Articles tagged Daniel Richmond

Page 54 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, March 1976

Whatever happened to the British tuning business ?

It would be easy enough to write off the go-faster business as one of those outlets for British ingenuity that died with the fuel crisis. After all cars are much more expensive than they were, speed limits abound, an Abbey National deposit account comes in handy to raise the deposit on a gallon of petrol and, only a few months ago, Daniel Richmond's widow decided to sell the name in the business...

Page 19 of November 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1959

Some October Sprints

Weston-Super-Mare Speed Trials (October 10th) Uunfortunately the last day of a remarkably dry summer ended the day before the Burnham-on-Sea M.C.'s speed trials along the Marine Parade. This enjoyable event, cars running in pairs along a rather bumpy curving half-mile in sight of the sands, was last held ten years ago; we hope they will be held every year in future during Weston's holiday season...

Page 34 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1959

Looking Round the Speed Shops

Downton Engineering When we called on Daniel Richmond to see what the Downton Engineering Works are offering in the way of "hotting-up" equipment we found him trying to start a 1920 Rolls-Royce "Silver Ghost," reminder that he used to be a Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialist. For the past year, however, he has concentrated on tuning equipment, mainly for B.M.C.-engined cars, to such effect that he...

Page 52 of February 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1997

The real Italian job

It was David versus Goliath when a Mini was entered against the Ferraris on the 1962 Targa Florio. And the tiny British car won fans all over Sicily. Bernard Cahier tells the tale When the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally took place, I asked Paddy Hopkirk, one of the works drivers, if he would be kind enough to bring me a kilo of fresh caviar since he was starting that year in Minsk. Paddy promised that he...

Page 51 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, May 1963

What are the small firms doing? (Part 2)

Continuing our survey into the activities of some of Britain's smaller motor manufacturers. This month we deal with Deep Sanderson, Ginetta and Marcos. Ginetta Last year (September 1962 issue) we carried out a road test on the Ginetta G4 and found this little space-framed car to be very much to our liking, having Lotus Seven handling and acceleration together with a pretty full-width,...

Page 64 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 2002

Atlantic crossing

When the USA was a long way away, American cars were a rare sight in European competition. Bill Boddy recalls two which made it to Brooklands and brought a flavour of Indianapolis to Surrey — but which didn't quite live up to the hype Between the wars, interest in motor racing increased as more people had cars. Brooklands, and later, Donington and other venues, were popular, but only a few...

Page 65 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 1980

European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...

Page 32 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1960

Great Auclum Hill-Climb

(August 6th) There is a great deal to be said in favour of sprint motoring, for a lot of sport can be had without incurring excessive expense or inflicting too much wear on car or tyres. Over the week-end of August 6/7th two speed hill-climbs took place, the first at Gt Auclum, organised by The Hants & Berks MC and counting towards the RAC Hill-Climb Championship. Gt Auclum is a 1-mile course...

Page 56 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1961

THE VENOM-AUSTIN

a few F.J. events, but soon got Daniel Richmond to obtain a Lotus Eighteen for him. Richmond became interested in the Venom and soon fitted one of his own Austin engines, mated with a Dauphine-Gordini gearbox having standard ratios. Handling problems soon became apparent and these were sorted out by a Cooper expert, who fitted an anti-roll bar. This was later removed by Mr. Richmond, who...

Page 17 of November 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, November 1945

Club News

We Hear F/Lt. Peter Jones hopes to install a Diesel engine in a private-car chassis, and F/O. McConnell has been using something very different - a 250-c.c. Villiers-engined 2-seater Rytacraft, which gives him 80 m.p.g. and 45 m.p.h. Over in Sydney, John Crouch has got together a nice stable, comprising a Delahaye, an O.E. "30/98" Vauxhall, an M.G. coupé, a Frazer-Nash with Frontenac motor in...

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