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  • March 11, 2022

    The Crowning Glory

    Nine Maserati 250Fs were among the 21 entries for the 15th Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco [in 1957]. The factory brought its three lightweights (2527, 2528 and 2529), a single 1956 model (2501) and the V12-engined prototype (2523). The factory...

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  • Stirling Moss talks about the Maserati 250F
    February 1, 2021

    Stirling Moss on the Maserati 250F

    When Stirling Moss’s attempts during the early 1950s to achieve Formula 1 success in British cars bore little fruit, he finally concluded that he had to look abroad for a competitive car. He turned to Maserati and got a 250F....

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  • Brookie signalling to Hepworth
    October 14, 2020

    BRM P167 Can-Am

    By Ian Wagstaff First published in http://dailysportscar.com/ My first sight of the BRM P167 Can-Am car had been at Hockenheim in 1971. Having lapped virtually the whole Interserie field, Brian Redman was still sideways round the SudKurve with the chequered...

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  • Dan Wheldon photo shoot with trophy
    July 22, 2020

    Dan Wheldon, by Ian Wagstaff

    From 2005 to 2012, British drivers dominated the results at the Indianapolis 500, winning outright on five occasions. Two of those victories, as well as a pair of seconds, a third and a fourth fell to the late Dan Wheldon....

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  • Phil Hill's cars
    July 9, 2020

    Phil Hill's Road Cars

    By Ian Wagstaff Back in late 1988, Ian Wagstaff visited the late-Phil Hill at his Santa Monica-based Hill & Vaughn classic car restoration business to talk about road cars. The following, never before published, article was written at the time....

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  • Thomas Acker
    June 25, 2020

    BRP's Indianapolis Swan Song - Part 6

    By Ian Wagstaff We return to what now remained of the two BRP Indy cars. The colourful Carroll Horton, who had been a mechanic on Bobby Marshmann’s Lotus at the 500 in 1964 and on Al Miller’s similar car a...

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  • BRP’s Indianapolis Swan Song - Part 5
    June 10, 2020

    BRP’s Indianapolis Swan Song - Part 5

    By Ian Wagstaff Even though BRP itself was no more, the Indy cars continued to appear on the USAC trail. George Bryant’s crew chief Howard Gilbert modified them for the 1966 season with Quinn Epperly adding new bodywork. Boyd again...

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  • 49th 500 Indianapolis Speedway Race
    May 26, 2020

    BRP's Indianapolis Swan Song - Part 4

    Monday, May 31, 1965 was a beautiful day. The temperature was in the high 70s, the sky was almost clear and there was just a faint breeze. Indianapolis owner, Tony Hulman issued his familiar command, ‘Gentlemen, start your engines’. Thirty-one...

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  • Indianapolis qualifying 1965
    May 13, 2020

    BRP’s Indianapolis Swan Song - Part 3

    The two cars had already arrived in the US less the engines. On arrival at Indianapolis airport, they were towed by rope to the team’s garage at the track. Masten Gregory’s team found digs for George Woodward and Jim Chapman...

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  • Masten Gregory speedway 1965
    May 1, 2020

    BRP’s Indianapolis Swan Song, part 2

    By Ian Wagstaff ‘Indy fever is even visible in London as the BRP mechanics under Tony Robinson are building a couple of very nice semi-monocoque cars for Masten Gregory and Friend,’ wrote Henry N Manney in the influential US magazine,...

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  • BRP built three Formula One cars
    April 2, 2020

    BRP’s Indianapolis Swan Song, part 1

    BRP’s Indianapolis Swan Song by Ian Wagstaff ‘I like to be in America’ – Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story The British Racing Partnership can be recalled as an equipe of historical significance. Its tenure, which lasted from 1958 to 1965,...

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