Articles tagged Fairchild

Page 37 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1971

Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

Page 126 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, January 2012

Hailing the Farnham Flyer

A lunch to celebrate Mike Hawthorn leads to an unexpected private view At the Bill Boddy Tribute Day, Tim Ely, who owns Mike Hawthorn’s Riley Ulster Imp (top), invited me to one of the Hawthorn lunches he organises to commemorate the Farnham ace’s death and his title win. In October I duly pointed the Mk2 towards The Barley Mow at Tilford, Surrey, where a gaggle of old cars assembled on the...

Page 33 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1951


RUMBLINGS So it seems that we rue going to be spared a fuel-consumption limit for the next Grand Prix Formula, due to conic into force for 1954, the main Formula LO be up to 750 c.c. The 1954 supereharged, up to 2i4. litres non-super G.P. Formula charged, without any other Ihnitatioits. There 'Will, apparently, he Formula II and III, their revised definitions yet to be decided ; indeed, the final...

Page 42 of January 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, January 1956


PRIVATE FLYING IN 1955 FROM the participants' viewpoint, racing last year was highly competitive, for interest increased at each successive meeting. The idea of each race being a qualifying heat for its own trophy, the Championship and King's Cup eligibility, resulted in the same bunch of pilots appearing on each occasion and therefore producing some noteworthy finishes. The climax of all this,...

Page 50 of May 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 1956

B.R.M. Outing/Swandean Spitfire

On April 7th, at Bourne, Lincs, a luncheon party was given by Raymond Mays to some prominent racing drivers and members of the Press invited to see the B.R.M. perform at Folkingham aerodrome. A crowd of over 700 members of the B.R.M. Association viewed two of the latest short-chassis cars and one incomplete 16-cylinder model in the workshops. Later Mike Hawthorn, who had arrived by air in his...

Page 77 of July 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, July 1985

Cars in books

Apart from its intrinsic interest the "War Diaries of Harold Macmillan" (Macmillan, 1984), covering the politics and war in the Mediterranean from 1943 to 1945, have a number of references to cars and aeroplanes which are unexpected and therefore a pleasing surprise. Although the famous author reminds his wife, Lady Dorothy Macmillan, that he is ignorant of motoring and mechanics, and some of his...

Page 55 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, September 1964

A Collection of Aero Engines

A reader having given me the tip-off, I spent an August Sunday driving completely across London from Hampshire and out into Essex, bound for Billericay, to see Mr. R. C. Shelley's collection of historic aeroplane engines. I had forgotten the Marples 50s, which prevailed nearly all the way, even along the dual carriageways of the Southend Arterial, which reduced the journey-time without...

Page 18 of February 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1957

Book Review

"Golden Wings," by Alison King. 191 pp. 8¼ in. by 5½ in. (C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., Tower House, Southampton Street, Strand, London, W.C.2. 15s,) This is an exceedingly absorbing story of some of the women Ferry Pilots of A.T.A. It is told by Alison King, who had every reason to write "Golden Wings," because she joined A.T.A. as a "sub-sub-Adjutant" in 1940, became the first woman Operations...


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