Articles tagged Ross Jensen

Page 152 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 152, December 2014

The Iron Age

This ex-Jim Clark Lister is still going strong after a long and busy life – and Motor Sport was offered a chance to put it through its paces at Goodwood Writer: Paul Parker, Photographer: Stuart Collins Welcome to an age where design and detail were sometimes lacking, sometimes just what was needed, and what passed for aerodynamics were just smooth curves. Few realised then that more air was...

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Matters of Moment

The Racing Season Commences The 1958 motor-racing season has commenced. The fifth New Zealand Grand Prix has been contested over the Ardmore circuit and, in the midst of much unfortunate uncertainty as to its status, resulting in unavoidable ill-feeling, the Argentine Grand Prix followed, with, as important supporting events, the City of Buenos Aires Grand Prix and the Buenos Aires 1,000-...

Page 40 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1987

Fish out of Water

If you threw a stone in the average motor racing paddock, the chances are fairly high that the resulting cry of "ouch!" would be in a New Zealand accent. The Kiwi contribution to our sport has been extraordinary when you consider that the total population of the islands is not much above three million. When Bruce McLaren came to England in 1958, he not only carved out a great career for himself...

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Looking Back with Bruce Halford

Looking Back with Bruce Halford WHEN CONSIDERING the astronomic sums of money which several current Grand Prix teams state is necessary to maintain and operate their cars throughout a full Formula One season it becomes quickly evident just why there are very few privateers around trying to race in this exalted category. If they do try to compete, it is frequently with outdated and uncompetitive...

Page 42 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, March 1986

Looking back on... Archie Scott-Brown

No driver is more difficult to assess than Archie Scott-Brown. He was a great driver, yet he did not prove himself in the way in which great drivers prove themselves. He won no Grands Prix and, indeed, started in only one. He took part in only two World Sports Car Championship races. He competed in only a handful of races outside of Britain and most of those were in New Zealand Formula Libre...

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Ross Jensen

One of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport in New Zealand died of cancer at the end of October, aged 78. Jensen was a major early influence on Bruce McLaren, but he declined his own chance to carve out a professional career in Europe. Jensen began racing an Austin 7 Special soon after leaving the New Zealand Air Force in 1946. By '54, his skills had attracted the attention of...

Page 32 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1986

The 250F Maserati - Part one

Last year there was a race for Maserati cars only, at a VSCC meeting at Silverstone, with a good turn-out of pre-war cars from Bologna and post-war cars from Modena, but unfortunately the VSCC itself and many reporters got into a terrible muddle over the 250F entries. This was not surprising as there are numerous fake 250F type Maseratis about the place and some of them are masquerading under...

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Looking back on Stuart Lewis-Evans

"ONE OF the season's great moments for me came at Monza, during the second day's practice for the Italian Grand Prix. I had already managed a respectable lap time, and when1 worked out how much I had in hand, it looked as though I might achieve fastest practice time. I set out to do this when there were only five often minutes of practice left. Just as I crossed the line after what I felt was the...

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