Ian Roger Cramp
O-level student at Loughborough Grammar School
A-level student at Loughborough Technical College
Apprentice at Cosworth Engineering
Making and using test rigs for engine sub-assemblies & systems, and dyno testing F1, Indycar, & experimental new engines.
Undergraduate Student at Cambridge University
Getting a Master of Arts degree in Engineering, winning the Engineering Head of Department’s Prize, and also being awarded a Full Blue for boxing.
Project Engineer at Cosworth Engineering
Designing & developing valve gear (including pneumatic valve springs) for the new F1 engine
Postgraduate Student at Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University) College of Aeronautics
Doing research on high speed vehicle aerodynamics in the moving ground plane wind tunnel.
Self-employed freelance engineer
1997 set up Pendragon Mercia ltd, an engineering consultancy.
Name later changed to Crampton ltd to avoid confusion with Pendragon plc.
British Racing International
Piston engine, automotive, & motorcycle design/development
Specialised fuel injection/engine management system design & calibration
Rapid design & construction of one-offs, prototypes, and test rigs
Project planning & management
International sales & business development
Working in English, French, Japanese, and some Italian
I have worked all over the UK, and in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.