Articles tagged Peter Arundel

Page 58 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 2013

Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

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Reflections on the Monaco G.P.

I admit freely that tears of emotion welled up in my tired old eyes as I watched Jim Clark pull out a five-second lead in the first three laps of the 1964 Grand Prix of Monaco. It seemed unbelievable that anyone could go that much faster than the rest of the field when for the past three days of practice all the fast drivers had been within tenths of a second of his best time, and yet there are...

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Looking back with Peter Ashdown

Last November we received a package containing photographs and negatives taken at the Borehamwood race meetings in the early Fifties. A reader had been sorting out his late father's effects, had come across the pictures and had kindly sent them in the hope that we might file them and find some use for them. The photographs caught the eye first and they were superb. Then the name of the generous...

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X-ray spec -- Cooper T81-Maserati

A change of formula gave this marque its final F1 fling. Keith Howard talks to two of its players Having scaled the heights of back-to-back wins in both the drivers' and constructors' championships in 1959-60, Cooper found the terrain beyond steeply downhill. In 1961 it finished fourth in the constructors' standings, in '62 third, and from 1963-5 only fifth. Particularly galling to the Surrey...

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Looking back on Mike Spence

Remember that terrible summer of 1968? In April the Grand Prix world was stunned beyond belief when Jim Clark crashed to his death in an insignificant Formula 2 race at Hockenheim and disasters seemed to continue with a terrible regularity, disasters which threw into sharp relief concern about many aspects of motor racing safety which started a concerted push to develop security systems and...

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Matters of Moment

The Motorist in Society The overall 70-m.p.h. speed-limit, the departing Fraser's panic idea, together with innumerable other anchorages applied to the motoring Briton, has resulted in nearly as much attention being focussed on road legislation as on World affairs. How does the modern motor-car user show up as a member of society, ? Pretty well, we would have thought. Using vehicles over millions...

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Focus on Formula 3000

When F3000 was first mooted to replace F2 which was fading fast in terms of grids, driver advancement and all-round popularity, it was greeted as potentially the best new category for years. There were promises of television coverage and being the featured supporting race to four European Grands Prix and it was to be packaged by FOCA. Whatever anyone says about FOCA, it's impossible to deny that...

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Track Impressions Of The F.J. Kieft

Competition in the Formula Junior class will be even keener this year than in its previous two seasons, and already some firms have found the competition too hot and abandoned plans for continuing the manufacture of Junior racers. We were perilously near to the one-make domination last year which virtually sealed the fate of 500-c.c. racing, but with Lola, Gemini and Elva joining the rear-engined...

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