Articles tagged Walt Hansgen

Page 98 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, April 2014

All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

Page 20 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1964

Guards International Trophy

For the last few years the big B.R.S.C.C. sports-car meeting on the Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend has provided the best racing in the country at the time. This season's event was well up to standard, fine weather and an excellent entry for all five races on the programme resulting in an even larger turnout of spectators than usual—over 30,000 being estimated by some people. The main...

Page 116 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, August 2008

Unique Jaguar up for auction

Jaguar ‘E2A’, the prototype racer that provided the link between the D-type and E-type, is expected to sell for over £3.5million when auctioned in California in August. The semi-monocoque car was raced at Le Mans in 1960 by Dan Gurney and Walt Hansgen for Briggs Cunningham, and was later driven by Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren. It was built when Sir William Lyons decreed that Jaguar’s sporting...

Page 73 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, July 1998

The Professional

Mark Donohue was not simply quick, his approach to racing changed the sport. Sam Posey, his friend, rival and team-mate, remembers his too short life. Twenty six years ago, on May 28, 1972, a driver with a degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University won the Indianapolis 500. His name was Mark Donohue. It was a time of change, a time when technology was transforming the American racing...

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The dream isn't over

Andretti at Le Mans Mario Andrelti has tried nine times to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. He isn't racing this year, but he still wants to go back even when he's 92... 1966 There was an ulterior motive when Mario Andretti agreed a deal with Ford that would take him to the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time. It was all part of his masterplan to become a Formula One driver. The plan had been hatched...

Page 62 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2008

Before 'The Captain' won his pips

The nickname says it all about his reputation as a businessman, but before all that Roger Penske was quite a racerBy Gordon Kirby At a time before his name came to represent both the best in American racing and a renowned corporate brand, Roger Penske was a pretty darned good racing driver. Consider this: prior to starting Penske Racing in 1966 he was one of the USA’s best road racers, scoring...

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Show and sell

In America, car auctions are high-octane events It may surprise you to hear that RM Auctions has only ever held three sales in Europe during its 17-year history, and yet claims to have sold over £68 million worth of machinery in those three sales. That’s several million pounds in commission alone. So why aren’t more American auction houses frantically paddling across the Atlantic to get a slice...

Page 30 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1964

Grand Prix of United States

Watkins Glen, Sunday October 4th. Watkins Glen was once again the venue for the U.S. Grand Prix, the ninth in the 1964 World Championship series. In this, one of the most beautiful settings for any Grand Prix, the sixth United States Grand Prix was scheduled for October 4th. Last year the World Drivers' and Constructors' Championships were settled by the time the Grand Prix circus had flown to...

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