Articles tagged Eaton

Page 36 of November 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, November 1970

12th United States Grand Prix

Lotus come-back Watkins Glen, USA October 4th Transport from Canada for 24 of the 26 Formula One cars which had been seen at St. Jovite was provided by communal trucks, making quite a change from the gaily-painted transporters in which they are normally carried in Europe. The Ferraris, as always, came on their own lorry, but the 26 arrived safely in the pleasant town of Watkins Glen, situated in...

Page 32 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1970

The French Grand Prix

Another technical step forward Clermont-Ferrand, France, July 5th Before reading this report the one of the Dutch Grand Prix (page 850) together with Reflections on the Dutch Grand Prix (page 858) should be read first, in order to achieve continuity on the Grand Prix scene for 1970. After some rather wild ideas about running the French Grand Prix on the little aerodrome circuit at Albi, common...

Page 17 of December 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1938

Club News

Otia/law CHILTERN CAR CLUB GUY FAWKES TRIAL, OCTOBER 30th, 1938 Drizzle in the morning and intermittent rain during the afternoon made the course for the above Trial in a fairly good condition. There were fifteen starters from the King's Arms Hotel, Arnersham, although one of these retired with a broken back axle on arrival at the first hill. This was Rutty Lane, divided into two non-stop...

Page 19 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1952

Club affairs

The Colter MC & CC, formed the students of the. College of Technology, Birmingham, has two meetings a month.one outdoor, one indoor. This month there will be a Film Show of Castrol films at. 6 pm on July 11th at the College and a Midnight Rally on July 5th, 6th, starting in the Birmingham area. Those interested should contact P Smith, 1 Stapylton Avenue. Harborne, Birmingham.  MJ Andrew, Keen...

Page 9 of July 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 1946

Motor Car Racing at Eaton Bray

On Whit Sunday the Eaton Bray Model Sportsdrome staged the first open model car race meeting in this country. The British Model Car Club timed attacks on the mile record over 25 laps of a 72-ft. cement track, and also staged a contest for best time of the day, over five laps. Starting up was universally troublesome, and this will not encourage the public until it is cured. New models were noticed...

Page 34 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1962

Vintage Postbag

  Country 'Buses Sir, I was naturally most interested to read Mr. Roy Taylor's memories regarding Stoke-on-Trent 'buses during the 'twenties (MOTOR 'SPORT, September 1962) and, for the sake of the record, I have checked on some of the details. Pre-Great War road transport began, it seems, with a Straker steamer in 1901, which had a short and not very effective life. The next attempt by the...

Page 35 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1953

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS Britain's battle-of-the-babies, referred to editorially this month, warmed up when Sir John Black released details of his new 8-h.p. Standard on September 14th, the 50th anal THE NEW versary of the Standard Motor Co. Ltd. STANDARD EIGHT Previous to this the economy-car market was restrieted to the Ford Anglia, obsolete this year, the Morris Minor and Austin A30 sharing the same 800-c.c...

Page 3 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 2006

Putting colour into the Brooklands atmosphere

They may be a little faded and somewhat simplistic in style, but these paintings offer us some rare first-hand colour images of motor racing at Brooklands before the First World War. They are part of a folio of work done by Margery Balfour-Browne, the daughter of a wealthy Scottish family who was plainly an enthusiast for the new sport of motoring. With the family owning houses in Eaton Square...

Page 31 of April 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1974

The race of Champions

Wet and Interesting Brands Hatch, March 17th There was one bright spot in the wet and soggy day at Brands Hatch which overcame the gloom and squalor of the Kentish circuit at its worst, and it even tempered the overpowering smell of onions and hot-dogs. That moment was when Ickx drove round the outside of Lauda on Paddock Bend, the black and gold Lotus passing the red and white Ferrari on Lap 35...

Page 30 of December 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1969

Can-Am—Rounds 10 and 11-Riverside and Texas

Riverside All the Canadian-American Challenge Cup races are theoretically of equal importance, but one event, the Times Grand Prix at Riverside in California, has traditionally been considered the major race of the series. Among the reasons for this are thorough promotion by the sponsors, the Los Angeles Times, the largest purse in the series ($60,000 plus an additional $20,000 in accessory...

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