Articles tagged Martyn Griffiths

Page 63 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, March 1979

New Pilbeam

Former BRM designer Mike Pilbeam is making a return to the international racing scene with a brand new Formula Two "wing car", constructed in his Bourne workshop. Of late, Pilbeam has been closely involved with the British hill-climbing scene, and has constructed DFV-powered cars for leading runners Alister Douglas-Osborn and Peter Kaye (Motor Sport June '78). It therefore comes as no great...

Page 70 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1981

Hill Climb

James Thomson made up for his disappointment at Wiscombe Park by making fastest time of the day at the second round of the RAC Hill Climb Championship at Loton Pak on Easter Monday. The day was cold, rather windy but dry, and it was the same trio as at Wiscombe setting the fastest times in the top ten run off, albeit in a reversed order. Chris Cramer again failed to qualify, by just one hundredth...

Page 45 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1986

The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

Page 66 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, January 1994

Walter falls

Double world rally champion Walter Röhrl, driving a Francis Tuthill-prepared Porsche 911 and co-driven by Beatty Crawford, led the International Rally Britannia from the third stage to the finish. And then he was excluded at post-event scrutineering, which handed victory to the similar car of Norwegian Monty Karlan. It was KarIan's second consecutive victory on the event, which supported the...

Page 38 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1981

Hillclimbing

This branch of the sport has always been a popular pastime particularly among the less wealthy motor sporting enthusiasts, for it is possible to do well in many classes for a comparatively modest outlay. In the pre-war years, the amateur would compete in his home-built special alongside the works entries, and would often achieve considerable success — names like Basil Davenport and John Bolster...

Page 62 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, March 1979

Kyalami - The South African Circuit

While these words are being read in the March issue of Motor Sport the South African GP will be in full swing on the fast Kyalami circuit north of Johannesburg. Over the years the Kyalami circuit hasn't been changed very much so it is a good basis of comparison and analysis. After the Grand Prix races in Argentina and Brazil there were a lot of variables and unknowns around the performances of...

Page 44 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1981

Hillclimb review

As reported briefly last month, James Thomson clinched the National Hill Climb Championship before the final round at Mune at the end of September. His final score of 98 points out of a possible maximum of 100 is impressive by any standards, that he should have achieved this in his first year of serious single-seater hill climbing at the tender age of 20 is doubly so: there has been talk of a...

Page 15 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, August 1997

RAC hillclimbs fifty not out

The evergreen RAC British Hillclimb Championship celebrated its Golden Jubilee in style at Shelsley Walsh on June 6, when all but two of the 19 living champions returned to the classic hill which with the Bo'ness venue in Scotland, scene of the inaugural event, no longer available hosted the second round on June 21, 1947. Six-time champ Tony Marsh (who first won in 1955 in a Cooper-JAP, and...

Page 8 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 2001

Ton-Uphill boys pull them in

The biggest crowd ever seen at Shelsley flocked to the historic climb in August to celebrate Midland AC's Centenary. With a joint VSCC/MAC meeting on Saturday and an Invitational event on Sunday, the occasion represented every era of the sport. Graeme Wight Jr set the outright pace in his Gould V6. But alongside this future champion were stars such as Roy Lane, reunited with his old McRae GM1,...

Page 62 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1980

A turbocharged Lagonda

In a serious bid to extract even more performance and refinement from their excellent Lagonda, already one of the fastest and most refined four-door luxury saloons in the world, Aston Martin are in an advanced stage of development with a twin-turbocharged version. A power output close to that of the magnificent Vantage, but with even more torque and flexibility, is claimed, enough to boost this...

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