Articles tagged Mike Costin

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Walter Hayes, CBE

Walter Hayes, the 'Father of the DFV', Formula One's most successful engine, has died, aged 76. This eloquent and intelligent former Vice-President of Ford Motor Company, and past Vice-President of Ford of Europe, had been battling with cancer, and appeared to be responding well to treatment, when his condition suddenly deteriorated on Christmas Day, and he passed away on Boxing Day. Hayes joined...

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How Ireland and the Lotus 18 turned up the heat

Incredible though it might seem to the greyer fraternity among our readership, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Colin Chapman’s first rear-engined racing car, the Lotus 18. Innes Ireland stood the Formula 1 world on its ear with his early pace in the ugly duckling’s debut race, the 1960 Argentine Grand Prix. Team Lotus’s most junior mechanic there was Maurice Levy, who recalls: “I think...

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US team owners buy Cosworth

Legendary engine firm will remain in UK and in Formula One After a month of rumour, Ford has finally sold Cosworth Racing, one of motorsport's most famous names, to Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerald Forsythe, co-owners of the Champ Car World Series. They bought the company after making guarantees worth £30m about its future. The purchase brings to an end a 35-year partnership between Cosworth and Ford...

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The B.A.R.C. at Silverstone

A washout March 20th With the loss of Aintree for the classic "200" race the B.A.R.C. took over Silverstone for the event and organised a full day's variety of racing in which was included an event for Formula Two cars, which counted as the "200," it being 200 kilometres long. Practice notes Great interest was aroused by the first appearance of the Honda F.2 engine, installed in the F.2 Brabham...

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Books for Christmas

" 'The Motor' Road Tests -- 1959 Edition." 139 pp., 11½ in. x 8 in., soft covers. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 10s. 6d.) " ' The Autocar ' Road Tests -- Spring 1959." 80 pp., 11½ in. x 8 in., soft covers. (Illife and Sons Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. 6s.) These two indispensible books of road-test facts and figures make a welcome appearance in...

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Technofile - the Alford & Alder upright

It began in a modest pre-war saloon, won three F1 world titles and is still made today. Keith Howard reports on a truly remarkable piece of suspension. In an era of multi-million pound budgets and team headquarters overflowing with the CAD/CAM and finite element analysis tools needed to design and manufacture bespoke components in-house, the notion that a Formula One car should employ a major...

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Duckworth tribute

DFV race to honour Cosworth founder The life and work of Keith Duckworth will be celebrated in a special F1 race during the Walter Hayes Trophy meeting at Silverstone on November 5. The BRDC has inaugurated a Keith Duckworth Trophy for the winner of a race for any DFV-powered F1 car during the annual FF1600 knock-out competition. “Keith was a strong supporter of the Walter Hayes Trophy and...

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Matters of moment

Graham Hill – author   Graham Hill, reigning World Champion driver—well, until three days ago—promised that his autobiography would be ready by Christmas and in spite of his spell in hospital he kept his word. In fact "Life at the Limit" (William Kimber, 36s.) was published on December 8th. Hill wrote the book himself, unlike most famous drivers who employ "ghosts". The result is a riot, and...

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Forever green

David Piper was one of the most successful privateers of the 1960s. His green cars stood out then – and he’s still racing them, in the same livery. Rob Widdows talks to him about his long career. The repeatable parts, that is Photography: LAT The man is a tidal wave of anecdotes spanning more than half a century of motor racing. Some consider him a lovely man. Some consider him an old rascal....

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Formula One: The Detroit Grand Prix

Surprises Downtown, Detroit, June 5th The big surprise, albeit a pleasant one, was that another Formula One race was held in Detroit. By any standards the 1982 event was a bit of a shambles and justified the simple rule that was not adhered to. Any new venue for a World Championship race is supposed to run a non-championship race first of all, to get the circuit and organisation working properly...

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