Articles tagged Van Lennep

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The ADAC 1000 Kilometres

Victory for Martini-Porsche Team Nurburgring, May 30th The ADAC 1,000-kilometre race was held only two weeks after the Targa Florio, so the Porsche teams were still licking their wounds and the Alfa Romeo team was very confident. As at the Targa Florio the Porsche factory loaned 908/03 models to their two main customers, the J.W. Automotive-Gulf team and Hans-Dieter Dechent's Martini...

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Le Mans 1970 - A Dead Loss

Le Mans, France, June 13th/14th For me the 1970 Le Mans race fell flat on its face at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, when Dr. Ferry Porsche dropped the starting flag. In spite of the heroic efforts of the drivers and teams to revive it during the ensuing 24 hours, and lift it back on to its feet, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 14th, it just fell over and died. At some time last year someone in the...

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The B.O.A.C. 500

The B.R.S.C.C. do it again Brands Hatch, England, April 7th Last year, when the B.R.S.C.C. and the British Overseas Airways Corporation combined to put on our first decent long-distance race for many years, and it proved to be a great success, they started planning the 1968 event but even the most ardent supporter could not really believe that a second six-hour event for Group 6 Prototypes and...

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Ferraris dominate Sebring

Sebring, March 25th. It is a strange quirk of the International calendar that two of the World Manufacturers Championship events for sports cars happen within just over a month of each other in the same state of the USA. The state is, of course, Florida and this year the second of the two races came as a welcome relief after the State Primary for the Presidential election. Indeed, the papers had...

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Le Mans Trials

Some three months before Les Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans in midsummer, entrants are traditionally invited to test their cars on the 13.64-km. circuit. This year few prototypes were running, but Gulf Research Racing took the opportunity to run a new streamlined version of the M6 powered by the new, as yet unraced, Ford-Weslake V12 engine. Ford designer Len Bailey has styled the low-drag body (...

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The Monza 1000 kilometres

Matra fail, Ferrari win Monza, Italy, April 25th As is traditional the Monza 1000-kilometre sports car race was held on Liberation Day, a public holiday, and this year it fell on a Wednesday, an unusual day for a motor race. The proper Monza road circuit was used, untrammelled by GPDA-inspired chicanes, so that the race was a glorious flat-out blind for the whole 174 laps. With power and speed...

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SUCCESSFUL NEW RACE AT ANTWERP

SUCCESSFUL NEW RACE AT ANTWERP GOOD PERFORMANCES BY AND B.M.W. WIN PRIZES BRITISH DRIVERS. DELAHAYE THE decision of the good folk of Antwerp to run a motor-race on the outskirts of their city has been crowned with complete success. A crowd of over 100,000 people witnessed an event which, although not particularly exciting, augurs well for the future. The race was confined to sports-cars, and was...

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GKN-Daily Express Silverstone Meeting

Something of everything Silverstone, April 7th/8th This year was the twenty-fifth race meeting organised by the BRDC at Silverstone under the title of the International Trophy. The first one was in 1949, when Alberto Ascari won with a supercharged 1-1/2-litre Ferrari from the Scuderia Ferrari, and since that day the BRDC have run this annual event without fail. From the inception the meeting has...

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The Mini Marathon

It may only be three years old, but the Pirelli Classic Marathon has made such an impact on historic motor sport that it seems to have been a permanent fixture for years. With the likes of Moss, Hopkirk, Clark raising the profile already in this country, the likes of Unser, multiple winner of Indianapolis, Gijs van Lennep, double Le Mans victor and Clay Regazzoni, former Grand Prix driver, there...

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Continental Notes

Porsche plans In 1969 the firm of Porsche were putting as much effort into sportscar racing, both as regards money and materials, as the rest of the racing scene put together. It was an all-out effort to establish Porsche technical superiority as well as race winning and the objective was undoubtedly achieved, culminating in the production of 25 of the incredible 4-litre, 12-cylinder 917 models....

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