Articles tagged Herbert Frood

Page 53 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 2000

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes appeared as early as 1902 but it wasn't until Jaguar's stunning Le Mans victory with the C-type in '53 that the technology really gained momentum. Keith Howard reports As the redoubtable Le Mans campaigner John Wyer was to complain, "I think it was quite unfair to Jaguar to say they won Le Mans in 1953 because they went there with disc brakes. They won because they had a hell of a...

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 50 of May 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 1968

Ferodo Formula Two-Four

In 1961 the Editor paid a visit to Ferodo's Chapel-en-le-Frith factory, and described in detail their exacting development and test procedures. Since then, the 16-acre works among the Derbyshire peaks (and in particular the £¾-million research centre) has been particularly busy, and this work has now culminated in the announcement of a new range of disc braking pads, known as the Ferodo Two-Four...

Page 13 of January 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, January 1961

Making Them Stop

The Editor Comments on the Progress made in Braking for Racing and Rally Cars, with Particular Reference to a Visit to Ferodo Limited at Chapel-en-le-Frith. IN the early days of motoring high speed was more of an adventure than is the case today because it had to be accomplished on dubious tyres and with very mediocre means of pulling up quickly if an emergency occurred. There stands to this day...

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