Articles tagged Ron Harris

Page 73 of January 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, January 2011

Lunch with... David Hobbs

The results didn't always come his way, but over three decades this expat Brit enjoyed the sort of variety in his racing career that today's F1 stars can only dream about, By Simon Taylor David Hobbs is 71 now, still the quintessential Englishman with the deadpan humour that stayed with him through a 30-year-plus racing career. By his own assessment, misfortune and missed opportunities meant he...

Page 10 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 1999

ON THE NEW FORMULA TWO

ON THE NEW FORMULA TWO WHEN 1IJE FIA ANNOUNCED THAT FORMULA JUNIOR would finish at the end of 1963 and be replaced by two formulae, one above and one below in technical standards to the existing Formula Junior, it seemed like a sound move. It meant that there would be two reasonable stepping stones up the ladder of single-seater racing to the pinnacle of Formula One. However, the detailed rules...

Page 58 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1962

Scott-Brown Memorial Trophy Meeting (July 15th)

The World Championship leader Graham Hill provided practically all the excitement in an otherwise damp and cold Snetterton. His drives in the U.D.T.-Laystall Lotus Monte Carlo and John Coombs' 3.8 Jaguar, during which he well and truly broke lap records for both classes, gave spectators their money's worth. The F.J. race which opened the meeting was run in fine drizzle on a wet track, which...

Page 23 of October 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1963

1st Austrian Grand Prix

A lucky win for Brabham Zeltweg, Austria, September 1st. Motoring sport in Austria receives little or no government support or enthusiasm, and the various sporting clubs have to fight hard to maintain any sort of racing programme. It is only the enthusiasm of the Austrian sports people that causes any progress to be made at all, and this year their sport took a big stride forward with the holding...

Page 52 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, March 1967

The Cost of Motoring Sport

3: Formula 3 "I'm over the hill—at 28" admitted John Fenning, one of Britain's leading private-entrant Formula 3 drivers, when discussing his career. He was not talking about his driving ability or stamina, though, rather his worth as works team material. Single-seater racing is the ultimate when purists get talking and undoubtedly Formula 1 is the highest form of the sport so necessarily there...

Page 63 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1963

15th International "Daily Express" Trophy Meeting

A motor racing feast Silverstone, May 11th An estimated crowd of 100,000 people watched an interesting day of motor racing organised by the B.R.D.C. at the Silverstone circuit and nobody could have gone home feeling they had not had their money's worth. The racing opened with a 25 lap G.T. race in which Parkes was favourite according to practice times, his driving of John Coombs' white 1962 GTO...

Page 27 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, November 1962

The Silverstone Clubmen's Championship (October 6th)

The 2nd Clubmen's Championship was held on the full Silverstone circuit and this alone produced excitements. Organisation was in the hands of the Aston Martin O.C., Eight Clubs and 750 M.C., who came in for criticism because no timekeepers attended for practice and so grid-positions meant nothing, an unfair start to races of a mere 5 to 10 laps' duration. This was hardly good enough for a public...

Page 19 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1968

Formula Two, Crystal Palace (June 2nd)

After the early-season rush of Formula 2 races, all the teams had three weeks in which to strip and rebuild their cars before Crystal Palace on Whit Monday, the second and last Formula 2 race to be held in England this season. But by the end of the meeting there was plenty more work for the mechanics, as cars were scattered all over the circuit in various states of disrepair. Ron Harris, a long-...

Page 72 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 2004

Hart of the machine

Brian Hart was reluctant to square up to the F1 paddock, but when he did, he punched above his weight. By Gordon Cruickshank Back in 1962 Motoring News ran a story about a young up-and-corning driver. The item concluded that we could expect to hear a good deal more of "this promising North Londoner". Well, it was right -- and it was wrong. Brian Hart made it all the way to Formula One, but not...

Page 28 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1967

Further thoughts on Formula 2

In the March Motor Sport I looked at the new Formula 2 from a mechanical standpoint and it all seemed most interesting and clear cut, but now I am not so sure. I rather rashly suggested that if you had sufficient money you could buy a Brabham chassis, a Cosworth 16-valve engine and a Hewland gearbox and go Formula 2 racing. As things are turning out it is not as simple as that for the...

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