Articles tagged Paul Pycroft

Page 35 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1984

The Cars of Frank Costin

If you were told that a car designer had built his own house, had used carefully stressed wood extensively in its construction, and had designed it to be aerodynamically sound, you would probably not need to see the title of this article to know that the individual in question is Frank Costin. Costin is the man who, in the Fifties, became synonymous with racing car aerodynamics and who...

Page 62 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1982

100 m.p.h Lea Francis

100 m.p.h. Lea Francis I recall long ago, was it 1929 or around 1930, at the Olympia Motor Show, on the Lea Francis stand, was a car which caused me to drool more than any other at that time. It was a two-seater supercharged 11/2-litre, using I think, a Cozette blower, small cycle type mudguards and very good looking. The notice attached to the car quoted that she was guaranteed to have a top...

Page 40 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1972

Frank Costin and his Amigo

The latest in a line of cars with wooden chassis Frank Costin's name has been connected with a good number of racing and road-car projects over the past 15 years or so. Some of these have been very successful like the Vanwall, others less so, while a number have failed to see the light of day. Some of Costin's business relationships have soured on him and he has turned out the loser yet, in this...

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