Articles tagged Brighton Corporation

Page 48 of February 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 1934

ROAD RACING IN ENGLAND

ROAD RACING IN ENGLAND IN view of the greatly increased enthusiasm for motor-racing which is sweeping the motoring public of Europe, it is comforting to remember that plans are still progressing for the construction of a genuine road racing circuit in England. At present Donington Park is, of course, the only venue available. With the improvements outlined in the last issue of MOTOR SPORT, it...

Page 35 of September 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1935

Club News

SOUTHPORT M.C. SOUTHPORT M.C. In spite of a whole crop of difficulties, the " Jubilee 75 " race was a great success. It was really rather remarkable that the race took place at all. First of all the club premises were burgled and all the paraphernalia for marking the course, flags, ropes, posts, etc., were removed. The replacement of this equipment in time for the race was no mean feat, but...

Page 9 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 1951

MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT TWO MEETINGS AT THE R.A.C. Two important meetings took place at the R.A.C. during January. The first of these was the postponed Meeting of the Chtbs, which has blossomed into an all-day affair and for which club representatives arrived very punctually, possibly because the invitations carried the wrong starling time ! Wilfred Andrews represented the R.A.0 and Earl Howe took the...

Page 32 of May 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1949

Club News

We Hear R. S. Strachan is restoring a 1928 "20.9" Sunbeam chassis and craves a suitable body and wings for it. R. L. Walker has rebuilt a Singer "Le Mans" with modern two-seater bodywork, even to a modern frontal aspect and his own spray-painting, working in a shed and using the minimum of equipment. The police are taking an increasingly active interest in competition motoring, in the desirable...

Page 26 of January 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1927

THE BRIGHTON RACE TRACK.

THE BRIGHTON RACE TRACK. A new track, of which the salient features are made clear in the above plan, is to be built at Portslade, near Brighton. This track will be managed by the Brighton and Hove Motor Racing Club, Ltd., and will be available for racing under road conditions during the coming summer. Two hundred and fifty Vounder members will be accepted in rotation on payment of an annual...

Page 47 of January 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1934

THE BRIGHTON-CIRCUIT SCHEME

THE BRIGHTON ROAD-CIRCUIT SCHEME AFTER, an interval of eight years, the scheme to construct a road-racing circuit on the South Downs, near Brighton, has been revived. It will be remembered that in 1925 the proposal met with considerable opposition in the district, notably with the members of the Society of Sussex Downsmen. In spite of the efforts of Mr. Hugh McConnell, who was at that time the...

Page 127 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, October 1980

Vintage Postbag

"The Motor Racing of Charlie Martin" Sir, I do not read all the motor papers regularly these days but I did read your story of Charlie Martin in the August issue of MOTOR SPORT which delighted me. What a man he is, what a driver he was, what a sportsman and what a good friend, both racing and as it were "off duty"! There was one event not mentioned — it was not really important compared with...

Page 32 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1990

False Claim

Ever since H F Locke King built his remarkable Brooklands Motor Course at Weybridge in Surrey in 1906/7, it has been recognised worldwide as the first ever motor race course. It was copied by the Americans at Indianapolis in 1911, and by other nations after the war, but indisputably it remains the first track of its kind. But those organising this year's Bexhill-100 celebrations with the support...

Page 67 of February 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 1995

V-to-C Miscellany

T he Jowett CC will have its 30th National Rally at Woburn Abbey from May 26/29 the Club's news is set out in its magazine Joweteer, edited by Alan Brierley. December's issue contains an interesting Piece about how weight was saved in the construction of the earlier flat-twin lowetts, only to be thrown away when 4WB were thought necessary, when the revised rear axle weighed more than the engine....

Page 14 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1964

R.A.C. Hill-climb championship

In our September issue we gave the positions in the Championship as far as Craigantlet, where Peter Westbury had once more assumed the lead with the 4-wheel-drive Ferguson-Climax. Since then the Championship series has been completed with qualifying events at Shelsley Walsh, Prescott, Harewood and Dyrham Park. Peter Boshier-Jones (1.3 Lotus 22-Climax (s)) kept the Championship very wide open by...

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