Articles tagged Merchiston Motors

Page 48 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1957

Individual Achievements 1957

A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the efforts of David Murray and Colin Chapman at Le Mans. I use the term individual loosely, for both gentlemen are the first to point out that their successes at Le Mans were entirely due to the work of a team...

Page 98 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, July 2010

Keeping up appearances

Ecurie Ecosse was famed for its Le Mans success, but when patron David Murray fled abroad the inevitable question was – why? by Eric Dymock  Wine merchant, pub owner and chartered accountant – David Murray was all of those. He was also a passionate motor sport enthusiast who turned a small Edinburgh garage business into a racing team which lifted two Le Mans victories from under the noses of big-...

Page 66 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1998

Double Scotch

In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing teams don't usually inspire loyalties outside their own country, for obvious reasons. But the tale of Ecurie Ecosse, proudly Scottish from beginning to end, is one which inspired support right across...

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Stirling qualities

Ian Stewart beat Moss – but then followed a very different career path. By Eric Dymock When Ian Stewart defeated Stirling Moss at Charterhall in the October of 1952, Bill Boddy was astonished. Both drivers were in C-type Jaguars, Moss was approaching the top of his form, and even though Stewart might have had an advantage on a familiar track, this did not as a rule bother Moss. So there had to be...

Page 19 of January 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1951

Odds and ends

W. E. " Wilkie " Wilkinson, late of Bellevue Garage, Rotol and Parnell's raciag shop, has settled down in Edinburgh in association with David Murray in acquiring Merchiston Motors, 12/13, Merehislon Mews, Edinburgh. Specialising in Rolls-Royce and Bentley repairs, " Wilkie " and Murray hope also to open a racing shop in the old Bellevue tradition, which will be good news for a great many...

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