Articles tagged Douglas Aircraft

Page 18 of February 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1968

American Comment

Gas turbine cars have been attracting considerable attention over here this winter, and 1968 may well be the year that these engines come into their own in racing—both for Indianapolis cars and for road racing machinery. The most recently announced Indianapolis project is a team of two cars to be built by Ken Wallis, the man who was largely responsible for the design and construction of...

Page 83 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, April 2004

Rhiando Trimax

X-Ray spec: Rhiando Trimax Though only a bit-player on the motor racing stage, this one-off typifies the fresh thinking which led to the 500cc revolution. By Keith Howard After the euphoria of VE day and VJ day, and the demobbing of the armed forces, Britain woke up to a post-war reality summarised in a single word: austerity. Food rationing would continue until 1954, and it was not only...

Page 62 of December 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, December 2005

One-hit wanderer -- Richie Ginther

Richie Ginther managed just one GP win: a decade later the American was a nomadic hippy. Richard Heseltine tells the story of a man apart Enigmatic doesn't come close. A loner, with long hair and Zapata moustache, spends a decade roaming North America, a nomad with a van and a compass but no clock as he doesn't want to be ruled by time. No provincial small-town boy here, though; he's learned,...

Page 10 of December 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, December 1953

Motoring Variety in Australia

The second part of G. SANDFORD - MORGAN'S absorbing article, which commenced in last month's issue. A friend started a scheme, in conjunction with Messrs. Brown and Dureau, for marketing special-bodied H.R.G.'s in Australia, listing a light sports-racing two-seater with exposed wheel aerodynamic bodywork on current European lines, called the "Woodside" model, after the South Australian circuit,...

Page 92 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 2009

"We felt like kings"

Confidence was sky-high at Vapordyne HQ. With eccentric millionaire Bill Lear behind them they were sure they could win the Indy 500 – with a car driven by steam By Paul Fearnley Bill Lear was a yes-can-do guy; hence his 130-plus patents for electrical devices. He wasn’t always their sole originator, but he usually brought something to the party: sensed their potential; neatly simplified them for...

Page 42 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1956

Rumblings

Flying "through the sound-barrier" has caught the public imagination, and, naturally, books are beginning to appear about trans-sonic and supersonic pioneering. There is "Across the High Frontier," by W.R. Lundgren (Victor Gollanez, 240 pp., 8 3/4 in. by 5 1/2 in., 16s. 6d.), which is the story of Charles E. Yeager, the American Air Force pilot who first dived through the so-called "sound barrier...

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