Author: John Miles

Technical editor John Miles was a major industry figure, known initially for motor racing in the 1960s, including F3, F2 and GT racing at Team Lotus, and F1 racing in the 1970s. He began contributing to Vehicle Dynamics International in 2002 and was part of the team until his passing in 2018. John had vast experience, having spent 18 years at Lotus Engineering, three years at Aston Martin, and 13 years at Multimatic Chassis Engineering.

Lotus went through some interesting times in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, with some interesting changes at the top, from Chapman to Mike Kimberley, Romano Artioli and Danny Behar. The spirit of adventure and innovative engineering was a constant though, as John Miles recalled in this feature from 2014

As we continue to celebrate the life and achievements of legendary vehicle dynamicist, John Miles, let’s go back to 2004 when he advised us to ‘forget so-called tomorrow’s technologies’

Engineering skill creates the best car dynamics, says John Miles in this column from 2003, when he looks at the dynamics achievements of UK sports car manufacturer, Noble