Articles tagged Tony Rolt

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X-ray spec: Ferguson - Novi

Despite scoring Formula One's only win for four-wheel drive, this British company's system appeared better suited to Indianapolis. By Keith Howard. Funded by Harry Ferguson, but inspired by Freddie Dixon and Tony Rolt, Ferguson Research Ltd. spent a fruitless 15 years after WWII trying to promote its four-wheel drive vision to an apathetic motor industry. Then in 1960 it decided on the not...

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Patrick's paternal flame

Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father Writer Rob Widdows, photographer Mitch Pashavair "Mmmm, I see you’ve only used 5100,” he observes gruffly, peering down at the rev counter. “I hope we’re going to push harder than that. Is there a rev...

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Norman's conquest

The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman Dewis at the helm By Andrew Frankel  The dark green prototype has been lapping the handling circuit at the Motor Industry Research Association proving ground for a while now, the distinctive bark of its 3...

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Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

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"Play Up and Play the Game!"

Thirty seven years ago Jaguar won Le Mans for the second time. At the wheel was one of motor racing's most colourful characters Duncan Hamilton. He and Tony Rolt drove their legendary C-type to the finish in record time; they had led for most of the race, had set the distance record in the twenty second hour and were the first to win at an average of over 100 mph. The winning car, Jaguar X120C...

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At last—the truth about the original twin cam straight-eight supercharged Triumph Dolomite

by its creator, Donald Healey[Last April, in "Rumblings", we recalled the sensational 2-litre Triumph Dolomite, almost a direct copy of the then current 2.3-litre Alfa Romeo, which Donald Healey evolved in 1934 for the Triumpg Motor Co. Ltd. How this crib of the famous Italian sports car was possible (did Healey steal the drawings, dissect a car?) and what Alfa Romeo thought about it has remained...

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True heroism

Is there a more overused, overworked noun in the English language than ‘hero’? To become a hero no longer requires the smallest act of heroism, you just need to be able to kick a ball around a pitch with more than usual adroitness. I’m not even sure that those who drove lethal racing cars in the 1950s and ’60s were in any way heroic. To me at least, true heroism involves not just personal risk,...

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F W Dixon — "Flying Freddie", 1892-1956

This is the little booklet produced to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the famous racing driver and motorcyclist Freddie Dixon, in conjunction with an exhibition held in Preston Hall Museum this year. It contains excellent photographs, not only of Dixon racing but of family groups inducting his wedding in 1926, alongside a short resume of his racing achievements in text and...

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A winner and a gentleman

Modern corporate Formula One is a million miles from the carefree days of racing that Rob Walker graced - but he still enjoyed and kept in touch with it. Andrew Frankel remembers an arch enthusiast who did his winning in style The most telling thing about Robert Ramsay Campbell Walker, I always thought, was not his fine achievements as a private team owner but the fact that his occupation in his...

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An interview with Claude Hill, designer of the post-war Aston-Martin, which won the 1948 Spa 24-hour race

Last year's victory by the new 2-litre Aston-Martin at Spa is still talked of by Aston-Martin enthusiasts, and with a team of aerodynamic Aston-Martin saloons in course of preparation for this year's Le Mans and Spa races we deemed it time to call on designer Claude Hill at Feltham and discover a few things about the present 2-litre Aston-Martin car. Hill was, at it were, born and bred on Aston-...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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