Articles tagged Chapman

Page 15 of September 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1962

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb (August 19th) This is always a pleasant occasion and, in spite of an overcast sky and one shower of rain, this year's event was no exception. It was enjoyed by a very big crowd of spectators-and their dogs. Although the vintage course record of 44.57 sec. held by Hull (E.R.A.) wasn't broken, Chapman with his Tecnauto i.f.s....

Page 27 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1975

Society for the protection of the motor industry

Society for the protection of the motor industry IN 1902 Frederick R. Simms, inventor of the joystick and founder of the RAC, was behind the formation of an organisation designed to represent the interests of car producers and vendors. That organisation was the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a title first registered on July 16, 1902, with'headquarters at Norfolk House in London's...

Page 51 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1969

Hewland Engineering

—a Gearbox for Every Racing Car Monopoly is a word which is sometimes over-worked, and it often has pejorative overtones. Yet in the space of eight years, the name of Hewland Engineering Ltd. and the winged cog which is the Company's trademark have become associated with literally every type of British racing car, from the humblest Formula Ford to the 3-litre Formula Ford which is Formula One....

Page 22 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 2003

The right stuff

Out of a small workshop, and against enormous odds, sprang an unlikely world force. But Paul Fearnly believes that what made cooper great also caused it to fail Cooper's numerous successes provide the framework from which hang the innumerable anecdotes and fond memories that give this legendary team its winning appearance. You can't help but warm to Surbiton's finest and its ugly-bug machines....

Page 36 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1955

Pictorial Review

Le Mans 24 Hour Race Dutch Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Whitsun Racing at Goodwood, Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Crystal Palace Top left: Production Car. — The Triumph TR2 of Dickson/Sanderson leading Chapman in his aerodynamic Lotus in the opening stages of the Le Mans 24-hour race. The striped patterns on the headlamp are caused by sticky tape placed over the glass for an obscure...

Page 31 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1982

The Formula One Scene

IT IS with some relief that I welcome in 1982, for it means that the 1981 season is really over and the sooner we forget it the better. In the past we have had the silly season, which is usually a brief moment at the height of the summer, but 1981 was a silly season from start to finish. It began with the absurd idea that the Formula One Constructors Association was more powerful that the...

Page 24 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1971

The Grand Prix scene

Now that the dust has settled after two World Championship Grand Prix races and five non-championship Formula One races (this is being written and printed just before the Monaco GP), it might be as well to take stock of the situation. The remarkable thing about 1971 so far is that we have had five Formula One events not part of the World Championship series, and these have allowed new drivers to...

Page 56 of July 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1965

Alfa Romeo experiences

Sir, All you say about the Alfa Romeo Giulia TI is correct but the real truth is implied in your last two paragraphs. I have owned one for 15 months (24,000 miles). None of you testers has ever (to my knowledge) referred to the guarantee period of six months only. This is mentioned in the service voucher book. Being slow at this sort of thing, and reading the instruction book only, I found out...

Page 40 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1976

Roadside history

Sir, I read with more than passing interest the interview with Mr. Chapman, the retired chauffeur of the late Lord Davies of Llandinam„ and the reference to the statue of his Lordship (who is seen earnestly consulting a blueprint) which stands in the village of Llandinam beside the A492 road. Your readers may be interested to know that the statue was executed by Sir Albert Gilbert, amongst whose...

Page 22 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1956

Imola sports-car race

Castellotti wins for Osca Imola Sept 30th. Postponed from the beginning of June, the Imola race was eventually held at the end of September and limited to sports cars between 1,300 and 1,500 cc. Held over 50 laps of the 5-kilometre hilly road-circuit on the edge of the town of Imola, the race attracted factory entries from Osca, Maserati, Lotus and Cooper, so that though they were all running...

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