Rule changes to make the Commodore's more competitive saw the team's dominance fade over the next few years. Thanks for submitting! As the car came to us, it was Guards Red. October 1986 at Fabcar rebuilding for the runoffs. See here. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Alan Jones - Involvement Non World Championship", Motor Sport Magazine: Lunch with... Alan Jones, by Simon Taylor (April 2008), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alan_Jones_(racing_driver)&oldid=980233693, Australian Members of the Order of the British Empire, Australian Touring Car Championship drivers, British Formula Three Championship drivers, Short description is different from Wikidata, BLP articles lacking sources from December 2016, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 September 2020, at 10:31. 1977 N. Lauda
Can anyone help? The duels between Australia's two biggest motorsport names at the time have often been regarded as some of the best racing seen domestically in Australia. His eldest daughter, Emma, has two daughters (born 2001 and 2004). 1958 M. Hawthorn These cars are awesome. Instead, it was retained by the Porsche factory and converted to full FIA Group 4 (914/6 GT) specification – with the race model’s characteristic bulging wheelarches and powerful, highly developed 2.0-litre engine. Time to pack up and head home after our Sears Point crash, 1986. I also posted the entire Road & Track road test article which I highly recommend reading. The American owned and sponsored team was based in England and made its debut at the 1985 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Getting our new website ready. Cullen and Jones, who drove the final stint in the race and required pain killing injections after having the steering wheel wrench out of his hands during practice which damaged ligaments in his elbow, were unlucky not to finish 2nd, but a brake problem with the car saw him forced to use more fuel than normal and a late race stop for fuel allowed the Holden Dealer Team VK Commodore of David Parsons and John Harvey to sneak into 2nd and the Mazda RX-7 of Allan Moffat and Gregg Hansford to claim 3rd. 1982 K. Rosberg His autobiography AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One has been co-authored with motorsport writer Andrew Clarke was released in August 2017 by Penguin Random House. It was 1985 and the Porsche 962's were battling it out on the IMSA circuit in America.
I have read, understood and agree to Bonhams. No doubt the model’s stunning Le Mans result was at least partly responsible for the decision by team managers Richie Ginther and Alan Johnson (of Bozzani Porsche-Audi Inc. of California) to buy the unraced example still owned by Porsche, in June 1971. 2017 L. Hamilton and cookie policies for more information.
1993 A. Prost For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department. How about a Porsche 944 GTR Turbo? It was great seeing some photos of the era.Thanks John,Mike Partain, Great story and photos. 1955 J. M. Fangio A switch to Glenn Seton Racing mid-season in 1992 brought improved results and race wins and he finished runner up to his team leader Glenn Seton as their V8 Ford Falcons dominated the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship. ...The 1973 Porsche 911 RSR in this photo gallery was ordered by Alan Johnson directly from the Porsche factory. 12x Top Fuel World Championship team ), (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap), 1950 G. Farina The company's filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 19991208761. 1973 J. Stewart
Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Point Championship, Fulton Speedway DIRT 358-Modified Championship, SCCA National Championship Runoffs Class D Production, 39th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class GT +2.0, SCCA National Championship Runoffs Class C Production, SCCA National Championship Runoffs E Production, SCCA National Championship Runoffs Class E Production. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them. Jones attended Xavier College and is the son of Stan Jones, an Australian racing driver and winner of the 1959 Australian Grand Prix, and wanted to follow in his footsteps. Image © Vic Ofner, Click to buy a print for your home, office, or garage...from "John Straub Image Works. Alan Johnson was testing the Ludwick Heimrath red and white 944 GTR out of Canada that was behind us on grid. In his only IndyCar start and showing he had lost none of the speed, skill and determination that took him to the World Championship, Jones drove Andretti's Lola T900-Cosworth to third place behind Jacques Villeneuve Sr. (winner) and Mario's son Michael Andretti (2nd). Enjoyed those pictures of you, Pat and the gang.
Alan was the owner of Buzzani Porsche located in California. Later in 1984, Jones drove with Schuppan for the factory backed Rothmans Porsche team at the 1000 km of Sandown Park, the final round of the 1984 World Sportscar Championship and the first ever FIA World Championship race to be held in Australia.
podiums: 0 pole position? LOVE THE TURBO CHIRP!!!!!https://youtu.be/4lBnvxTy8Fk?t=1h5m17s. Jones and his father Stan, along with Graham and Damon Hill, and Keke and Nico Rosberg, are the only father/son combinations to ever win the Australian Grand Prix. Jones took the occasional podium result while Longhurst took two wins against the all-powerful Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R's. Willow Springs, 1986. This was to be his last drive for the team, a bid to raise enough money to drive in the French Grand Prix the week after the Race of Champions failed which saw Arrows use its regular drivers Marc Surer and Chico Serra (whom Jones had replaced at Long Beach) instead.
Morris went on to win the race). The final bid (hammer) price of each lot will be subject to a buyer's premium. But still the Canary Yellow car didn’t get to race, and the following year it disappeared into a static collection. At the end of the season, Jones made his F5000 debut for Stiller in the final round of the European Championship at Brands Hatch in a Chevron B24/28 owned by John MacDonald.
1988 A. Senna , In late 1970, Jones signed with a firm for whom McGuire was working, designed to promote drivers' interests and was selected to compete in a series of races in Brazil. 1986 SCCA Runoffs on our way to a 6th place. (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap), (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap. The company's filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 19991208761. The intriguing history of this Canary Yellow car, chassis 9140431571, began when it was ordered by Portuguese Porsche importer and distributor Messrs AS Motors Sociedade. Thinking of building a 924 GTR replica.Is this one for sale?Albert Broadfoot. In 1984, with 27,000 miles, this car was built to slantnose specifications by Alan Johnson Racing. Jones did not compete in Formula One during 1984, though he did drive some World Sportscar Championship races in 1983 and 1984. It was planned to enter Formula 5000 for 1975. 2011 S. Vettel Road Atlanta practicing for the Trans-Am race. No repaints yet (saw it Feb 10, 2005) and still the same factory color. At the end of the season he had beaten Nelson Piquet by 13 points in the standings, becoming Australia's first World Champion since Sir Jack Brabham. In August of 1971 it was sold to Bozzani Porsche-Audi Inc. of Monrovia, California. President, Alan Johnson Racing, LLC. Some video of the car from the 1986 Runoffs.
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Briefly in demand for his services as a Touring Car co-driver, he raced occasionally in his home country's biggest endurance race, the Bathurst 1000 but success was elusive.
1995 M. Schumacher Don Lee emailed: Great story and photos....thanks! Alan was the owner of Buzzani Porsche located in California. We were now off to the races. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team, becoming the 1980 World Drivers' Champion and the second Australian to do so following triple World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.He competed in a total of 117 Grands Prix, winning 12 and … 1952 A. Ascari After four races in Formula One the team ceased racing after Stiller moved abroad. The car now painted white. For AUTOMOBILIA and other non-motor vehicle property, the premium is 27.5% on the first $3,000 of the bid price, 25% of the amount exceeding $3,000, up to and including $400,000, 20% of the amount exceeding $400,000, up to and including $4,000,000, and 13.9% on any amount exceeding $4,000,000. The Bozzani PA (Alan Johnson) 914-6 GT - sn 914.043.1571 This car was imported into the United States by Volkswagen-Porsche-Audi of America’s Culver City, California distributorship.
North Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. What a sound they made.
However, despite the success of the test, Jones was not offered a drive by March and for 1972, drove a GRD in Formula Three. Jones helped put the team on the Formula One map in 1979 using the Williams FW07, after winning four races in the span of five events near the end of the season. Jones and Schuppan eventually finished 9th, 12 laps down on Bellof and Derek Bell after numerous punctures. When the car left the US based RUF workshop, it was sent to Alan Johnson Racing in San Diego. As well as Williams, he also signed with Haas-Hall for 1978, and competed in a Lola 333CS in the Can-Am series, winning the title. L.to R. Pat Scanlan, myself, Vic Ofner, and Driver, Tom Brennan. The 42 and 11 cars were Bruce Jenner's 944 GTRs. It was Bozzani, not Buzzani. , He earned his first full-time Formula One drive in 1976, in John Surtees' team.
A team was put together including, Don Jones, Vic Ofner, Pat Scanlan, myself, and Robbin Herring handling the teams PR. After winning the championship in 1980, Jones and Williams competed in the then non-championship Australian Grand Prix at Calder Park in November. Jones was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1980 for "service to motor racing" and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1989.. You can enjoy seeing the car in the metal – arguably the world’s most original Porsche 914/6 GT – on FA Automobile’s stand (P090) at Rétromobile 2015 in Paris. He finished second to Elliot Forbes-Robinson at Charlotte after hitting a chicane and losing a spark plug wire, retired through accident at St Jovite and lost a radiator at Watkins Glen. In 1996 he began a relationship with Amanda Butler Davis and in 2001 their twins, Zara and Jack, were born. Jones then become involved in the Australian franchise of the A1 Grand Prix as Team Director in 2005 until the series demise in 2010. I was a corner worker for SCAA back then doing local races, including Del Mar. ".
2008 L. Hamilton Well known for his competition focused Porsche builds and racing program, Johnson was contracted to craft an alloy body for the BTR inspired by the Porsche 935. races: 0 wins: 0 podiums: 0 pole position: 0 fastest race laps: 2014 Racing: 3 races: 0 wins?
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