Articles tagged Roger McCluskey

Page 36 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 2003

America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

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Racing USA

News of USAC & SCCA events The past few weeks have seen a good deal of action in three of the United States major motor racing championships. In USAC racing the third of the three big 500s was run at Ontario and Roger McCluskey scored a surprise win in his last year's McLaren when the favourites all dropped out. In the Can-Am series the L. & M. Porsche of George Follmer seems to have the...

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Legends

On and off, Mario Andretti has been trying to win Le Mans for more than 30 years. The place has hardly been kind to him, but he adores it. "I was always able to relax there," he says. "I enjoy the whole event. And a Le Mans victory is something I really feel is missing from my CV." The most versatile driver of them all, Andretti has won the World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's...

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Roger McCluskey

We regret to report the death recently of Roger McCluskey, one of America's most versatile drivers from the 1960s until his retirement in the late 1970s. McCluskey, who was 63, had been fighting against cancer for several years. Adept at the wheel of stock cars, sports cars, sprint cars and single seaters, McCluskey's finest moment came in 1973, when he won the USAC (nowadays IndyCar) title. He...

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The dream isn't over

Andretti at Le Mans Mario Andrelti has tried nine times to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. He isn't racing this year, but he still wants to go back even when he's 92... 1966 There was an ulterior motive when Mario Andretti agreed a deal with Ford that would take him to the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time. It was all part of his masterplan to become a Formula One driver. The plan had been hatched...

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LEGENDS

FRANK GARDNER ONE OF THE PLEASURES OF GOING TO Melbourne each spring is seeing Frank Gardner again. When I got into racing journalism, at the beginning of the 1970s, Gardner was one of the first drivers I interviewed, and in fact the experience rather spoiled me, for it led me erroneously to expect that all others of his craft would be similarly entertaining. It was a freezing November day, and...

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American comment

USAC launched its 1971 season on a somewhat controversial note when it suddenly announced that its first race of the year, which was to have been a strictly invitational, non-championship event at Rafaela in the Argentine, would, after all, count for points toward the Marlboro Championship Trail. When the race was first planned last year virtually all the leading teams indicated that they would...

Page 18 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1968

American Comment

Colin Chapman and STP's Andy Granatelli went into the first qualifying weekend for the Indianapolis 500-mile race with high hopes of winning the pole position. Their optimism was more than justified. Joe Leonard and Graham Hill put their turbines on the front row in first and second positions and Art Pollard, after only a dozen laps' practice in the third STP-Lotus turbine, qualified on the...

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Smart Rookie

It wasn't Graham Hill's first visit to Indianapolis, but it was his first crack at the race - and he won. Or did he? Joe Scalzo unravels the controversy Ray Harroun spent seven hours on the three million bricks of Indianapolis getting his bones beaten to powder winning the inaugural 500-mile sweepstakes. Called upon to say a few words for posterity, Harroun suffered a coughing fit. Then meekly...

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Lunch with... Frank Gardner

The colourful Australian remembers his time spent racing and engineering a variety of cars in Europe during the 1960s and ’70s By Simon Taylor Frank Gardner doesn’t believe in giving interviews, particularly if they involve looking back on his eventful and versatile motor racing career. “If you look over your shoulder,” he says dismissively, “all you get is a bloody pain in the neck.” Before I...

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