Articles tagged Alex Moulton

Page 73 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, January 1996

Bill Boddy

Car and Man of the Century awards Autocar, in conjunction with its 100th issue with Esso, had its readers (I do not know how many) and staff vote for the Car and Man of the Century. The result was the Mini and the late Enzo Ferrari. The awards were made to Dr Alex Moulton, who was responsible for the innovative rubber suspension of the late Sir Alec Issigonis's little car, and to Enzo's son Piero...

Page 99 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, July 2004

Road car: Mini

Riding on rubber for 10,000 miles All cars have rubber between hubs and road, of course, except those on iron tyres, which you only see in museums. This article, however, is about a car which is sprung on rubber, apart from that of its tyres --- in other words, the Morris Mini-Minor, the brilliant concept of Alec Issigonis, chief engineer of the British Motor Corporation. A great deal of praise...

Page 36 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 2014

When they were new: Austin Cooper

An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, October 1961 | by Bill Boddy Down the years it has always been fun to own a ear with a larger engine than normal for its size or weight, giving a resultant sparkling improvement performance-wise, to the astonishment of drivers of outwardly similar vehicles who have the misfortune to challenge it. Many years ago the late F?L?M?Harris,...

Page 89 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, November 1982

Mini Design

Mini Design Sir, In drawing attention to your September Editorial to rho fact that the Mini was not entirely the brainchild of Alec Issigonis, as it would not have been possible without Alex Moulton's ingenious suspension systems, you effectively credit Issigonis with the rest of the design features. In doing this you completely overlook the fact that DKW were in production with a transverse-...

Page 18 of August 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, August 1960

Riding on Rubber for 10,000 miles

Experiences with the Editorial Morris Mini-Minor ALL cars have rubber between hubs and road. Of course, except those on iron tyres which you only see in museums. This article, however, is about a car which is sprung on rubber, apart from that of its tyres—in other words, the Morris Mini-Minor, brilliant conception of Alec Issigonis, Chief Engineer of the British Motor Corporation. A great deal of...

Page 52 of September 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 2010

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

It’s one of the great events of the year,” said Sir Jackie Stewart after driving Jim Clark’s Indy 500-winning Lotus 38 up Goodwood’s hill. “Lord March and his team put together such an incredible event and, most importantly, the public love it. When you see cars like the 38 you just have to hold your breath.” If JYS has to hold his breath for a car, you know you’re witnessing something special....

Page 52 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1961

Driving the 997-c.c. Austin-Cooper

Driving the 997-cc. Austin-Cooper 85 m.p.h. -70 m.p.h. in 28 seconds 36 m.p.g. DOWN the years it has always been fun to own a car with a larger engine than normal for its size or weight, giving a resultant sparkling improvement performance-wise, to the astonishment of drivers of outwardly similar vehicles who have the misfortune to challenge it on speed or acceleration. Many years ago the late F...

Page 10 of December 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, December 1962

Carlsson's SAAB wins third consecutive R.A.C Rally

B.M.C.'s Cooper-Minis Win Team Prize. Pat Moss/Pauline Mayman (Austin Healey 3000) Take Ladies' Award A Peugot 403B saloon rolls to a standstill in the darkened town of Newport, Salop, before the sombre slab of building in the main street which is the Vine Hotel. Three portly bodies, two young, one less so, step out, their elation at the prospect of dinner after travelling from the City of London...

Page 79 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, May 1996

Votes for Top Cars

Whatever historians say, 1996 has been accepted in most quarters as the year in which the centenary of the British motor Industry should be celebrated. That has sparked off some very interesting opinion polls, only as to which were the leading British makes but which, in the opinion of the voters, are the all-time top motor-cars. One such poll was organised by Classic & Sportscar which...

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

Obituaries

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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