Articles tagged Top Gear

Page 46 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1984

The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981

Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

Page 22 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1951

club News

Club News WE HEAR I,a,t December the first of the visits by 11.11.M. Association branch officials took place to Bourne and Folk ingltrun, for the purpose of seeing the BALM. works and the B.R.M. ears. In spite of ice-bound reads over 25 attended, from as far afield as Berwiek and Cardiff: The Dunlop Rubber Company has given the M.I.R.A. £5,000 towards the cost of its proposed new high-speed test...

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