Articles tagged Cooper Climax

Page 40 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2000

Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

Page 28 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1994

Glorious Goodwood

Take a stately home, a dedicated team and add the finest seledion of historic racing cars ever assembled, and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable motorsport weekend. Only one thing could have made the second Goodwood Festival of Speed better for me and that would have been the presence of Daniel Sexton Gurney at the wheel of one of his fabulous Eagle Weslakes now owned by Miles Collier...

Page 49 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1956

Two Speed Hill-Cclimbs

Herts County A & A Club Westbrook Hay (July 210) Good hill-climb venues are few and far between but those that do exist receive considerable support from competitors and public alike. Westbrook Hay is to the Herts County Automobile and Aero Club what Prescott is to the Bugatti Owners' Club, it is situated near Kings Langley and the event this year received National status for the first time,...

Page 20 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1957

Enthusiast's Directory -- No. 11 Brakes And Brake Linings

Introduction In post-war years the general motoring public has become much more performance-minded, from owners of the ever popular two-seater sports cars down to those with 8-h.p. family saloons. This has come about partly because of extensive wartime training of civilians in all forms of mechanised transport, the possession of motor cars by those who were previously not in a position to own one...

Page 33 of September 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1957

Bank Holiday at the Crystal Palace

Keith Hall (Lotus) Has a Day Out The sinuous 1.39-mile Crystal Palace circuit, in grounds which saw motor shows and competitions in the very early days of automobilism seems guaranteed to produce close racing and many incidents, perhaps because its straights are too short to allow fast cars to gain much ground -- this is a driver's circuit, and a true road circuit to the extent that trees and...

Page 77 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, May 2000

Ron Flockhart

...the best sports car driver on the planet" He drove everything from D Types to Connaughts with a rare passion; Robert Edwards tells the story of a man good enough to win Le Mans, but doomed by an off-track obsession I have noted before that it is our habit to forget all too easily those people whose impact on this sport was, in their time, much more important than we are prone to recollect it...

Page 40 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1992

Floridan time warp

End-to-end on Route 27, Sebring is 10 miles long. Land is cheap in Florida, and there's a typical strip of neon lights announcing gas stations (where the cheaper brands are still 99 cents per gallon), diners, motels and liquor stores. "American teams welcome here," proclaimed the illuminated billboard outside one motel, reacting against NISMO's startling success at Daytona a few weeks earlier,...

Page 113 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, October 2009

Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world – RM Auctions – Although total sales for RM’s Monterey auction exceeded £20.8 million and 80 per cent of the lots sold, some of the ‘star’ cars failed to reach their estimates and change hands. The 1931 Miller V16 and the 1927 Miller 91 Rear Drive which we featured in the August issue reached only £336,372 (estimate: £370-610,000) and £232,447 (£...

Page 132 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, March 2010

Ferguson's big ambition at Indy

Significant front-engined racing cars continued to be designed and built after 1960, most notably for USAC Championship Trail speedway racing, until first Cooper and Coventry Climax, and then Lotus and Ford taught the colonial backwoodsmen the error of their ways in 1961-65. The last front-engined F1 car worth a light had been the four-wheel-drive Ferguson-Climax P99, designed in 1959-60 but...

Page 36 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1990

All Changes at VSCC Silverstone Meeting

The Vintage SCC's first Silverstone race meeting this year happened on April 21. It marked some changes since last season. In the first place, Woodcote corner had disappeared from the Club circuit, replaced with a complex of slower corners, rather out of sight of the spectators in the covered stands. This made the following straight faster, with hard braking for Copse in consequence, but inmates...

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