Articles tagged Roy Topp

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Hits and near-misses

From title shootouts to pitstop trauma, ex-arrows man David Lowe has seen it all. He spoke to Rob Widdows David ‘Dorky’ Lowe lived in the paddocks and pitlanes for more than 20 years. Why ‘Dorky’? “I can’t possibly tell you that,” laughs David, “not for printing in Motor Sport anyway.” Right, on with this month’s tale then. And we begin at Thruxton in Hampshire in October 1991. The British...

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Letters from readers

Star letter Once a World Champion... Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent Jody Scheckter article in your March issue. It brought to mind a personal experience with Jody back in 1992— over 10 years after he had abruptly retired. Jody had been invited to Donington Park for the '25 Years of 3-litre Formula One' event I had the pleasure of organising on behalf of the HSCC, with the enthusiastic...

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My greatest race - Jody Scheckter

1977 Long Beach Grand Prix Until a puncture denied him victory, a series of perfect laps saw his wolf humble the might of Lauda's Ferrari and Andretti's Lotus I suppose that the 1979 Italian GP at Monza, when Gilles and I were second and first and I won the World Championship, has to be my most spectacular race, but from a driving point of view I always thought that the US GP West at Long Beach...

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Jody Scheckter - Better than trophies

Silverware doesn't mean much to me but the cars I raced through the '70s do. They are prized relics of my old life and each has a story of its own. They're not a bad investment, either By Damien Smith The past is of little relevance to Jody Scheckter. He lives in the moment, so buffalo, mozzarella and ice-cream fill most of his waking thoughts — and probably his dreams, too. Laverstoke Park, his...

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The wheel's come off!

Jody Scheckter hadn’t ever banked on driving a Tyrrell 'five-wheeler', as Roy Topp tells Rob Widdows Footballer, cricketer, motorcycle scrambler, blacksmith, master welder and racing mechanic, that’s Roy Topp. He was at the top of his game (no pun intended) for 15 years, becoming number one mechanic for Jackie Stewart at Tyrrell, the great man describing Roy as an artist, one of the very best....

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The mechanics of Jackie's racing

"They were the men who put me on the race track, and on whom I depended every time. Rob Widdows spoke to the Tyrrell faithful about our happy days racing together" Sir Jackie Stewart always cared for his race mechanics, being the first to acknowledge that his life quite literally depended upon them. Out of this relationship with his own crew came the Grand Prix Mechanics Trust (see p72), which...

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FORMULA ONE

003 Lives Twice! JACKIE Stewart relived a few old memories last month when at Donington Park he drove his Tyrrell 003 for the first time since 1972. This was the car that took Jackie to his second world championship win in 1971, and is the most successful single chassis in the history of Formula One giving Jackie eight of his twenty-seven Grand Prix wins. The car was given to him by Ken Tyrrell...

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Belfast speed festival brings Formula One to Ulster

The unforgettable spectacle of Jarno Trullt blasting a 1999 Jordan-Mugen Honda Formula One car up Prince of Wales Drive to Stormont, seat of Government in Northern Ireland, during the Belfast City Millennium Motorsport Festival stirred thousands of fans who lined the course. Alan Tyndall's remarkable event, run on August 28 in aid of the Ulster Cancer Foundation, will never be repeated. Trulli,...

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From Topp to Top

Stewart Grand Prix will be a natural extension of Paul Stewart Racing, a team not unaccustomed to success From small beginnings in a workshop close to Egham, back in 1988, Paul Stewart Racing has always had the lustre of a team that was going places. From that cramped environment, a cosy home for a solitary Formula Ford 2000 car run by Roy Topp, but a tight squeeze when a brace of Formula Three...

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Lunch with.. Jody Scheckter

From World Champion racing driver, to million-dollar businessman, to his current guise as an award-winning organic farmer: all his life, Jody Scheckter has been driven to succeed By Simon Taylor If you’re a top Formula 1 driver, you are a driven man. As well as all those skills and physical attributes, you are motivated by abnormally high levels of determination, self-confidence, persistence and...

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