Articles tagged Ted Field

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The fab 4

By 1982 the Porsche 935 was at the end of its competitive life in Europe, but the Americans kept finding ways to make it ever faster. JLP-4 became its apotheosis Writer Mauro Borella When Porsche decided to stop production of the legendary 935 at the end of the 1970s, it was private teams who took on the job of racing and modifying them, or even building new ones. In later years, non-factory cars...

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Endurance Racing Review

Porsche won its sixth victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance classic held on June 13th/14th, eclipsing the successes of Jaguar and Bentley and moving ever closer to Ferrari's record of nine. But behind that little bit of history came another, even more remarkable feat, for Belgium's Jacky Ickx wrote himself into the record books by taking his fifth victory at la Sarthe, placing himself on 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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The DFX Files

One team's initiative provided the trigger for a spectacular Indycar success story - and a ground-breaking British designer was close to the project's heart By Gordon Kirby He would become a Formula 1 'visionary', the most coveted racing car designer of his generation — much like Adrian Newey today. In the 1980s John Barnard's MP4 series of carbon-fibre McLarens broke new ground in composite...

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Endurance Racing Survey

A review of the last five races in the World Championship for Makes series Several months have passed since we last reviewed the World Championship for Makes, in which time five further rounds have taken place. The June edition of Motor Sport covered "the story so far" up as far as the Rivet Supply Six Hours at Silverstone in May. At that point, all four rounds of the "sports car" endurance...

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Endurance racing survey

An uninspiring start IF YOU thought last year's World Championship for Makes was more than a shade uninspiring, you should have seen the first European round in this year's endurance racing series. The opening round of the championship had taken place amidst the bare expanses of the Daytona Speedway in early February, but it was the six hour race at Mugello, near Florence in Italy's Appenine...

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Speedway royalty

One family – the Unsers – has enjoyed more success at the Indianapolis 500 than any other in its 100-year history By Gordon Kirby Without doubt they are the first family of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Between 1968-94, the Unsers — Bobby, Al and Al Jr — won nine Indy 500s, an incomparable record unlikely to be equalled. Older brother Bobby won three times, Al is a rare four-time winner, with...

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Porsche's Indianapolis Plans

Porsche are to return to single-seater racing this season for the first time since 1964, with a programme aimed specifically at the Indianapolis 500, but taking in too the entire USAC calendar of at least 10 races. They will field one car and one driver, the Hawaian Danny Ongais. The historic revelation came as the Indy car was wheeled on to the stage at the Stuttgart Hilton last month, prior to...

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The drag star who turned a corner

It's a unique leap — from slingshots to F1, via Indy and Daytona. But Danny Ongais did things his own way says Preston Lerner Some drivers are legends. Danny Ongais was legendary. Danny 'On The Gas', aka 'The Flyin' Hawaiian', is the only driver to have jumped from stardom in dragsters — he's one of the National Hot Rod Association's Top 50 Drivers — to success in major league circuit racing. He...

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Pick up a Porsche

plus – 30/98 Vauxhall, BMW M1 Procar and Bernie’s collection Auction activity over the summer months has been lively and there’s much more to come as we move into autumn. The ex-John Miles/Graham Hill Lotus 72, which was displayed on the Motor Sport stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, sold well at H&H’s Kempton Park sale for £286,000. The European collector who bought the car intends to...

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