Articles tagged Johnny Walker

Page 72 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 1967

The poor man's formula

Sir, A lot of enthusiasm has surrounded the recent attempt to provide a poor man's formula, in the shape of Formula Ford. May I, as one of the infinite number of impoverished racing aspirants, express a view which, I feel, must reflect that of the whole of our unenviable fraternity. The proposed combination of Lotus chassis and Cortina GT engine adds up to something of a dream concept – a car...

Page 54 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, April 1973

Graham McRae—three times Tasman Champion

THE FIRST time anyone outside New Zealand heard of Graham McRae was when he started taking part in the Tasman Series with a homebuilt single-seater powered by a Lotus twin-cam engine. This little McRae was usually the fastest of the 1,600 c.c. cars and received plenty of favourable comment. That was five years ago but McRae had been building his own race cars for several years before that with...

Page 42 of March 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, March 1969

Book Reviews

"Milestones in a Motoring Life", by Dudley Noble. 252 pp. 8 13/16 in. x 5 7/16 in. (The Queen Anne Press Ltd., Giles House, 49, Poland Street, London, W.1. 36s.) If 1969 continues like this, book-reviewing for Motor Sport is going to be very enjoyable! Because Dudley Noble's keenly anticipated autobiography of a busy motoring life fully lives up to the enthusiasm with which we awaited it. It...

Page 35 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1984

The Cars of Frank Costin

If you were told that a car designer had built his own house, had used carefully stressed wood extensively in its construction, and had designed it to be aerodynamically sound, you would probably not need to see the title of this article to know that the individual in question is Frank Costin. Costin is the man who, in the Fifties, became synonymous with racing car aerodynamics and who...

Page 64 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1967

The cost of motoring sport

5: Single-seater club racing No matter how popular saloon car racing becomes, the added excitement of single-seaters will always ensure the survival of one or more formulae at club level. In fact, though it is now possible to race an 850 Mini for as little as £200 the monoposto classes are flourishing, so obviously the credit squeeze has not done anything to depress the generally wide base of...

Page 40 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1972

Frank Costin and his Amigo

The latest in a line of cars with wooden chassis Frank Costin's name has been connected with a good number of racing and road-car projects over the past 15 years or so. Some of these have been very successful like the Vanwall, others less so, while a number have failed to see the light of day. Some of Costin's business relationships have soured on him and he has turned out the loser yet, in this...

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