Articles tagged Louis Chevrolet

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

Page 74 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, July 2003

Forward thinker

Back in 1903 Walter Christie was a determined pioneer of front-wheel-drive — which he called 'direct action'. But his real legacy lies elsewhere. By Phil Llewellin There is, believe it or not, a direct link between grand prix racing's biggest-ever engine, a 19th-century battleship and what most military historians agree to be WWII's best all-round tank. The connection is a brave, innovative...

Page 40 of September 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1950

SUNBEAM SUCCESSES IN EDW ARDIAN RACING

SUNBEAM SUCCESSES IN EDW ARDIAN RACING (Continued from page 450) up from tenth place to third at the finish. Louis Chevrolet drove one of the Sunbeams in another race and in a great effort to overtake the leader on the last lap he east discretion to the winds and let the rev.-eounter go up to 3,200 r.p.m. As a result he finished third with a connecting rod sticking through the side of the...

Page 81 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, May 1986

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

The 4.9-Litre Sunbeams Success after Success far the Indianapolis-engined Cars. Louis Coatalen, Chief Engineer and Director of the Sunbeam Motor Car Co. of Wolverhampton, was a great motor-racing enthusiast, who had sagely copied, literally, the design of a 1913 Ernest Henry twin-cam sixteen-valve Peugeot when planning his team of cars for the 1914 French GP and loM TT. This piratical move...

Page 35 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, January 1983

Sunbeams at Indianapolis

I have prevailed upon Mr. Anthony S. Heal, the great authority on anything appertaining to Sunbeam cars and STD affairs, particularly the racing endeavours of Louis Coatalen, Sunbeam's celebrated Chief Engineer, to write this erudite article about Sunbeam racing undertaken a long way from home, at America's Indianapolis Speedway, between 1913 to 1921, as a preliminary to what I hope may be a...

Page 64 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 1997

A family that set American racing alight

Damon Hill's success has focussed attention on racing families, including this duo from the 1920s Recently we have been reminded of motor racing's family connections. Damon Hill has followed effectively and with honour in extrovert father Graham's championship wheel tracks, and Jacques Villeneuve, both in America and Europe, has likewise emulated his father's great racing career. Jackie Stewart's...

Page 46 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1990

The 1916 Indianapolis Sunbeam

When a prominent racing car becomes the sole surviving example of its type that merits attention. The more so when, as in the case of Harold Smith's 1916 Indianapolis 4.9-litre Sunbeam, it has lain neglected for more than half a century before being painstakingly restored. This work was entrusted to STD specialist Ian Polson of Wickenbrook, near Newmarket. They were rewarded when the old Sunbeam...

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