Articles tagged Spike Anderson

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Around and About

Tourist Trophy, Silverstone September 18th is the chosen date for Britain’s only qualifying round in the European Touring Car Championship 1977. A series dominated by BMW’s big coupes since the withdrawal of the Ford Capris, Silverstone will mark the first anniversary of Leyland Cars’ efforts to displace the Munich straight sixes with Coventry V 12s. Yes, the troubled Jaguars will be out once...

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Formula One Circuits From Above Bruce Jones In principle the idea is excellent: tap into the miracle of Google Earth to provide satellite imagery of the world’s classic racetracks, with explanatory footnotes detailing the finer points of each corner and scattered paragraphs outlining the great, the good and the successes they achieved locally. In parts this works well, but “legendary” seems an...

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From heads to Zeds

A little-known cylinder head modifier became the king of tuning 240Z coupés after being impressed by their engineering. Spike Anderson went on a string of race successes under his Samuri banner  Brands Hatch, September 25, 1977. A biblically wet Rivet Supply Six Hours, round seven of the World Championship for Makes. Rising star Win Percy is working miracles in a near-stock Datsun 240Z. The crowd...

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Datsun 240Z

Recognised as the world’s first credible Japanese sports car, the durable 240Z is still sought after, even if the period PVC trim is looking a little passé… By any rational criteria it looked fabulous, but so what? Call it cultural imperiousness, call it what you want, but prior to the arrival of the Fairlady Z Export Model at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show few Europeans took Japanese cars seriously....

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Tuning topics

Super Samuri – a 140 m.p.k 240Z Not very long ago the mass-produced sports car market throughout the world was dominated by British Leyland, but while they continued to rely on re-vamped old models the Japanese Nissan-Datsun concern stole a march on them with their 240Z. In rallying the bright red works cars captured enthusiasts' imagination, taking over from the lamented works Healey 3000s as...

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Lunch with Win Percy

He was already 31 when his career began in earnest, but a late start was no impediment for one of racing's true gents Writer Simon Taylor Analyse the human make-up of successful racing drivers, and you uncover fascinating variety. There'll always be a powerful will to win, of course, although this may manifest itself in differing ways. Plus you'd expect aggression: maybe openly on display, maybe...

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The Datsun 260Z

A worthwhile improvement of the World's best-selling sports car. More flexibility and performance from 2.6 litres, excellent roadholding and handling —an exciting and practical 2-seater At the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show Nissan-Datsun revealed the hatchback, fixed-head 240Z and brought to an end BMC/British Leyland's halcyon days as supremos in the world of mass-production sports car manufacture....


January 2020
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