Articles tagged Len Terry

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"I actually whooped on Hangar Straight! I've never done that before in a car..."

One Grand Prix winner snuggles into another David CouIthard gets to grips with the Lotus 25, a car synonymous with his compatriot Jim Clark. Within but a few laps of Silverstone, he's completely smitten...Writer: Gordon Cruickshank I Photographer: Matthew Howell David Coulthard cuts the ignition, wiggles the red leather steering wheel and folds his arms. "Well, if you'd just like to put me in the...

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Len Terry – obituary

Talented racing car designer Len Terry has died after a short illness, at the age of 90. Though involved with some 29 different organisations in his career, two marques in particular stand out – Eagle and Lotus. Terry masterminded Dan Gurney’s beautiful Eagle-Weslake Grand Prix car and many Lotuses, most notably the 1965 Indianapolis 500-winning Type 38. Never one to be awed by powerful men,...

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Where the grassroots are greener

The 750 Motor Club, founded by our own Bill Boddy, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It continues to thrive thanks to low-cost rules, diversity and – as we found out – good, clean fun Writer Ed Foster, photographer Mitch Pashavair Variety is, according to the dictionary, “the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony”. There should really be a...

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Moonlighting

He won 25 grands prix and the Indy 500, but, as Paul Fearnley discovers, it was Jim Clark's exploits away from Formula 1 — whether hustling stock cars or rallying a Lotus-Cortina — which truly showcased the Scot's versatility A staid Sunbeam saloon, a quirky DKW two-stroker, a steadfast TR3, a nimble Porsche 356 coupé, a borrowed Anglia and an eye-opening, 100mph-lap D-type Jag; rallies (from...

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Goodwood revisited

Sir, For the sake of historical accuracy, I feel I must respond to the letter from Mr Len Terry on the subject of Stirling Moss's Goodwood accident on April 23 1962. In addition to being a Director of Stirling Moss Ltd and his personal manager, I was at the time team manager of the UDT Racing Team, who entered the car, and also a foundation director of The British Racing Partnership. I was also...

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AMERICAN BEAUTY

AMERICAN BEAUTY FROM ITS PURPOSEFUL BEAK TO TITANIUM TAIL, THIS Fl EAGLE OOZES CLASS AND STYLE. PAUL FEARNLEY TALKS TO THE MEN WHO CREATED IT Len Terry (designer): I was a technical illustrator to begin with, so when I designed something I always tried to make it as goodlooking as possible. That's the artist in me, I guess. Plus there's a lot of truth in the saying that, 'If it looks right, it is...

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Lotus 29

X-Ray spec In the first of a new series, Keith Howard gets beneath the skin of the original Indy Lotus - with help from Chapman's chief designer, Len Terry When Colin Chapman was invited to the 1962 Indianapolis 500 by Dan Gurney, the Lotus founder surveyed the front-engined 'dinosaurs' on show there and famously remarked, "All you've got to do is to get an engine with half the power of these...

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Trying the latest Porsche 911T

THE 50,000-Mile experiences of MOTOR SPORT'S now three year-old Porsche 911 are related elsewhere in this issue, so it is pleasant to report that the latest 911 is, if anything, an advance on its predecessor. We were able to borrow a 911T for a few days early in December and driving it made winter travel—even in thick fog at one stage—a pleasure rather than the usual trial, and a long motorway...

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Grand Prix Cars in 1966

At the Monaco Grand Prix two more 1966 Formula 1 cars made their first public appearance, these being the V8 McLaren and the H16 B.R.M., both unsupercharged 3-litre cars. The McLaren took part in the race, whereas the B.R.M. was only used during the first two practice periods. The change effected by Bruce McLaren, from being a works driver for the Cooper team to becoming a manufacturer, has been...

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Matters of moment

Britain and Formula One Before racing commenced at the well-organized Daily Mail "Race-of-Champions" Meeting at Brands Hatch last month (report on page 263) a few minutes silence was observed in memory of the late Tony Vandervell, who died of a heart-attack, aged 68, on March 10th. Not only the big assembly of spectators at Brands Hatch but the entire world of British motor-racing and...

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