Articles tagged Eric Johnson

Page 70 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Trying to tackle the wrong problem I read with interest of the idea to end the World Endurance Championship season at Le Mans. I fully understand the thinking, as the remainder of the season is something of an anti-climax. It didn’t used to be this way in the heyday of Group C, however. After the 24 Hours we had classic races at the Nürburgring, Spa, Brands Hatch and Fuji –...

Page 47 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1964

29,991 or 14,682 miles' endurance?

Sir, A friend, the owner of a Corsair, was given the publication "Around the World in 40 Days" by the local Ford distributors. After reading it, I compiled the following chart, which may, due to some guess-work, include errors; however, any made are surely not as great as the gross error(?) made by the Ford of Britain Public Affairs Design Unit in this piece of advertising literature. I do not...

Page 36 of April 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 2011

Letters

Sir, John Barnard is rightly credited with the first carbon-fibre monocoque for the Chaparral 2K, but it is hardly surprising that this marque should have been receptive to the material when Jim Hall and Hap Sharp had built a complete glassfibre chassis for their mid-engine Chaparral 2 sports car in 1963. The company had first run a chin spoiler on the Chaparral 1 in the 1962 season and used one...

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