Articles tagged Ivor Walklett

Page 124 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 124, September 2007

Ginetta G4

Few sports cars that emerged from the 1950s specials boom have had the lasting appeal of the achingly pretty road-legal racer from Essex By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons What it lacked in accuracy it more than made up for in repeat usage: “All roads lead to Witham,” declared Ginetta’s promotional spiel for year after year. Not unless you pluralise the B1389, they don’t. This...

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Meek and Wild

Known for ts sma , nmbe racers, Gnetta caused a snocK wnen ts muscu ar new V8 won first tme out We reunte tnat car wtn ts driver Cnrs Mee K to fee tne nose BY IVAN OSTROFF I aunched at the 1965 Racing Car Show, Ginetta's G10 not only looked good but, fitted with a Mustang 289cu V8, promised serious performance. The hope was that the car would attract road-racing competitors in the United States....

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What are the small firms doing? (Part 2)

Continuing our survey into the activities of some of Britain's smaller motor manufacturers. This month we deal with Deep Sanderson, Ginetta and Marcos. Ginetta Last year (September 1962 issue) we carried out a road test on the Ginetta G4 and found this little space-framed car to be very much to our liking, having Lotus Seven handling and acceleration together with a pretty full-width,...

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Ginetta G4

One of few cars eligible for both contemporary and classic racing, the little G4 has been a useful track tool for almost half a century By Richard Heseltine There is something vaguely heroic about the Ginetta G4’s reluctance to play dead. It just keeps on coming back, strutting its not inconsiderable stuff. This shapely tiddler was conceived in the 1950s, arrived in the early ’60s and never...

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Ginetta G12

First in a new series: a British marque celebrates its half-century by reintroducing the car that was a smash hit in the ’60s By Richard Heseltine Same old, same new. For the last 50 years, Ginetta has been as much a staple of the average British national race meeting as listeria burgers and biohazard porta-potties. Somehow the marque has weathered the vagaries and machinations that claimed so...

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