Articles tagged Frank Lockhart

Page 82 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, December 2007

A life less ordinary

There was nothing conventional about the way American racer and Land Speed Record chaser Mickey Thompson lived – or died By Richard Heseltine In life, it was all too tricky to distinguish between the actual and the apocryphal. Mickey Thompson was manifestly a fame-chasing self-publicist, an egoist and a glory hound. He was able to pull the wool over the eyes of a credulous media and prise open...

Page 2 of October 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, October 1942

Rumblings

It's up to you Whether racing miniature petrol-driven model cars will ever give anything like as much relaxation to enthusiasts here as it has to Americans remains to be seen. If this pastime does not catch on certainly Mr. D.A. Russell, A.M.I.Mech.E., Managing Editor of The Aero Modeller, will not be blameworthy. As we announced exclusively some while ago, he has decided to try to popularise...

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

Page 70 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1966

Letters from Readers.

N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed An appalling prospect. Sir, I commend you for your stand against bureaucratic control of the motorist. As an American motor enthusiast I have watched, through the window of your editorial and correspondence pages, the government of your country steadily approach the "...

Page 13 of January 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, January 1928

RACING NEWS

CANCELLATION OF THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX. RACING CAR GRAND PRIX AT N1JRBURG RING. By our CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENT. The cancellation of the French Grand Prix for 1928 is an occurrence which will be regarded with much disappointment by all motor racing enthusiasts. The classic event was first run in 1906, twenty-two years ago, and up till the war it was merely called the Grand Prix, being the only...

Page 64 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1987

Slippery Lappery

The forecast said rain, and rain there was! So during the Shuttleworth & Nuffield Trophies Meeting at Donington Park on September 19, finale of the 1987 VSCC racing season, spins and wild slides at the chicane provided additional entertainment. Most older cars used to oversteer, but many owners have since made them understeerers, as the slippery conditions clearly demonstrated . . . The...

Page 28 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1986

HSCC Brands Hatch

Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races and generally very good grids makes it just the sort of meeting to take non-enthusiast friends for a first taste of the sport. It was unfortunate that the rains came on the Saturday but if you're...

Page 25 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1931

The Story of Streamlining.

The Story of Streamlining. How Science and Design have Overcome Wind-Resistance in the Quest /Or Speed. the course of extensive experiments carried out in the Polytechnic School in Berlin before the war, Dr. Riedler arrived at some extremely interesting conclusions with. regard to the relative importance of the various forms of resistance to its progress which are encountered by a car when...

Page 74 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 1971

Rumblings

Two great engineers.—Let us pay tribute to two great automobile engineers. At the end of July, Peter Wilks retired due to ill health from the position of Technical Director of the Rover Company. He held this post since 1964 and had served the dignified Solihull concern for over 20 years. His versatile achievements range from the creation of the now-so-popular Rover 2000, the Rover V8s, the...

Page 115 of August 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, August 2009

Around the houses

– RM Auctions – In its August 13-15 Sports and Classics of Monterey sale, RM has two historic Miller race cars going under the hammer. The first, a 1931 Miller V16, is the only such racer ever built and was placed 27th in that year’s Indianapolis 500. It then ran as high as third in the ’32 race before an oil line broke. In 1933 an accident claimed the lives of both driver Lester Spangler and...

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