Articles tagged Ted Martin

Page 90 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, March 2011

From the Wall of Death to Le Mans...

He may downplay his achievements, but daredevil rider turned car designer Chris Lawrence can be rightly proud of taking Morgan to success at La Sarthe He seems impervious to praise. Stretching selfdeprecation beyond its elastic limits, his eyebrows lift and fall uncomprehendingly at our interest in his exploits. Chris Lawrence dismisses himself as a "travelling chicane" when talk turns to his...

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Ginetta G4

One of few cars eligible for both contemporary and classic racing, the little G4 has been a useful track tool for almost half a century By Richard Heseltine There is something vaguely heroic about the Ginetta G4’s reluctance to play dead. It just keeps on coming back, strutting its not inconsiderable stuff. This shapely tiddler was conceived in the 1950s, arrived in the early ’60s and never...

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Looking back with Peter Ashdown

Last November we received a package containing photographs and negatives taken at the Borehamwood race meetings in the early Fifties. A reader had been sorting out his late father's effects, had come across the pictures and had kindly sent them in the hope that we might file them and find some use for them. The photographs caught the eye first and they were superb. Then the name of the generous...

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Anglo-French Monica

London breeding for France's new prestige car A collection of railway arches in Hammersmith may be thought the most unlikely location for the development of France's first craftsman-built prestige car since the demise of the Face! Vega. Yet here in these dark, Victorian caverns Monica, as she is named, perhaps less romantically than Monique, has undergone a seven year gestation period, hopefully...

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A Poor Man Goes Motor Racing

Arthur Mallock writes about an aggressive but not warlike (Formula Junior) U2 The Ultimate in Low-Build. ― Other Formula Junior cars tower above Arthur Mallock's U2 on the starting grid at last year's B.R.D.C. British Empire Trophy Meeting at Silverstone. The body is 23 in. high at the uppermost point. How does a Lotus Twenty compare? Readers may recall from my article in Motor Sport of October,...

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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...

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