Articles tagged Hawker

Page 75 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, February 2001

Varley Batter

Vital but heavy, and liability in an accident, old-fashioned batteries simply do not pass motor racing's acid test. But then some bright spark in the aerospace industry solved the problem - with Kitty Litter! Keith Howard explains A recurring theme of this series is that new comp introduced into motorsport often have their origins in the aircraft industry. This is not surprising: aircraft...

Page 48 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1998

Harry Hawker - Aviator & Racing Driver

Harry Hawker was both a brilliant pilot and a formidable racing driver. He knew no fear, took everything to the limit and paid the ultimate price. Bill Boddy remembers his inevitably short career Harry George Hawker was born in Victoria, Australia, in January 1889. His father was a blacksmith, who came to England in 1897 and won the Queen's Prize at Bisley in the rifle-shooting competition. His...

Page 31 of June 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, June 1950

Club News

WE HEAR Dr. Roland John, Frazer-Nash enthusiast, has added to his stable a 1930 20/25-h.p. Rolls-Royce with Hooper touring body, which has only been licensed for a total of five years and which has run only 46,000 miles. In South Africa, F. C. Hartley has a Mk. IV "Brooklands" Riley Nine which has an off-set body and hydraulic brakes, and he would like to contact a reader in this country who can...

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Last chance saloons

The season was over, yet the title of first British saloon champion still lay vacant… Two men buckled up to sort it out  By Gordon Cruickshank For the Silverstone Classic meeting in July the organisers plan to reassemble the entire grid of the 1948 British GP. But they’ve been beaten by the MSA British Touring Car Championship people, who at Brands Hatch in March reassembled the entire grid of...

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