We were saddened to hear that our friend Graham Robson had passed away last week. Graham was a prolific author, penning nearly 170 books on motor sport cars, companies and competitors, with many being about Cosworth and their engines.
He started his motoring career as a design engineer at Jaguar in 1957. “I was expecting to be their chief engineer within 10 years”, he once said, “and when that didn’t work I gradually got involved in motor sport.” After dabbling in rally events as a competitor, he switched his full-time career from automotive to motor sport. His move into motor racing saw him become the competition secretary for Triumph, followed by brief periods at Rootes Group (aka Chrysler) and then Kangol.
But his true passion lay in writing about the cars and companies that he worked on and competed against. He quickly built up a vast portfolio of books, writing tirelessly. “It’s a disease that very few people suffer from, and I do!”, he once quipped.