Articles tagged Dennis Adams

Page 15 of May 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1968

Continental Notes

Jim Clark is dead. Killed in a Formula Two race on the German Hockenheim circuit on April 7th, driving as always a Lotus single-seater. What can I or anyone else say, what is there to say, mere words can never express true feelings. * * * The new Grand Prix Matra, with the 4-camshaft V12-cylinder engine has recently been out on test and it would seem that progress is satisfactory, so that it...

Page 35 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1984

The Cars of Frank Costin

If you were told that a car designer had built his own house, had used carefully stressed wood extensively in its construction, and had designed it to be aerodynamically sound, you would probably not need to see the title of this article to know that the individual in question is Frank Costin. Costin is the man who, in the Fifties, became synonymous with racing car aerodynamics and who...

Page 80 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, October 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950 - 1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 14 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1999

Spirotechnics

Sir, Your reference in January's edition to visiting Marcos Cars with Jenks some years ago needs a little explanation of what you saw. At the time of your visit Dennis Adams (who sits beside me as I write) was the designer of the then-new Marcos 1800. I was the development engineer. Dennis had a request to design a new church spire for Colerne RAF camp church, located near the airfield which had...

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