Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 98 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, September 2014

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...

Page 15 of December 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, December 1966

Racing notes and news

THE F.I.A. has accepted the South African Kyalami circuit as the venue for the 1967 Grand Prix of South Africa, so that next year's Championship series begins on January 2nd. It was also agreed that there should be a Canadian Grand Prix for Formula 1 and this brings the total of events up to eleven. South Africa (Jan. 2nd), Monaco (May 7th), Dutch (June 4th), Belgium (June 18th), France (July 2nd...

Page 48 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1957

Individual Achievements 1957

A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the efforts of David Murray and Colin Chapman at Le Mans. I use the term individual loosely, for both gentlemen are the first to point out that their successes at Le Mans were entirely due to the work of a team...

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Obituaries

Keith Duckworth As the genius behind the era-defining Cosworth DFV engine, this design deity cast a long shadow over motorsport. Paul Fearnley pays tribute Formula One marched to a new tune at Zandvoort on June 4 1967. Entitled DFV, it was loud and discordant — but it was music to the ears of Walter Hayes (patron), Colin Chapman (conductor), Jim Clark (soloist) and Keith Duckworth (composer)....

Page 50 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 2004

Blackballed at the Brickyard

When the CART establishment discovered that Team Lotus was building another Indycar, the reaction was far from positive. Gordon Cruickshank describes the car that became an outlaw It's tough being a new kid on the block, especially if you come from somewhere far away. That's what Lotus found when Colin Chapman decided to tackle Indianapolis. He was doing things a different way, and that didn't...

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"He could charm the birds from the trees"

Colin Chapman was a brilliant engineer and a shrewd businessman. But as a new book tells us, the Lotus boss knew how to get what he wanted from people, and it was one key to his successBy Karl Ludvigsen 'His persona is ebullient, buzzing, fast-moving, joke-cracking,’ wrote Robert Heller about Colin Chapman, ‘but for all that outwardness the personal armour is difficult to pierce and the man is...

Page 10 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, February 1993

A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...

Page 58 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 2013

Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

Page 18 of January 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 1963

Continental notes

THE Commission Sportive Internationale, or C.N.I. for short, are the people who make decisions concerning motor racing and its kindred aspects of the sport. The C.S.I. have recently announced that the existing Formula One for Grand Prix racing, which limits engine capacity to 1,500 c.c. and minimum weight to 450 kilogrammes, will be extended for two years beyond its normal span. Originally laid...

Page 44 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1998

The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

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