Articles tagged Bob Summers

Page 17 of December 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1965

Matters of the moment

1965 To commence this, the last issue of 1965, it is appropriate to look back on a year of satisfactory motoring fulfilment. Politicians may prate of universal speed-limits and provide far from adequate roads but specialised motoring continues to thrive. An exciting last-season of the 1.5-litre G.P. Formula ended in the Honda victory in Mexico, GT, Club and, indeed, every form of racing has been...

Page 30 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1995

All revved up - and nowhere to go?

It’s got 5000 bhp and the aerodrag of a knitting needle, but Chet Herbert’s streamliner with no name is in danger of having no track, either, on which to prove its ability to top 500 mph We're all familiar with the supersonic cars lining up for a crack at Richard Noble's land speed record – Noble's own Thrust SSC, Craig Breedlove's Spirit of America and McLaren's Maverick – and with Rosco...

Page 18 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, August 2002

Letters from readers

Were you there? Sir, I am writing in the hope that you may help me in my quest to make contact with drivers, officials, marshals, mechanics and others who may remember a remarkable touring car race at the Silverstone British Empire Trophy in July 1961. While it rained on and off most of the day, the heavens opened at Stowe and Club during the touring car race. Minor rivers, inches deep, appeared...

Page 88 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, July 2002

The four-year mile

Meet the land speed record's answer to the BRM V16. With the might of British industry behind it Donald Cambelesjet-powered bluebird broke the record by just 9mph after four years of effort but it had the potential to go a lot faster, writes Keith Howard Plot a graph of land speed record marks against the dates they were set and the upward trend holds consistent until August 1939, when John Cobb...

Page 36 of January 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1992

A haircut and a shave

How a 50 year-old hot rodder and the 17 year-old car he built himself tore up the form book to break a 26 year-old record using 31 year-old tyres It takes a peculiar brand of enthusiasm to keep returning to Bonneville, that desolate expanse of white nothingness on the Utah/Nevada border that nestles in the long-dried bowl of prehistoric Lake Lahontan. Art Arfons summarised it best when he said, "...

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