Articles tagged Ian Walker Racing

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Lotus 20/22

With Formula Junior regaining popularity, now’s the time to invest in one of Colin Chapman’s creations. Which type will you go for?By Richard Heseltine It always was a catchy title. Fifty years young, Formula Junior is undergoing something of a renaissance, an under-the-radar second – or possibly third – coming with packed grids attracting newbies and old hands alike to entry-level historic...

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Thirtysomething

Penske Racing's car-building offshoot in Poole may be run on deadly efficient lines, but the man in charge is also one of the great motor sport enthusiasts It has been said of Nick Goozée that you can see all four seasons in a day on his face, but the fact that he's the one saying it tells you a lot about the man. "I guess I am lucky, because I probably struck right at the period of time. If you...

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Famous teams resurrected

Two famous team names are set to return to racing this season. Ian Walker Racing will be revived to tend a Lotus 26R for Sean Walker, son of the founder, in HSCC events and European races. IWR (right) was one of the first semi-works Lotus teams, running Elans, 23s and FJs. Meanwhile, Italian firm Nordauto, which builds and runs Alfa Romeos in European Touring Cars, has changed its name to...

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Obituaries

Bernard Cahier Renowned Formula 1 photographer Bernard Cahier has died aged 81. Between the photos of Bernard – which he started taking of F1 in 1952 – and his son Paul-Henri, the Cahiers have chartered almost the entire history of the sport. Ron Dennis expressed his sadness at his passing, but reminded us that his death was also a “momentous occasion, because, although the word ‘legend’ is often...

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Letters

Racing's balance of power Sir, Rob Widdows' story on the Bentley GT3 (December issue) succinctly makes the case for the Balance of Performance in this class of racing. Without it, there is no way a physically large, 1.6-tonne, front-engined Bentley could ever be competitive with the tiny, 1.2-tonne, mid-engined GTs such as the Ferrari 458. It was therefore a surprise to read the editorial comment...

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Fun-sized fastback

Built as a one-off special, this little Lotus Elan is a prime example of the late Ian Walker’s flawless presentation styleBy Richard Heseltine The death knell of anything cool is the moment it’s widely perceived as such. So if you will please excuse the slightly skewed logic, the car pictured here is exponentially more appealing precisely because it fails to elicit even an iota of recognition....

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The Channel Islands chancer

Boley Pittard was a racer renowned for his vibrant character as much as his driving skill. But in a deadly era of the sport, he was never to fulfil his potential By Paul Fearnley He was running wild by the end – and little wonder. The Nazis invaded the Channel Islands in June 1940, and stayed until May 1945. There was no résistance in the French sense, but small acts of sabotage and stubbornness...

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Elan development

Nearly 10 years ago Lotus introduced a small sports car that looks as though it could go down in history as the last true sports car to be constructed along conventional front-engine-rear-drive lines, yet possesses superior performance and handling to any tuned saloon car alternative. Mr. Chapman and his team called it the Elan, and it was welcomed by many enthusiasts for features such as the...

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The Ian Walker Racing Vauxhall Viva "Sprint"

The Vauxhall Viva is a lively, spacious small saloon, with rather supple suspension. This induced Ian Walker Racing to get their engineering consultant, Bill Blydenstein, to go to work on a Viva, tuning its engine mildly and taking much of the sogginess out of its suspension. The engine tune costs £35 on an exchange cylinder head basis, or £50 inclusive of fitting and testing. It embraces re-...

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