Articles tagged Bill Black

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 67 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, December 1989

Motoring with Bill Little

JEB (Bill) Little, a friend of Kenneth Neve's, is one of those enthusiasts who as owned a great variety of interesting cars. Although expressing some regrets that he was born too late to know vintage cars when they were at their best, he takes consolation from the fact that coming to driving-age in the mid-1930s, such cars were not worn out and could be bought for very much more sensible prices...

Page 41 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1985

Kieft

At the 1954 Motor Show was a stand on which was displayed two fibreglass-bodied Kieft Climax 1100 cc sports cars, one in racing trim, one in road trim, and an ambitious flat-four air-cooled engine. The history of the engine was covered in November's issue of Motor Sport, for it was the Kieft-modified AJB with Norton cylinder heads. The reason why the cars were at the Motor Show was because the...

Page 17 of July 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1942

Club news

750 Club They aver that all good things must come to an end, and, now that the basic petrol ration has been withdrawn, we shall get no more car-gathering 750 Club meetings until we have won the war. So that held in warm sunshine at the "Osterley" on June 7th was unusually well attended and universally made the most of. Perhaps the finest car present was that of he of the vivid shirt and...

Page 71 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1995

The Missing Link

The most successful Brooklands cars were the Leylands designed and raced by J G Parry Thomas. Thomas himself scored 26 first places, 20 second places and 10 third places with them at the Weybridge track between May 1922 and October 1926, apart from successes at other venues and many new records, such as the world's one-hour at 121.74 mph, the 1/2-mile at 134.35 mph and the lap-record at 129.36...

Page 40 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1974

Looking back with Jack Sears

Probably the most difficult single decision ever to confront a racing driver is the question of the most timely moment to cease active participation in the sport. Once the choice has been made, most either sever all their connections with the sport or find that it is impossible to totally divorce themselves from such a compulsive activity and busy themselves either in team management or general...

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