The 500cc Racing Car

It tells the story of the single-seater class for the impecunious, with some of the most ingenious designs arrived at by the more impoverished, and also touches on the modern 500s, true in spirit to the original ethos by using motorcycle ...

Author: Colin C. Rawlinson

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747805557

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This book outlines the development and important events in the history of 500cc motor racing, and it is hoped that it will stimulate or revive interest in an important era in motor-racing evolution.

1 1 2 litre Grand Prix Racing

The Cooper Car Company Ltd. was incorporated in December 1947 by the father
and son team of Charles and John Cooper to manufacture a run of 500cc single
seat racing cars. Charles had become an experienced and capable racing ...

Author: Mark Whitelock

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584016X

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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This is the story of a Grand Prix formula that no British constructor wanted but which became one that they would almost totally dominate. It has remained largely overlooked due to the perception that the cars were underpowered and hence unspectacular. Such a perception ignores the significant technical developments that took place that are now taken for granted, such as monocoque chassis construction. It saw the career of Stirling Moss come to a premature end, but in his absence the rise to prominence of a new breed of British drivers in Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees. Over 200 photos and contemporary technical material outline the engineering achievements as well as the exploits of the constructors. With a foreword by Raymond Baxter.

Classic Sports Cars

But Formula 1 racing which culminated in Rear - engined and midas racing cars
began putting the engine his world championships of 1959 and engined . The
traditional behind the driver yet ahead of the rear 1960 . rear - engined Porsche ...

Author: Eric Dymock

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780883655535

Category: Sports cars

Page: 188

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The Kruse Professional Price Guide to Collector Cars

Author: Kruse Classic Auction Company

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780876373378

Category: Automobiles

Page: 488

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How to Build Motorcycle engined Racing Cars

During the last twenty years there has been an increasing use of motorcycle
power units in the smaller classes of most four-wheeled motor sport, starting with
the 500cc class (now 600c), through 1100cc and 1600cc classes, with some cars
 ...

Author: Tony Pashley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841239

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Automotive technology.

Lawrie Bond Microcar Man

Cutaway of the Bond Type C 500cc Racing Car for the new National Formula.
Weighing less than 400lb and sold for £585 + £163.5s purchase tax, it made a
highly promising recruit to the ranks of 'manufactured' 500cc Racing Cars. Lawrie
 ...

Author: Nick Wotherspoon

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1473858704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Once a common sight on Britain's roads, few people today seem to have heard of the Bond Minicar not a diminutive, gadget laden conveyance for the fictional 007 character, but a popular, practical, motorcycle-engined, three-wheeler that in the post-war austerity period, gave tens of thousands of people affordable personal transport at a time when conventional vehicles were beyond the reach of the average household. Yet whilst the later, mostly imported, 'Bubble cars' have remained in the public eye, it is largely forgotten that the first of the postwar 'Microcars' to go into significant production was the British designed and built Bond. Equally enigmatic seems to be the designer of this vehicle, Lawrence 'Lawrie' Bond a prolific automotive design genius, with a penchant for weight-saving construction techniques. He was responsible for a wide range of two, three and four wheel vehicles; from ultra-lightweight motorcycles and scooters, such as the Minibyke, Lilliput and Gazelle, as well as his other Microcars the stylish Berkeley and perhaps less-than-pretty Opperman Unicar and finally to his later work, including the innovative, but troubled Bond 875 and styling the Equipe GT sportscar.Here the story is told in full, covering all Lawrie's innovative designs and the various vehicles that bore his name, all in prolifically illustrated detail, together with his passion for motor racing, which resulted in a number of technically acclaimed racing cars, some of which can still be seen competing is historic racing events today.

Cliff Allison

He took the car out once or twice on some of the lanes around Brough, which
gave him a feel for aracing car, but he soon ... It was a very low-key club racing
affair though, surprisingly, there were 16 entries for the 500cc Formula 3 race.

Author: Graham Gauld

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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This book is the biography of Cliff Allison who started motor racing over fifty years ago with a little Cooper 500. Very much a countryman at heart Allison was not one of the party-going racing drivers but a driver with a huge ambition to race in Formula 1. With 100 photos, full history and complete race results this is a fascinating piece of motor sport history.

Britain s Winning Formula

Formula Junior racing for 500cc rear-engined cars in Britain prospered in the
fifties, providing fertile ground for ... ranks – and his innovative use of the
Coventry Climax exwater pump engine at the rear of a Grand Prix racing car
were crucial.

Author: M. Beck-Burridge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230285937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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The international financial value of Grand Prix racing has grown substantially in recent years. This book will focus upon the massive size, value, importance and impact of the industry. It will also investigate the dominance of UK based Research and Development and design and the development of team strategy and tactics. The authors have based their analysis upon very up-to-date research involving interviews with key individuals at the highest level and visibility within the industry and focus upon the key management themes of teamworking, leadership, strategy and innovation.

Bodywork Optional But Desirable

Author: Colin C. Rawlinson

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ISBN: 9780955482618

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Autodriver

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Category: Automobile industry and trade

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The Story of Lotus 1947 1960

Variety of engines from 1 , 100cc Coventry - Climax to 1 , 500cc Maserati . 1956 -
1958 . 16 : Formula 1 / Formula 2 car . successor to 12 , with ' MiniVanwall ' body .
Spaceframe ... 19 : Rear - engined sports - racing car developed from 18 .

Author: Ian H. Smith

Publisher: Bentley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 192

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The World Guide to Automobile Manufacturers

Bond already had experience of stressed skin construction through his four -
wheeled 500cc racing cars . The three - wheeler used a Villiers 125 single -
cylinder two - stroke engine , driving the single front wheel through a three -
speed ...

Author: Brian Laban

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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Briefly traces the history of more than a thousand automobile manufacturers, and describes innovations in design and style

Car and Driver

The SR500 is painted in black and highlighted with gold pinstriping , like a John
Player Special Lotus F1 car . It works just as well on a motorcycle as it does on a
racing car , and nicely evokes old Velocette singles , which were done up the ...

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Category: Automobile drivers

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Bubblecars and Microcars

Towneley Road premises were so inadequate that Bond had constructed his
Minicar on the upper floor of the workshop and ... The cable and bobbin steering
was of the same design as that used on Bond ' s 500cc racing cars , and the
cable ...

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The microcar, in some form, has always been an answer for the motorist with a lack of space and/or money. But although the microcar has its origins in the early years of the twentieth century, its golden era was the 1950s and 60s - the Age of the Bubblecar!In this fascinating book Malcolm Bobbitt traces the history of minimal motoring, from the forecars and cyclecars of the 1920s and 30s, through the bubblecar era, to microcars of our own time, including the fashionable MCC Smart.

Formula III Racing in North America

Both east and west coast Vintage events are covered, again with photographs and other images. This book also contains much road racing history (1950-1964), apart from that of the FIII class.

Author: Harry C. Reynolds

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This detailed illustrated history describes the emergence in North America of the 500cc displacement road racing cars known as FIIIs. It ranges from the start in 1950 right up to current Vintage racing, with descriptions of the cars, courses, organizations holding race events and the people involved, outlining the vast differences from the east coast vs. the west coast. Period photographs and other graphics are reproduced, many for the first time in print. The transition to FIV cars is discussed. By 1964, the initial movement was over and cars were idled, but within a few years, interest in Vintage road racing began, and gradually, many of the existing cars were reactivated. Both east and west coast Vintage events are covered, again with photographs and other images. This book also contains much road racing history (1950-1964), apart from that of the FIII class. Appendices cover surviving cars (both Coopers and other marques) with recent photographs of most. Other appendices cover racing organizations and a variety of technical topics related to racing the cars. No similar book on this subject exists until now.

Bedfordshire Magazine

For all it lacked in beauty , this car achieved its aim , to prove the soundness of
the chassis design and engine type . ... a panel beater who had worked on
Cooper 500cc racing cars , whose skill is apparent in photographs of unfinished
cars .

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Category: Bedfordshire (England)

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Autocar Motor

UY And these are just the sports cars . The wistfully around the finest Formula 1
cars are there , too . There paddock , Tony isn't just one example of that most
glorious Brooks and Roy failure in the history of motor racing , the Salvadori
driving ...

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Category: Automobiles

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The Autocar

Tyrrell's lack of interest in highperformance road cars goes back a Though his
grand prix cars no longer use Ford engines , Ken Tyrrell still long way , to 1952
and Ken Tyrrell the racing driver . “ I originally had no drives a Granada estate on
the ...

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Category: Automobiles

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2008 Collector Car Price Guide

Author: Ron Kowalke

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894884

Category: Transportation

Page: 784

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The latest values of collector cars based on six different grades of condition can be found in a comprehensive reference that has some 250,000 listings for domestic cars and light trucks, and various import vehicles manufactured between 1900 and 1999. Original.

Road Track

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Category: Automobile racing

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