Articles tagged Steve O'Rourke

Page 26 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 2007

Italian mob

Latin marques head the run-up to New Year 1. Cunningham Coupe  Previously, Bonhams' Gstaad sale has majored on Ferraris, but this year's has broadened to embrace some memorable racing Maseratis. Chief among these is the Briggs Cunningham Tipo 151, the ill-favoured coupe which crashed at Le Mans in 1962 (top estimate £590,000). 2. Brief life In the same sale is the rear-engined Maserati Tipo 65 `...

Page 87 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, June 1983

Silverstone 1,000 Kms

A Porsche benefit  For a while it looked as though Porsche had some real opposition at last. The two Lancia-Martini entries had practised well, their tyre problems were solved, and for the opening dozen laps of the 1,000 kilometre race they romped away from the Porsche 956s, making the best use of their rain tyres on the damp circuit. A stop to change to slick tyres, favoured from the start by...

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Grunt of the litter

No Aston lacks in charisma. But some are more blessed than others - DB4 GT and Vanquish, for example. There's 40 years between them but, as David Malsher discovers, they both have the power to move. Don't think this could possible be a comparison? Look again at the pictures. There are no car manufacturers who wear their heritage on their sleeves so prominently as Aston Martin. Check out the side...

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In the hot seat

This may come as a shock, but our most successful sportscar driver prefers single-seaters — as long as they're not ropey Lotus F3 jobs. Oh, and his favourite Le Mans moment was when he finished third! Your early years seemed quite difficult -and then suddenly you were racing for Ferrari. What triggered this turnaround? Peter Barker, Swaffam Driving a Brabham instead of a lousy F3 Lotus! My first...

Page 66 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1995

VSCC Silverstone

What changes greeted the members of the VSCC as they descended on Silverstone for their traditional curtain-raiser to the new season on the 8th April? Well, gone were the old café and bar, and in their place were rolling acres of new tarmac behind the pits, and a sparkling array of new paddock buildings to cater for the manoeuvering of F1 transporters and the like. On the track, the eagerly...

Page 18 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 2003

Steve O'Rourke

This long-time sportscar entrant and driver died suddenly after suffering a stroke at his Miami home at the end of October. He was 63. One of the true gentlemen racers on the international GT scene, O'Rourke enjoyed a highly successful career in the music industry, including being the manager of Pink Floyd. This allowed him to indulge his passion for motorsport, both through his collection of...

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