Articles tagged Hess

Page 138 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, December 2010

The racing historian, his fighter pilot son, and the Nazi…

One of the most cherished of all the volumes on my library shelves is a first-edition A Record of Motor Racing, published for the Royal Automobile Club by Reveirs Bros of Fetter Lane, London, in 1909. This was the first great British history of motor sport, and its young author, Gerald Rose, put his painstaking training as an engineer into researching and writing it. He addressed the earliest...

Page 30 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1938

A VINTAGE DAY AT BROOKLANDS

A VINTAGE DAY AT BROOKLANDS ELGOOD'S 4k-LITRE BENTLEY AVERAGES 110.3 M.P.H. FOR AN HOUR DURING M.C.C. HIGH SPEED TRIALS. SIR LIONEL PHILLIPS'S LEYLAND-THOMAS DOES 106.7 M.P.H. THIS year's M.C.C. Members' Day at Brooklands was a vintage day with a vengeance. Two one hour high-speed trials were held round the outer-circuit. These are extremely instructive events, offering excellent competition to...

Page 4 of September 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 1948

Reports of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events V.C.C. BIRMINGHAM RALLY This event, held at the Austin works, was one of the most successful ever staged by the Veteran Car Club. 85 old cars were entered, and 80 arrived. J. E. Ford's 1897 Benz took the prize for the oldest car attending the Rally, 45 veterans clocking-in, only a Mercedes and a de Dion being absent. The veteran's mileage prize went to Eyre's 1902 Napier...

Page 42 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1937

THE M.C.C. BROOKLANDS MEETING

THE M.C.C. BROOKLANDS MEETING FASTEST TIME IN HIGH-SPEED TRIALS BY ELGOOD'S 4.I,-LITRE BENTLEY—THE LEYLAND-THOMAS SECOND FASTEST—MANY PREMIER AWARDS IN SPITE OF FEARFUL WEATHER CONDITIONS THE annual M.C.C. Members' Day at Brooklands is not only vast adventure and a foretaste of real racing for competitors, but the detailed results of the High Speed Trials around the outercircuit are worthy of...

Page 33 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1949

"Motor Sport" Samples Two Much-Discussed British Cars

The 2-Litre Standard "Vanguard" Requests from readers that we should publish a test-report on the Standard "Vanguard," although it is not a high-performance car, have perhaps been influenced by the statement of an eminent motoring writer that the "Vanguard" was the fastest average-speed car he had ever had on the Continent, with which an equally eminent Swiss technical journalist readily agreed...

Page 44 of June 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1953

Hard Hittin'

Murray Robinson had a hard-punching article against sports-car owners, sports-car races and "hot-rod" folk in Collier's dated April 4th, under the title of "The Sports Car Set Rides Again." Point was lent to his sneers at specials-builders and beret-wearing sports-car drivers by some fine caricatures of such cars and people by cartoonist Hess. Robinson punches hard, bringing into his criticism...

Page 35 of March 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1954

On Publicity And The Motor Car

In his chapter "What Hope of Tomorrow?" in his book "The Kings of the Road," that American motoring philosopher Ken W. Purdy claims that automobile makers knew what they were up to when, a few years back, "they suddenly and simultaneously switched from selling on performance to selling on looks. No more was speed discussed. Nothing was heard of hill-climbing ability, endurance, longevity. Pastel...

Page 117 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, November 1980

AIR

AIR An Occasional Section Devoted to Aeronautical Affairs Commemorating a DH Anniversary ON SEPTEMBER 10th 1910 Sir Geoffrey de NeviHand, son of a clergyman, who was to found the great aeroplane company that bore his name, first became aware that his home-built biplane could fly, because, as he careered downhill in a field at Seven Barrows, Cr. Easton, in Hampshire, it rose a few inches above the...

Page 28 of June 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1938

Club News

etta Ati.4 THE BERKHAMSTED AND D. M.C. The Berkhamsted and D. M.C. deserves the greatest credit for carrying on, in this repressed age, the best tradition of the Aston-Clinton lull-climb days. Their course at Dancer's End, near Tring, offers no particular excitement apart from the acute hairpin bend, and the loose surface restricts speed and driving artistry, but the organisation is admirable. On...

Page 46 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1976

The motor racing of Antony Powys-Lybbe

Recalled in a recent interview with the Editor I had long regarded Antony Powys-Lybbe as the personification of the amateur racing driver who was notable for many successes with those distinguished Monza and monoposto Alfa Romeos. The other day he kindly entertained me at his house in Hertfordshire so that we could recall the days when he was an active participant in the sport. Asked what turned...

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