Articles tagged National Service

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 15 of March 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 2000

Ivor made me driver

Sir, It was nice to see Ivor Bueb remembered in Robert Edwards' excellent article in the February 2000 magazine. He was my mentor in the mid '50's; I was working as a Service Receptionist at the local Rootes Group Distributors in Cheltenham and he took great interest in my Ford 1172 formula racing and got me my first International race as his co-driver with the Works 1100cc Coventry Climax at the...

Page 46 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1987

The story of ... Rejo

Rejo times One of the less well known cars appearing in HSCC racing is Roger Ealand's Rejo Mk4. It is one of a dozen cars designed and built by Rod Easterling in the early sixties, cars so well constructed that Colin Chapman offered Easterling a job as a designer. Rejos were designed for club racing and within that restricted ambition were successful, their most outstanding characteristic being...

Page 43 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 2006

McLaren: Life after Bruce

When the inspirational leader who drove the team died, McLaren could have spun into the ground. Instead it regrouped and vindicated his vision and his faith Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P There was a lot to think about. But Bruce Leslie McLaren — boss/designer/engineer/tester/racer — preferred it that way. Three years of his New Zealand childhood had been spent in plaster, in traction...

Page 74 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2005

From home-built specials... to GT40s

There were two JWs in JW Automotive: John Wyer was its leader, but John Willment had his triumphs, too. By Gordon Cruickshank JWA. Three initials throbbing with racing significance, which reflect two very different men: John Wyer is famed as one of the great team managers; but it was his friend and partner John Willment who made the first big splash on the tracks. Willment never looked like being...

Page 18 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 2011

The Motor Sport Month - Obituaries

Derek GardnerDerek Gardner — Tyrrell's highly respected Formula 1 designer from 1970-77 — died on January 7, aged 79. Forty years before, Ken Tyrrell offered him the job of designing a racing car fit for World Champion Jackie Stewart. Bentley-driving Derek, reserved and precise, had never designed a car before. Born at Leamington Spa in 1931 and brought up in nearby Warwick he showed an early...

Page 22 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1943

Scrap-book continued

Some more Memories prompted by the study of an enthusiast's book of Press cuttings. The first instalment appeared last month A picture of three works Austins reminds us that the later s.v. cars had "isolated" radiators, no inter-wheel fairings and stumpier tails than the record-breaking job driven by Leon Cushman. Here is the "Nurburg" Frazer-Nash with Powerplus supercharger – Reg. No. MV 2303 –...

Page 22 of February 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1958

Vintage Postbag

Sir, On page 724 of your December issue, you begin paragraph three, " Another recent discovery...", to which I would like to add a similar discovery near a remote English village a couple of years ago. In this instance it involved a just-post-vintage Austin Seven saloon, which was also found in a barn but, funnily enough, a two-storey barn and, funnier still, on the first floor. There were no...

Page 23 of April 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, April 1943

No Returns

Several letters have been received from readers complaining of their inability to procure "Motor Sport". Newsagents will not procure copies if they have not received a definite order from their customer. If you are on National Service and are being moved about the country, kindly send in your subscription and your latest address, and the copy will then reach you wherever you are. Tell enthusiasts...

Page 126 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, May 2012

And That Reminds Me...

Why looking fondly on past racing glories doesn't ring Jacky Ickx's bell One of the most wonderful aspects of this job is that just occasionally the most prosaic circumstances can suddenly turn into events you'll remember for the rest of your life. Not long ago I was attending the launch of a new type of Volkswagen Passat in France when, during some interminable press conference, I happened to...

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