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April 13, 1991 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years ago next month, Jack Brabham brought an underpowered rear-engine Cooper Climax car from England to Indianapolis and changed the face of racing as it was known in America. Until then, cars that raced in the Indianapolis 500 and on the United States Auto Club circuit were big, brutish front-engine monsters that needed manhandling more than caressing to finish.
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July 24, 2002
Michael Schumacher clinched his third consecutive and record-tying fifth overall Formula One season title with a victory in the French Grand Prix on Sunday.
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July 24, 2002
Michael Schumacher clinched his third consecutive and record-tying fifth overall Formula One season title with a victory in the French Grand Prix on Sunday.
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April 13, 1991 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years ago next month, Jack Brabham brought an underpowered rear-engine Cooper Climax car from England to Indianapolis and changed the face of racing as it was known in America. Until then, cars that raced in the Indianapolis 500 and on the United States Auto Club circuit were big, brutish front-engine monsters that needed manhandling more than caressing to finish.
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November 29, 1986 | SHAV GLICK
More than 200 racing cars of all ages will be on display in a series of events today and Sunday during the second Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix. Racing will be over a 1.1-mile course constructed at the Palm Springs Airport. Competing will be some of the world's glamour race cars, including Ferrari, Chaparral, Jaguar, Lola, Porsche, Austin-Healey, Maserati, Bugatti, Corvette and Mercedes-Benz.
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May 25, 1986 | MIKE KUPPER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
A funny thing happened to A.J. Foyt's car on its way to victory in the 1961 Indianapolis 500. Obsolescence. While a brash, young Foyt was muscling a brutish Offenhauser-powered roadster to the first of his four triumphs here, Australian Jack Brabham, Black Jack, the champion of the European Formula One road racing circuit, was driving his dainty little Cooper-Climax to a ninth-place finish. By such barely noticeable sparks are revolutions ignited.
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February 5, 2008
Auto racing: Bill Dwyre's column on Dan Gurney in Saturday's Sports section said Gurney was the only person to win a Formula One race in a car he also built. Gurney was the only American to achieve that. Jack Brabham of Australia and Bruce McLaren of New Zealand also won in their own cars.
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August 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Geoff Brabham suffered compression fractures of two vertebrae and three broken ribs in a high-speed accident during a test run for a Camel GT sports car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. He also had multiple bruises and cuts of his right leg and forehead. Brabham, 39, son of former Formula One champion Jack Brabham of Australia, crashed his Nissan NPT-91 prototype sports car in Turn 1 of the road course.
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April 23, 1987 | Jim Murray
In 1961, funk hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In the form of a funny little lightweight contraption that the sports car crowd of Europe thought was a racing machine. The Indy Establishment like to have died laughing. Match this spindly little toy with the registered monsters of the Speedway, the 750-horsepower Novis, the loutish front-engine Offies? "Tell me," they asked the Aussie Jack Brabham, who showed up in it, "Do you have to have a monocle to drive it?"
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November 29, 1986 | SHAV GLICK
More than 200 racing cars of all ages will be on display in a series of events today and Sunday during the second Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix. Racing will be over a 1.1-mile course constructed at the Palm Springs Airport. Competing will be some of the world's glamour race cars, including Ferrari, Chaparral, Jaguar, Lola, Porsche, Austin-Healey, Maserati, Bugatti, Corvette and Mercedes-Benz.
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May 25, 1986 | MIKE KUPPER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
A funny thing happened to A.J. Foyt's car on its way to victory in the 1961 Indianapolis 500. Obsolescence. While a brash, young Foyt was muscling a brutish Offenhauser-powered roadster to the first of his four triumphs here, Australian Jack Brabham, Black Jack, the champion of the European Formula One road racing circuit, was driving his dainty little Cooper-Climax to a ninth-place finish. By such barely noticeable sparks are revolutions ignited.
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February 24, 1987 | LAUREN BLAU, Times Staff Writer
Pete Wilkins is hoping for success the second time around. Weather permitting, the Irvine resident plans to take off from Los Angeles this week and fly as long as 48 hours nonstop to Sydney, Australia, in his single-engine, six-passenger Piper Malibu. The 50-year-old Wilkins is challenging the world record, set in 1959, for the longest solo flight without refueling--7,668 miles. With 570 gallons of fuel on board, Wilkins hopes to cover 7,745 miles.
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September 1, 1985 | United Press International
Stopping at the pits: One of the fine training grounds for aspiring drivers is the Skip Barber school of racing in Canaan, Conn. Many pupils and teachers have graduated to fame and fortune. The 1985 Indianapolis 500 featured 11 Skip Barber alumni and the winner, Danny Sullivan, is a former instructor at the school of racing education. "All our instructors are or were successful racers," says Barber.
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