Articles tagged Birkin

Page 73 of January 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, January 2000

Swindle!

The Great Grand Prix In 1933 the world's greatest drivers were embroiled in Chicanery of a different sort when they decided to fix the Tripoly Grand Prix. Mark Hughes investigates. Achille Varzi, with fire in his belly but ice in his veins, was a very great and very proud driver. But he had little reason to be proud of one of his many Grand Prix victories, that of Tripoli 1933. It required the...

Page 7 of December 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1943

Preserve or perish!

The opinions which follow do not necessarily comprise those of this paper, but they merit an airing as representing the point of view of a well-known enthusiast. Real motorcars, too, become scarcer every day. – Ed. I have often met enthusiasts who go round trying to locate historic racing cars with the laudable view of putting them into good order and letting other enthusiasts share their pride...

Page 50 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1973

Driving the Ex-Birkin Blower-4½ Single-Seater Bentley

Some History and Road Impressions of Russ-Turner's Famous Brooklands Lap Record Car "The Bentley was in grand inns, roaring very high round the Byfleet banking, dropping to the Fork in a puff of dust, clipping the verge of the Vickers' sheds and going on to the Members' banking each time with that characteristic and disturbing little snake that those who saw the car in action are not likely to...

Page 78 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1993

Norfolk memories

60 years ago in June, Britain lost one of its most dashing heroes. 'Tim' Birkin, debonair baronet, flamboyant racing driver, pilot, crack shot, sailor and sportsman, died, not as he and many others expected, in a lurid smash on the track, but in a nursing home in London. True, it was a racing injury — septicaemia following a burn on the arm as he leant over the exhaust pipe of his Maserati — but...

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