Articles tagged Alec Issigonis

Page 96 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 2011

Meek and Wild

Known for ts sma , nmbe racers, Gnetta caused a snocK wnen ts muscu ar new V8 won first tme out We reunte tnat car wtn ts driver Cnrs Mee K to fee tne nose BY IVAN OSTROFF I aunched at the 1965 Racing Car Show, Ginetta's G10 not only looked good but, fitted with a Mustang 289cu V8, promised serious performance. The hope was that the car would attract road-racing competitors in the United States....

Page 76 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1972


• More about the Mexico.—Since we have been driving that enjoyable fun-car, the Ford Mexico, we have kept you advised of how it has served us and of the impressions formed. With the two-door Escort, labelled, incidentally, a 1600GT with no Mexico badge on it, coming to the end of this long-duration test, there is not much to add, because this Ford, for all its notable performance, has continued...

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My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1960 Last year was a particularly busy one, for I drove a pen for more than 200,000 words and forty road-test cars a matter of 18,300 miles; in addition to which I covered a further 17,000 miles in staff and personal vehicles. It was, however, a happy year, because I enjoy motoring and luckily these 35,000 miles, and a great deal of travel as a...

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Book reviews

"The Complete Book of Electric Vehicles" by Sheldon R. Shacket. 168 pp. 11" x 8" (Davidson Publishing Limited, 109 Southampton Row, London WC18 4HH. £3.95).  In an age when we are continually being told that liquid motor-fuels may run out in the near future, a panic which seems to have been raising its alarming head at least 80 years ago, there is bound to be growing interest in alternative fuels...

Page 13 of September 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, September 1959

Matters Of Moment

New B.M.C. Small Cars to Chllenge the World Last May Motor Sport was delighted to be able to publish an Editorial praising the Standard/Triumph Organisation of Coventry for having at long last produced a refreshingly different British car, in the form of the all-independently-sprung Triumph Herald. Now the British Motor Corporation has gone a considerable step further towards meeting Continental ...

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Cast of Characters

It's like being back in the Sixties! "We’re at Silverstone during the Coys Historic Festival. The speaker is a tall, burly, silver-haired man, who alternates between inspecting cars and greeting old racing friends: Cliff Allison, Tim Parnell, Bruce Halford, for he too is a Formula One driver of those days. The results tables don't proclaim Ian Burgess as one of the greats, but there was a time...

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SHOWDOWN The Editor's Annual Discourse on Topical Aspects of the Motoring Scene TFIIS year we have produced Pre-Show and Post-Show issues of moTog svoRT, so this article becomes a miscellany of thoughts collected during the duration of the Earls Court Show instead of being written before its turnstiles began to revolve. By now you have all heard of the little girl who was taken to the Show by her...

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Matters of moment

All the same? This is a great time for finding excuses for celebrating motoring anniversaries — such happenings indicate a preference for the past, by those who perhaps despair of the future! Jaguar has just passed the 60-year mark, and over the coming months there will be commemorations of the imminent demise of the Citroen 2CV (6,721,500 Deux Chevaux and Dyanes have been made since 1949) of the...

Page 19 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, March 2013


Alex Moulton CBE One of a few engineers to become a household name, Dr Alex Moulton, who has died aged 92, was known to the public for his revolutionary small-wheeled bicycles, but his greatest impact was with his rubber suspension systems on the Mini and later BMC models. A born inventor, Moulton built a steam-powered GN in his teens and worked for the Sentinel steam lorry firm before taking an...

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The real Italian job

It was David versus Goliath when a Mini was entered against the Ferraris on the 1962 Targa Florio. And the tiny British car won fans all over Sicily. Bernard Cahier tells the tale When the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally took place, I asked Paddy Hopkirk, one of the works drivers, if he would be kind enough to bring me a kilo of fresh caviar since he was starting that year in Minsk. Paddy promised that he...



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