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"graham hill" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Did we have the chance to see one of these in action, we took three amazing cars on track recently, it's still Silverstone and tell us all about it is a chief editor, Kevin Turner. This is a fascinating story going back to the early 1960s when, well, American V8 power arrived and really changed everything. What are we talking about today? So yeah, we're talking about the arrival of the Ford galaxy in the British Sloan car championship. As is my want at the end of last year, I was reading, I read the year ahead of the anniversary. So I was reading the 1963 old sports at the end of 2022, as you do. And I came across this reminded me that this anniversary has happened. I thought that would be quite cool to do something on this, started doing a bit of research that all this is an interesting story. What else can we do? Let's see if we can do a track test. So I contacted a couple of all sports friends out in paddocks and somehow we ended up getting three cars to get at Silverstone. So yes, I would have done a little package in the 11th of May of all sport magazine, which happens to be the exact anniversary to the day since the galaxy arrived on these shores. Wow. So Ford galaxy started to be made in 1959 to describe this as a full size saloon car is even then probably an understatement. There's not much differentiating this from a tank on wheels. The Ford galaxy was just huge. Galaxy, by the way, not as in Milky Way or universe, but IE on the end. Although I gather, it was named to sort of tap into this fascination with the space race in the U.S. in the 1950s, 1960s. So that's kind of where the name comes from. But this was just enormous this thing. You know, you could fit maybe four people lying down in the boot itself. And so tell us about when this arrived in British racing and what the dominant car at the time was. So Jaguar very much ruled the rules ruled the roost in bridge to the car racing prior to this. And in fact, the race that's generally regarded as the starting point of saloon car racing in the UK, 1952, Silverstone. Support race to the non championship F one race there was one by Sterling moss in what were then would have been regarded as an enormous car, the Jackie a Mark 7. Throughout the 50s, Jaguars tend to set the pace whenever there are saloon car races and by 1958, that's when the British saloon car championship begins and of course that is now called the British touring car champion. It's actually a starting point for bridge toy and car championship, really. And Jaguars won virtually all the races, even when they didn't win the championship because if you were winning lower down in your class, you got the same number of points as overall winners. So this is something that I come back to whenever I talk about British tour and guard history. The champions are a bit random and all over the place. But in terms of the overall winners, it's almost all Jaguar. In 1960, they'd bring out the Mark two, which is kind of, I guess, the ultimate evolution of all the work that they've done. In endurance racing and touring car racing during the 1950s, so it's got disc brakes, it's got they produce some lightweight special race versions. It's got tweaked engine. So it's effectively like a Jaguar D type engine, dropped into a saloon car. So they would have been the quickest things on the outside of a 300 SL Mercedes you're talking pretty much the quickest things that would have been on the road or in saloon car racing. They were very refined and they were the cars they were the cars to be in 61 and 62 they won every single championship race. So when I say jag Mark two, if anyone needs to paint a mental picture of what these are of a certain age, our viewers have inspector Morse. Think that Jaguar, that famous outline shape, the jag Mark two. The more skulls are 2.4. That would have been a tiddler compared to these. But yeah, if you've been to the Goodwood the Goodwood revival and races like that. So depending on where they do the cutoff point, if you're talking 50 saloon cars, then really okay now there are some Austin a 40s and things, but really the Jags were the things to have. Get to 9 63. The first four races are won by Mark two Jaguars. At this point, Jaguars won 43, but just leaving car races. Now this is in the days where they had maybe 8 or ten races in a year, not 30 like now. So that could be and they've won over 40 of them. 40 43. Exactly. And so who was any famous names that we would recognize driving these jacks? Yeah, absolutely so obviously Mike hawthorn would have been one of the top saloon Jaguar I was obviously he was their sports car driver and he'd rock up and drive the saloons, but this is back in back in the day when they sort of did everything. The 11th of May 1963 race that we're going to talk about, the leading Jaguar drivers were so Graham hill. So the reigning Formula One World Champion. Max Verstappen rocking up and doing the British touring car race, which would be brilliant. I would have thought that was driving style, but perhaps that's a different podcast. Roy salvadori, who is a long-standing well established British racing driver and Mike salmon ditto really. So top drivers during the course of the next 12 months, we'd see other names that you might be familiar with like Jim Clark and Jack Brabham. Slotting into the championship races as well. Top drivers of the day and the jacket up until the 11th of May 1963 is the only car to bother with if you wanted to win the races outright. So what happens on the 11th of May 1963? John willman automobiles, they were already attracted Jax's, who was the first British touring car champion 9 58 to come and drive them for 63. Now they had various projects ongoing at the same time. So waiting in the wings or rather being developed by Colin Chapman is the loads of cortina, which we'll come to later. That's not ready yet. So it starts the season with the cortina GT racks up some points when you use class, but again, you're never going to beat the Jags with that. However, they are also getting hold of Holman and moody built Ford galaxy, special cars with all the lightweight bits and I say lightweight is still 1600 kilos.
"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
"Ricardo was so excited to participate in the first ever Mexican Grand Prix that he didn't even care that Ferrari wasn't gonna be involved. After a rough year, the company decided not to spend money on a non championship event, held at the newly built facility. So, Ricardo and his brother both hopped in with lotus for the race. The lotus 24 was a car Ricardo was unfamiliar with, but he had driven enough cars that it gave him no pause. I'm getting a bad feeling about this. Ricardo put on a spectacle during the opening round practice on the newly built racetrack called magdalena mixer car. Just days before the race. Each runny did was better than each runny did was better than the last, and when he finally finished each session he did was better than the last. And when he finally finished, Ricardo was overflowing with confidence. That wasn't until. European drivers John surtees took his round. On his first practice run, he bested Ricardo's time. Unable to stand the idea of a European having the fastest lap in his country, Ricardo hopped back into the lotus for one final practice session. Will foreboding. Nobody is truly sure what happened. Some witnesses believe there is a malfunction with the car's right rear suspension. Others claim it was the newly built and not well maintained speedway, or Ricardo's unfamiliarity with the lotus's oversteer compared to the Ferrari's understeer. Regardless of the cause, the effect was tragic. Ricardo would lose control of the lotus and was sent off the track. He died instantly. The death set off a national morning in Mexico, and the racing world was crushed, but even more tragically, not surprised. Many had predicted this outcome for the fearless youngster. But to have it take place in Mexico City, days before the first Mexican Grand Prix, an event, he had advocated for his whole life, was a darkly ironic and twisted fate. Ricardo was only 20 years old. Yeesh. Nobody was more devastated than his brother, who not only dropped out of the Mexican Grand Prix, but retired from racing on the spot. From that day forth, he always wore Ricardo's favorite ring on his finger, wherever he went. He claimed, quote, as long as I wear that ring, I will never suffer anything. Oh my gosh. It's heartbreaking. That's really sad, dude. Pedro's retirement from racing didn't last very long. Damn it. Perhaps being away for almost a year made him realize he missed it too much. Or could have been that driving cars helped him feel closer to his brother. Regardless by the end of 1963, he was back in a race car. Pedro won the Daytona continental in a two 50 GTO with the North American racing team and came in third at Sebring and a 300 TR LM, driving alongside Graham hill. He also made his Grand Prix debut competing in the USA and Mexico for lotus. It was around this time Pedro decided to do something he had never done before. Commit to racing full-time. No more car import business, he was going to do it just like his brother did and give his racing career everything he had. While Ricardo had been the racing prodigy in the young media darling, Pedro was considered to be more of a late bloomer. He didn't have Ricardo's chest clutching fearlessness. But he did have something that Ricardo lacked. Elite car control. While Ricardo thought a car's limitations were only in the driver's mind, Pedro knew that the man in the machine would have to harmonize together. He'd gotten so good at steering his vehicle that bad weather started to become an advantage for him. They do say that. Rain is a great equalizer. Yeah. Yeah, it makes everyone spin off the track. Over the course of the next few years, Pedro would drive sporadically for different Formula One constructors like lotus and Ferrari and various grand prixs. Pedro was the first person they'd call if they needed a driver on a wet track. Then in 1967, everything changed when he was offered a seat with Cooper for the season opening South African Grand Prix. Pedro qualified fourth and then to the surprise of many, he won the Grand Prix. Pedro Rodriguez accomplished something that his younger brother was never able to do, and that was become the first Mexican driver to win an F one event. Wow. What year was that? 1967? Yeah. 6, 7. As a result, Pedro earned a full-time drive with Cooper for the remainder of the season. Pedro was a mainstay in the sport for the next four season, driving predominantly for BRM, but sometimes for Ferrari. However, it wasn't until the 1970 Belgium Grand Prix that he was able to win a championship race once more. Then on July 11th, 1970, tragedy struck. Pedro was driving for Herbert Mueller racing when trackside photographers noticed his right front tire was coming away under heavy braking at a sharp S bend. By lap 12, the tire came off completely and sent his Ferrari 5 12 in into a wall before it rebounded across the track and caught fire. The 31 year old Pedro Rodriguez died from his injuries on his way to the hospital. Ugh. There's an eerie addendum to this tragic story. Just days before his crash, Pedro had accidentally lost his brother's ring while washing his hands. He always believed in the superstition surrounding the ring. And that as long as he wore it he would be safe. After Pedro's death, the name of the Mexico City speedway was changed to autodromo, Hermanos Rodriguez, the Rodriguez brothers racetrack. A gesture that guarantees that the trailblazing brothers and their sacrifices would never be forgotten. Wow. That's so sad, man. That is sad and eerie. And still, dude, young, 31. Yeah. People who are the first or the best to do something are the ones I get talked about the most. But rarely are the first and the best part of the same story. Typically, the person who does it first paves the way for the person who does it better. There's a lot to wrap your head around. It sounded really good though. With the story of both Rodriguez brothers, there are always a what if attached their legacies? What if they had lived to experience a full and complete career in Formula One? It's entirely possible that both brothers had the potential to not only be first, but the best. But one thing is certain their careers are something to be celebrated as they paved the way for many behind them. You know, this story I was thinking about this as we're going through. It's America and usually like Britain and a little bit more of Europe kind of set the tone for pop culture and sometimes history in a way I think. Set the course for things to happen. So this story, I think, really helped me appreciate what a big deal it is for such a huge eurocentric or American centric series like Formula One to come to a country like Mexico if that makes sense. The huge deal? Yeah. An event coming to a country that's normally not in the conversation at first. And you saw how cool that must feel. Or you saw it in the last couple of years when Paris went to the Mexican Grand Prix and the Mexican fans are just like about it about it. Screaming,
"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
"Losing their champion and witnessing Ricardo's performance during the first Grand Prix, Ferrari decided he was worth investing in. A signed him to drive in the 1962 season, which made him both the youngest driver and the first Mexican driver in F one history. Sweet. The fact that he did it before his older brother Pedro made his victory even sweeter. Ricardo would be named Mexico's athlete of the year and appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine with the headline Mexico's young fireball. Wow, he's just really soaking in all that shower of praise. My cousins are two years apart and I don't think I've ever seen a more fierce rivalry. That's like the perfect rivalry age for years. My sister's two years older than me and for a long time, all I wanted to do was just be better at her than everything she did. She was good at stuff that I was real bad at. Nolan, have you seen his sister ride a horse? No. She rides it like a motorcycle. That is crazy. She takes these tiny, tight turns, and puts her knee down. Dude. Puts knee down on a horse. That's crazy. Horses. Does she actually? She's like a real cowgirl. And I'm a real motorcycle boy. So we really butt head. Yeah. Well, you know, car guys are the horse girls. That's right. Guys. Put that on a sticker. Ricardo had a great rookie season as he became the youngest driver to score points in a Formula One event. However, he never finished higher than fourth and sometimes struggled to finish at all. Regardless, the future was still very bright for the kid. The kid. And Nino. Despite this bright future, there was a growing angst surrounding the young phenom, both in the racing world and at Ferrari internally. People were worried that Ricardo's fearless nature was a liability to himself. Fellow driver Graham hill told a newspaper. I like Ricardo and I think he has tremendous talent. But if he lives, I'll be surprised. Jeez. Dude, that's rough. Imagine reading that, I know. Imagine knowing how to read. Yeah, most of you guys don't know this, a little insider information. Christina reads to Nolan on the headphones and he just repeats what she says. We call her Christina Reed Chi. And we call it getting ratatouille. His own boss Enzo Ferrari even pulled him aside early in his first season and told him Ricardo, I'll be Frank with you. You'll only be a great racer you want to be if you learn control. If not, I'm not sure how much longer your talent for improvisation will save you. Ricardo just smiled as if he knew something that Enzo didn't. He thanked him for his advice and he thanked him for his advice and moved on. And then Enzo was like, I mean, to my lair for Russian. You want the tortellini and lambrusco. Let's take a shower. This guy was so clean, dude. All the time. Enzo didn't stop there. He believed as he stated in his memoir that Ricardo was driven by a dangerous eagerness in an intense and blind ambition that was being encouraged by his family, particularly his father. That kind of makes sense. It sounds like for stopping a little bit with his weird dad that cracks the whip. So he wrote Ricardo's father a personal letter. Ricardo is a wild guy who races with a frightening lack of restraint in an excess of physical energy without compare. I think that if this youngster learns to contain his impetuosity and refines his driving style, he can be very successful. I understand that his desire to win devoured him. It was a noble ambition, but it laid dangerously and wait for him. Wow. Damn, that is a serious letter. Yeah. A lot of words that I would never string together. Perpetuity. Yeah, and this isn't even his first language. Right. One would think that a personal letter from the founder of Ferrari would compel Pedro senior to act. But Pedro senior was perhaps wrangling with his own unbridled ambitions to truly comprehend the situation. Like his son's Pedro's career was also flourishing. Already a wealthy businessman, he had strategically maneuvered his way up the chain of power in Mexican national politics to become a trusted adviser to the president of Mexico. Lopez mateos. And because his son had become a national hero, he was able to convince the president to build the necessary infrastructure to bring Formula One racing to the country. Well, so he's got a vested interest in keeping his son in F one. He's wheeling and dealing. A speedway was built in Mexico City in the stage was set for the first ever Mexican Grand Prix on November 4th, 1962. Pedro senior wanted his son Ricardo to be there front and center for the world to see his talents, no matter what Enzo Ferrari had to say about it. I don't know why he can't have both. Like, hey, just tell your son, you got to be reasonable and some of these. I'm guessing he must, if Enzo is saying that, this guy must be racing like an absolute. Yeah, because Enzo didn't give a about his drivers. Like, I'm reading this book the limit. And he, you know, anytime his drivers would die he would do this big song and dance and he would open his windows on his apartment overlooking the Ferrari factory. And he would cry loud enough for everyone to hear him. And he would mope around in his bathroom for a couple days. But he would never go to a funeral. He would send his wife to the funerals. And then he would be more pissed that they wrecked his car. So where's your crying for the car? I mean, he had to make a show because every time there's a big crash like the one where Wolfgang died, the country that happened in and Italy and the Pope were all like, let's ban this everyone's dying. This is way too dangerous. And so he had to make a show of it that he was like torn up about it, but work has to go on. It's very produced. The theater. Yes. A lot of theatrics with his remorse and sadness. But that's just to say that this must be a serious situation or he didn't get his money's worth from this kid and he's worried about his investment in him. Sure. That would make sense. Like, hey, I got to have this kid for a couple more years. Yeah, him, dad doesn't do me. He's got to pay off all those crash cars and. We'll be right back with more of this story, but first, a word from our sponsors. How long does it take to tackle a home project? With Angie, you could cross it off your list before this ad is over. Just tell us what you need. Indoor or outdoor, repair or redesign, and we handle the rest, sending a top pro to get it done. You don't have to lift a finger, except a tap the screen or click the mouse. Plus, Angie is free to use, so bring us your next home project, and we'll bring it home. Download the app or go to Angie dot com that's an GI dot com to get started. 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"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
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Sadly, the 1968 season would be Jim's last. His year began with his third win at the australasia tasman series championship race, and during his time there, he stayed with Australian driver, Leo gagan and his family in Sydney. In the quiet champion, gagan recounts a funny story where Jim arrived for his stay when no one was home, but gagan's mother. She didn't know who Jim was, and assumed he was there to mow their lawn. This poor guy, like everybody just thinks like, he's just like this down south. He looks like a farmer. Redneck, farmer guy, and they're just like, he's here to mow the lawn. No, he's a Formula One champion. Anyway, she naturally told him that the mower was in the shed and that he could start at any time. When gagan, his dad and his brother returned home, they were surprised to find Jim's shirtless and mowing the front lawn. That's just like someone who wants to avoid conflict. Yeah. He doesn't want to have a conversation about it. So if you tell him to mow the lawn, he's just going to. Unfortunately, just over a month later, Jim was racing a lotus 48 gold leaf in a formula two race at the hockenheim ring when his car left the track at a 150 mph. Jim did not survive. The accident was a shock to everyone. Formula One drivers from around the world flew to Scotland's churn side Paris church to pay their respects at Jim's funeral, alongside his family and friends. Chapman said he lost his best friend and Graham hill said what he would miss most was Jim Clark smile. Drivers like surtees and Brabham were adamant that his crash was not due to driver error. And they didn't believe that Jim was capable of making a life threatening mistake. Driver Chris Amon said, if it could happen to him, what chance do the rest of us have? The crash was investigated for three weeks by aircraft crash investigators, and eventually the team concluded that the reason for the crash was a tire failure. Dang, that sucks. I think the thing that makes me the saddest about this was that back in the day, drivers, because there were only ten to 12 Formula One races, drivers filled the gaps with things like formula two and the tasman series. This race that Jim was racing at was a contractual obligation by firestone, his tire manufacturer. Oh. He had, yeah, he had to pick between this race and a thousand kilometer race and brands hatch and he chose the formula two race because it was more relevant to his Formula One career and because the entry list was a credible, like Derek bell appears courage, Graham hill, clay Rick and Sony, like all of the big names were already competing. So why not Jim Clark? And his tire failed and that was it. And what's really interesting is that today, these racing schedules are generally so long and team owners are so they're so protective of drivers that often drivers don't get to race in a lot of other series these days. So it was completely the opposite back then. People were racing all over the place. These days, team owners were like, no, you're going to race in my series because if you get hurt, that impact sponsors that impacts everything that impacts the bottom line. And you know, it's less likely for something like that to happen today. Not like it's not completely unlikely. It's just less likely because things are more strict. There is an MLB picture that had to secretly he was like a Bronco rider and he just had signed a $400 million contract for over ten years. And was banned from doing anything, you know, like writing ETV's, he's like a country boy. But then they found out that he was writing bulls and bucking Broncos under this pseudonym, and they were like, you got to stop doing that. Your hands are your life, man. Good lord. I mean, honestly, though, if you're that rich anyway, like I get that he has contractual obligations, but if you have that much money anyway, do whatever you want. If your career ends, you still have money. It doesn't matter. Because on the other hand, there's a guy who a pitcher who is about to pitch in the World Series and could it because he was messing around with a drone and he cut his hand. Oh my God, that's embarrassing. To this day, there is a memorial for Jim at the hockenheim track and a gym Clark memorial award is given out annually by the association of Scottish motoring writers. And of course, many gather for the gym Clark rally held in berwickshire every year. Jim Clark's death actually really changed the way that team owners and team principles related to their drivers. This was the incident that made everyone kind of back up and take a step away and say we're not going to be Friends anymore. We're going to be business associates and this was especially important because Colin Chapman and Jim Clark were such good buddies. Colin Chapman actually became a after that to all of his drivers and y'all can rent was especially known for butting heads with Colin Chapman, and he was the one who replaced Jim Clark. I find this really interesting because like, okay, we're not going to have a relationship because we're business associates, but also the reason we're not having a relationship is because in this business that I am paying you to do, you may die. Like, that's so morbid. During his time in Formula One, Jim achieved 33 pole positions and won 25 of the 72 Grand Prix he took pardon. This win record gives him a 34.7% win rate, and is one of the top 5 most winningest Formula One drivers of all time if we go by win rate. He won the driver's championship twice and was crucial to the success of the lotus team. Jim was known to adapt to any car he was driving, or as sir Jackie Stewart put it, quote, he was so smooth, so clean, he drove with such finesse, he never bullied a race car. He sort of caressed it into doing things he wanted it to do. He really ferreted those race cars. We're going back to Barrett.
"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
"Faces every week. Unfortunately, though, 1964 was a troublesome year for the lotus team, as a series of car failures took them out of contention for the championship. Though Jim finished third in the driver's championship as did lotus. But lotus worked to fix the lotus 33s issues, and with Jim's help, quickly turned things around in 1965. By the end of the season, Jim had won 6 out of 9 races and his second Formula One championship title. If Jim wasn't considered unstoppable then, he would be soon thereafter. At the 1965 Indianapolis 500, Jim led a 190 of the 200 laps in his lotus 38, racing at the then record average speed of over a 150 mph. Wow, wow. He became the first non American in almost half a century to win the Indy 500, as he beat, parnelli Jones, and Mario Andretti. The lotus 38 also broke a record. It was the first rear engine car to win the Indianapolis 500. That actually forced the hand of everyone in American open wheel racing. They were all raising front engine roadsters at that time. This was the race, the single race that made everyone decide that they needed to switch to rear engine cars. Well, thank you, Colin Chapman. Thank you, Colin Chapman. 1965 was a racing season, still considered by many to be the greatest season ever by any driver in the history of motor sport. To this day, Jim still remains as the only driver to win a Formula One World Championship and Indy 500 title in the same year. I feel like if we got max on some iRacing ovals at Indy, I think he could do it too. Yes, but also he can't unless he skips the Monaco Grand Prix because 19 races out of 24. I'm sure he doesn't need it. But I don't believe that Christian Horner, our guy, would ever let max skip Monaco because Monaco is such a big race for Formula One, because in racing, Monaco, the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 always happened on the same day. I agree with Liz, they'll have the title wrapped up by Monaco. Yeah, by race 7. Just go. But drivers have done the Indy 500 in the Coke 600 on the same day because you can actually fly between them. That's insane. Yeah, it's called doing the double doing the double. You do the Indy 500 at like noon and then you do the Coke 600 at like 5 30. So you get out of here 8500 car, get on the plane and you fly to Charlotte. You put an IV in your arm on the flight, eat some cliff bars. Doing the double. Oh my God. After his Indy 500 win, Jim's international fame grew. This wasn't a good thing for him as the quiet Scott began to dread press conferences and was often visibly uncomfortable when he had to make public appearances. His long-term girlfriend, Sally swart, described the press as very difficult for him and said that he was still very shy. She said, quote, it was a different life for him compared to life on the farm. While Jim was admired and liked by his peers aside from his teammates, known in the sport really knew him too well. In fact, Graham hill and sir Jackie Stewart, who were two very extroverted drivers that Jim consistently raced against, both said that Jim was the exact opposite of them. In the car, Jim was often described as the epitome of calm and controlled aggression, but off the track, he constantly chewed his fingernails and was surprisingly indecisive. Sounds like me. His girlfriend swart also said that going out to dinner together was frustrating because Jim couldn't even decide which restaurant to go to. His lack of decision making capabilities is even what eventually led him in swart to break up. This man would not survive Netflix. No. You know? No. And also, just go to a chain restaurant. I do it all the time. Swart was described as the love of his life, but she explains that they broke up in the end because Jimmy couldn't make up his mind. To what do you think that this is just the point of view of a jilted X? Jim was often described by friends as a terrible decision maker. I said. I think the in Jackie Stewart's autobiography, I think there's even like a little anecdote about how they were driving in Jim couldn't decide which fork in the road to take. Or like, did he just a map? No. Decided at the very last second, it was either that or it was like a train was coming and they were trying to figure out whether or not to stop. Oh my God. Yeah, just like trying to figure out whether or not stop. That sounds so whether or not you can make it. But the thing about sports and particularly racing is it's all about decisions. You see another driver do something and you have to decide, do I commit to this or do I back off? Maybe it's because he had too much time to think about it. On the track and more of just a reaction. That's true. Jim's success made him extremely wealthy, something that led him to become what they call a tax exile in Paris. There he would fly a piper twin Comanche plain that he bought from Colin Chapman and was often seen hanging around with different female companions. Friends said that pairs loosened him up a bit, got him liberated, with his new French citizenship though, Jim was unable to return to UK soil for a whole year. His sister said that it was quote a rough time for him to not be able to come and go as he pleased. Though Jim was never married, he did admit to a girlfriend of his that his goal was to eventually settle down and have a family of his own, back on the farm in Scotland. These long-term goals in mind, Jim began to purposely only sign one year contracts so that he could be free to leave the sport whenever he wanted. I respect that a lot, good for him. Formula One's 1966 season had a change in regulations that not only affected Jim, but the sport as a whole. At the time, sports cars were capable of outrunning Formula One cars due to their much larger, more powerful engines. So, the FIA increased inching capacity to three liters, which was not a smooth transition for many drivers or carmakers. Because the lotus 33 had a two liter Coventry, climax engine, the team was far less competitive than in previous seasons. Jim din score any points until he drove in the British Grand Prix and took third place in the following race at the Dutch Grand Prix. However, at the 1966 Italian Grand Prix and all races onwards, the team began using the highly complex BRM H 16 engines in their lotus 43 car, which finally gave Jim his only victory that Formula One season at the U.S. Grand Prix. He beat yakin rent and John surtees in the penultimate race. I love that name yakin rent so sick. I think any name that starts with a good year is a really good name, like a yeah. It's just intense. Sound like you're about to throw up a little bit. That's actually so true. Listen, it adds a little pizzazz. In 1967, Jim raced in three different lotus cars with three different engines. Chapman praises his ability to be flexible because as he put it, Jim was, quote, very easy on the machinery, which sounds like something like an older man would tell a woman standing next to a car. Yeah. The lotus 43, which he had driven to victory in 1966, made its final appearance at the 67 South African Grand Prix. After both Jim and his teammate, Graham hill had to retire the cars. The team then moved on to build the much more successful and aforementioned lotus 49, which was developed after lotus began working with Ford Cosworth. Jim drove it to victory at the Dutch Grand Prix, beating out Jack Brabham and Denny Holm. But unfortunately, his four wins of the season couldn't take away. His 5 retirements, and Jim ended the season in third. Jim did have some success in his third lotus, the now aging lotus 38, which he drove to victory at the Australia ziet tasman series, though he placed 31st at Indy in the
"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
"From present day Italy, but from Croatia. Yes. That's a fun fact. That's a fun fact. I also think just Phil hill Phil hill is a pretty good name, like it's no wolf gang. It's no viper, but. Big rhymes. It makes me think of a guy that's as wide as he is tall. That's so true, actually. Yeah. A 100%. You got that completely right. So Jim found himself at a fork in the road with his career, with just one Formula One season under his belt, he was seriously considering retiring from the sport. On top of this, the Italian police got involved and blamed Jim for the accident and the deaths because von trips wheel got caught on Jim's wheel. However, after being questioned by police for three hours, Jim was fully cleared of the accusation. Fellow driver John surtees has since said the crash was very much erasing incident, and it took more than one thing for it to happen. Jimmy was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Why does this sound so much like a modern Formula One investigation? There were a lot of crashes obviously involving the Ferrari team throughout their 70 years of racing. But every time something this big happened, the Vatican and the Italian government would come out against Ferrari and be like, we're investigating no more racing. They'd try to shut down Ferrari's race team every time this happened. And I thought that was a really interesting thing. In that book, the limit that they talked about is like, Enzo had fain empathy and be like, ah, you know, but he was really concerned about his cars more than he was his drivers. Well, you know, Elizabeth is full of not fun facts about Ferrari divers dying in Formula One. That's actually that's actually one of the biggest spots that stake it in her mind is that I was gonna say I think about them poor drivers a lot. Yeah. She does. And she talks about it. I think Ferrari is haunted now. That's why they can't win a race. Yeah. The dead drivers. Well, Jim retreated to his family's farm for some peace, but reporters followed him there to try to document anything they could. F one driver and friend John whitmore said Jim would suppress his emotions and didn't like to express them publicly. Then the emotions would build up and burst out excessively. He would get quite frustrated with journalists. Throughout Jim's career, the farm became his escape from the media. But you know, what's crazy is the most dangerous eras of motor sports happened when people were not talking through their emotions or getting therapy or anything like that. This was a rough time. Despite Jim's misgivings about continuing and Formula One, though, Chapman persuaded him to stay in the game. As lotus star driver. In 1962, team lotus introduced the revolutionary lotus 25. This car is powered by a climax V8 engine and was the first in F one history to have an aluminum alloy monocoque chassis. It was also extremely fast, though often unreliable. Chapman was so good at like he was a genius when it came to developing these super fast cars and they were always technically innovative, but there was no way you could actually test them until you took them out on the track. So that's why they were all of these hot messes. You'll hear this a lot in all of F one history, but especially with Colin Chapman. Every time he had a car, everyone hated it, it was always bad. Yeah. I mean, specifically the lotus 88, Elizabeth and I did a lot of research on the lotus 88, which was a revolutionary car because at the time Formula One was banning ground effect, ground effect basically glues the cars to the ground, makes them really fast. Formula One, they instituted a minimum ride height and basically said, look, your cars have to be this far off the ground. So Colin Chapman, the lotus 88, it was like a double chassis car. So when it was on pit road, still, it met the minimum ride height. And then when it would go out on track, the aerodynamics would push that chassis down, glue it to the ground and just completely reinstate the ground effect that Formula One tried to band. That's really interesting. And you got the stewards like, hey, what the heck? Yeah, they initially approved the car to race. It was good to go. Got the seal of approval, and you can still see it on the car, the little stamp that says good to race is on there. And then they evaluated it again right before the race, and they said, no, you can't race this. Yes. Regardless of the car's fickle nature, Jim success that year was proof of his true ability to drive any car he was sitting in. With the lotus 25, he blew the 1962 Formula One season out of the water. On top of winning three Grand Prix, the Belgian British and French, he also finished second in the championship to Graham hill. A title he only lost by 9 seconds. Jim's fame was growing on an international level. He was gaining a large fan base who not only admired him for his driving skills, but loved his humor and humble quiet nature. Fellow drivers loved and respected him too, quote, when he showed up, he was outstanding, said parnelli Jones, quote, he showed us the way. He did not get upset about losses, and if he was upset, he didn't show it. He was perfect when it came to being a gentleman. He never lost his cool about anything. Because he was bottling it up. Yeah. He takes it out on his turnips at his farm. He doesn't yell at the sheet. Yeah. Get back in the fence. Then came 1963. To give you an idea of how dominant Jim was that season, we'll talk about the Belgian Grand Prix. Jim started 8th on the grid, but passed all the cars in front of him, including early race leader, Graham hill. 17 rainy lops in, Jim had lapped the entire field except Bruce McLaren. In the end, Jim finished almost 5 minutes ahead of all other drivers. Good for him. This is why I love the arguments that people make nowadays that racing used to be so much more entertaining back in the day. You used to have stuff like this and like a 5 minute gap to the league. We thought like 40 seconds was bad, try 5 minutes. Jim set one record after another in 1963. He won 7 out of ten Grand Prix, a record that was not broken until Ayrton Senna won 8 races in 1988. By the end of the season, Jim became the youngest driver ever to be crowned world champion at age 27. For his over the hill now. Can you imagine having a Formula One season with ten races and we're like in the mid 20s now? Be hard to do a podcast. That's for sure. Make sure you check out donut racing show. It's our podcast with me, Alanis and Liz, and we talk Formula One every week, baby. We're going weekly this year. It's been a lot of fun. That is so exciting. Wow, I get to see y'all
"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
"This not better than thinking your way better at driving and racing than you are? Because I feel like that's a lot of people today. They're like, oh, I'm the best and they're not. I don't know, it's still kind of assuming you're the best. Is he? Just assuming everyone is worse. I think it's more endearing, we've got this little farmer guy who's just like, what's going on? I'm just imagining him with like overalls and a straw hat, driving a race car around now. Yeah, that was actually probably the safety standard back then. That is why so many people died. There's like a quite literally. The inch of sheep's wool between his hair and leather cappy's wearing. Oh yeah, super safe. Well, around this same time, Jim was starting to get some heat from his parents about his participation and motor sport, like many parents, they were afraid of the very real dangers associated with competitive driving. Jim struggled with his push and pull as his skills and love of Gracie, racing grew. He felt loyal to his family and the life he came from, but he couldn't deny his talent. Eventually, Jim began to take driving more seriously and with time left that simple life on the farm behind him. On June 16th, 1956, 20 year old Jim entered his very first race where he drove a DKW sonda class or special class at the cremin track in Scotland. The track was on an old airfield perimeter and had a typical circuit structure, but this type of track was completely new for Jim. Most Scottish tracks were flat. On top of this, Jim's DKW lacked the power compared to his competitors cars. The DKW didn't look like the type of car someone would race in. It was high and narrow, and the engine only had 34 brake horsepower. Jim was outraged beyond belief, only passing one car in all of his laps. His competition included dougie Duncan in a Jaguar XK one 20. There is Canadian Bruce Allen in a Jaguar XK one 40. As Charlie Davidson in a triumph TR two and J O'Hare in an MG. It's a cool names in there. Can you imagine driving a vehicle with 34 brake horsepower? Yeah, I've driven a Miata. I think the cabriolet that we have the VW cabriolet had like 41 horsepower or something when they took it to the dino. Man, that's rough. Yeah. Jim and his DKW eventually headed for the pits with a broken half shaft that landed him in last place. Despite the loss, Jim still had impressive times and was in high spirits. Scott Watson said, quote, Jimmy loved to go to crema. We stayed at a bed and breakfast near the village, and there's always a barn dance somewhere in the vicinity. He never wasted any time fairing out the best looking girl. That is so weird. People said back then, ferreting, or is this just an interesting word? He threw in there. You know what? Aggressively searching. I think it's probably hunting because you have dogs that would hunt vermin or. Yeah, but the ferret is running away. The ferret isn't hunting. So is he running away from these little you have your little Scottish terriers that you take ferreting? That's what I would guess. Oh. That makes sense. Okay. I think ferritin means you are the ferret. And you're square run around. So he's running away. Yeah. Storing food for the winter? Have you ever held a ferret? It's like, always goes up. Snakes with legs and fur. This is not a good visual anymore. 'cause I was out there squirming around. Do people sleep? You know, Jim Clark always trial and for. Oh my God. Okay, well. All right. That was awful. 16 months after Jim's first race, he swapped out his DKW for Scott Watson's 1957 Porsche 1600 S in three races in charter hall, berwickshire. He finished third, second, and then first, and won the BMR C trophy. This one was monumental for Jim's career and proved he deserved a place in the sport. He even beat local garage owner and border reavers founder, jock mcbain. Hell of a name. Sickest name ever. No, I think the sickest name ever is viper. Shit. I can't argue with that. I can't argue with that. What they viper, you would be like, damn. I think that's a sick name. The keyword is if, 'cause I've never met anyone named viper. Listen, I thought about making my name viper. Like, hey, I'm viper. People will be like, what? Yeah, that would be pretty sick. Let's move along. Jock with bane, who was light years more experience and had more power and money backing him. Mcbain was impressed by Scott Watson and Clark and set a meeting with the two, where he asked Jim if he was, quote, prepared to race a real race car and if Scott Watson can manage a revamped border reavers team. They agreed and began searching for the right car, resulting in a market brothers D type or better known as the Jaguar D type. At age 21, Jim was officially entering the big leagues. Big gym entering the big leagues. This seems so impressive on a 50, 70 years ago scale. But today, people enter the big leagues at like 18. Yeah. Yeah, but those are like sons of multi millionaires and billionaires. And this guy's a farm. They won the dad lottery. Yeah, they won the dad lottery. I still think about when we went to the fast X trailer premiere and Michelle Rodriguez is like, kids in Europe, they're not cornballs. They start racing early. I'm talking 14 years old. Is cornball not something people call corny people? What is a cornball? Nothing she said made sense. They were 14. They started four. They started four, yeah. Okay. The new border reavers team was an impressive group. Their team name was inspired by the historical 13th to 17th century raiders who resided along the Anglo Scottish border and raided the entire country's border, basically killing anyone that crossed their paths. The revamped crew team consisted of mcbain as the local garage owner, Scott Watson is the secretary, Jim is the main driver and Alec Calder, who later married one of Jim's sisters as the second driver. The team worked together to fine tune their cars and to races and organize events so Jim could perfect his natural talent. Besides each member of skills and brains, friendship and close ties are what truly brought them together. In the wow. That was cute. That was so cute. In the Jaguar D type, Jim set a record at full Sutton circuit becoming the first driver to average over a 100 mph in a British sports car race. That's nuts. That's Holland ass. A full month later, the team entered their first continental race at spa Franco shop in Belgium for the 1000 kilometer race. Jim finished 5th on the demanding circuit while driving their Porsche 1600 super. Mcbain was so ecstatic about Jim's win in progress that he decided it was time to get him into a formula two single seater. Even though Jim had never driven a single seater car or driven at brain's hatch before, he was instantly impressive. Jim was set to test the border reavers lotus elite prototype and so entered as a lotus 16 minivan wall contender. Some other pretty notable names are in attendance to test that car as well. Cliff Alison in Ireland, Graham hill. Of course, lotus founder Colin Chapman was there too, just in time to change Jim's career trajectory forever. What I find really interesting about the description of single seater is like pretty much all race cars are single seater unless they're rally cars. We just call it a single seater because it's only fit for one person. The other cars, they just take the seats out. It's kind of like stock car at NASCAR. It doesn't really have any meaning anymore. But we still say it. It's
"graham hill" Discussed on Past Gas
"It's really mature of you to not address it at all. Thank you. Gordon soon moved on to racing sprint cars. In 1964, Gordon made his United States Auto Club or you sacked debut. That's not funny to me either. While he didn't win any races that first year, he did set a half mile lap record of 17.51 seconds in Winchester, Indiana, a record that surpassed one set by A.J. Foyt in 1962. Yeah, were you here for that or no, I was not. No, you were, yeah, of course you weren't. I don't know. You were doing racing on your own. That's right. Yeah. In the 24 hours of lemons of lemons, that's right. Nice. Yeah. Shots to Birmingham, Alabama, shouts out, Barbara, great track. In 1960 5, 29 year old Gordon scored his first you sack victory, beating out A.J. Foyt in the Tony bettenhausen 200 at the Milwaukee Mile. Joe. Have you ever been to the Milwaukee Mile? Past it for sure, yeah, yeah. That same year, Gordon made his Indy 500 debut. Alongside other illustrious Ricky's like, Mario Andretti and Al Unser. For the race, Gordon sponsors at weinberger racing, hooked them up with a Watson often houser front engine roadster. It's too bad that you haven't seen Al uncertain as underpants because you could call them unsurpassed next time we saw. This was only one of 6 front engine roadsters on the track. As the other 27 drivers opted for mid engined vehicles. Gordon had a good first showing. He qualified 14th and finished in 5th, only two spots behind rookie of the year Mario Andretti and four ahead of Al Unser. And looking back, Gordon said that the roadster was his favorite he ever drove at Indy, quote, everything just went well, don't you know, we were steady all day long with it. That's such a Michigan quote. We were steady all day long with it. In 1966, Gordon was back in Indianapolis and determined to win. However, on the very first lap, Canadian driver, Billy foster, out of either necessity or in a misguided move, attempted to squeeze his offenhauser, powered car into the space between Gordon and the tracks outside wall. The space, suddenly disappeared, and foster's car lost two of its wheels. Something that led to a 16 car pileup. Dang. Fortunately though Joe, no one was seriously injured, but the race was stopped for an hour and 24 minutes, so officials cleared track. Despite being right at the scene of the accident, Gordon was only one of 22 cars that got to race that day. Even though Gordon ended the race three minutes behind the leaders, he placed forth, and even drove the 500 miles faster than official winner, Graham hill. In 1967, 30 year old Gordon faced a massive setback when his sponsors pulled out. That's not funny to me. Due to financial issues and a string of losses where the driver went winless in 9 out of 16 races. So despite his reputation as a good driver, Gordon wasn't getting the results, his sponsors needed to continue. Not to be deterred Gordon founded the Gilmore racing team with sponsorship from the former mayor of Kalamazoo. Wow. Wow. And radio and TV broadcast entrepreneur Jim Gilmour. Ah, Jim Gilmore. Gilmore provided him with a Gerhard often houser race car, often Hauser. Very prevalent. The formation of the team made Gordon one of only two owner drivers in IndyCar at the time, alongside rival, our old friend, A.J. Foyt. Gordon was the sole driver of the Gilmore racing team, and he won 6 races between 1967 and 1969. That's not funny to me. Unfortunately, Gordon crashed the Gilmore entry in the 1967 Indy 500 about halfway through, and didn't finish any of the Indies in that time period. Despite Gordon's early wins, Gilmore racing was dissolved at the end of the 19 70 season. Though Gordon and Gilmore would remain on good terms. Jim Gilmour would go on to team up with A.J. Foyt to form Gilmore Foyt racing, based on Gordon's recommendation to AJ after the driver lost his Sheraton Thompson sponsorship. In 1971, Gordon raced in the Indy 500 in a used McLaren. However, things got chaotic around lap 11 when driver Steve crystle off of STP gas treatment blue, his engine in spilled oil all over the track. This caused competitor Mel kenyon to skid through the oil and crashed into the turn three wall. By the way, nickname was king of the midgets for his midget racing prowess. Around the turn came barreling Gordon John cock and Mario Andretti, who I've seen in his underpants. Oh, okay. Gordon ended up driving right over Kenyan's car before crashing himself, right over, right over it. Andretti tried to swerve away, but clipped Gordon before spinning out. All four racers were knocked out of the race, but luckily the only injury was a gash, not funny to me on Kenyan's leg and a tire Mark on his helmet. I think I remember this from Mario Andretti story. Imagine having a tire Mark on your helmet. That'd be so sick. It would be cool to have on your wall. I had a gym teacher in high school that was a wild teen and he was messing around with his friends and drinks. He didn't know that. He was like, I'll get to it. He shouldn't have, you shouldn't have told you guys that. But that he was a wild team? Yeah. No, but there was a lesson behind it. Okay. So he was drinking with his Friends underage drinking bad. And they're messing around with their cars and then somehow he fell under the tire and it rolled over the front tire rollover his chest and he was miraculously fine and he had a tire tread on his chest and that's what he became a born again and that's why he wanted us to become born again. He had a tire Mark on his chest. You ever see it? That you could see? He had the shirt still. I don't think he ever brought it in, but tire tread on his shirt. Gotcha. Yeah. But anyways. Overall, the early 1970s proved to be a troubling time for Gordon. He failed to win any races from 1970 to 1972. The racing team that was his namesake was shut down, and he failed to even compete in the next two Indy 500s. Gordon was also going through a horrible divorce. And he ended up in bankruptcy court. Thanks to a small sawmill he purchased when he was 24. That
"graham hill" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Just messed it. He won rookie of the year over Bill Russell. I'm willing to be number one. There's a couple other guys I want to put on still too. So we agree on. We agree on Kang, we agree on Paul. Let's see who else I got on here. On the top. We're starting again at some of these guys. Would you put a grant? Oh, let's go to Dwight. Now I took the laid off when you talked about rob Williams and the blocks. I always see they cut to that was when I Bill Russell was still around the garden a lot in him and Tom Tommy in the because once the first round door, they sit in the stand. So Garmin and Tommy and Bill would sit together and they cut to Bill on that and he'd be going every time that Dwight Howard would block it out of bounds. You'd see him going to the finger. I think Dwight, I think probably he's not on Russell wilt level in the rebounding, but among modern guys, I'd say he's right up there with anybody in terms of rebounders. I agree, but you have to take into consideration that he was absolutely not even neutralized. He was removed from basketball for four years because he just was fucked up. Excuse my mouth. You know, so how could you there's guys you can get into then that had better careers were equally as good or nearly but that again, we've given lots of guys on this list benefit of the doubt because of their peak, that 2008 to 2012 stretch there, but they were just like in the thick of the east with him running the he was just immature, but I guess maybe we have to put him on standby dude. Because who are you removing? You've got to say who you're removing if you're adding. Do you still have spots left? We are at 20 with him for me. So you have 25 spots. So Grant Hill you would not put no, I don't. What did he do in the he had a great college career. He was injured. People always do this with Graham hill. And I want someone just to prove me wrong. Read his numbers. I mean, they're great, but what was it four seasons?.
"graham hill" Discussed on Do By Friday
"Alex is hurt surgery on a baby. Emma kiss set his out a puppet. I said probably. It's a little bit like a puppet. She's not upset by any of this. I find it very upsetting to watch. Baby they call pete's and It's a pedes. They're working on it. And that's that's alex. Right alex's pedes. Yeah yeah it'd be the angry boy who's really really just inside. Yeah yeah he has stupid. Watch everyone on. That show is too emotional. Oh interesting interesting Yeah big cancelled except for trainspotting. We'll trainspotting gets pretty. Transplanting gets pretty late. Who's trainspotting transporting the guy from trainspotting. I've only seen that movie once because that upset me as well really. It's funny because i finally showed my kid the beginning of trainspotting so she could see the guy that i referred to in grey's anatomy strains gotcha inside and looks. He looks. he's so much younger. He looks so different. But you can totally tell him are no the man's name. Trainspotting grays kevin kevin mckay. That doesn't say oh. Yeah no fuck that guy. The is my leo. Hate him owen. Owen i hate him so much. Look look at it. Look how young. He is in this photo. That's him god. A timid trainspotting. Oh i call trainspotting maybe. I don't hate trainspotting. I just hate this actor with every fiber of my being. What's also got. What's the guy's name not. Jackie earle haley. But it's also got that guy that used to go with like we said we send junior high used to go with you should go with angelina. Jolie they met on they met on a hackers. And then jonny lee miller. I want to say his name. Johnny lee miller. He's in trainspotting china. Lee miller just. She ended all boyfriends. Have three names. Like gary david gary that kind of thing i the oh god you're right poor oop oop wait. No i don't like when people are like. Hey man. I love this show and i put it to the top of my cue every week. I'm like really. There are a lot of good punks like really. I don't know dunno. We jonny lee miller and who is this guy sometimes credited as johnny. Oh he's in transplants. In i go. Google search for him lee always. You'll see them. Yeah you'll probably see them in hackers. Oh which i still haven't seen i bought hackers. Yeah yeah it's That we crack the encryption. I'm in. I think it came out around the same time. Let me look. Do you remember network. Networks andhra seventy six patty tchaykovsky. No no no no limit movie. Okay this is did i hallucinate this move. I mean it wouldn't be out of mirror talking about the net. yes thank you. Thank you talking about the sandra bullock vehicle the net. And that's where the the character pie appears on your screen. And then i think you get you get the ringed as he aren't the this this. This movie was what we would watching computer class when it was not the time that was seen as a very silly movie in well. Apparently in two thousand in line was not seen as a silly movie by my computer teacher years old. Yeah thought that lennox was a company. Ole boy you a but oh. Gosh is the year of linens on the desktop. It's pronounced lennox. Actually it's pronounced lean ass- lean is that. Oh gosh lena. That's his real name. His name salinas is his name leanest pauling or is that the guy who invented vitamin c. Wow invented vitamin c is that like inventing the de. Do you invent a vitamin no. You throw the d. okay event. The c. vitamin c was also a a solo artist. That had a hit in late nineties. And i'd seen her performing with the band that she was in before vitamin c. Which whose name escapes me. What was the name of that band. Vitamin c. girl band and it was as the it is. It's one of those one of those letters to cleo type names vitamin c. graduation song. Yeah prince forever yeah. She's so cute. Oh this song. I mean it was. It was played at every graduation in the nineties. I believe she was like she was in liga. Pretty hard hard rock and indie rock band really. Oh yeah yeah yeah. Let's see cows all the time eve's plum which is a joke with the name of actors from the brady bunch eve's plum there you go. Yeah that's pretty anyway I guess that's it for this week. Yeah yeah recording. I mean i am okay yes. I am double checked. I o kosh a friend of the show mark graham hill. i think. Got my loop back to work. But i was too afraid to test it on on this show so i'll throw one of my other shows under the bus and doesn't it then but i i'm very excited to you. Know play very disarming noises out of i guess how to use that. Someday it's on my list Oh yeah you we. We want to talk about The toilet snake. Oh okay yes yes. I just in the early morning times. I saw headline from cnn. World man bitten by neighbors escaped python while sitting on the toilet. And i immediately thought. This is either florida or australia. It's gotta be city yourself. It's got to be australia. Yes yeah exactly. Where else would a python come out of a toilet Flaws if we're being honest florida too. But it's got australia all over. I had no no. It was austria austria ryan. So close. I just want to mention this. You see the headline. I put in here so i look at it. Google news a few times a day. Which i don't know. Why do i still do out of habit. I just look at it sometimes and you know. Sometimes they'll be like a persistent thing. That just won't go away like some like even. If it's the thing i want to hear about like matt gaetz sometimes they'll be something there over and over and over and i say show me less the shimmy shimmy less but the headline that i saw probably seven times yesterday was the following headline austrian man bitten by python during visit to the toilet and i was. I could not stop. I understand you know what this is. In the guardian and two countries divided by a shared language. Did he visit the toilet because it kind of sounds like he's he's on a german doing that but austin's have more dignity than that. Would you go on a toilet vacation. I mean is there the toilet. No i'm not going to take a huge. I'm going to do an absolute paint job on it. But i am but i am going to visit it. Take some photos. Pick up some souvenir sometimes. Just gotta check. The mud pie is just asking some questions you know. He's just as joe rogan podcast club. He had a visit to the toilet. You ever visit.
"graham hill" Discussed on The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast
"Started to write this personal history of yourself and your life did it just flow as easily as it seems to in the book. No not at all first of all. I had no diaries. So we had to do a couple of years of research. And i did two hundred and fifty interviews with people to whom i related and luckily i lived in world in which we wrote letters to each other so i had an awful lot of those and then i started on. My family's families and people told me not to do that to try to pull people in with an event. And i couldn't do it. I couldn't fight. So i started at the very beginning and work. You saved all your letters. did you save the president's. Let us jackie onassis letters from the letter. Your daughter your twenty year old daughter when you had to go and speak to the board and jumped in the car and her jonah. Somebody saves those notes that she gave me amazing as somebody asked me. If i'd ever thrown a letter away have you know. No were you afraid for yourself personally. Because after the pentagon papers the the folks in the white house were not too happy with you know and then watergate came along and they certainly were not happy with you or the paper and and made that known they did. They threaten in every way serious ones. Non-serious ones the verbal ones were mostly fairly non-serb but they questioned our credibility and they said we were reporting innuendo and guilt by association and things that weren't true and they the and they said nobody they shouldn't be have. We shouldn't have our phones answered. I mean the post and then they said people shouldn't come to my house to dinner. Well that wasn't gonna keep me awake nights. And in fact some of them nicer people and the people i knew did come anyway but the series thing they did was we had to television stations. Whose licenses were up for renewal in florida and lg. Yes after your husband. Phillip l. graham hill and w wj jacksonville and they were up for renewal and they got challenged by. People were sympathetic to the administration are part of it or in the committee to re elect and they had these very serious challenges to the our responsibility difficulties c. can and they made trouble with the fcc and so these license challenges went on two years and our stock dropped by half so the company was worth half what it had been at the beginning..
"graham hill" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
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"Racing as a whole lost some of its luster. What are the seeds of seventy eight seventy nine when sort of. I guess. The first sort of fisher starts to starts to happen. I mean you mentioned you sack and you mentioned cart. Maybe a little bit explanatory therefore audience. Who may not on the difference between those two acronyms. All the big transformation took place in the sixties And it happened in formula one racing before it happened in indycar racing and that was there is a transition from front engine cars to rear. Engine cars The rear engine cars were lighter. The handled better at indianapolis there. It was a cultural shift because the rear engine cars were introduced by english constructors cooper and let's be honest. There was just some foreigner There is resentment. There is resentment from my old star drivers. You're meant you're hinting at that. That that was sort of international. You know it was the as it was the english. The brought over these rear engine cars. And they brought over jim clark and jap brat jack brabham jackie stewart graham hill and and It created a resentment among the old guard in the sixties in the united states auto club. Which is the group that sanctioned the indy five hundred and the entire series and the united states auto club itself was a product of tony. Hallman the triple a. The auto club is we know it's sanctioned auto racing up until nineteen fifty five and the recent deaths and they got out of the sport and usak the speedway were were linked hand in hand from nineteen fifty six onwards and the problem was. Is that the indy. Five hundred grew massively in the sixties but the series you their management of the series. They didn't really know what to do with it. They had road races. They still had dirt races on ovals on the schedule. There are a couple in the late. Sixty where's sixties. Where the pikes peak hill. Climb was part of the indycar schedule or the the championship usak championship car schedule. As it was known then and then in one thousand nine hundred seventy one usak took all the dirt races. They separated the dirt races away from indycar racing which i think was a smart move there was no linkage or connection between the two. It was the same time the nascar took dig dirt races off their top cup series schedule. So there is an attempt to kind of modernize the sport in the seventies but you sacks response to doing that was just running these indy cars on paved ovals and it ended up being the series ended up declining from twenty five. Twenty eight races in the late sixties. Down to ten or twelve races in the early seventies all on paved nobles and it created the situation that we touched on earlier where the competitors were changing the cars. We're getting faster. The cars are getting more sophisticated. They were influenced by formula one technology. They needed to have indycar racing be a year round Sustaining businesses for them. Instead of just being wealthy sportsman who entered cars in the indy. Five hundred and we're happy with their two hundred fifty thousand dollars of winnings. That's the genesis of of the split in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine where a group of team owners motivated by dan gurney an organized by pat patrick and roger penske formed a group called championship auto racing teams they formed as an owned group and what they wanted to do was have a greater say in the commercial aspect of the sport they had seen what a guy called bernie ecclestone had done in formula one where he had taken the team owners need bandon them together and they took over the commercial rights they left the technical rights or the actual sanction of the series to the faa but suddenly the team owners were able to make money because they took over the commercial rights mainly in selling the television to international countries around the world and formula one was a very international series. Gurney wanted to try to do that with cart and that was carts soul. Hope at the beginning was to simply have a greater say in the commercial rights so that they could be more liquid in terms of running their business of running in these races that they wanted us. Actors still sanction and is and is that because the the usak was was sort of coming off of being sort of this all encompassing kind of a a sanctioning body and and maybe didn't have sort of that sort of maybe even pre modern sensibility of at least different kinds of racing indoor maximizing the revenues from that from those you know you sack they sanctioned the champ car series which was what we know. Is indy cars now. They had sprint car racing. They had midget racing. Usak stock car series operated up through the eighties. That was in many ways. Probably the level of the nascar busch series our xfinity series as we know it now not quite at the level of the grand national or cup series but still a significant stock car series. so yeah they. They had their oars and a lot of ponds and that was the concern of the indycar owners is that they were not giving the focus on the flagship which was indycar racing and as a result they were unable to make a living doing interesting so it sounds like there's a bit of look in order to make this worth our professional and business oriented Time and effort and we we we we need to make this more of a on a going concern beyond sort of this once in a while or once every year of aunt or or even expanding maybe from a handful or ten events to something. That's a little bit more. Shall we say. Year long sustainable. They needed more races. They needed more successful races in the needed to be on television. And in the media right which which in television terms right is inventory and advertising exposure and aligning with marketing. Marketers needs to to across the entire calendar year etc. Yep so you know. Carte wanted to try to take over some of the commercial aspects usak resisted and as a result they got into a legal fight in which you sacked tried to prevent several the cart teams from even participating in the nineteen seventy-nine indy. Five hundred and the key the key point to to differentiate these split in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine in the split in nineteen ninety-six is in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. The cart teams all was intended to participate in the indy. Five hundred whereas in nineteen ninety-six. The cart teams very defiantly decided to go their own way at such as so so. Let's get a sense of this leader because obviously the major or the big sort of very garish. Split became very evident in in in the nineties. But can you describe a little bit of sort of what the vast majority of the eighties was was like because it seems like this. Was this sort of ongoing and building. Percolating tension between i guess the professional desires of the owners and the i don't know the abilities sliding into inability of the heritage d- Overseer of at least the indy five hundred to keep control and or maintaining it in some semblance of Of manner where everybody can sort of get along. It seems like that just was a building decade of i was it distrust or differing Directions of where they thought that indy. Five hundred and the.
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"I'm getting word of a crash. Not a serious one. But it is there. It's on the ramp from 1 28 south to 95 south right around that bend, it is slow getting buys to be careful exiting there. And things elsewhere aren't so bad. Look at the expressway South. It's clear coming out of the city. It is tough going Furnace Brook Parkway to the Braintree split, but that's the worst of it there. The North on Expressway is good for those coming in Route three on the South Shore just fine this afternoon. Up to the north. Things aren't so bad at 93 north, you lose some speed up to Medford. Really? It's about it. How about Route three? Let's check it out with the WBC news Radio Road report. Some of those normal trouble spots in the past are usually back around the beginning of every three background. I want 28 Burlington reach 62 in bed For then it clears out after Concord Road, Not the case. Today. It's fine right up past Graham Hill in Chelmsford. Overall about 21 minutes or so we'll get you up to the Pheasant Lane Mall of a national Kristen, aka the WBC news radio road report. Compared to yesterday. The upper end of 1 28 is great from Waltham all the way up into that Peabody Danvers area. No worries there. Say, my dear with root want. It's a lot lighter than usual today. Downtown. We do have delays coming in on Storrow Drive. It's all brake lights from Longfellow Bridge in Deliverance Circle. Of course, it stays like that on the leverage up brand. The lower deck of 93 is good. The Tobin Bridge checks out OK soda well, the airport tunnels on the mass Turnpike is also in good shape, too. My King's deputy busies traffic on the three that we get a check of the four day WBC AccuWeather forecast. Here's Brian have a cloudy sky for tonight in suits Tomorrow morning with a little bit of snow. It's times, which may leave a fresh covering and sponsor near the coastal low.
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"Hi dot com You can see all the shows were doing find out a little bit more about myself and Chuck and we hope you follow us all the time. Chocolates couldn't continue a Trojan football reports. Well, coach. The one question mark that staff has an opening for is the offensive line coach. And from your standpoint, I've never had the opportunity to hire an offensive line Coach and So much of the personality of a football team is based upon the guys up front. Can you give us some insight in regards to what is going on in USC right now, specifically with the fact that it seems like glitch, Graham Harrell is leading the research and development on who he wants to be the offensive line coach. You know, check When I hear that I sort of wonder Graham Hill. Who's to my office of line coach Gonna work for first of all, he's gonna work for the head football coach, coach play out. So I don't know where that news comes out of its far as if it comes from the school, or they released that or whatever. But if I'm the head football coach, I'm going to hire and decide who's gonna work for our staff and myself, along with Graham Harrell. With the offensive coordinator. I'm gonna make sure that he knows he's working for May and his loyalty is to me and also the USC Trojan football program. What surprises. Maia's USC is the football program. That I know when I was younger, And when I was coaching that out of Ghana coach there for free. It had that type of tradition. You know if you went there, and you had an opportunity to coach there, you're either gonna end up there forever like the coaches did when they went there, or you're gonna get becoming head football coach somewhere else. Now. Right now I quite understand. I don't understand what the difficulty is. They've been an opening. Now, I would say, three weeks at least three weeks or months or whatever. As far as naming ahead annoy offensive line coach at USC, and I would think that that be an easy thing to be able to go out and find one of the top offensive line coaches in the country, So it sort of surprises me. That it's taken this long for the head football coach, you know, along working with Graham Harrell on his thoughts, maybe what he thinks he might need a safaris with his offense, who that offensive line coach is, but I know if you approach right offensive Offensive line coach is I tell you it, it's hits. It's a great job to coach at U. S. C. I know that I felt that way. And I remember once when John McKay was coaching the USC at an opportunity, coach I thought I was gonna maybe have the opportunity coach there. USC Azan offensive line. Coach Rod Humenik beat me out of that job. I got to say, sometimes you finished second. But again, everything works out for the best, and he worked. He did a great job there, and I have no opportunity going and coach in other places. But that's the thing that bothers me is why it takes so long to hire an offensive line coach at USC. Because you've got to get started. It's larger philosophies which you need to do what you're you're breaking down your talent level. You're getting new players and will be arriving on campus. You gotta create a relationship with people. The whole package and find out who we're gonna live. Move your family. There's so many things that happened as far as we location when you're moving one program to the other. So that sometimes that this bothers me that they haven't named the head football coach yet. It's not a head football coach, an offensive line coach yet at this time and again, it's not necessarily the coach. That they're looking for. It's the system that they're looking for, as we discussed earlier that take advantage of the potential of what your football players are to make those players, great players, but you put them in a position where they become great players by what you do by keeping the defense Unbalanced They can't really key on you or understand what you're going to do. And if they do this, you they we do that all these type of things that you see today and the days that you're seeing great football right now being played between championship teams. So that's the thing that bothers me is far is currently right now with the offensive line coach Hiring is is what is going on as far as why does it take so long to decide who an assistant football coach is going to be at one of the greatest traditional universities in the country? As far as football is concerned, and I hope it still remains that way, as far as the national look at it. Coach Right now we have another letter of intent deadline coming up in February. You have a situation where now The portal is becoming more and more like a free agency. Board where you could go in and look and try to recruit. Uh, if your AH player on offensive lineman and you have the skill set to be able to go Is an important that you're recruited by that position Coach or by the head coach. Reason I ask that question is the continuity factor wind to play for somebody? Seems like it's a major deal for the offensive line it just of all the people on the football program. The offensive lineman seemed to be together more than anybody. That's what my experience has been and my days of football that if you see one offensive linemen, you're probably going to see six or seven other ones. That's true. Chuck and I used to have a saying that the only time you know who's playing on the offensive line is when the referee says number 55 holding, and then everybody looks who was 55, who was 55. And Yeah, it's a group that worked together all five. They lived together. They talked together. The whole offensive line is one unit because with one guy makes a mistake, they all lose so you'll have to work together and making sure you all make contact with the correct person..