Tagged Austin-Healey 100S

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A Star is Born – Jackie Cooper’s Healey 100S

Among the early acolytes to the Healey faith – and certainly among the most well known at the time – Jackie Cooper was an ardent admirer of Donald Healey and his machines. From the first introduction of the iconic 100 in 1953, Cooper used the car for both transportation and competition in an era when…

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Inside the 1955 Le Mans Tragedy

Inside the 1955 Le Mans Tragedy There were no sponsorship liveries on the 60 cars that started at Le Mans in 1955. Instead, they were adorned in the national racing colors of the countries that each represented: Rosso Corsa, Bleu de France, British Racing Green and German silver. As an endurance contest there was no…

The Nut Behind the Wheel: Summer 1996

I’ve been wanting to replace my original 17-inch steering wheel with a wood-rimmed one for some time. For those of us of ample build, or belonging to the “seismically stable” set, the additional clearance of a smaller wheel can make a lot of difference in driving pleasure. Yes, I know that there is just an…

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