Articles tagged Sam Posey

Page 103 of September 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, September 1979

Mazda's IMSA Racers

Sales of the RX-7 in the USA have been matched by popularity and success on the racing circuit, boosted by a remarkable first and second in class and fifth and sixth overall for a pair of factory-entered cars in the last February’s Daytona 24 Hour race. For Mazda, Daytona was just one of 16 rounds in the IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) GTU Challenge, GTU being the up to 2.5-litre...

Page 31 of November 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1972

Notes on the cars at Watkins Glen

The 31 cars in the superb Kendall Tech Centre at Watkins Glen included all 30 that had been resident at Mosport Park plus the Surtees TS14. Since Monza some work had been done to improve the fuel system and the brakes, and although Surtees did most of practice in it and Hailwoed tried it briefly, it was finally raced by Schenken who was making his last appearance for the team. All the T cars, at...

Page 122 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, April 2010

Ferrari Daytona

It wasn’t exactly the most fleet-looking Ferrari, but the Daytona was quick, and it proved a real heavy-hitter for years on track. Today, it’s still terrorising historic grids By Richard Heseltine The sense of disappointment was palpable. Somehow it appeared just so, well, predictable. When ushered in at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari’s big-boned and full-bodied 365GTB/4 was met with muted...

Page 42 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1975

Sportscar Survey

The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World Championship for Makes, taking the title for the first time in their history. For the small crowd that witnessed the Austrian event however, it won't be the Italian conquest that sticks in their minds, but the...

Page 5 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1998

Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

Page 39 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1967

Can-Am Series

Although Group 7 racing has been killed by the trade and the race sponsors in Europe, it is still flourishing well in the U.S.A. and Canada. At Las Vegas, in Nevada, during November there was run the sixth and final race in the Can-Am series for cars built to Group 7 specifications. The series developed into a battle between the three dominant makes, Lola, McLaren and Chaparral. The Lolas were...

Page 60 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 1970

Daytona 24-Hours

PORSCHE VICTORY.—On the first lap of the Daytona 24-Hours, the two JW Automotive Porsche 917s sweep off the banking (left) with Andretti's Ferrari 512S only inches behind. Siffert's car (leading) lost a lot of time in the pits, leaving an unchallenged win to Kinnunen and Rodriguez (right) with the first victory for the new Gulf/Porsche alliance. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ made a spectacular return to the JW...

Page 58 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, March 2006

Painted to the road

For a brief period, national colours and sponsor logos were supplanted on the racetrack by high-speed art. Gordon Cruickshank turns art critic Car lovers sometimes insist that any beautiful automobile is in itself art. It's a recurring pub discussion, with no outright answer — except in the galleries of BMW Mobile Tradition, the German make's museum. Here is a squadron of cars which must qualify...

Page 32 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1969

American Comment

Two American Championships have been decided in the past month and a third has come close to a decision. On the same weekend, but on opposite sides of the country, Mario Andretti put an unbreakable grip on the United States Auto Club's National Championship and Mark Donohue won the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Championship for Chevrolet for the second year in a row. Andretti won the USAC...

Page 27 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1970

American Comment

The most interesting event on the American scene in the past month has been the opening of Ontario Motor Speedway, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, and the running of its first race, the California 500 for USAC Championship cars. The speedway itself is an entirely new concept in racing circuits and reflects the builders' belief that in order for motor racing to compete effectively with all the...

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