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Balance & Control: Brembo Gets Set For 2019 Formula 1 Championship

Brakes are a funny thing. If you think about it, cars, especially performance cars, are about going, not stopping. But brakes actually help you go faster, not just slow you down. Brembo, the Italian brake component manufacturer has known this since day one, and they have been up to some interesting wizardry lately. That wizardry we will see in action when the 2019 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Science of Stopping Brakes help you go faster like this: T...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Lockheed, Motorsport, Motorsports, Enzo Ferrari, Barcelona Spain, Brembo, Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, Car Talk, Graham Hill, Tony Borroz, Brembo Formula, Hitco, Carbon Industries

Ex-Clark, Hill BTCC Ford to be sold at Autosport International 2019

A works Ford Lotus Cortina raced by Formula 1 champions Jim Clark and Graham Hill in the British Touring Car Championship will be sold by Silverstone Auctions at Autosport International
Tags: Sport, Ford, Jim Clark, ASI, Silverstone Auctions, Graham Hill, Autosport, Clark Hill, Ford Lotus Cortina

Autosport Podcast: Was Graham Hill underrated in Formula 1 history?

The latest edition of The Autosport Podcast marks this month's 50th anniversary of Graham Hill's second Formula 1 world championship victory in 1968
Tags: Sport, F1, Graham Hill, Autosport

Offered in lieu of a salary, Jim Clark’s 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95 set to cross the block in London

Jim Clark’s 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95. Photos by Jack Passey, courtesy RM Sotheby’s, unless otherwise noted. At the end of 1961, Jim Clark was a promising newcomer to the sport of Formula 1 racing, having finished his first full season in seventh place, one spot below Lotus teammate Innes Ireland. As part of his compensation for the 1962 season, Lotus founder Colin Chapman presented Clark with an Elite SE in Super 95 tune, then the company’s range-topping automobile. On September 5, Clark’s 196...
Tags: England, London, Shows, Ireland, South Africa, Auctions, Ford, Autos, Brands Hatch, Lotus, Elite, Motorsports, Chapman, Clark, Jim, London England

From drawing board to checkered flag in one year – Ford tells the tale of the Lotus 49

Most times, automakers’ marketing efforts fall toward the ephemeral end of the scale. They are, after all, conceived for the short-term gains that lead to the next quarter’s sales figures, nothing more. But every now and then, a video like Ford’s “9 Days in Summer,” which follows the development and first racing season for the Cosworth-Ford DFV V-8-powered Lotus 49, becomes a staple of the gearhead lexicon. Of course, the film features appearances from Colin Chapman, Graham Hill, and Keith Duc...
Tags: Videos, Ford, Autos, Formula 1, Lotus, Motorsports, Jim Clark, Sixties, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Cosworth, Keith Duckworth, Graham Hill, Colin Chapman, Hemmings In-Depth, Lotus Type 49, Colin Chapman Graham Hill

Asteron Life Appoints new Executive Manager, Life Distribution

Graham Hill has been appointed to the role of Executive Manager, Life Distribution. Congratulations to Graham on his appointment.
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The Unfair Advantage, at Indy – Mark Donohue’s 1970 Lola T-153

1970 Lola T-153 Penske Sunoco Special. Photos by Patrick Ernzen, courtesy RM Sotheby’s. In 1969, his rookie year at the Indy 500, Mark Donohue put his Team Penske Offy-powered Lola fourth on the grid, finishing the day in seventh and capturing Rookie of the Year honors in the process. That set the bar high for his return in 1970, where Donohue would drive an all-new Lola chassis with turbocharged Ford power. Starting fifth, Donohue finished second in the 1970 Indy 500, and this August, his Team...
Tags: California, Indianapolis, Shows, Auctions, Ford, Autos, Ferguson, Chevy, Monterey, Motorsports, Lola, Phoenix, Martin, Trenton, John Martin, Team Penske

Fifty Year Flashback: Lotus Turbine Car Almost Wins Indy

Joe Leonard leads Johnny Rutherford in the 1968 Indianapolis 500. All images courtesy of and copyright IMS. Some parent one day once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again.” Andy Granatelli took that advice to heart when his team’s turbine-powered Indy car failed, in a most heartbreaking fashion, to win the 1967 Indianapolis 500. In 1967, the STP-Paxton Turbocar came tantalizingly close to taking the checkered flag in first, undone by a $6 bearing failure on lap 197 with dri...
Tags: England, Germany, Indianapolis, Autos, Ferguson, Ruby, Lotus, Motorsports, Jones, Joe, Mario Andretti, Chapman, Hill, Clark, Vince, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Alan Mann-prepped Tour de France Mustang missed taking the first-ever Mustang race win by thismuch

Photos via Alan Mann Racing. “Leisurely was not a word in Bosse’s vocabulary,” George Merwin once said of Swedish rally driver Bosse “Bo” Ljungfeldt. Driving an Alan Mann-prepared Ford Mustang in the 1964 Tour de France, a car that recently emerged from restoration and has been put up for sale, Ljungfeldt thus had a good chance to claim the pony car’s first motorsports win, were it not for a simple electrical gremlin. Merwin, writing about Ford’s 1963 and 1964 European rally efforts with the Fa...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, France, United States, Ford Mustang, Ford, United Kingdom, Autos, Bournemouth, Graham, Customs, Mustang, Saab, Motorsports, Falcon

Racing driver and development engineer John Miles, 1943-2018

John Miles at the Nuerburgring in 1970. Photo by Raimund Kommer. By the time John Miles began driving Formula 1 cars for Gold Leaf Team Lotus, the engineer-turned-racer had already proven his talent by winning several sports car racing championships. Never considered a star by Lotus founder Colin Chapman, Miles was often saddled with under-developed racing cars and paid meager wages to pilot them, yet he’d later return to the company as an engineer long after his driving days were done. On Apri...
Tags: Germany, Austria, Britain, Obituaries, Rip, Autos, Formula 1, Lotus, Chevron, Motorsports, Peter Watts, Mario Andretti, Miles, Fittipaldi, Chapman, Hill

Graham Hill's Minimalist Single Family Tiny House Prototype, LifeEdited Maui: An off the grid, eco-friendly home on the idyllic island from the sustainability expert

by Ida Therén "We’ve built these overwhelming lives for ourselves. Our bodies and our houses have ballooned. Many of us have a desire for a simpler life with less stuff," TreeHugger founder Graham Hill says as he looks out over the green valley...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Hawaii, Homes, Eco-friendly, Maui, Solarpower, Minimalism, Graham Hill, LifeEdited, Grahamhill, Tinyhomes, Lowimpactliving

The year that everything changed – remembering the 1968 Formula 1 season

Graham Hill, the 1968 F1 world champion. Photo by Joost Evers. Fifty years ago, during the 1968 season, the sport of Formula 1 racing underwent a tectonic shift, and it’s no exaggeration to call the year the most significant in the history of the series, and perhaps the most significant in all of motorsports. Five decades later, the impact of a season filled with triumph, tragedy, experimentation and change is still being felt. One often hears that 1968 is the year that advertising came to For...
Tags: France, Indianapolis, F1, Ferrari, Autos, Monaco, Formula 1, Honda, Firestone, Lotus, Motorsports, Imperial Tobacco, Goodwood, 1968, Cooper, Mercedes Benz

Graham Hill and LifeEdited go off-grid in Maui

Since before he started TreeHugger, Graham Hill has delivered the same message: sustainability can be beautiful and fun.
Tags: Design, News, Maui, Graham Hill, TreeHugger Graham Hill

LifeEditeds newest home brings off-grid luxury to Maui

If you loved LifeEdited’s shape-shifting Manhattan apartment from a few years ago, prepare to be stunned by the design consultancy’s latest project—an off-grid luxury Maui home that produces more energy than it needs. While LifeEdited:Maui is more than double the size of the transforming Manhattan project, the Hawaii home was likewise built to push the envelope in sustainable luxury design. The home, built for LifeEdited founder Graham Hill, boasts the top of the line in eco-friendly and space-...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Hawaii, Manhattan, Green Building, Solar Panels, Haiku, Carousel Showcase, Transforming Furniture, Maui, Off-grid, Rainwater Collection, Space-saving, Blue Ion, Graham Hill

Formula One Champions that Weren’t Favorites Before the Last Race of the Season

During Formula One’s 64 year history, the World Championship’s fate has been decided in the last race on 26 occasions. And while most of the times the winner was the driver who was favorite before the race (the one who was leading the Championship), on 10 occasions things went a little different and the title was won by the driver who started the last race of the season with the second and even the third chance. Amazing success stories were offered by drivers like Kimi Raikkonen, Giuseppe Far...
Tags: Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, History, Austria, Canada, United States, South Africa, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Williams, Ferrari, Italy, Netherlands

The Exploration (Innovation) Card

EDCA or Explore-Do-Check-Act.  I like to use this term; EDCA learned from Graham Hill to designate the Explore aspect of Lean. I view it as more of Design Type thinking content that allows for that collaborative learning cycles with a customer. We are capturing comments and/or suggested improvements to the card Continue reading The Exploration (Innovation) Card →
Tags: Marketing, EDCA, TWI, Graham Hill, Training Within Industry Category, EDCA Card, Exploration Card, Innovation Card, TWI Cards

Most Exciting Wet Races in Formula One History

Rain has always been one of the factors that made a Formula One race even more exciting, especially because the difference between the cars’ performances is significantly reduced and on a track filled with water, all drivers have the chance to prove what they’re really made of. In the last few years there have been a number of interesting wet races which provided a little drama but also showed FIA’s recent trend to neutralize races as soon as rain starts, by deploying the Safety Car or even ...
Tags: Spain, Barcelona, History, Hungary, South Africa, Williams, Ferrari, United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Autos, Graham, Monaco, Mclaren, Fernando Alonso

Jaguar-beating British Saloon Car Championship-winning 1963 Galaxie 500 offered out of collection of Jack Sears

Photos courtesy Bonhams. While Jack Sears won two separate British Saloon Car Championships, including the very first one in 1958, it was his latter championship which would prove the most notorious. More than 50 years later, the big “Yank tank” he drove to that championship – a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 – will head to public auction for the first time straight from the collection of Sears himself. Often described as the most famous 1963 Galaxie 500, the car – also known by its British registratio...
Tags: England, Australia, California, Britain, South Africa, Auctions, Ford, Autos, Jaguar, Sears, Motorsports, SilverStone, Moody, Tony Brown, Jaguars, Vin

Funny Cars, Can-Am, Trans-Am, And Women Racers Emerge In 1966

Let us count the ways that this season may well be the most significant in the history of United States auto racing. Take stock cars: NASCAR was boycotted by Chrysler in 1965 for banning the Hemi, and now by Ford for saddling overhead-camshaft 427 Galaxies with 427 prohibitive extra pounds that effectively extended the previous year’s Cammer ban. USAC imposed the same weight penalty. With Ford gone from both circuits and GM continuing its all-encompassing motorsports ban for a fourth year, facto...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Featured, Dart, America, Ppc, United States, Ford, Gm, Chrysler, Michigan, Monaco, Shirley, Dodge, Nascar, Hall

The 1964 Indy 500 Tire Wars, part 2: Dunlop exits and Firestone takes the win

Photos by Dave Friedman, courtesy The Henry Ford. [Editor’s Note: In response to the positive reaction to the excerpt from Art Gardner’s book, “Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500,” which ran here a few weeks ago, Art prepared two more followups, this time dealing with the 1964 Indianapolis 500 tire wars and their aftermath. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out last week’s installment.] Among the first to arrive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race morning in 1964 wa...
Tags: Amazon, Indianapolis, Ford, Wheeler, Autos, Vietnam, Firestone, Lotus, Motorsports, Jones, Henry Ford, Thompson, Sachs, Colin, Chapman, Garner

IndyCar Not Actively Recruiting F1 Talent Despite Alonso Boon

Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso’s decision to skip this year’s Monaco Grand Prix to race in the Indy 500 shocked the motorsports world and likely gave a few other F1 drivers dreams of Indy glory. But IndyCar chief Mark Miles says the series isn’t actively looking to recruit F1 talent. “I don’t think it’s a strategy for us,” said Miles speaking to Reuters. ”I think [Alonso’s decision to compete] was a unique set of circumstances in so many respects so we’re not going to be following the grand pr...
Tags: Europe, News, Fernando Alonso, Indycar, Reuters, Miles, Alonso, Mark Miles, Graham Hill, Alonso Boon, Indy IndyCar, Miles Source

Two Out of Three isn’t Good Enough

by Jeff Knox : Opinion Jeff Knox U.S.A. –-( The results are in on the recent board of directors election for the NRA, and two of the three candidates I endorsed won seats, but the game's not over yet.There's still an opportunity for my third endorsed candidate, Adam Kraut, to be elected to the board.While most directors are elected by mail-in ballot to 3-year terms, every year, one director is elected to a 1-year term by the members present at NRA's Annual Meeting. Only candid...
Tags: Elections, New York, Guns, Atlanta, Coalition, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Trump, Nra, Jeff, NRA Board, Adam, Firearms Policy Coalition, John Cushman, Cushman, Gun Rights News

When Goodyear and Firestone went to war at the Indianapolis 500

Parnelli Jones and A.J. Foyt at the 1964 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Dave Friedman, courtesy The Henry Ford. [Editor’s Note: We recently asked Art Garner to discuss the Goodyear-Firestone rivalry in racing in the Sixties, and he responded with this excerpt from his book, “Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500,” released last year.] Chapter Eight: Tire Wars Less evident to casual race fans than the changes being caused by rear-engine cars and Ford engines – but every bit as important to ...
Tags: Europe, Indianapolis, Ford, Autos, Ferguson, Firestone, Lotus, Nascar, Sears, Allstate, Motorsports, Jones, Speedway, Henry Ford, Thompson, Chapman

SoCal Private Country Club For Gearheads Opens New Track

( = || []).push({}); A lot of the time, I read the words “country club” and my jaw clenches. I start thinking it’s time for a short ride in the tumbril and a date with The National Razor. And honestly, in this case, I thought the same, briefly. Then I realized, well, I’m a car guy, albeit one of limited means. That does not take away from the fact that as a gearhead, I, like all gearheads, are always, pretty much as random background noise, thinking “what...
Tags: Feature, New York, Colorado, California, Porsche, Autos, Graham, Lotus, Motorsport, Jones, Central Park, Palm Desert California, Devin, Alan Wilson, PSP, Car News

Knife Rights NRA Board Endorsements Ballot Deadline

Graham Hill Knife Rights USA -( NRA Board Election ballots must be RECEIVED by the NRA no later than April 9, 2017. If you have not yet mailed in your ballot, DO IT TODAY!While Knife Rights is proud to count many members of the NRA Board of Directors as our friends and supporters, Knife Rights does not normally endorse candidates in an NRA election.However, we make an exception when they are members of our Board of Directors, Advisory Board or celebrity supporters.Our good fr...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, New York City, America, Graham, Nra, Todd, Hill, NRA Board, Legislative Affairs, Shooting Industry News, Knife Rights, NRA Board of Directors, NRA Board Election, Graham Hill

Racer Dave MacDonald’s family reunited with his Sebring-winning Cobra Daytona Coupe

Sherry MacDonald, Dr. Fred Simeone, Vicki Moreno and Rich MacDonald pose with CSX2287. Photo courtesy Simeone Museum. Dave MacDonald’s road racing career lasted just over four seasons, yet he amassed an impressive 52 wins in 118 starts. Proving his talent behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette, MacDonald later delivered the Shelby American team its first victories in the Cobra, the King Cobra and the Cobra Daytona Coupe, before his life was cut short in a crash at Indianapolis in May 1964. A...
Tags: California, Indianapolis, Dave, Autos, Philadelphia, Kent, Nascar, Motorsports, Corvette, Speedway, Cooper, Riverside, Daytona, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jim Clark, Shelby

Get Your NRA 2017 Ballots Mailed

By Jeff Knox NRA Board of Directors 2017 Ballot : NOTE On your Ballot names may be randomized in a different order. Buckeye, AZ –-( You're running out of time to get your ballot in for the 2017 NRA board elections.Fewer than 6% of eligible NRA members return their ballot each year.  If you have not yet mailed your ballot, please do so now.  Along with the ballot for electing directors, there is a ballot on approval or rejection of a group of bylaw amend...
Tags: Guns, Pennsylvania, Graham, Nra, Board, Mark, Wayne, NRA Board, LaPierre, Adam, Grover Norquist, Nominating Committee, Gun Rights News, NRA Board Elections, Jeff Knox, Firearms Coalition

Jim Clark to be honored with new museum, if funding can be raised

Proposed Jim Clark Museum. Images courtesy The Jim Clark Trust, unless otherwise noted. Jim Clark was, by most period accounts, the best racing driver of his day, and quite possibly the best of all time. In 72 Grand Prix starts, Clark amassed 25 wins, 33 pole positions, and two F1 World Championships (plus an Indy 500 win), all before losing his life in a 1968 crash at the age of 32. Today, Clark is remembered with a modest single-room museum in Duns, Scotland, but the Jim Clark Trust is hopin...
Tags: Scotland, Indianapolis, Racing, Museums, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Formula 1, Firestone, Lotus, Motorsports, Clark, Jim Clark, Amon, Hockenheim, Jackie Stewart

Smokey Stories: Big Changes at Indy

Smokey tries to adjust after rule changes prior to the ’65 Indy 500 put the capsule car into retirement. Not long after his disastrous experience with the capsule car, Smokey managed to find time to repair its “ass end” damage that prevented him from qualifying for the ’64 race.  But it wasn’t quite the end of the car’s presence at the Brickyard. “The car got its wounds repaired and some of the negatives were fixed.  Gonna go back to Indy in October for a Goodyear tire test.  But disaster rears ...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Ford, Chevy, Firestone, Lotus, Nascar, Turner, Miller, Henry, Tony, Daytona, Jim Clark, Goodyear, Smokey, USAC

Vote NO on NRA Bylaw Changes

By Jeff Knox USA –  Every year at this time, a third of the NRA’s 76-member Board comes up for election. This year, there is also a question on adoption of a slate of fifteen bylaw changes proposed by “unanimous recommendation” of the Board of Directors. These bylaw changes, presented without debate and no dissenting opinions, are claimed to continue the spirit of the “Cincinnati reforms,” and to give more power to the members.Quite to the contrary, the proposed bylaw ch...
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