Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 90 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, February 2010

Fun-sized fastback

Built as a one-off special, this little Lotus Elan is a prime example of the late Ian Walker’s flawless presentation styleBy Richard Heseltine The death knell of anything cool is the moment it’s widely perceived as such. So if you will please excuse the slightly skewed logic, the car pictured here is exponentially more appealing precisely because it fails to elicit even an iota of recognition....

Page 17 of July 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1960

Whit-Monday Crystal Palace

More Lotus Successes Over the Whitsun weekend Tetun Lotus seemed determined to emphasise their new-fotind superiority, entering cars in three meetings and gaining a good deal of success. In the Dutch G.P. Lotuses finished sceond and fourth, at Crystal Palace Trevor Taylor won the F2 Crystal Palace Trophy and the Formula Junior Anerley Trophy, and at Oulton Park Mike Costin won the 37-lap Formula...

Page 27 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 2002

A new frame of reference

On Friday May 18, 1962, at Zandvoort, Formula One changed forever. In the blink of an eye, chassis design went from tubes to tub, courtesy of the radical Lotus 25. John Tipler recounts its story - from sketch on a napkin to ground-breaking debut Think of Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman and automatically you conjure up groundbreaking cars: the ubiquitous Seven, the wedge-shaped 72, the ground-effect...

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1960s

Clark and Lotus define an era of brilliant innovation and driving skill. But it is also a deadly decade, prompting Stewart to begin his safety crusadeBy Eoin Young Formula 1 changed forever during the 1960s, as did the world. Front engines were finally phased out. Enzo Ferrari finished with his heroic front-engined cars at the end of the 1960 season – and immediately snatched the world title in ’...

Page 32 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 2002

'Give me an equal car and I can beat Clark!'

Peter Arundell, brimming with talent and motivation, was picked by Colin Chapman to partner the great Jim Clark. His career was on the up and up – until one fateful day at Reims. Gordon Cruickshank assesses his championship credentials Being up against a superstar is tough. Many drivers must have thought that, with a shift of history's timescale, they could have been top dog – if only they weren'...

Page 57 of April 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, April 1967

Two Vauxhalls

The road-clinging Viva SL90 and the sumptuously-equipped Viscount Since I first tried it I have liked the Vauxhall Viva. It is a useful 1,159-c.c, car of conventional layout, almost of 1-1/2 -litre body dimensions, with light steering and clutch, a very nice gear change, and a big capacity for luggage. The latest SL90 model with the new coil-spring suspension (replacing the earlier half-elliptic...

Page 26 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1975

The Formula One Situation

Apart from one mild fluttering the situation in Formula One racing regarding teams, drivers and cars, was surprisingly stable when the 1975 season began in Buenos Aires on January 12th. A full three months had elapsed since the last Grand Prix race in 1974, which was at Watkins Glen on October 6th, and during that time things have been very quiet from the point of view of drivers changing teams,...

Page 93 of July 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 2012

Ten cars you won't want to miss

With so many exciting cars on display at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, ft's hard to pc K just 10 highlights FERRARI 250GT0 {1} Who can resist the Ferrari GTO? It's the 50th anniversary of this gorgeous racing car from Maranello. In the Goodwood paddock you will find the ex-UDT Laystall car in which Inns Ireland won the Tourist Trophy in 1962. A jewel, but you'd need to win the EuroMillions...

Page 59 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, December 2001

Defining the limits

Was one of the reasons Lotus produced fantastic racing cars the fact that Colin Chapman was such a talented driver? Gordon Cruickshank assesses the flipside of this design genius Chapman the designer; Chapman the race team manager; Chapman the business entrepreneur; we are used to these pictures of the charismatic Lotus supremo. But way back at the beginning, he built the reputation of his cars...

Page 70 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1990

Cosworth

by Graham Robson. 288 pp. 9" x 6 3/4". Patrick Stephens Ltd., Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northants. NN8 2RQ. £17.50. This is an important book! It unravels the complex Cosworth story, of how Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth formed and brought to enormous success the Cosworth company of engine builders and other projects, with a client list ranging from Ford and GM to Mercedes-Benz, a one-...

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