Articles tagged Bristol Aeroplane Company

Page 46 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- Forgotten Makes

Forgotten Makes No 99: The CAR Last month in this series the subject was a British five-cylinder radial-engined light car, so it seems appropriate to follow it with an account of another car with a radial engine, in this case one with three cylinders. Both were virtually still-born but have their niche in history, especially as the latter was the design accomplishment of Roy Fedden, later to...

Page 43 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1986

Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

Page 11 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1964

Books for Christmas

[With the approach of winter and British motoring more savagely taxed than ever, solace will be sought in “fireside motoring” through the medium of books, of which a record flood of new titles has been released for the festive season. We are devoting more space than usual to reviews of some of the more outstanding of them in this issue, and another expanded book-reviews feature will be published...

Page 55 of September 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, September 1979


R. R. (Robin) Jackson, BACantab. — The ace tuner of the Brooklands days died recently as he approached 76 years of age, having been in failing health these last few years. Robin Jackson was a fully qualified engineer when he left Cambridge and set up his own tuning establishment within the Brooklands Track, just outside the paddock. Engine development was his prime interest, though his firm also...

Page 26 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1982


WE MADE a hash of describing the late Air Chief Marshal Sir Alec Coryton's veteran Panhard-Levassor, last month. The car was actually borrowed by Sir Alec for VCC events from Sir Stanley White, son of the Founder and Chairman of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, not of the BAC. The car had been a 21st-birthday present from Sir Stanley's father and it was Sir Stanley who collected it personally from...

Page 102 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, June 1982

A happy reunion

PHILIP GORDON-MARSHALL, whose letter about pre-war flying with Italian racing drivers appeared in the April issue, writes of a happy incident which happened to him when he went to the Badminton Horse Trials at Easter. Looking up, he saw his old DH Leopard Moth, G-ACMN, purring sweetly overhead, on the Saturday. It was built in 1932, somehow survived the war, and passed back into De Havilland's...

Page 7 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, January 1941

Club News

WE HEAR .  .  .  . We hear that Joan Richmond has recently given up her Lancia "Lambda" in favour of a left-hand-drive Fiat "Balilla." Alan May's "30/98" Vauxhall is in service, towing car bodies about for the Southern Motor Company. J. G. Clarke, whose unblown Frazer-Nash used to motor so very rapidly, is now running a Citroen and Bill Short and Charles Brackenbury motor in Fiat "Mice," Charles...

Page 6 of May 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1944

Notes on the Original Aston-Martin Company

Notes on the Original Aston-Martin Company IN studying the early history of the Aston-Martin car it is interesting to go right back prior to the production of the first experimental model in 1914 and discover the origin of the marque.. In the early days of motoring, when the sport of cycling was at its height and road races were run off every week-end, there were a couple of enthusiasts named...

Page 29 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, May 1983


The Marquess Camden  Lord Camden, a member of the RAC since 1933, has died at the age of 83. His love of motor sport was nurtured by his old schoolfriend Henry Segrave, whom he accompanied on many of his record breaking attempts.  He represented the RAC on the CSI (before the formation of FISA) and also the FIA Committee. He was Chairman of the old RAC Competitions Committee and, in 1976, was...

Page 21 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, August 1953


COMPETITIONS MANAGERS INTRODUCTION The Competitions Manager of a racing team carries a load of responsibility. His is the task of organising all the hundredand-one details that accompany the entry of a manufacturer's team of cars in international racing contests. Primarily the Competitions Manager has to plan his race strategy and pit-work for long-distance races, such as Le Mans, giving orders...



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