Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 32 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1983

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...

Page 35 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, February 1986

Focus on Formula 3000

When F3000 was first mooted to replace F2 which was fading fast in terms of grids, driver advancement and all-round popularity, it was greeted as potentially the best new category for years. There were promises of television coverage and being the featured supporting race to four European Grands Prix and it was to be packaged by FOCA. Whatever anyone says about FOCA, it's impossible to deny that...

Page 50 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, June 2000

Power behind the throne

Their laughter fills the place. Morning in the Goodwood pitlane. Keith Duckworth and Mike Costin are a couple of shop floor boys, trading gentle insults. Dick Scammell feels as easy in this company as we muse at the delicate little racer sitting low in front of us. Scammell squints at the exhausts, jokes to Duckworth that maybe he got that bit wrong, that maybe the car needs bigger pipes. Huge...

Page 11 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, July 1967

Matters of moment

Ford triumphant The Ford Motor Company has obtained a highly-respected place in the field of competition motoring. The high-speed run from the Cape to Southampton with the Corsair V4 was just a start. Since then they have won Le Mans again, at a record speed, and at Zandvoort their new 3-litre Grand Prix engine took the Lotus 49 to first place on its initial racing engagement. This last...

Page 7 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, February 2006

Off the line

The perfect pitch Sounds I enjoyed as the kid of an indulgent father in the 1970s: David Bowie, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, XTC (Swindon's finest!)... and, of course, the Cosworth DFV.   I never met Keith Duckworth, but I feel that with his passing in December a major part of my formative years has been lost. I fell in love with this sport as a small boy and was thrilled when, aged seven, I jumped...

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