Articles tagged Imperial Airways

Page 41 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, August 1975

Cars In Books

From "The Rainbow Picnic", Daphne Fielding's portrait of Iris Tree (Eyre Methuen, 1974), I learn that Iris Trees mother was badly disfigured in a motor accident while being driven by the actor Lewis Waller. This lady can, however, be regarded as an enthusiast, because this unhappy experience did not deter her from buying a car of her own, with what money she had left after the failure of Wyndham...

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Spottiswoode: a wild one

Memories of a fast, successful, but frequently over-enthusiastic regular at the Brooklands Track, and his red Type 35 Bugatti ​ With the proximity of the Brooklands Centenary celebrations in June it seems appropriate to remember a driver who was well known and successful there and at other speed venues. I have in mind Alexander Ninian Spottiswoode whom I used to see racing at the Track.  I am...

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Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

Page 44 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1970

Cars in books

I was able to borrow recently, from a reader, Mr. G, K. Mirylees, of Cobham, a travel book I had heard of but had never read. It is "To Venice and Back in a Two-Seater", by E. Halford Ross (Cassell, 1924). It is about a man and his wife—"My wife drives better than I do; she changes gear better"—who bought a car in 1921 and after a summer vacation roaming Britain in it, decided in 1923 to take it...

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Chauffeurs Corner

The other day I had the good fortune to meet Mr Andrew Oliver, a fit-looking ex-chauffeur of nearly 90, who went as a boy direct from school to work with the horses on the estate of Col. Bourne at Much Cowarne, near Hereford. Cars were slow to arrive in Herefordshire but before the first World War the Colonel had acquired a 28/35 hp Fiat landaulette. The son of the household had a smoky sleeve-...

Page 40 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 1968

Cars in Books

This feature has been reinstated by the kind loan, from a reader who runs a modern Alfa Romeo and who is rebuilding a 1750 Alfa Romeo Zagato found in a very dismantled state (he needs a supercharger for it) of two books I had not previously encountered. The first of these is a travel book, or a motoring book, if you like, in its own right, so that this is more a belated book-review than a car in...

Page 45 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, December 1934

THE BOOK OF SPEED

THE BOOK OF SPEED PEED is the spirit of the Age, and no one can deny its beauty as shown in the varying pages of this new production. One often comes across isolated speed pictures of outstanding merit in the newspapers and periodicals of the day, but the " Book of Speed" is the first attempt we have seen to bring together the newest and best in the spheres of land, water and air, and the hundred...

Page 70 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, April 1995

When AC Cars Alarmed Bentley Motors

Back in 1922, one of the most meritorious achievements at Brooklands Motor Course was the "Double-Twelve-Hour" record established by Capt John Duff in his own 3-litre Bentley four-seater, at an average speed of 86.79 mph. This fine performance by the driver who had previously raced the old 10-litre Fiat and who had nearly met his end when the 200 hp Benz had taken him over the top of the banking...

Page 49 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, May 1931

SLIP STREAMS

The New Record Flights. I AST month was notable for two record longdistance flights made by two British pilots, J namely, Kidston's journey to the Cape in 61 days and Scott's rush trip to Australia. No one who has had any experience or knowledge of flying for long periods at a stretch, over strange territory and under varying weather conditions can fail to have some admiration for these hardy...

Page 30 of February 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1967

Book Reviews

" Auto-Universum, 1967." Edited by Arthur Logoz. 201 pp. 12 in. x 9-1/4 in. (Hachette, 4, Regent Place, Regent Street, London, W1. 63s.) This is the tenth edition of this annual new-car review, formerly called "International Automobile Parade," which not only contains specifications of the World's 1967 cars and illustrates many of them in colour, but reviews the 1966 sporting season and publishes...

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