Articles tagged John Miles

Page 66 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 2014

Readers' letters

Letter of the month Jack the gentleman I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...

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22 into 16 won't go...

Spanish GP, Jarama, 1970People accuse F1 of being too political in the modern era, but distasteful spats are by no means a fresh inventionWriter Simon Arron, illustrator Guy Allen The 1969 Spanish Grand Prix had been laced with controversy – Team Lotus’s collapsing wing pillars triggering a couple of massive accidents and, subsequently, a regulatory rethink. One year on, Formula 1 was flirting...

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A critical look at the Lotus Elan

Colin Chapman's Lotus project has been a significant success story, from humble but enthusiastic beginnings up to World Championship Grand Prix winning and Indianapolis-victorious level. This is attributable to Chapman's genius and drive, allied to the fact that he was a genuine motoring enthusiast before he became a business tycoon—and still is. So far as the sort of Lotus cars you can buy and...

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Super screamers

A gaggle of 1-litre F3 machines stole the show at the HSCC Historic Superprix meeting as their revival continues to gather pace By Paul Lawrence With Historic Formula One, Historic Formula 2 and Orwell Supersports on the bill, the HSCC’s annual Historic Superprix meeting at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit was a major date on the international historic calendar. However, the headline races...

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From home-built specials... to GT40s

There were two JWs in JW Automotive: John Wyer was its leader, but John Willment had his triumphs, too. By Gordon Cruickshank JWA. Three initials throbbing with racing significance, which reflect two very different men: John Wyer is famed as one of the great team managers; but it was his friend and partner John Willment who made the first big splash on the tracks. Willment never looked like being...

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Gordon Allen

Gordon Allen is something of an engineering adventurer. His various achievements over the years in the pursuit of engineering enjoyment and motor sport pleasure include designing and constructing a two-cylinder, twin-overhead camshaft racing motorcycle engine, constructing upon Mini gearboxes two four-cylinder, 1.5-litre alloy block engines fitted with adapted Jaguar twin-cam cylinder heads and...

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New series for sports-racers

The FIA European Sportscar Championship of the 1970s will be recreated in 2011 after the Historic Sports Car Club announced plans to run a new pan-European series for 2-litre sports-racing cars built up to 1978. Initially, the new series will take in four or five events in the UK and Europe, but the club has longer-term plans to run the series alongside the successful Historic Formula 2 Trophy,...

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Letters

Driving Standards Sir, I have been entertained by the various views on driving standards expressed in MOTOR SPORT over recent months, but find none of them particularly convincing. A. P. Swann has it most right but his examples of the misleading use of signals fail to support his point. I would like to comment on the two main points so far raised. It is not a question of how much signalling but...

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Traction replay

In 1969 four-wheel drive was supposed to be the next big thing in F1. But the theory proved hard to put into practice By Paul Fearnley Silverstone shimmered under a mid-July sun, yet Formula 1’s new era had not dawned brightly: Gold Leaf Lotus – we can leave out the Team bit for now – arrived late, after Thursday’s first practice; the Cosworth, purest/purist 4WD of them all, was absent too (...

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Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneWhat's happening in Formula Ford Formula Ford, the category of racing Introduced in 1967, continues to go from strength to strength and, if the early season races are anything to go by, 1972 could be the best year ever for these 1,600-c.c. skinny wheeled single-seaters. This season there are umpteen FF championships but the one everyone wants to win is that...

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