Articles tagged Pratt and Whitney

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 40 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1931

WHAT AMERICA IS DOING

WHAT AMERICA IS DOING TREND OF AVIATION IN THE U.S.A. WHILE England can claim with every justification to be the builder of the World's fastest aircraft, the finest aero engines, and to be the pioneer of the light aeroplane and flying club, we have to look to America to find a whole-hearted move towards "air-mindedness," and a fearless attitude on the part of designers and constructors in...

Page 11 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, July 1968

Matters of Moment

• Offenhauser at Indianapolis It is the policy of Motor Sport not to over-publicise new cars before they have proved themselves or we have been allowed to try them and, in the case of racing cars, not to say much or anything about them until they have at least made the starting-grid. Occasionally there have been transgressions, when the Editor's back was metaphorically turned. But on the whole,...

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

American Comment

Colin Chapman and STP's Andy Granatelli went into the first qualifying weekend for the Indianapolis 500-mile race with high hopes of winning the pole position. Their optimism was more than justified. Joe Leonard and Graham Hill put their turbines on the front row in first and second positions and Art Pollard, after only a dozen laps' practice in the third STP-Lotus turbine, qualified on the...

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THE NEW WORLD'S ALTITUDE RECORD

THE NEW WORLD'S ALTITUDE RECORD THE world's height record recently set up by Mr. C. F. Uwins on a Vicker's Vespa biplane has now been confirmed by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. It will be remembered that Mr. Uwins reached a height of 13,404m. or 43,976ft. The previous record was held by Lieut. Apollo Soucek, U.S.N. in a Wright Apache biplane with a Pratt and Whitney Wasp engine, at...

Page 52 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1967

Bank holiday racing

The circus that constitutes International racing in England put on two big shows over the Easter holiday, the B.R.S.C.C. organising a meeting at Snetterton on Good Friday, March 24th, and the B.A.R.C. running the same sort of show, with most of the same performers, at Silverstone on Easter Monday, March 27th. With the demise of the Goodwood circuit the traditional Easter Monday show by the B.A.R....

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The 19th Dutch Grand Prix

Sports-car drivers win the day Zandvoort, Holland, June 20th Although some of the scandal-mongering newspapers insist that the Zandvoort race-track is doomed and the future of the Dutch Grand Prix is in doubt, nothing could be further from the truth; the year-long activities at the Dutch circuit continue to make the whole setup a good business proposition, of which the local town council benefit...

Page 40 of February 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1963

My year's motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1962 Another year is over and I can look back on 21,744 miles covered in 38 different cars road-tested for Motor Sport and three business visits to the Continent, all, I am delighted to be able to report sans accident and sans any kind of prosecution in this age of increasing persecution of motorists by the police. This was an appreciably higher...

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