Articles tagged BROCKLEBANK

Page 14 of February 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1968

The Career of the Isotta-Maybach

So much interest has been created by last month's account of the aero-engined Wolseley Viper that I feel it permissible to write about another of these monster racing cars of the nineteen-twenties. The problem of which one to deal with is solved by what has gone before. Already, in writing of the racing cars in the Montagu Motor Museum and in other articles for Lord Montagu's magazine I have...

Page 108 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, June 1981

Correction

In writing, on page 580 of last month's issue, of the number of copies made by other manufacturers of the pioneering, twin-cam, inclined-multi-valved, pre-1914 Peugeot racing engines I committed a stupid error, although the purpose of the discourse was in no way diminished thereby. The Peugeot of this kind which C.G. Brocklebank raced at Brooklands after the war and which killed Capt. Troop there...

Page 39 of August 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1960

Factory Methods In The Vintage Era No. 2: Hillman

Today, when you think of Hillman you think of the highly successful Minx in its various forms. In 1929 the Hillman Motor Company in Coventry was engaged in manufacturing the stolid Fourteen and the then-recently-introduced straight-eight—examples of both these vintage models are still in existence, including a 1929 Hillman coupe which took its owner to Italy and over the Alps from Grenoble this...

Page 60 of October 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, October 1960

VINTAGE POSTBAG

VINTAGE POSTBAG Sir, When I read Mr. Bradshaw's highly entertaining letter about A.B.C. engines in your August issue, and in particular his claims for the Dragonfly, I wondered just whom he was kidding, apart from himself. Your correspondent " M. P." in the September issue is quite right in doubting the accuracy of Mr. Bradshaw's claims and for concise summaries of the facts 1 would refer him and...

Page 46 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1999

First Sightings

Before the television age, the first chance British enthusiasts had to see the Grand Prix cars was at Brooklands, often long after their GP career was over. Bill Boddy recalls them In the days before TV coverage of motor racing, the first opportunity for enthusiasts to actually see Grand Prix cars in action was usually at Brooklands, except for the very few who went abroad. Anyway, GP racing...

Page 42 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1966

Which came first, the Eagle or the Merc ?

Through the thoughtfulness of that great enthusiast and historian, Hugh Conway, we were able to read an article entitled "Reminiscences of 50 Years in the Field of Aircraft Propulsion," written by Sir Roy Fedden, Honorary Fellow, for the journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In the course of this long and interesting article Sir Roy writes about the 1914 G.P. Mercedes racing car, which,...

Page 60 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, October 1981

The Brooklands Miller

The heading applies, not to the single-seater Miller that appeared at this year's Brooklands Re-union, which seems to be a post-war replica or rebuild judging by its dating, but to the Miller which Count Louis Zborowski imported in 1923, to which interesting reference is made by Griffith Borgeson in his new Bugatti book (see "Book Reviews"), he being one of the best "automotive-detectives" to sit...

Page 95 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, June 2001

Fictional cars in books

When I started cars in books in Motor Sport, it began with fiction, the ploy being to decide what actual car a novelist had in mind when quoting an invented make. I soon found cars in -factual biographies were of greater historical impact. But the Butler-Lacey was a cause of controversy. Had it really existed? The Butler-Lacey puzzle has given rise to many legpulls, as in the Malayan VC Register...

Page 42 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1983

An important trial

75 years ago  I have been reminded that it was 75 years ago this month that an important trial took place, which is usually regarded as having set the seal to the fame of the Laurence Pomeroy-designed 20 h.p. Vauxhall, which led on to his renowned Prince Henry, 30/98 and other desirable Luton-built motor cars. This was the RAC International Touring Car Trial of 1908, which covered nearly 2,000...

Page 52 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1982

A matter of identity

An attempt to solve a classic motor racing problem "A maze of legend has grown up about the destiny of those five Mercedes cars, at least three of which are known to survive . . a whole chapter could easily be filled with them, which does nothing but bear out Mark Twain's old aphorism about the fragments of the True Cross" — William Court, in "Power and Glory". THE 1914 French Grand Prix at Lyons...

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