Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 31 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 2001

Ford's V8

Dan Gurney was always going to excel at a challenging circuit like Bridgehampton. But his 1966 success there owed as much to his engineering mind as his driving talents. I owned a Lotus 19B that we'd modified a great deal. Jerry Grant and I were leading at Daytona in 1965 when it broke. After it was written off during a tyre test, I bought a Lola 170 because it was the best car available. When...

Page 36 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1966

B.A.R.C. Easter Meeting at Goodwood

Goodwood, Sussex, (April 11th). About 30,000 spectators attended the International Easter Monday meeting at Goodwood, the last to be held at the Sussex circuit, and it was limited to Formula Two cars as being the fastest cars. The dry and sunny day began with a Formula Three race, in which there were a lot of non-starters, but the main stars took part and Chris Williams (Brabham-Ford) set a very...

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Formula Junior - 25 years on

The first properly supported Formula Junior race In Britain took place at Brands Hatch 25 years ago on Boxing Day, 1959, and 1985 marks the 25th anniversary of the first truly international season of the category. If anyone's natural response to those facts is "So what?" the answer is simple. The 1960 Formula Junior mason saw the greatest flowering of driver talent of any formula at any time....

Page 34 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1967

Sixth Grand Prix of Mexico

Clark all the Way Mexico City, October 22nd. Twenty entries were invited for this year's Mexican Grand Prix, which took place at the same time as the Mini-Olympics. Of the 20, 19 were all ready for the first four-hour practice session on Friday afternoon, the one missing car being the Cooper down to be driven by Rindt. This was withdrawn due to a haggle over starting money which the Austrian...

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Photographic memory

Sir, I have an apology to make. In my letter (published in the January issue) I cast doubt on the authenticity of the photo of the Elites in the December feature about Colin Chapman. Tony Bancroft (whose AC Ace is lying third in the photo) has written to me pointing out — quite correctly — that the photo was of that memorable Boxing Day 1958 race at Brands Hatch, albeit misleadingly captioned:...

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A love of engineering

To most of us Cosworth means motor racing. But now it’s applying its engineering skills to wider fields – and seas, and skies... By Gordon Kirby Founded in a tiny north London garage in September 1958, Cosworth's motor sport record includes 13 Formula 1 World Championships, 176 GP wins, 17 USAC/ CART/Champ Car titles, 284 Indy or Champ Car victories including 10 Indy 500s, and hundreds of other...

Page 100 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, November 2002

Best of British - Lotus. The full and in-depth story

Produced and directed by Stuart Peters Distributed byDuke Marketing Ltd, £14.99 This is not the full and in-depth story of Lotus by any means, for it rarely touches on the company's racing activities. Instead, this comes across as a promotion for Lotus Cars — but a mighty convincing one. Within this 96-minute video, one gets an accurate description of how Colin Chapman developed the company, what...

Page 38 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 1967

The B.O.A.C. 500

Our best race Brands Hatch, England, July 30th. It is remarkable, hut true, that we have not had a serious motor race, other than Grand Prix events, in Great Britain since 1959; this was brought home forcibly when practice began at Brands Hatch for the B.O.A.C. 500. The assembly of cars was such that British spectators must have wondered if they were not at Nürburgring, Spa or Le Mans. It seemed...

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The Moments That Changed The Sport

At the time, they seemed trifling events:A freak win for a new F1 constructor in a faraway place;A one race substitute for an imprisoned driver;The entry of a mass-market car manufacturer into F1;A club race between a fledgling car maker and a young amateur;The latest gimmick from a once great marque that hadn't won a championship for five years;A lawyer and a driver with just two points from...

Page 51 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1962

Parkes/Blumer (Jaguar 3.8) Win the Six-Hour Saloon Car Race

At the drivers' briefing before the start of the Six-Hour Race B.R.S.C.C. Secretary Nick Syrett cast a doleful eye towards the empty car parks and said to the assembled drivers : "Enjoy yourselves boys and girls because it looks like the first and last time you'll have the chance." This may have been unduly pessimistic as the crowd did fill out during the day, but the final figures could have...

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