July 2019: Motor Trend magazine chooses the
Citroen SM as one of
Car of the Year finalists, celebrating 70 years of this
Bill Milliken was one of the
judges that year and gets a mention at the start of the article, along with
the rest of the panel of highly experienced experts. Permanent link found here.
February 2019: Bill
Milliken's early involvement in SCCA and Watkins Glen was mentioned as part
of a series on the 75th anniversary of SCCA, read it here
September 2017: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium celebrates its 500th member!
February 2017: An
e-mail exchange between Kim Reynolds and Doug Milliken led to this MotorTrend article on 0-100-0 testing.
June 2016: The
July 2016 issue of NASCAR
Illustrated magazine spotlights engineers and engineering behind
the scenes in NASCAR. Jon Gunn
interviewed a number of people for his lead article,
covering the traditional crew chief ranks as well as engineers. Doug Milliken is quoted heavily on
the beginning of vehicle dynamics support by the manufacturers in the
1980s, and then within the top teams.
March 2016: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium celebrates its 450th member! Also in March, the FSAE TTC
ran Round 7 tests, funded by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and using
tires made by their UK subsidiary, Avon.
November 2014: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium celebrates its 400th member!
September 2013: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium celebrates its 350th member!
July 2012: Doug
Milliken and Edward Kasprzak have contributed three chapters to the new
book Learn & Compete: A Primer for Formula SAE, Formula Student and
Formula Hybrid Teams. The
chapters address Tires, Suspensions and Vehicle Simulation. (Update December 2016: The first edition is sold out. Used copies are listed on book
seller sites and a second edition is nearing publication.)
June 2012: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium celebrates its 300th member!
April 2012: MRA
Associate Edward Kasprzak has been named the 2012 recipient of the Excellence
in Engineering Education award by SAE International.
January 2012: Jay
Leno and Michael Argetsinger discuss Watkins Glen, Formula One and Bill
Milliken in this interview. If you are not able to see the
page nicely summarizes their discussion.
September 2011: Watkins
Glen International has added Bill Milliken to the “Legends of the
Glen” with an award ceremony at the Grand Prix Festival on Sept. 9th. He’s in good
company—this year’s other two inductees are Jeff Gordon and
Mario Andretti. WGI posted a
very nice press
release, the induction ceremony is on YouTube,
and Bentley Publishing posted a nice article. Also present (and heard!) at the
ceremony was the MX-2,
Multimatic’s new camber car. We hope to see more of this exciting
development in the future.
January 2011: Doug
Milliken and Edward Kasprzak continue to participate in the SAE
Industrial Lecture Program.
Over the last eight years they have totaled over 25 visits to
universities across the USA and Canada speaking on data for vehicle
dynamics modeling, suspension design, instrumentation and tire
testing/modeling. Follow this
link to request a
December 2010: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium celebrates its 250th member!
December 2010: The
AIAA has presented the 2011
Pendray Literature Award to Bill Milliken for a combination of
lifetime achievement and his autobiography, Equations of Motion. Permanent link found here. The ceremony also included the
dedication of CAL/Calspan as an Historic Aerospace Site. Video from this event can be seen here, courtesy of
WKBW-TV. (If having trouble
viewing, right click and “Save target as...” to your
machine. Then open with VLC.)
May 2010: Karl
Ludvigsen publishes his definitive technical biography, Colin
Chapman: Inside the Innovator including a back cover quote from
Doug Milliken and Sabu Advani reviewed
the book for Speedreaders.info.
April 2010: The International
Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen Hosted a 99th
party for Bill Milliken.
January 2009: The Formula SAE Tire Test
Consortium launches a secure forum for the discussion of
FSAE TTC tire data and modeling.
Former Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan interviews
Bill Milliken for one of his podcasts. Bill talks about Maurice Olley
(designer of the first Corvette chassis) who was finally being inducted
into Corvette Hall Of Fame.
Bill and Dave also share some other stories about Corvettes and
racing. The telephone interview
lasts about 50 minutes. Dave
has done a number of interesting podcasts/interviews. His site is highly recommended.
appears to be down (12/2017), the page is
archived here and if the audio does not play, it can be downloaded.
February 2007: Bill
Milliken's first stop on his book tour was at the International Motor Racing
Research Center at Watkins Glen. The Center made an audio
recording of Bill telling stories from Equations of Motion. (If having trouble playing, right click
and ‘Save link as...’. Then locate file 2007_milliken.mp3 and double click to open with
your audio player.)
December 2006: Bill
Milliken's autobiography, Equations
of Motion, is now available. Please follow this link to
Bentley Publishers http://www.bentleypublishers.com/milliken for more
information on the book. Karl Ludvigsen's 2004 article on Bill is
also available for free download on the same page (first printed in
May 2004: A new
short biography of Bill Milliken, written by noted automotive
historian Karl Ludvigsen, appears in Automobile Quarterly Volume 44 No 1 (First Quarter
2004), pages 18-33.
25 March 2004: The VDMS
pages of this website have been updated to reflect changes in version 3.21.
March 2004: Current versions of MRA's
comprehensive vehicle models are:
18 March 2004: Flutenews,
the magazine of the Vauxhall Owners Club 1903 to 1957, has allowed us to
post their book review of Chassis Design:
Principles and Analysis.
September 2003: Doug Milliken starts his
second (academic) year of student lectures supported by the SAE Foundation.
See the SAE
Industrial Lecture Program for details.
5 May 2003: Race
Car Vehicle Dynamics: Problems, Answers and Experiments is now
available, published by SAE. This 300 page update to the original RCVD
Workbook includes many new problems, detailed solutions to all questions
and simple measurements and experiments which can be performed on your own
vehicle. The accompanying CD contains simple vehicle dynamics programs.
10 June 2002: For your convenience, the MRA
website now has a Site Map.
23 May 2002: The Rolls-Royce Owners' Club
has given us permission to reprint their book
review of Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis.
31 March 2002: An Errata Listing is now available on the MRA
website for Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis.
15 March 2002: MRA's VDMS vehicle simulation
is now listed by The Mathworks (developers of
MATLAB/Simulink) on their Mathworks Connections
Program page. Please contact
MRA if you have questions that are not covered in the VDMS Tour.
19 February 2002: The Millikens'
new book, Chassis Design: Principles and
Analysis, based on previously unpublished technical notes by
Maurice Olley, is now available from SAE.
14 September 2001: Milliken Research Associates
announces the launching of its website "www.millikenresearch.com"