Articles tagged Perry McCarthy

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

A matter of moment Carlo Abarth may have had fixed ideas about engine placement – but his cars won plenty of races Over the past few months I have been closely involved with what was Fabrizio Violati’s Maranello Rosso Collection of Ferraris and Abarths in San Marino. When former mineral water magnate Violati died in January 2010 he was the longest-term owner of any Ferrari 250GTO. Obviously in...

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Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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Matters of moment

Following our revealing interview with FIA president Jean Todt last month, you may recall that we posted a copy of our ‘Formula 1 manifesto for change’, printed in our April issue, to Luca di Montezemolo. The Ferrari chairman has taken it upon himself to cajole the major players to discuss the future of Grand Prix racing, and we couldn’t resist giving him a nudge towards our ideas to shake up the...

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Web Spin

Podcast: Perry McCarthy on driving for Andrea Moda in 1992 Perry McCarthy: “It was wonderful to have reached Formula 1, but then, of course, it was only a matter of time before you realised ‘This is not very good at all’. Not only were we slow, but we were actually dangerous.” Simon Arron: “Didn’t the steering seize in the middle of Eau Rouge?” PM: “By the time I got to Belgium I had done a...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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Formula 3000

Red flags, black marks TS Eliot once contended that "April is the cruellest month". He was wrong. August is worse. For the European Formula 3000 Championship, August 1988 was the blackest period since records began in March 1985. There were two races. Both were in Britain, both were a complete farce, and a total of four drivers were taken to hospital, two with serious injuries. Indeed, the latest...

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Johnny was a Bute

What a fantastic article detailing the career of Johnny Dumfries. He has long fascinated me as he not only raced in the era that I find the most interesting but has the added intrigue of being titled. For me he is exactly the sort of British driver that we never really saw the best of, and your article seems to bear that out. It brings to mind so many people from the late-70s or early-80s who had...

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FLAT OUT, FLAT BROKE — FORMULA 1 THE HARD WAY! BY PERRY MCCARTHY ISBN 1-85960-886-8 Published by Haynes Publishing, L1799 SHOULD YOU EVER NEED reminding why you watch, and racing drivers race, watch Montoya through Eau Rouge — or read this book. You'll realise that you have neither the skill — nor the determination. Perry McCarthy has always been excellent at describing his career in a series of...

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Tip-top tin-tops for Revival

Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham will go head-to-head in a pair of Mercedes 300SEs in the St Mary's Trophy race at Goodwood. A star-studded line-up will contest this 20-lap, two-driver race and a number of changes and additions have been made since our Goodwood preview (see page 58) went to press. Arturo Merzario will make his Goodwood debut in the Alfa GTA originally entered for Ivan Capelli,...

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It was one of those days you wish had never happened. As you might imagine, I had been looking forward to the day when I was to drive the D-type and GT40 on our cover more than a little. Everything had gone according to plan right up until the moment the weather and its forecasters agreed to differ. Within minutes I would not have been more wet had I elected to spend the morning lying in the bath...



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