Articles tagged Alec Issigonis

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Book reviews

"Bugatti by Borgeson — The dynamics of mythology" by Griffith Borgeson. 223 pp, 10" x 7" (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 12-14 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP. £9.95). Osprey are to be congratulated on getting this one! It is intended as a fascinating "debunking" of the "mythology" surrounding the cars of Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti, and disposing of what the author calls "The Myth". There will be wailing and...

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Showtime Soliloquy

The picture at the top of this page shows pre-war German Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz cars being driven along the Charlottenburgh Strasse, with the Brandenburger Gate in the background, for the opening of a Berlin Motor Show. This was Hitler's way of emphasising to the German Nation that their racing cars ruled supreme. Since motor racing began, the important Grand Prix contests had been dominated by...

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Matters of moment

Our obedient servants On the day this issue of Motor Sport is published a new Government will have been elected to power. It is a coincidence that this happens to be April Fool's Day. Whichever Party is returned, we can only hope, without much faith, that the motor car will be recognised as an essencial implement of progressive civilisation and that our new rulers will refrain from trying to tax...

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Matters of moment

The right road When we realised that the new Chancellor of the Exchequer was named after a car, our hopes rose. They were far less optimistic after we had heard his Budget; we then felt like calling him othel names than Healey! However, he has pledged himself to put Britain back on the Right Road and we can but hope that he will be able to do this without taking too many Left turns ... Mr. Healey...

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Winning on demand

Derek Bennett didn’t plan to be a manufacturer, but when his Chevrons started winning, customers started ringing. Eighty years on from his birth, we recall an often overlooked talent Vittorio Jano, Alec Issigonis, Colin Chapman, Carroll Shelby, Mauro Forghieri, Gordon Murray, Adrian Newey… Some automotive designers have an eternally high profile, but you’ll rarely see Derek Bennett’s name cited...

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Anniversary of a Revolution

It can hardly have escaped anyone's attention that August 26th was the Silver Jubilee of the launch of the Mini and it is right that the anniversary is marked, for the Mini is a great car. In the post-war period, Motor Sport was outspoken in its condemnation of much of British volume car design which lagged far behind Europe. Then in the space of a few months, in 1959, we had the Triumph Herald...

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The Editor thoroughly enjoys driving the Ford Consul Cortina GT, finds the current Chrysler Valiant V-200 "Compact" commodious, essentially restful transport, and refreshes his memory of the latest technically-revolutionary, superbly suspended Citroen DS19, and the latest Ford Capri GT. I predicted that with a few suspension changes and more "steam" the disliked Ford Consul Cortina might well...

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Lightweight SPL

He worked alongside Chapman at Lotus, so it's no surprise that his choice is so named. This home-built racer is innovative, compact and effective. And its designer also penned the mini. Since venturing into the speed Hillclimb scene this year, I have become increasingly conscious of the pioneers of the sport — especially those of the between-war years who spawned a welter of innovative and...

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Matters of Moment

If Lewis Hamilton is a Motor Sport reader, which I grant you is something of a long shot, there's a quote from his new boss in this issue which may cause him some cheer as he contemplates a potentially tricky 'fresh start' in Formula 1 for 2013. Back in 1990, Ross Brawn stepped away from Grand Prix racing to mastermind the car that graces our cover and what turned out to be Jaguar's unforgettable...

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A new frame of reference

On Friday May 18, 1962, at Zandvoort, Formula One changed forever. In the blink of an eye, chassis design went from tubes to tub, courtesy of the radical Lotus 25. John Tipler recounts its story - from sketch on a napkin to ground-breaking debut Think of Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman and automatically you conjure up groundbreaking cars: the ubiquitous Seven, the wedge-shaped 72, the ground-effect...



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