Articles tagged Bluebird

Page 45 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1963

The things they say...

About Britain's Premier Race Circuit:— "It is now very obvious that the positioning of the pits for the Silverstone Grand Prix is hazardous—Autosport, July 26th. *** "The B.R.D.C., efficient and vastly experienced in race organization, and as aware as anyone else of the potential danger, have obviously weighed up the situation and decided to leave the pits where they are"—Autosport, July 26th...

Page 65 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, October 1965

3-Counties Aero Club International Air Display (Sept. 4th)

It is nice to attend at least one Air Display a year, to see how motoring in the air is getting on and to keep a sense of proportion while contending with congested roads. So I chose the 3-Counties Show at Blackbushe, which gave the public nearly three hours' display for the modest cost of 5s. plus a programme, with an excellent commentary, and highly efficient traffic arrangements by the local...

Page 75 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, August 1984

Corrections

W.B. says he is well aware that Peter Morley is the owner and driver of the Bentley-Napier in VSCC events but he did not write the caption on page 854 last month, and he wishes to say that, due to a transcription error, it was wrongly inferred, on page 850, that Mr A. J. Stevens went into the Army when he was too young to do so. Infact, he was too young; it was his Stevens motorcycle which served...

Page 106 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, May 1984

Motoring as it was-

A section devoted to old car mattersA look back to the Roads of the 1920s LOOKING back at what motoring was like in the 1920s, through the eyes of motor-writer Owen John, we find him in the winter of 1922 expressing disgust at the heavy fines inflicted on motorists in Yorkshire, where one October morning 31 drivers were convicted of offences like not giving audible warning of approach, not having...

Page 25 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, May 1984

Thanks a million!

Nissan celebrated selling their millionth car in Britain, last month by introducing four new models, all of which will be on sale by mid-summer. The first, and most exciting of these, is the 300ZX sports coupe powered by a new aluminium-alloy V6 engine which develops 170 bhp in normally aspirated form, or 228 bhp in turbocharged form. The 300ZX is sold in "Targa" form, and the Turbo version,...

Page 116 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, September 2014

A record worth its salt

Fifty years ago Donald Campbell’s outdated Bluebird defied the jet age by setting a new Land Speed Record. The scene remains one of the most inhospitable places in the world Writer James Nicholls It is 50 years since Donald Campbell broke the world land speed record on Lake Eyre in South Australia with his gas-turbine car Bluebird. On July 17 1964 he recorded the incredible speed of 403.100mph in...

Page 22 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1967

Jaguar E-type 2+2 with manual gearbox

The Jaguar E-type is obviously a motor car very appropriate to Motor Sport's readership and it has been covered in these columns in great detail, culminating in a comparison between the two-seater and the 2+2, which was published last April. The 2+2 driven for this purpose was an automatic transmission car, so it remained to try the elongated E-type in manual gearbox form. The original plan had...

Page 34 of November 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1970

V-E-V odds and ends

Records are made to be broken and some pre-war ones fell at the sprint meeting held at RAF Elvington last month. For instance, Tony Densham at last broke the British f.s. kilometre record, held by Sir Malcolm Campbell and the Napier-Campbell since 1927—but by less than a m.p.h. per year! His 7-litre Ford-powered, specially modified, dragster did 207.6 m.p.h. to Campbell's 174.88 m.p.h. with 24-...

Page 33 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1931

THE 100 M.P.H AUSTIN

THE 100 M.P.H. AUSTIN AND WHAT CAPTAIN WAITE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT THE rapid development of the " 750 " racer has been one of the most noticeable features of motor racing in the last few years, and this has certainly been stimulated by the friendly competition between the M.G. and Austin in setting up new figures. George Eyston put up some fine performances at Monthlery on the M.G., and it was then...

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

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