanding feature story on the glory years of Brabham-Repco in your May issue. As with virtually every one of your issues, it brought back a flood of wonderful memories! I happened to be on hand for the 1967 inaugural Canadian Grand Prix having driven from Michigan to Mosport, Ontario. As I recall, Jim Clark crashed his Lotus 49 in practice and had to use...

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Relight the fire

Alan Gow first took charge of the BTCC as it hit its Super Touring stride. Second time round, he’s manufacturing a different success story By Paul Fearnley Twenty years ago at Silverstone, the late Will Hoy, bless his fireproof socks, won the opening round of a new-look British Touring Car Championship. Saloonatics of all shapes and capacities had been door-handling since 1958; the difference...

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Obituaries

Keith Duckworth As the genius behind the era-defining Cosworth DFV engine, this design deity cast a long shadow over motorsport. Paul Fearnley pays tribute Formula One marched to a new tune at Zandvoort on June 4 1967. Entitled DFV, it was loud and discordant — but it was music to the ears of Walter Hayes (patron), Colin Chapman (conductor), Jim Clark (soloist) and Keith Duckworth (composer)....

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All for one

Renault had never looked like winning Le Mans — its motorsport programme was too fragmented. That all changed in 1977, but it took another year for this revolution to take effect. Paul Fearnley explains why Judging by how far the man holding the microphone-on-a-stick jumps back as the car fires up, our fervent hope that this Le Mans-winner's turbo V6 might not bust today's noise limit has just...

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An easy rider born to drive

Gary Hocking called a premature halt to his meteoric bike career in 1962. He felt Formula One was a safer option... Paul Fearnley recalls a talent that shone brightly, but much too briefly It was a remarkable opening lap of a remarkable circuit. Rhodesia's Gary Hocking had been drawn at six, his MV Agusta team-mate Mike Hailwood at three and his good friend, Honda's Aussie charger Tom Phillis,...

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Art of the state

The Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars of the 1930s were mechanical expressions of Germany's desire to re-establish itself as a world power. The leap in technology and speed they provided has never been equalled — nor has the spectacle. Sixty-five years after the great Tazio Nuvolari thrilled British fans by winning the 1938 Donington Grand Prix at the wheel of an Auto Union D-Type,...

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Icono chasm

Ford GT40 vs Ford GT. They look similar, but GT40 and Ford's new GT are chalk and cheese under their skins as befits their very different roles. But we simply had to bring them --- and Jackie Oliver --- together. Paul Fearnley reports For a man who spent 30 years in the bear pit of Formula One, without a single victory gained to ease the pain, 62-year-old Jackie Oliver looks well on it. His...

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