Articles tagged Brian Lister

Page 152 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 152, December 2014

The Iron Age

This ex-Jim Clark Lister is still going strong after a long and busy life – and Motor Sport was offered a chance to put it through its paces at Goodwood Writer: Paul Parker, Photographer: Stuart Collins Welcome to an age where design and detail were sometimes lacking, sometimes just what was needed, and what passed for aerodynamics were just smooth curves. Few realised then that more air was...

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 42 of May 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1959

Jim Russell wins wet British Empire Trophy Race

The British Empire Trophy, one of Britain's oldest races has been held yearly except for the war years since 1932, but has seldom proved a racing or commercial success. The latest in the series, held as a F2 race on Saturday, April 11th, did little to disprove this reputation. The first Empire Trophy race was won by John Cobb in the 10-1/2-litre Delage on the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 126.36 m....

Page 48 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, July 2002

Bugatti Type 35

This successful mix of engineering and art is one man's vision of how a car should be. Its creator proved that a feel for the materials and an eye for detail were worth any number of diplomas If I had one car as a museum exhibit in my house I'd have a Bugatti Type 35. While I was at prep school in the mid-1930s, an uncle of mine used to hand on copies of The Motor and The Autocar, and in the...

Page 5 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1998

Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

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Brian Lister helps bring ENB Le Mans 'Knobbly' back to Britain

The Equipe National Beige Lister-Jaguar which was raced at le Mans in 1958 by Freddy Rouselle and Claude Dubois has returned to Britain after long periods in France and Switzerland, with the considerable help of its constructor Brian Lister. Chassis BHL 105 was campaigned in ENB's yellow colours until 1959, when it was crashed in the Helsinki Grand Prix. It was returned to the Lister factory,...

Page 127 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, May 2010

Lister-Jaguar

Brian Lister and the cars from CambridgePaul Skilleter In technical terms this book much augments Robert Edwards’ Archie and the Listers, with comprehensive details of the cars, describing how the first special became a successful customer design backing up the impressive factory effort with the remarkable Scott Brown. Lister-Jags won and won in the ’50s, and are still winning in historics, also...

Page 51 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, June 1958

THE "DAILY EXPRESS" / B.R.D.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING

Collins (Ferrari) Wins International Trophy SILVERSTONE, May 4th THIS year the International Trophy race did not take its usual form of two short heats and a final, but took place over 50 laps of the Silverstone circuit in the form of a non-stop 150-mile race. Open to cars of F1 and F2 the two types ran together for an overall classification with a special sub-division for the F2 cars. Of the...

Page 91 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, August 2004

Miscellany

So extremely popular have been MGs that a great number of books have covered their design, development, the different models and their racing and rally successes. I have 26 on my bookshelves and that is only part of it. Haynes has now included another, MGB by David Knowles. It covers the MGC and MGB GT V8, with data on each, but is mainly a vivid colour kaleidoscope on miscellaneous items,...

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Legends - Archie Scott Brown

You could get close to your heroes in the fifties. When I was a kid, we would go to race meetings where, for an extra five bob, you could buy you a paddock pass. There were no motorhomes, of course, and the drivers simply hung around, chatting with each other, signing autographs or whatever. If, like me, you were an adoring fan, it was bliss. Like most of my contemporaries, I worshipped Stirling...

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