Articles tagged Harley Davidson

Page 65 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1996

That Great Little Man Freddie Dixon

Having recalled recently the careers of some well-known British racing drivers, the time is overdue to include Freddie Dixon. Born in 1892, Frederick William Dixon had already deservedly achieved fame in the motorcycle racing field, before he turned to car racing. Starting in 1909, he had won two 7 races, established records innumerable, ridden with great distinction at Brooklands, where he was...

Page 31 of August 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 1927

FOUR 200-MILE SOLO RACES.

FOUR 200—MILE SOLO RACES. DURING the morning, when the 250 c.c. and 350 c?c. races were run, severe rainfall rendered the conditions decidedly uncomfortable for man and machine, but, nevertheless, in these two classes the percentage of reliability was far higher than in the two larger classes, which were blessed with fine weather. At 10 o'clock, the two smaller classes were dispatched on their 73...

Page 37 of January 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, January 1961

Fragments of Forgotten Makes

No. 16: Angus-Sanderson On the way to Scotland last year for the R.A.C. Rally, I took the opportunity of stopping in Newcastle to call on Mr. T. C. H. Sanderson, a wine importer, whose late father was responsible for building the Angus-Sanderson car in that city. The idea of going into motor-car manufacture was conceived by the firm of Sir Wm. Angus, Sanderson and Co., to expand their...

Page 20 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1964

Continental notes

I must start this month's notes with a postscript to my remarks in the last issue of Motor Sport concerning a certain 2-litre Porsche Carrera that became unstable at speeds of over 115 m.p.h. due to the tyres that were fitted. On the way to the Austrian Grand Prix I called in at Zuffenhausen, and noticed that this self-same car had been fitted with a set of Dunlop SP tyres since my criticism. I...

Page 9 of April 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1945

CARS I HAVE OWNED

73 CARS I HAVE OWNED VERY early in life I developed an interest in motoring and well rtiitnJ)(-I first experiments in this direction. In 1919, or maybe it was 1920, my father decided to enter the field of private owners. He purchased, at an exorbitant figure, an ex-W.D. Douglas Combination, upon which, at the tender age of eleven, I was wont to ride illegally whenever opportunity offered....

Page 4 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 1998

Matters of moment

Given all the fuss about Rolls-Royce and Bentley right now, you'd be forgiven for not noticing that automotive GBH is already being committed on the name of one of our most proud and innovative marques. Have you seen the brand new Rover-BRM? If not you should know that it is neither gas-turbine powered nor likely to be competing at Le Mans any time soon. This Rover-BRM is an entirely unremarkable...

Page 22 of November 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1925

B.M.C.R.C. CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING

B.M.C.R.C. CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING. BROOKLANDS is as equally unbearable on a hot day as on a cold day, but on October the tenth the gods indeed smiled, for perfect conditions prevailed at the track. Plenty of really fast work was to be seen, but in spite of this no really thrilling finishes occurred. Le Vack had a field day, carrying off the 250, 350 and 500 c.c. championships and breaking the 10...

Page 56 of October 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 2007

Lunch with... Jo Ramirez

The personable Mexican looks back over 40 years of Formula 1 glories and struggles, friendships and tragedies By Simon Taylor The problem is, lunch isn’t long enough. Over 40 seasons, this man has been friend and confidant to a succession of F1 heroes, helped them celebrate their victories and, too often, mourned their loss. He was inside Ferrari when it was Enzo’s fiefdom, with Tyrrell when Ken’...

Page 10 of June 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1927

SPORTING EVENTS OF THE MONTH

SPORTING EVENTS OF THE MONTH. LONDON'S FIRST ROAD RACE. Exciting Events at the Crystal Palace. IN,M . EROUS corners of varying "fastness ", several hairpins, ascents, descents and an almost uniformly loose surface enabled a large crowd of spectators to see some hair-raising sport at speeds which were never higher than 30 m.p.h. for the mile lap. It is possible that some riders attained nearly 55...

Page 18 of March 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1925

MOTOR CYCLE SPEEDMEN.

MOTOR CYCLE SPEEDMEN. 44. ++ +44+44 4444444444 444+ 44444+ 4+ 4444 44 44 s R. E. HUMPHREYS. *44.44.44.44.44444.4.4444 4444 4+44 4-444 44 44 R. E. Humphreys, a Welshman by birth, hailing from Montgomeryshire, is one of the new-comers in the ranks of prominent motor cyclists, but has nevertheless achieved such successes as to merit his inclusion in the first fighters. At the beginning of his motor...

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