Articles tagged Arch Motors

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

Page 45 of April 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, April 1970

A VISIT TO LOTUS COMPONENTS LIMITED

RACING CARS ARE BIG BUSINESS THERE WAS a time when anyone who wanted to buy a racing car went along to see a designer laid down the general principles of the car he wanted, paid over a large sum of money, and his car (if he was lucky) was delivered to him in due course. As in so many other aspects of racing, things are different now and buying a racing car is very little more complicated than...

Page 51 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1969

Hewland Engineering

—a Gearbox for Every Racing Car Monopoly is a word which is sometimes over-worked, and it often has pejorative overtones. Yet in the space of eight years, the name of Hewland Engineering Ltd. and the winged cog which is the Company's trademark have become associated with literally every type of British racing car, from the humblest Formula Ford to the 3-litre Formula Ford which is Formula One....

Page 44 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 2013

Bob the welder

I read Doug Nye's piece on Bob Robinson and was sorry to learn of his passing. He was very helpful to me over the years. When the Gemini FJ team folded at the end of 1963 (and my drive with it), I went to work for a bloke I had come to know during my time at Falcon — Ernie Barrett, a motorcycle racer from the '50s. He had a little company based in Tottenham, called Phoenix Scooters, and gave me...

Page 7 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, July 1997

Moss, Brooks for Vanwall reunion

Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Vanwall will be reunited at Aintree on July 19-20, exactly 40 years after Moss recorded the first all-British World Championship Grand Prix victory at the Liverpool circuit in one of Tony Vandervell's can, chassis VW 10. Moss and Brooks are also due to share Aintree memories in a Saturday evening event in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall which will be worth...

Page 35 of April 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, April 1972

They Make Racing Cars- Group Racing Developments

Last summer saw a surprise turn at Lotus when Colin Chapman announced the departure from the main board, and from his position as Managing Director of Lotus Racing Ltd, of Mike Warner. Exactly two years ago Motor Sport published an article about Warner and the subsidiary, then known as Lotus Components Ltd, which told of a happy future for Lotus as a manufacturer of customer racing cars. Things...

Page 23 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, February 1972

Lola success continues in Huntingdon

Things happen quickly, quietly and efficiently at Lola Cars, and since the firm's move from the Slough to the Huntingdon Trading Estate just over a year ago, Eric Broadley and his team have achieved a good deal, and further enhanced their already strongly established reputation. Yet Lola do not court publicity to any extent, they prefer to let success and the customer service they offer speak for...

Page 54 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1975

The Seven Survives

For fast, four-wheel fun at a modest price very few cars, if any, could claim to beat the old Lotus Seven, particularly in the days before kit cars were taxed. With Lotus's changing image and the streamlining of production, there was no place for the Seven at Hethel. Thankfully for hardy enthusiasts, Graham Nearn, of Caterham Cars Ltd., then distributors for the Seven, and now sole spares...

Page 46 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1973

Tale of two Clubmen

One category of racing that rarely merits much more than the passing mention in the pages of motoring magazines yet provides, in its current state of the art, technically interesting and close and shatteringly fast racing is Clubmans Formula, one of the backbone classes of club competition. In those balmy days of racing ten years ago so many people wanted to race Lotus 7s, and a few similar cars...

Page 27 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 2002

A new frame of reference

On Friday May 18, 1962, at Zandvoort, Formula One changed forever. In the blink of an eye, chassis design went from tubes to tub, courtesy of the radical Lotus 25. John Tipler recounts its story - from sketch on a napkin to ground-breaking debut Think of Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman and automatically you conjure up groundbreaking cars: the ubiquitous Seven, the wedge-shaped 72, the ground-effect...

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