Articles tagged John Tojeiro

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When they were new: AC Ace

An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, August 1961 | by Michael Tee Introduced in 1953 the AC Ace was the first post-war British sports car to feature all-independent suspension, and it is still one of the best-looking sports cars on the road. Designed mainly by John Tojeiro, the Ace features a chassis based on two large diameter tubes with subframes front and rear to take...

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The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

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A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

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Tojeiro and Kieft

I'd like to correct a couple of small errors which were made in the articles I wrote on Tojeiro and Kieft cars. The photograph of the Ecurie Ecosse "Tojeiro-Jaguar" was actually the team's re-bodied "Monzanapolis" off-set single-seater Lister-Jaguar. The body style was based on a Tojeiro which partly explains the error, not even Cavendish Morton, Tojeiro's stylist of the day picked up the mistake...

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Tracing Tojeiros

Sir, Through an advertisement in Motor Sport I have recently purchased the rolling chassis of a Tojeiro car. John Tojeiro, who has been to see the car, confirms it as one of his early twin-tube frames of around 1953-4. It is interesting that the chassis is 12in longer than standard at 8ft 3in, and it has the letters P.H.C. 101 stamped on the front of the frame. It is equipped with Alfin drums and...

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Double Scotch

In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing teams don't usually inspire loyalties outside their own country, for obvious reasons. But the tale of Ecurie Ecosse, proudly Scottish from beginning to end, is one which inspired support right across...

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Tojeiro

The way in which John Tojeiro became a constructor is typical of the Fifties — he built a special intending to race it himself then first one, then another, customer arrived on his doorstep and suddenly he was no longer a special builder but a small scale constructor. Ironically, he never did get round to racing one of his own cars. Although little more than 30 Tojeiros were ever built, and...

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Senior Juniors

Formula Junior is in a renaissance as a historic category, 45 years after its heyday. But can Motor Sport do a 130mph lap average?Words: Marcus Simmons. Photography: Andrew Ferraro/LAT What is it about the human reaction to change? In the summer of 1958 the British motorsport press was scathing about Formula Junior, the category founded by the celebrated Count 'Johnny' Lurani and introduced in...

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Out of the blue

This Tojeiro pioneered the 'cart-before-the-horse' approach to GTs as Paul Parker explains Ecurie Ecosse's Tojeiro-Climax is a landmark car in the history of European sportscar racing. When it appeared in 1962, it was arguably the first professionally-constructed, rear-engined (and closed-roof) GT prototype and was one year ahead of the Lola effort that formed the basis of the iconic GT40. From...

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Rumblings

Racing with silencers The era of silenced racing cars returneth! As mentioned in the July issue (and see Letters from Readers last month and in this issue), an RAC— backed Working Group has been studying the possibilities of using silencers again. The result is that the RAC Race Committee has decided such restrictions should be enforced for certain classes of car next year. A further group of...

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