Articles tagged Stan Jones

Page 74 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 1977

Austrian Grand Prix

“Blow up James! No be sensible and settle for a good second place.” These were the alternating thoughts going through the mind of Shadow DN8 driver Alan Jones for much of the 54-lap Austrian Grand Prix at the Osterreichring on August 14. The 30-year-old Australian driver, son of early post-war Australian ace Stan Jones (winner of the first New Zealand Grand Prix), had moved the Shadow into second...

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This month in

1994 Juha Kankkunen (above) and Didier Auriol give Toyota a Portugal 1-2. Michael Schumacher takes Benetton to victory in Brazilian GP as Ayrton Senna spins; Eddie Irvine censured after huge shunt with Jos Verstappen, Martin Brundle and Eric Bernard. 1984 Alain Prost wins Brazilian GP (above) as leader Derek Warwick retires Renault RE50 with suspension failure. Hannu Mikkola takes Quattro to...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Phoenix in waiting A distinctive 1960s racer is coming under the hammer, but will need lashings of TLC I will declare an interest. I offer consultancy advice (often justifiably ignored) to auctioneer Bonhams, whose Goodwood Festival of Speed sale includes some real rarities. Among these are the (hopefully) still restorable remains of a uniquely significant ex-Jim Clark sports-racing car – the...

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Aussie rules

No-one defined the Australian racing driver better than Jonesy – acerbic wit but also self-deprecating humour, gritty determination and fairness in the heat of battle. He talks to Adam Cooper about his career of surprises "For me, racing was very much a natural progression," says Alan Jones. "I remember Dad used to let me take the odd Monday off school so I could go and watch him race. And as far...

Page 72 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1981

Maserati's 250F

The magic and the myth The English dictionary which graces the shelf in Motor Sport's editorial offices gives the definition of the word classical as "of the first class, of allowed excellence". It's an adjective which has frequently been used to describe the 2 1/2-litre Formula One Maserati 250F ever since the car was racing as a contemporary Grand Prix challenger. More has been written about...

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Thunder from Down Under

The Maybach began as a scrapyard special, but for a decade it was Australia's most famous home-grown racing car. Simon Taylor fulfils a boyhood dream and drives it Throughout the 1930s and 1950s, oil company Castrol produced a little annual called Achievements, a portfolio of cars and motorbikes that had raced during the year using its lubricants. As a boy I hoarded these carefully. If, like me,...

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VSCC July Silverstone Races

VSCC July Silverstone Races THE VINTAGE SCC has a way with the weather and for its second 1985 Silverstone races, the Mike Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting, it chose a marvellous summer day. Nine races were divided between an entry of 187 and good interesting racing resulted. The afternoon opened, after a Parade of modern Maseratis, with the six-lap Scratch race incorporating the Bill Phillips...

Page 66 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 1970

The road-test round

Or finding out how the other half motors The heading does not infer that Motor Sport has been testing a Dynasphere, that remarkable rolling cage with the driver slung within it, which was demonstrated to an incredulous public at Brooklands in 1932; it refers simply to the routine of sampling new motorcars; which is one of the nicer aspects of the motoring writer's life. I am sometimes asked why a...

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Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. Leyland Again Sir, I was amused by a reader's letter calling for BL to again attempt to compete in the North American car market. An appeal to patriotism is all well and good but doesn't play much part when one is considering a very significant investment for reliable,...

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Vintage Postbag

More on Vauxhall Sir, I was interested in Mr. Adkins' references to Mr. Baldwin's "ugly Cadet". I cannot confirm that he had a Cadet, but think some comment is worthwhile. Yes, indeed, the Vauxhall Cadet was of 17 h.p., for the home market at least. The Colonies had a 26 h.p. engine. In fact, it did sell well; 10,000 were produced between 1931 and 1933; nearly twice as many as any previous...

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