Articles tagged Peter Ashdown

Page 48 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1957

Individual Achievements 1957

A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the efforts of David Murray and Colin Chapman at Le Mans. I use the term individual loosely, for both gentlemen are the first to point out that their successes at Le Mans were entirely due to the work of a team...

Page 46 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1989

Broadley speaking

It is hard to pinpoint precisely when Eric Broadley went from being a special builder to becoming a constructor, but in 1958 he appeared with his Lola-Climax Mk1 and at the beginning of the 1959 season there were four of them and he was on his way. At the time 1100cc sports-car racing in Britain mast serious business, the equivalent of Formula Three today, and Lotus dominated by running works...

Page 56 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1962

THE GOODWOOD SEASON OPENS

THE GOODWOOD SEASON OPENS THE. B.A.R.C. opened the Goodwood season with a SportsCar Meeting on March 24th which was extremely well attended in spite of bitterly cold weather. The new track surface was given a thorough try-out but the new stand at St. Mary's had not been erected. But new enclosures were in use, enabling spectators to get a very good close-up view of the racing. The programme...

Page 68 of July 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, July 1962

The A.D.A.C. 1,000 Kilometers

Adenau, Germany, May 27th. THE A.D.A.C. 1,000-kilometre race, run over 44 laps of the famous Nurburgring, is fast developing a character of its own, in as much as it is becoming a super International Clubman's event, or stepping-stone for the amateur driver of sports or G.T. cars to branch out into the world of serious motor racing. With its 22 kilometres to the lap the Nurburgring can easily...

Page 44 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1998

The Lotus that should have won Le Mans

This Elite could have won Le Mans but became linked with Tragedy. Mike Lawrence examines the mystery, while Sir John Whitmore steps behind the wheel again. THE CAR In 1959 the Lotus Elite made a huge impression in racing. Sportscar racing was in decline, while GT racing was booming, partly because of the high windscreens the FIA insisted on which slowed the sports-racers. Since race 1.3-litre...

Page 13 of September 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, September 1959

Matters Of Moment

New B.M.C. Small Cars to Chllenge the World Last May Motor Sport was delighted to be able to publish an Editorial praising the Standard/Triumph Organisation of Coventry for having at long last produced a refreshingly different British car, in the form of the all-independently-sprung Triumph Herald. Now the British Motor Corporation has gone a considerable step further towards meeting Continental ...

Page 18 of June 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1959

Crystal Palace (Whitsun)

A large crowd enjoyed an excellent day's racing at Crystal Palace on Whit-Monday. The main race of the day, the 36-lap LondonTrophy for F.2 cars, went to Roy Salvadori in Tommy Atkins Cooper-Climax after an initial tussle with Bueb (Cooper-Borgward) and Jim Russell (Cooper). Russell had to stop to fix a slipping clutch, giving Salvadori an easy win from Bueb and Chris Bristow (Hume Cooper)....

Page 23 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, February 1972

Lola success continues in Huntingdon

Things happen quickly, quietly and efficiently at Lola Cars, and since the firm's move from the Slough to the Huntingdon Trading Estate just over a year ago, Eric Broadley and his team have achieved a good deal, and further enhanced their already strongly established reputation. Yet Lola do not court publicity to any extent, they prefer to let success and the customer service they offer speak for...

Page 14 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1961

B.R.S.C.C. Spring Meeting, Snetterton (March 19th)

The first race meeting of the season at Snetterton came at the end of a warm spell and icy winds blew across the airfield all day, interspersed with bouts of hail, snow and rain, and the occasional patch of sunshine. The B.R.S.C.C. of course, grew from the ½-litre Club and later the 500 Club, and naturally there was a race for the 500s, but it seems to be a token effort nowadays and only ten cars...

Page 42 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1961

Crystal Palace

Team Lotus scored yet another Formula Junior victory at the B.A.R.C. Crystal Palace meeting on September 2nd, when Trevor Taylor won the September Trophy and made a new F.J. lap record in so doing. The first heat, however, did provide some variety, for Dennis Taylor's Lola led throughout with Hine's team Lola firmly in second place and four seconds behind at the finish. Peter Arundell came third...

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