Posted 20 June 2006 - 15:38
I was born the same day as Gethin (February, 21st), not the same year. He is a little bit older than me.
By the way, there are many famous drivers born in February, Lauda (22), Mario Andretti (29 ! That's why he never gets old !) etc.
Is there a Peter Gethin biography ?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 18:43
I aways thought Mario was born on February 28 of a leap year.
Originally posted by Andre Acker
By the way, there are many famous drivers born in February, Lauda (22), Mario Andretti (29 ! That's why he never gets old !) etc.
Otherwise he would surely have taken (and still retained by a long way) Emmo's record of youngest world champion and quite a few other records?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 20:07
No doubt he deserves to be considered the youngest F1 world champion !
Posted 20 June 2006 - 20:15
Posted 21 June 2006 - 08:45
Originally posted by M Needforspeed
looking at F 5000 pics, saw a Chevron was flanked with Anglo American Racers adverts .Cld it be it was entered by Dan Gurney organization ??
More likely to be Anglo American Racing, Tony Dean's team from 1973 or thereabouts.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:42
Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:49
Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:55
I have been to Julio garages in San Antonio when we lived there. His mechanic, Frank Hanrihan helped us with Shairon's Lotus 22. He use to work for Huffaker in the day.
The Brabham is a seriously neat car. BTW, Dr. Julio is a major Cardiologist, he invented the heart stint, so he get a royality ever time one is used, something like $600! He has LOTS of toys including his own little test rack on his ranch.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:00
Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:42
Posted 27 June 2006 - 14:07
A funny Sid Taylor story is: In 1966 Sid was getting all the STP stickers he could. He was going to say they meant Sidney Taylor Plant. That was his construction type business. The people in England had never heard of STP and Sid thought it would be a great idea to use these stickers. He didn't know STP would become famous and everyone would know it was really an oil additive. You can see the STP sticker in the nose opening of this car and also the one Brett is driving. "Sidney Taylor Plant." Sid and I were friends with Andy Granatelli's PR guys Ralph Salvino and Mike and they gave us like 100 STP stickers in 1966.
Edited by Jerry Entin, 19 May 2011 - 00:17.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 19:08
Posted 27 June 2006 - 19:13
This is the car at Mid Ohio- Kerry Agapiou in front and then Ron Bennett and me at back.photo by Carmen Entin
Posted 02 July 2006 - 21:28
Sid would have been the quintessential Western entpreneur. He exudes life and energy. It was delightful, the little time we spent with them. I always get annoyed with people when they say, "If only he had spent a little more money." (Usually, it is a driver's words.) Well, Sid did put out the money he could afford and drivers like Denny knew this and drove accordingly. They did well. The field would have been sparse without the shoestring guys.
During the same time we had access to a double trailer and towed Gendebien's and Moss's car from Riverside to Laguna Seca. This memory poses a history research question.
PAM [Patrick (Scooter) Adam (Hans) and Mitchell (Don)] started October 1959; SE corner of 8th and P.C.H., Manhattan Beach, Calif. (pre-zip) and we were racing from the beginning. I just know that we raced Can/Am before 1966. We even created and sold Can-Am T-shirts. It was two races in one, over & under 2ltr. We raced on what is now the engine run-up area of MacCarron Airport in Las Vegas, NV. Hap Sharp was still driving - - pre-Chapparral. We even raced at Continental Divide Raceway as well as the three eastern and two Canadian races. Why isn't this thought of as Can-Am?
Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:33
Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:03
Picture above is us at Riverside in 1971. I am 3rd from Left. Charlie Agapiou is next to me and then Ron Bennett.On the right Howden Ganley is talking to Ray Caldwell . And now the rest of the story:
When we picked Howden up we took him to my brother Hershey's small apratment complex in Studio City. My brother was baby sitting a young girl for the weekend. She lived with her mother in one of my brothers apartments. She was about 8. We put Howden in her room. It had a small TV and Barbie dolls all over the place. Her mother had gone to LasVegas for the weekend.Sid and I stayed with my brother. In the morning we asked Howden how he had slept. He said pretty good until the Lil girl came in and took the TV. It was like a Fellini movie. Formula One driver sleeping in Barbie bed and small girl comes in and takes her TV and some of her dolls. She didn't want Howden messing with her private setup. From there we went to breakfast. We didn't tell Howden but first Sid and I had to help my grandmother. We went to her house and had to move some furniture from her house to a guest house. We asked Howden to help. He said he was there to race cars not move furniture. I said OK go in the house with my grandmother and watch TV she will give you some cookies and as soon as Sid and I are done we will go. From there we went to Hillcrest Motors the local Cadillac dealer. We had a friend Cliff Startin who was the service manager. Sid told him "Have a new Cadillac convertible waiting for us. Have it heading in the right direction we have no time to talk we will see you at Riverside." Howden got in the car and followed us to Riverside. Howden didn't know my grandmother had given me the money to pay to get Sid's engine fixed. Sid and I sure did! Tyler Alexander of McLaren's wanted to know why we had Howden in a brand new Cadillac convertible and he was in a rented Ford. After the race Jackie Stewart came by and said to Howden he was in way over his head messing with Sid and me. With a smile on his face. Also glad you liked the first story Mallory Dan and Bjorn. Photo above by Cliff Startin.
Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:29
Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:28
Posted 15 August 2006 - 13:25
Edited by Jerry Entin, 05 April 2011 - 15:28.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 15:10
You were one of the guys that interduced me to motor racing back at Dunboyne
Posted 15 August 2006 - 15:30
Motor sport in the sixties would have been far poorer without him.
Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:37
Great story, Jerry.
I remember the race being well covered in the UK with various colour pictures appearing. It looked absolutely fantastic. Must have been really quite something to have witnessed it first hand though.
I guess the book on Tony Brise, Tom Pryce and Roger Williamson must be about due for publication now... [/QUOT
This weekend I was at the historic Cooper car races at Monterey and it was great
Jack Brabham was there so it was good to talk to him.
but the surprise was a person Ken Hyndman had photos of Tony Brise and the team
at the 1975 Long Beach GP
it was so neat to see them.
it is about time for books on Tony,Tom and Roger
thanks for the stories
Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:06
This is the last race of the 1973 season at Kent,Washington. Jody Scheckter has just gone off course at full speed and Sid Taylor and I are cleaning up the car. Jody went from last to second in the race. A wire we didn't see shorted out the electrical system this was due to the earlier off course excursion and with one lap to go Jody couldn't run to the finish and was dropped to 3rd.
Photo: Carmen Entin
Edited by Jerry Entin, 05 April 2011 - 15:29.
Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:08
I spoke with Sid recently and meant to meet him in some Italian restaurant in Brum but alas,I got held up but may be next time.Sid was also infamous for many things (some not for print )! but after Theodore he returned to Dublin for a while after purchasing an ex Arran Isles ferry this was towed up the River Liffy and swiftly turned into a floating disco which I am sure Sid cashed in on when it was sold on.I have stayed in his comfortable hotel on many occasions and in the restaurant wonderful photographs of Senna at Macau driving for Theodore natually,in the bar apart from items from his floating disco ,tables made from 26 inch rear wheels,somehow the man with the midas touch ( and the Blarney )in anything he did and a pleasure to know.
Posted 29 October 2006 - 03:01
Here is a car Sid Taylor helped Brian Redman run in 1972 in the US Formula 5000 series. It was called a Chevron B24 and Brian Redman had his good friend Derek Bennett the owner of Chevron Cars build it for him. Sid Taylor supplied the engine and Transmission. This car was a very good car. It was basically a Formula Two car with a 5000cc engine stuffed in. The weak points were the rear uprights. After Chevron sent over stronger ones for the last race of the season at Riverside. Brian finally won his first Formula 5000 race in the states. He had lead every race he had been in but had various problems. This is turn 6 at Elkhart Lake. Brian had a rear hub failure while leading the race. Sid's other car in this race a 2 year old McLaren 10B driven by Derek Bell got a fine 3rd in this race. I was coming to this race with a friend of mine Al Bartz to help Sid. We were late getting away in Los Angeles. When I got out to the race track I said to the guys :"Where is Sid?" They said he is on the pay phone by the garages trying to find you. I went over and stood in front of Sid while he was on the phone. He looked at me and told the operator: "Never mind, he is Here." He was calling my house in Palm Springs, California and I was right in front of him in Wisconsin. Seemed funny at the time.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 06:57
Patrick Tambay in the Sid Taylor run Theodore in Formula One.
photo by Race Freaks- copyright 2006 RaceFreaks
Posted 02 November 2006 - 16:25
This is the car I told the story earlier about Sid's dad dropping his match and lighting it on Fire. It is a McLaren MK 18 and Brian Redman drove it for Sid Taylor. Richie Bray worked on it for Sid. This was in 1971.
photo lent site Alan Cox-copyright 2005 Alan Cox.
Keke Rosberg in the Theodore Formula one Car. Team run by Sid Taylor.
Keke won the 1978 International Trophy Race at Silverstone in a pouring rain for the Theodore Team. photo lent site by Luc Ghys-copyright 2005 Luc Ghys
Posted 02 November 2006 - 17:06
So did Derek Bell;
Originally posted by Jerry Entin
It is a McLaren MK 18 and Brian Redman drove it for Sid Taylor.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:43
Derek Bell in 1972 Elkhart Lake F 5000 race. Finished a fine third in McLaren F5000 car. Car owned and entered by Sid Taylor.
photo lent site by Tom Schultz-copyright 2006 Tom Schultz.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:43
Sid Taylor watching over Ron Bennett and Julian Randles. Boy Wonder Peter Gethin doing the driving.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:29
Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:01
Jody Scheckter and Ron Bennett at Elkhart Lake in 1973. Sid Taylor helped Jody win the L&M Formula 5000 Championship in 1973.
photo lent site Tom Schultz-copyright 2007 Tom Schultz.
Posted 08 February 2007 - 19:57
Posted 08 February 2007 - 20:24
Originally posted by scags
That's some tire! Did F 5000 use the widest tires ever in major racing?
No, at the time it was Can-Am.
Posted 08 March 2007 - 21:43
Previously this Denis Hulme driven beauty was in the collection of Dr. Julio Palmaz, the famous
San Antonio Heart Specialist who invented the Heart Stent.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 01:22
Here is the ex Sid Taylor Brabham BT 8 in the ArrowLane Restoration shop . This photo was taken by David Kane this morning. David and his wife Shairon Beale were allowed full access to the beautiful shop to take pictures of the cars they are working on to show the forum members. The shop is run by Chris Hines and is owned by Edie Arrowsmith as David Kane has already told us. Edie raced the BT8 at Coronado already and is preparing it for future use. David Kane says the workmanship in this shop is of the highest caliber.
photos by David Kane
Posted 11 March 2007 - 06:05
Here is Sid Taylor in 1967. This Lola Coupe is currently owned by Anders Hedborg.
photo Dieter Fischer.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:29
This picture by Dieter Fischer was taken at the Norisring 1967 showing
Sid filling petrol prior to the "200 Meilen von Nürnberg".
See Jürgen Lasser's site norisringhistorie.de about the Norisring history
and norisringhistorie.de/1967/1967.htm for more pictures and results for
Posted 08 June 2007 - 23:26
Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:36
Brian Redman in the Sid Taylor run BRM P 167 at Monterey in 1971. That is Brian's good friend Jo Siffert behind him in the Richie Ginther run Porsche 917. To the side of Brian is Jackie Oliver in the Peter Bryant designed Shadow CanAm car . Brian went on to finish 4th in this race.
above photo by Dave Friedman
Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:45
Posted 11 November 2007 - 19:43
Originally posted by Coogar
Sid came from the south Dublin village (now suburb) of Rathfarnham, and I seem to recall his driving at Dunboyne and Phoenix Park - the only two Irish race meetings at the time - in (first) a Landar FJ and latterly a Lotus Elite.
At that point though, the entry list stated he was : S.Taylor, Walsall.
Indeed I suspect he may even have won something pretty big at Dunboyne, or was that Tommy Hayden ?
Anyway he also gave the Lola T140 its first ever race appearance (at Phoenix Park) - although for the life of me I can't remember who drove it that day. That marked the beginning of F5000 in Europe.
The partnership with Denny Hulme, first with Brabham BT8 and then Lola T70 came shortly after Sid hung up his helmet.
As we say in the emerald Isle he 'looks very like himself' in that pic with Mr Entin. I Hope he's continuing to flourish in the US.
Bruce Anderson- the late Bob's son tells me that his father partnered Denny Hulme at Silverstone in 1964 and finished forth. Chassis no SC-6-64, owned by Sid Taylor.
Do you have any records/photos of this or any other sportscar race in the BT8 (BT11 with full body) with Bob driving?
I'm helping Bruce piece together his father's career.
Posted 11 November 2007 - 22:56
However, Bob Anderson was second in the Martini Trophy race at Silverstone that year at the wheel of a Brabham BT8 (which was, of course, a model in its own right, not a rebodied single-seater)
Posted 07 February 2008 - 17:59
Sid Taylor driving his Brabham BT8
This photo shows Sid driving his BT8 in Ireland, the setting is Dunboyne Village, the year is 1965. Car is currently owned by Edie Arrowsmith.
photo lent site Edward Fitzgerald collection.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 21:13
Posted 08 February 2008 - 17:23
That Ireland shot is awesome, wouldn't want to hit that wall.