Articles tagged Jackie Epstein

Page 56 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 2006

Past, present, future

Lola is about to produce a new run of the beautiful T70. So we thought it would be nice to whet Ian Flux's appetite with an ex-Bonnier car. Flux is right of course. It really is beautiful. In your mind's eye, this is how a sports-prototype should look, all beefy and curvaceous: none of that geometric, square-cut nonsense. A car that was conceived with the aid of nothing more exotic than a vivid...

Page 17 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1964

The Evolution of Modern Small Car Engines

Last year the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers instituted a Symposium on the Design of Small Mass-Produced Motor Car Engines. The following is a summary of these. Ford: Mr. R. A. S. Worters, Assistant Chief Engineer, Engine and Transmission Engineering, of Ford Motor Company Ltd., Dagenham; Essex, commenced his paper by saying that the Ford Anglias and Prefects of...

Page 48 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1980

A taste of Formula Talbot

As a preview to the new Formula Talbot, mentioned in last December's issue, MCD invited Motor Sport to Brands Hatch to try the prototype of these methanol-fuelled, Talbot Sunbeam Ti-engined, single-seaters, for which the BRSCC has promoted a 12-race series in 1980. Thus it was that I found myself adopting the guise of Mark Thatcher in his Royale for some extremely enjoyable laps of the Club...

Page 46 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 2012

Targa tales

Sir, Paul Watson’s letter in the March issue mentions Jackie Epstein’s and my Targa Florio race. The Cooper Monaco was bought from a garage in Daventry; it had been fitted with a Buick engine, but Jackie and I rebuilt it to standard form for the Targa. The late Mike Eyre, then chairman of the 750MC, did all the administration, and after getting route advice from Jenks we three set off for the...

Page 76 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, July 1988

Too Many Projects

The Americans wanted open roadsters for their sports-car series, but with Group 7 deleted, Europe needed a Group 4 sports coupe. Jackie Epstein wanted a replacement for his ageing Ferrari 250 LM. With his Lola T70 experience in the 1966 CanAm Championship, he asked Eric Broadley to build him a coupé based on the T70 but, remembering Hawkins fiip at Mosport, he specified "it must have a front end...

Page 34 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1979

Around and About

Surveying those who watch . . . Publimotoring of Geneva have released more figures showing the kind of people they found watching 1979 Grands Prix. They asked just over a thousand spectators from seven countries at the Belgian, French, British and Monegasque World Championship races a little about their background. The commercial reason behind the survey was to find out what sponsorship...

Page 132 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, March 2013

'Heroin? That's how MI5 pays me..'

They don't make racers like Ian Burgess nowadays - but even in period he was a case apart Looking through some of our readers' contributions for forthcoming You Were There pages (a feature, incidentally, that on its introduction I predicted would run out of steam after four months 10 years ago), I came across a picture of a Cooper entered by 'Tommy' Atkins. Tommy, who raced at Brooklands pre-war...

Page 54 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1988

A Fullness of Lola

Lola's T70 was never really an ugly duckling, but in its metamorphosis from Mk III coupe to Mk IIIB it certainly became a most beautiful swan. It was one of the best-looking coupés ever. They say that beauty is ageless, and this 20-year-old looks as good now as she did then. Just cast your eyes over the photographs. Imagine one in the middle of a modern Group C grid, and ask some 20-year-olds to...

Page 62 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, February 2010

Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

Page 24 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1972

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Successful showboat The Evening News Motor Racing Showboat which was moored in the Pool of London for the first week of January proved to be a considerable success for the organisers and also for the many mothers of on-holiday schoolboys who were packed off to visit this floating racing car exhibition. Some of the more hardened enthusiasts were a little more sceptical having been brought up on...

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