Articles tagged Pete Lyons

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So little time

The newspapers understandably concentrated on Graham Hill in the aftermath of his fatal plane crash, but the tragedy also claimed the life of a man who might have proved even greater than his boss. David Tremayne remembers the brief but brilliant career of Tony Brise. Twenty five years on, the photograph still has a mesmeric power to make your eyes prickle, to evoke anger and poignant images of...

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Racers Apart

Motor racing biographies are commonplace. Racers Apart, by Motor Sport's Executive Editor David Tremayne is something new. The author has chosen a selection of drivers - not all of them circuit racers - who have particularly appealed to him. Some of them he has worked with in his role as F1 correspondent for Motoring News, some created a deep impression during his youth, others left a legacy he...

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Plenty of Weird and Wonderful cars were spawned By Can-Am's remarkably Thin rule book. Pete Lyons assesses six of the most intriguing, valiant but ultimately unsuccessful efforts . McKEE(1966-69) Bob McKee was an Indy 500 mechanic in 1961 when he performed one of the first-ever swaps of an American V8 into a British chassis, making a Cooper-Buick for Rodger Ward. Five years later McKee was...

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Book reviews

Ferrari — The Machines and the Man by Pete Lyons. 320pp. 11" x 83/4". GT Foulis & Co. Ltd., Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. £19.95   For those who collect everything, here is  another book for those specialists in Ferrari literature. There have been so many previous titles dealing with Enzo Ferrari and his fabulous cars that I wonder if this big tome can tell us anything new? Without...

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Automobile Year 40. MRP £29.95

For its 40th annual edition, Automobile Year has adopted a mildly 'retro' tone, with reflective pieces on dream cars, Formula One, the industrial onslaught of the Japanese and by the excellent Pete Lyons - the Chevrolet Corvette. The rest of this handsome, prestige annual contains its usual - and unique in this business - blend of industry and sports coverage. Its greatest failing is that its...

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Keeping up with the Jones

From Jalopies to stock cars, Baja to the Brickyard, Parnelli Jones could drive anything, anywhere. Pete Lyons catches up with a US motorsport colossus Say the name, and even after all these years it means something special, something increasingly rare. Parnelli Jones is a product of American dirt tracks, the ‘bull rings’ where he learned his hard-charging, sometimes bullying style. That as well...

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A gamble that didn't pay off

The 1981 World Championship decider played out amid the glamour of Las Vegas. It sounded like a good idea; the reality was quite different By Nigel Roebuck It was at Monza in 1981 that I asked Chris Pook how ticket sales were going for the inaugural Formula 1 race in Las Vegas. “Terrible,” he muttered, and I was amazed. Ever since its announcement, after all, the Caesars Palace Grand Prix had...

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It was something of a dream come true when Pete Lyons was invited to drive a Can-Am Shadow. Once he got moving, he made a major discovery… Exploring the narrow footwell, my left shoe felt something fighting back. “Is the clutch or the dead pedal?” I blurted. Towering over me, Fred Cziska laughed. I hoped to keep him in that mood. Cziska is a prince among vintage racers who, incredibly, had...

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Tour of Britain

(July 9-11) Rally Drivers Dominate This year the fourth BRSCC-organised Tour of Britain was transformed into a very serious rallying-orientated test of the Group 1 production saloons and the "names" who drove them. The 1,000-mile route covered the Midlands, East Anglia, Wales and the West Country containing a scheduled 171 min. 95 sec. of competition. Some 80 minutes were reserved for the four...

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Silver screen Can-Am

Sir, As with many folks out there I have reached a mid-life crisis, and would like to relive some of the great times and memories of the original 1966-74 Can-Am era. In my bid to accomplish this quest, I have been aided by some fabulous books on the Can-Am cars and races by Pete Lyons, Dave Friedman, Eoin Young and Karl Ludvigsen. But there is no substitute for colour, sound and motion. Therefore...



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