Articles tagged Michael Kranefuss

Page 150 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 150, January 2014

Good things come in small packages

... but talk to the chassis designer before you begin building him a Formula 1 engine. Back in the early 1980s, John Barnard established himself as the dominant design leader within Formula 1. His composite chassis, electrohydraulic finger-flip gear changes and brutally pared-down overall packaging proved both race-winning and trend-setting. He was certainly no politician and tended to bulldoze...

Page 27 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1976

Improved trio of RS Escorts tested

Just over five years ago Ford were busy establishing, and producing the first high performance Escorts, from a new Advanced Vehicle Operation at South Ockendon in Essex. Almost a year ago, in January 1975, it was announced that the last F.A.V.O. Escort had been made at Ockendon, but that there would be more Escort RS types, based on the new Escort shape (all the Ockendon cars were encased within...

Page 34 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, April 1978

Promising Capri and Fiesta developments

As a dream the setting was almost perfect. Brands Hatch, slumbering in unfamiliar emptiness through a sunny weekday lunch break. Lined up in front of the pits were four interesting cars to drive as I pleased in the next 1 1/2 hours. Dreams never come entirely true: a connoisseur would surely demand cars a little more exotic than these familiar Fords, but in each case some interesting development...

Page 60 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, May 1976

John Barber discusses his enthusiasm for cars-and the sporting world

Now that some of the dust has cleared from the impact that the Ryder Report made on Leyland, the Government, and former Leyland managing director, John Barber, I felt it ,night be interesting to talk to the man who has carried such a torch for competition to the highest levels in the motor industry. John Barber, who was born and schooled at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, is known to the majority of the...

Page 43 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, January 1976

Timo Makinen's tarmac-devoloped Escort Rs 1800

Timo Makinen's tarmac-developed Escort RS 1800 Since the introduction of the Escort in 1968, its sporting reputation has been carried by such a host of derivatives that it is sometimes hard, even for the factory, to see which way they are going! In the year that followed the introduction of the small Anglia successor, the Lotus twin overhead camshaft engine found a new home at the front of this...

Page 65 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 1980

European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...

Page 44 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1993

Board games

Nigel Mansell's victory at Nazareth Speedway having turned the IndyCar finale at Laguna Seca into something of an anti-climax, it was only natural for the talk on the Monterey Peninsula to centre on Bill Stokkan's successor as CART chairman. Little more than a month earlier, Stokkan caught everyone off guard by announcing he would not seek to renew his contract beyond the expiration of his...

Page 19 of February 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1974

Matters of moment

The 50 MPH speed limit We are not, thank you St. Christopher, politicians. But we are prepared to believe that there are good reasons for carefully conserving fuel of all kinds. Whether or not petrol is properly rationed by the time these words appear in print, the high cost of this essential spirit makes personal conservation of it of considerable moment to most of us. Having said that, we still...

Page 84 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 1976

German high performers

How the big names of racing and tuning have survived the fuel drought For a country which seems to have the most stable economic base in Europe, West Germany displayed astonishing panic symptoms when the fuel crisis threatened to interfere with its Utopia. The motor car, the very life-blood of practically every German, overnight became a dirty word, leadfoot autobahners turned into mimsers, and...

Page 64 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1989

Interview: Jochen Neerpasch

Der neue Neubauer? As Mercedes-Benz racing cars once more become Silver Arrows, it falls to former Porsche, Ford, BMW and Talbot man Jochen Neerpasch to inherit the mantle, if not perhaps the high profile, of Alfred Neubauer. Mike Cotton analyses the past achievements and optimism for the future of a busy team manager whose commitment to the expansion of international sports-car and saloon racing...

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