Articles tagged Adrian Reynard

Page 110, February 2014

The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

Page 10, March 1999

Modern Times

If a litre of optimism is worth a second a lap, a lot of lap records will be broken this year. As each Formula One team has launched its new car to the press we've been subjected to buckets of fine words and dry ice. And the more there is to prove, the more theatrical the launch - none more so than for this season's completely new team, British American Racing. Actually, these days no team is...

Page 26, November 2010

Reynard's Inverter aims to revolutionalise club racing

One of the most influential names in recent British motor sport history is making a comeback. Adrian Reynard is launching a road-legal racer with an ‘open source’ business model and a plan to radicalise the club racing scene. Developed in partnership with engineer Andre Brown, the Inverter (right) will be raced by Reynard himself. The racing driver, engineer and entrepreneur transformed Reynard...

Page 6, July 2003

Obituaries

Mike Keegan This one-time owner of Hawke Racing Cars has died, aged 78. A successful businessman, primarily in the aviation industry, he was also a motor racing enthusiast who backed his son Rupert's path through to Formula One. Keegan Snr bought Formula Ford chassis manufacturer Hawke in 1974. Besides Rupert, the cars were also raced by Nigel Mansell, Derek Warwick and Derek Daly, while a young...

Page 58, April 1979

A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

Page 150, January 2014

Good things come in small packages

... but talk to the chassis designer before you begin building him a Formula 1 engine. Back in the early 1980s, John Barnard established himself as the dominant design leader within Formula 1. His composite chassis, electrohydraulic finger-flip gear changes and brutally pared-down overall packaging proved both race-winning and trend-setting. He was certainly no politician and tended to bulldoze...

Page 73, September 2008

The best kept secrets...

The story of the first Tyrrell was a cloak-and-dagger affair, as Neil Davis tells Rob Widdows Neil Davis was one of Ken Tyrrell’s most trusted and loyal employees, preferring to down tools rather than move to Brackley when BAR took over the team. “I wasn’t terribly impressed with Adrian Reynard when he came to talk to us in Ockham so I decided to call it a day,” says Neil. “He told us he’d never...

Page 49, May 1982

Reflections in the dark

ALTHOUGH a Grand Prix may finish at 3 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon we seldom leave the circuit much before 8 p.m. for somehow there is always someone to talk to, something to see, details to cross-check, facts to verify and so on. Long Beach was no exception and with so many cars crashed into walls during the race it was worthwhile hanging about at the paddock entrance to survey the wrecks as they...

Page 78, November 2001

Bluebird CN7

When future Champ Car designer and B.A.R. technical director Malcolm Oastler was growing up in Australia, Donald Campbell's record-breaking attempts caught his attention and admiration You can't ignore a car like Donald Campbell's Bluebird — it's so striking. It's so different from the earlier record cars, which in comparison were just trucks with big engines in them, whereas Bluebird was a new...

Page 12, February 2002

Modern times

In the tight-kint, suspicious world of Formula One, it's not easy to keep a secret. Just like the unlovely beargarden of modern party politics, there's usually someone with an axe to grind who is ready to betray a confidence. Gossip precedes most things that happen (as well as many things that don't), and rarely is one completely surprised by a piece of news. Which is why the BAR reshuffle came...

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