Articles tagged Karl Ludvigsen

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

Page 51 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1978

Book Reviews

"John Cooper - Grand Prix Carpet-Bagger" by John Cooper with John Bentley. 230 pp. 9 1/2" x 7" (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £5.95.) We have had books about the Cooper racing cars and their evolution, from that first ingenious Cooper 500 using front and rear-ends devised from Fiat Topolino front suspension units, and about the mercurial John Cooper, son of a...

Page 92 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, December 2000

Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney, the Ultimate racer by Karl Ludvigsen ISBN: 1-85960-655-5 Published by Haynes Publishing, £25.00 The fourth book in Karl Ludvigsen's series (the previous three were on Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio and Jackie Stewart) is one to purchase for the pictures rather than the words. The author is perfectly open about it in his introduction — "I did not interview or consult Dan...

Page 45 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1976

Corvette

"Corvette" by Karl Ludvigsen. 324 pp. 8 1/4 in. 9 1/2 in. (Automobile Quarterly Publications, Princetaten, New Jersey, USA. 20.95 dollars.) Here is the full story of what the sub-title to this beautifully-produced landscape-style book terms "America's Star-Spangled Sports Car". This is the second edition, updated to include the 1976 Corvette. The author's status and industry ensures that there is...

Page 35 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1976

Book Reviews

"The Wankel Engine" by Nicholas Faith. 234 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40, Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LU. £6.95.) Although the Wankel rotary internal-combustion power unit conceived by Felix Wankel is of long standing and was tried in this country by journalists in 1964, at Goodwood, it has not made the expected inroads into the automotive world. It...

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Contributors

Eric Dymock Eric’s oeuvre of motoring and racing books and his long career writing in newspapers and magazines on the subject might lead you to think he had a narrow world view. In fact he’s equally hot on World War II and Gilbert and Sullivan, though the story he has uncovered about the sad fate of Ecurie Ecosse founder David Murray is a very long way from light opera. Franca Davenport Daughter...

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The 924 - A Volkswagen trying very hard to be a Porsche

The above heading sums up what I feel about the Porsche 924, although it is neither constructionally nor technically entirely accurate. The fact is that the original Porsche 356, back in 1950, was closely-related to the VW Beetle, although it had a new coupe body-shell, but today's Beetle fanatics are apt to regard the current, very excellent Polos and Golfs as more Audi than Volkswagen. Moreover...

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The HMSO and Motor Racing

I remember what a surprise it was, back in 1948, when I received an unbound, gestetnered publication with the title of Investigation into the Development of German Grand Prix Racing Cars between 1934 and 1939 (Including a description of the Mercedes World's Land Speed Record Contender) by Cameron C Earl. The other day I came upon this publication among a pile of other historic bits and pieces....

Page 56 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1976

Silver Bullet Re-Cap

We have received from Karl Ludvigsen of New York very favourable comment on the article we published last April on the unsuccessful Silver Bullet LSR car, in which he remarks that further technical information about this remarkable car, and the successful Golden Arrow, can be found respectively in The Automobile Engineer of 6/30 and May/ 30. He points out that the Silver Bullet had parallel twin...

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Prime Movers

Prime Movers, by Karr Lucivigsen. Transport Bookman, £25.00. Here is a full account of lImor Engineering Ltd and its place in modern racing, from the capable hands of Karl Ludvigsen, who has made a point of seeing and discussing racing engines with their engineers for much of his life, from Meyer Drake and Leo Goosen onwards. For the first time we can read of how the Chevrolet, Leyton House,...

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