Articles tagged Blyth

Page 18 of October 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1934


WITH no inducement but the love of the sport and the hope of a replica, or-remote possibilitythe famous Manx Grand Prix trophies themselves, a record total of 129 riders this year entered for the two races, held over 6 laps of the 371-mile Mountain Course. Almost all the high finishers in the races of the previous few years were taking part, and some fine times were put up towards the end of the...

Page 6 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 2004

Short is sweet

Sir, Generally speaking, any moves to promote old-car racing are to be welcomed, but I do see a worrying trend developing. I note that a 100-mile race is proposed for pre-1958 GP cars at Donington Park this year; what will be achieved by this? A few years ago I was a spectator at an HSCC meeting at the same track. One of the races was a one-hour affair for pre-1965 sportscars. It was desperately...

Page 26 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1953


• • • THUM have been quite loud rumblings recently in scientific, engineering, and sports-car circles, relating to fibreglass. Leaving out the technical side of this newest form of bodywork. we will content ourselves with discussing its practical aspect. R. G. S. (" Dick Shattoek had one of his sports-car chassis on view at the recent Plastics Exhibition, with the all-enveloping 2/3seater open...

Page 32 of October 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 1933


AMATEURS IN THE ISLE OF MAN LARGE FIELDS AND HIGH SPEEDS IN THE GRAND PRIX RACES IN spite of the credit which attaches to a win in the T.T. Races in the Isle of Man and the financial support which is given by the Manx Government, the entries for each race averaged less than thirty. The keenness of the amateur rider, on the other hand, continues to increase, and the entries for the September races...

Page 27 of October 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1935


RECORDS GO HIGHER IN MANX GRAND PRIX RACES FRITH (NORTON) WINS THE JUNIOR EVENT. THRILLING STRUGGLE BETWEEN FRITH AND SWANSTON IN THE SENIOR ENDS IN VICTORY FOR THE LATTER THE JUNIOR RACE In spite of the fact that one third of the riders in this year's " Puzza T.T." were recruited from last year's Grand Prix races and were no longer eligible to compete in the "amateur," no less than fifty-four...

Page 23 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1961


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. SILVERSTONE RACE MEETING (July 22nd) This, the second of these enjoyable fixtures this year, took place in overcast but dry weather and attracted the usual delightfully varied entry, although few "new" old cars appeared. The programme commenced with an Inter-Team Relay Race which was contested between 14 one-make teams and a team of Edwardians. The...

Page 34 of September 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1972

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car MattersVSCC Silverstone race meeting (July 22nd) Torrential rain for practice, a slippery track for the first race, dull but dry weather thereafter, could not dampen the enjoyment of another VSCC race meeting, which was well supported by spectators. Longest thrash was the 15-lap Allcomers, in which Wilks' Lotus 16 provided the only challenge to Corner's ex-Lucas...

Page 24 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1947

Letters from Readers

Sir, "Baladeur" in his June "Sideslips," suggests that the 1902 Round-the-World Panhard "Passe-Partout" may still be mouldering in the snows of Nijni Novgorod. May I point out that, according to H. O. Duncan's "The World on Wheels", this Panhard was found frozen in three feet of snow at Clerio by Chas. Friswell, who had it hauled out by peasants and horses and railed home to England, where he put...

Page 68 of June 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, June 1964

Letters from Readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. The Car That Has Less Than Nothing! Sir, Until I got down to the reference to valve gear I felt sure that the letter from "YBM 741" in your May issue was going to relate to the D.A.F. It has nearly all the simplicities he lists, plus four others—no gearbox, differential,...

Page 18 of February 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1937

Club News

/kali BERKHAMSTED M.C. AND CAR CLUB From 1908 the Berkhamsted M.C. and C.C. has grown steadily in size, and now the membership totals the record figure of 220. During 1936 no fewer than fifty-six new members joined the car section, the total number of such members being, at the present, 138. The club organises events of every description—trials, treasure bunts, social runs, motor-cycle" scrambles...



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