Articles tagged Keith Howard

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COSWORTH GB

COSWORTH GB IN THE FIRST OF A NEW SERIES THAT ASSESSES INTRIGUING MIGHT-HAVE-BEENS EV THE RACING ENGINE ARENA, KEITH HOWARD ANALYSES THE TURBO V6 THAT HAD THE UNENVIABLE TASK OF FOLLOWING IN THE TYRE TRACKS OF COS WORTH'S DFV, F1'S MOST SUCCESSFUL POWER UNIT F ormula One's turbo era was not greeted with universal enthusiasm. And its most vocal critic, Cosworth's Keith Duckworth, hardly rated as a...

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Fiberglas

Technofile Making racing car bodies out of aluminium was not only difficult but expensive too. Keith Howard reports on the invention of a cheap alternative It's easy to regard the Air Marshall who makes a cameo in JE Gordon's book The New Science of Strong Materials as a figure of fun, but I have sympathy for the man. The event took place during WW2 when Gordon — later to become Professor of...

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X-ray spec: Jaguar XJ13

Starved of support, XJ13's potential stayed hidden for years. Keith Howard talks with the man who tested it against its main rival, and still rates it As many have discovered, recapturing past glories in motorsport is no cakewalk. The relentless pace of technological progress is such that that just a few years off the treadmill can put you hopelessly behind the game. One marque to have pulled it...

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Halda Tripmeter

Racing drivers who talk of finding their way around a circuit are refetring to the identification of braking and turn-in points, of discovering where the worst bumps are, and of assessing which kerbs you can take liberties with. Finding your way around in rallying is a very different proposition. The rally's route book shows competitors the roads or tracks to follow by means of tulip diagrams;...

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Letters from readers

Write to: Motor Sport, Somerset House, Somerset Road, Teddington, Middx TW11 8RT, Great Britain. E-Mail (please include address): motorsport@haynet.com The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters E-Type Tales Sir, Keith Howard's article on the ERA E-Type in the February issue revived many memories. Ken Flint and Vern Edwards ran Autospeed Garage in Garston near Liverpool where I spent...

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X-ray spec -- Thunderbolt

ThrustSSC's designers discuss the lost record car of George Eyston with Keith Howard You'd think that someone who had broken the Land Speed Record for Britain two years in succession, 1937-38, raising Sir Malcolm Campbell's mark by 19 per cent in the process, would have ensured himself a place in public affections alongside the greats of this country's speed-seekers. But the exploits of Captain...

Page 66 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 2005

X-ray spec -- McLaren MP4/4

Gordon Murray's move to Woking let him tackle some unfinished business, he tells Keith Howard Brabham scaled its last summit with Nelson Piquet's World Championship in 1983, after which it proved the maxim that when you've reached the top there is only one way to go — down. So for his last season with the team in 1986, Gordon Murray tried something radical to pluck the irons from the fire: the...

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Ferodo DS11

Intended more for assisting workmen driving around on slag heaps, ferodo's DS11 friction material turned out to be ideal for braking the world's top racing cars for two decades. Never has a component enjoyed more success, says Keith Howard Few components have enjoyed such along reign at the pinnacle of motorsport that they can claim a tally of grand prix victories reaching into three figures....

Page 18 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, August 1999

Many a slick

Sir, I am enjoying Keith Howard's series on technical innovations very much (along with the rest of MOTOR SPORT). The July article on slick tyres interests me, not least because tyres have so much affect on racing and so little is written about them. David Tremayne wrote an article in Autosport in 1998 that seems to contradict the 'first raced' theory in Keith Howard's article. It says that...

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Injection interjection

Sir, After reading Keith Howard's excellent article on Lucas Fuel Injection in the December edition, I just wish to correct one point. The article makes reference to Mercedes using fuel injection as early as 1952. In fact, the 10 300SLs built by the factory in 1952 were not fitted with any form of fuel injection but instead had three Solex 40 PBJC carburettors. These ten cars were fitted with...

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