Articles tagged Steve O'Rourke

Page 41 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, March 1980

All in a year's work

In which the Deputy Editor reviews his 1979 motoring activities  It doesn't feel as if a year has passed since I last wrote this annual review, and looking back through my diary for this flash of time I wonder how I have managed to fit in the long list of cars driven, the countries and events visited, the production of 12 issues of this magazine and a semblance of relatively normal life as well....

Page 68 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, September 1990

Aston Martin V8 Race Cars

by Paul Chudecki, 208pp. 10 5/8" x 7 3/4". Osprey Publishing Limited, 59 Grosvenor Street, London W1X 9DA £24.95 Published in mid-May, just a few weeks after the announcement of the withdrawal of Aston Martin from the World Sports Prototype Championship, Paul Chudecki's book is a timely reminder of the V8 engine which powered both the AMR1 in 1989 and the Lola T70 Mark III coupé in 1967 as well...

Page 31 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1986

The 250F Maserati -- Part Three

(Continued from the July issue) While the Maserati factory team was enjoying a successful season in 1957 with the three "Lightweight" cars, 2527, 2528 and 2529, it was also experimenting with a car for the future. Originally this was going to be an entirely new car, with a 2-1/2--litre flat-12 cylinder engine, following the 250F layout by being front-mounted and still using a gearbox in unit with...

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Long-distance operator

One of Britain's unsung motorsport heroes, Derek Bell's sportscar skills are often overlooked by an F1-hungry media. Andrew Frankel asks a living legend to reflect on his exploits at Le Mans which yielded five superb wins Cold, wet day at Snetterton. Team Bentley are testing the new EXP Speed 8 Le Mans car. The press have been invited and Derek Bell is doing what he does second-best: entertaining...

Page 38 of June 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1985

World Endurance Championship: Silverstone 1,000 Kms

— a cliff-hanger Maybe Jochen Mass made the most prophetic remark after winning at Vallelunga, when he commented that the cars would get better, and the drivers would get used to driving for economy. The opening round had almost been an embarrassment as the leading cars slowed, and then slowed some more to reach the finish line on their allocation of 510 litres, 15% less than last year's 600...

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Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 62 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 2001

Cheshire

At Oulton Park 40 years ago, this Jaguar E-type won on the models race debut. Graham Hill drove it then. Now it's David Malsher's turn While gazing at one of the most famous Jaguar E-types of them all,ECD 400, I initially tried to push its heritage to the back of my mind, and just absorb its impact as 'an E-type'. No matter what a bargain it was in the 1960s, there are three fundamental reasons...

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Silverstone to mark jubilee at Coys '98

Fifty years of Silverstone Circuit will be the theme of the BRDC's seventh International Historic Festival extravaganza, scheduled to take place on July 24.26 next year. The meeting will commemorate the men and machines which have provided half a century's heroic action on the ever evolving motorsport complex, host to every FIA World Championship British Grand Prix since 1987. Silverstone has a...

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The Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Rondeau's rendezvous Every year, the Le Mans 24 Hours proves something special, whatever the predicament of sportscar racing as a whole. It has a lot to with the unique atmosphere of the Circuit of the Sarthe, and the magic of a race that runs twice around the clock on an ultra-fast eight and a half mile course still largely composed of normal main roads. This year, however, the ACO's Grand Prix...

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Pilkington class

The VSCC's racing season opened with the traditional Silverstone fixture on April 3, a healthy 270-car entry being attracted for the 11-race programme. Debuting Sean Danaher's pretty Maserati 4CS in the Fox & Nicholl Trophy, Martin Stretton hounded Richard Pilkington's 4-1/2-litre Talbot T26SS relentlessly after displacing early leader Ian Bentall's 4-1/2-litre Bentley. Although the Maserati...

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