Articles tagged Glidden

Page 88 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, June 2001

'The Mad Russian'

Bill Vulkovich was heading for a hat-trick of Indy 500 wins when his Offy roadster flipped end over end. The death of this enigmatic poor kid from California sent shock waves through the Paddock, because everybody wanted to be like him. But, says Joe Scalzo, there was only one Jan Opperman spring car rebel, flower child and holy roller Christian minister with magic roaring out of his ears — was a...

Page 42 of April 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1955

American magazines

Last month we expressed pleasure in perusing the American motor Press, which has improved vastly since the war. The fact that no mention was made of Road and Track and the Veteran Motor Car Club of America's Bulb Horn was due not to any lack of appreciation for these journals but because the current issues were not to hand as we wrote the paragraphs concerned. The March issue of Road and Track...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 46 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1967

Vintage postbag

High speeds in Belgium Sir, The paragraph under the above caption on page 494 of June Motor Sport suggests some uncertainty as to what speed which of my cars did. I took my ex-works unblown team car (YW5758), which, by coincidence, is depicted on page 556 of the same issue in the advert, for your "Brooklands Bible." This car covered the flying kilo at 103ish m.p.h. It was Torn Rose's ex-works...

Page 35 of March 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1955

Two Film Shows.

This year the B.A.R.C. and V.S.C.C. again held their annual film shows, The former had some 2,000 members at four sittings of its Midnight Matinees at the Curzon Cinema. The films shown included a Stanley Schofield survey of B.A.R.C. races at Goodwood, Crystal Palace and Aintree, the Shell-Mex and B.P. documentary of the .Nurburgring, nostalgic with still and action shots of the pre-War German G....

Page 19 of August 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1944

Club News

Club News WE HEAR :Michael May still 1Yaxes very keen on the subject of " Silver Eagle " Alvis ears, but he has lately been using his mother's Hotchkiss saloon for business journeys, and getting some excellent servive at 1'7 m.p.g. N'Vhich reminds us that there is a rather forlorn ffotelikiss saloon, in rough order, derelict at a garage on the Barnet I yj as•;, NV )14'11 someone might well...

Page 31 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1951

Club News WE HEAR

Club News WE HEAR R. J. Hewitt would like to hear who has his old Frazer-Nash, which he rebuilt, installing a Rover Ten engine. Its Reg. No. is BOIT 7; Mr. Ifewitt'S address is 5, St. Leonard's Court, East Sheen, S.W.14. Tony Townshend has, besides two 8-litre Red Label Bentleya, a 1919 Horstmann two-seater and a 1913 20-h.p. Sizaire-Benvick tourer, the latter built specially for Capt. Alex...

Page 33 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, March 1952

Amazing America

The Americans are so alive and virile that one is no longer astonished at the things they get up to, although we may sometimes feel a little envious. Recently, for example, a race between a 1911 Stoddard Dayton petrol car and a 1913 Stanley steamer was staged from Chicago to New York, 1,100 miles, by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and Popular Mechanics. The driver of the Stoddard...

Page 25 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 2006

Le Mans – not the first?

Sir, I am somewhat confused as to why the 1906 Grand Prix at Le Mans Connerré is considered to be the first grand prix, particularly following the advert for Renault on pages 74-81 of your July 2006 magazine. As the advert says, the first race to carry the grand prix name was in Pau in 1901. Consider also that in 1904, the first WK Vanderbilt Cup race was held in Long Island, USA, with 21...

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