Articles tagged Tom Walkinshaw

Page 87 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, September 2006

Busman's holiday: Martin Brundle

In his first IROC race he had a sharp lesson in bump-draughting, and even wonders himself how he instinctively knew ways to work the traffic and airflow Words: Simon Strang. Photography: LAT Martin Brundle's first experience of the 1990 International Race of Champions series was when he walked in to the back of a trailer in the Talladega paddock and saw a row of 'old school' wooden lockers...

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Cheever on Warwick

The re-match: in May last year Derek talked about Eddie (left). Now the racing boot is on the other foot By Nigel Roebuck Cheever and Warwick…Warwick and Cheever… For several years, back in the 1980s, you spoke their names as one, and even now, when you think of the one, you think of the other. First, they were team-mates in Tom Walkinshaw’s Jaguar sports car outfit, then in Jackie Oliver’s...

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Lone Survivor

There may have been the odd sports car race back in 1953 that didn't have a Porsche in the entry list, but to all intents and purposes the Stuttgart firm has been the backbone of endurance racing for the past 38 years. Without the German cars endurance racing is like an Italian breakfast roll, all crust and nothing inside, as we realised at Monza on April 26. Let that not detract in any way from...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – A meeting with Jim France at Goodwood – Cheever on Prost and the pity of GP Masters – Ronnie Peterson’s final race weekend What a pleasure it was, in the drivers’ enclosure at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to meet Jim France, the executive vice-president of NASCAR, and son of the legendary Bill. Quietly spoken and charming, France has long had a passion for sports car racing, and...

Page 28 of March 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1982

BMW cocktail

A natural, but no less formidable for that, is the new Tom Walkinshaw alliance of 1982 model BMW 5-series and the 3½-litre six as has been used in 535i, 735i and 635i. However TWR, just one of Mr Walkinshaw's many enterprises today, is not content with a straightforward warrantied BMW six. They claim 240 b.h.p. tor their tuned 3.5. The resultant bespoilered Five costs around £18,500, or one can...

Page 5 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1987

Group C rules stabilised

Following a period of uncertainty after precipitate rule changes threatened to jeopardise the continued invoivement of the British TWR Jaguar team in the World Sportscar Championship, the sport's governing body has had second thoughts and produced more generally acceptable technical rules which will last through until 1991. In particular, FISA has reversed the sudden decision taken last...

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Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

Page 23 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, January 1979

Matters of Moment

• Happy New Year .... This issue of Motor Sport appears a little later than usual due to the present spate of public holidays but nevertheless marks the commencement of another motoring season. And although 1979 is uncomfortably close to George Orwell's 1984, we can all hope for a good motoring year, providing we are lucky enough to escape the web of VASCAR, roadside-radar, parking-meters,...

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United Colours?

To those who hark back to his Formula Three days he is still the Man Who Could Beat Senna, but since those heady months in 1983 when their battle for the British title kept crowds on their toes, their career paths could not have been more divergent. Nobody is more aware of this than Martin Brundle. The very mention of that part of his past makes him uncomfortable. "It's an old saw, that! To be...

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Take five

Volvo's five-cylinder 850 was always noted for its smoothness. By adding a turbo, the Swedes have endowed it with scintillating performance: enter the 150 mph Volvo . . . Ping-ping! The noise comes as something of a surprise. Hitherto, the Volvo 850 Turbo the Swedish marque's fastest ever production car has been a paragon of uncanny quiet. Even when running at maximum speed on an unopened...

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